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Small Craft Advisory For Winds


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
203 AM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

PZZ270-275-281715-
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WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
203 AM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT
THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...




* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING 15 TO
  20 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 25 KT WED MORNING...RISING TO
  20 TO 25 KT WED AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* SEAS...STEEP AND HAZARDOUS WITH A FRESH SWELL AROUND 7 TO 9 FT
  AND A DOMINANT PERIOD AROUND 7 TO 8 SECONDS.








PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WIND MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO
33 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE
OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES ARE
EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT. MARINERS SHOULD AVOID
SHOALING AREAS. LONG PERIOD SWELL CAN SHARPEN INTO LARGE BREAKING
WAVES IN SHOALING AREAS. IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR WAVES TO BREAK
MUCH FARTHER FROM SHOALING AREAS THAN IS NORMALLY EXPERIENCED.
REMEMBER...BREAKING WAVES CAN EASILY CAPSIZE EVEN LARGER VESSELS.

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