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Small Craft Advisory For Winds


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
909 PM PDT WED OCT 22 2014

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
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-
909 PM PDT WED OCT 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL
11 PM PDT THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM
PDT THURSDAY...

THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IS NOW IN EFFECT
UNTIL 11 PM PDT THURSDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS
REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PDT THURSDAY.

* WINDS: NEAR SHORE...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH
  FEW GUSTS TO 30 KT...WIND THEN EASING TO 15 KT GUSTS TO 25 KT
  AFTER MIDNIGHT. OUTER WATERS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT
  TONIGHT THEN 20 TO 25 KT THURSDAY MORNING.

* SEAS: 13 TO 15 FEET...BEFORE DROPPING INTO THE 10 TO 12 FT
  RANGE FOR LATER THURSDAY.

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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