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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
839 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

WASHINGTON AND OREGON WATERS-
INNER WATERS FROM  60 NM TO 150 NM OFFSHORE.
OUTER WATERS FROM 150 NM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE.

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

PZZ810-291730-
CAPE LOOKOUT TO FLORENCE, OR BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM OFFSHORE-
839 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...STORM WARNING...

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S TO SW AND INCREASING
TO 40 TO 50 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 11 TO 17 FT LATE.
RAIN.
.SAT...SW WINDS BECOMING 30 TO 40 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30
KT. SEAS 11 TO 19 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 9 TO 11 FT.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT...THEN BECOMING SW. SEAS
9 TO 11 FT.
.SUN NIGHT AND MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO
10 FT.
.TUE...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS
8 TO 9 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS
8 TO 9 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.

$$

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
839 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

WASHINGTON AND OREGON WATERS-
INNER WATERS FROM  60 NM TO 150 NM OFFSHORE.
OUTER WATERS FROM 150 NM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE.

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

PZZ815-291730-
FLORENCE, OR TO POINT ST. GEORGE BETWEEN 60 NM AND 150 NM
OFFSHORE-
839 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...STORM WARNING...

.TONIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW AND INCREASING
TO 40 TO 50 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 11 TO 18 FT. RAIN.
.SAT...SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 7 TO 10 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8
TO 9 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
8 TO 9 FT.
.TUE...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.

$$

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
839 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

WASHINGTON AND OREGON WATERS-
INNER WATERS FROM  60 NM TO 150 NM OFFSHORE.
OUTER WATERS FROM 150 NM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE.

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

PZZ915-291730-
FLORENCE, OR TO POINT ST. GEORGE BETWEEN 150 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
839 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...STORM WARNING...

.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 40 TO 50 KT.
SEAS 11 TO 18 FT. RAIN EARLY...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT...W TO SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
9 TO 15 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS EARLY.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 11 FT. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11
FT.
.SUN NIGHT AND MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO
10 FT.
.TUE...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8
TO 9 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.

$$

.FORECASTER KOSIER. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
343 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...RAPIDLY DETERIORATING CONDITIONS TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY
SATURDAY...

.SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE RAPIDLY AND SEAS WILL BUILD SHARPLY
BEGINNING LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING AS LOW
PRESSURE RAPIDLY DEEPENS INSIDE OF 130 WEST LONGITUDE AND MOVES
NORTHEASTWARD TOWARD THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST. WINDS WILL REACH
GALE FORCE AFTER MIDNIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...LIKELY REACHING
STORM FORCE DOWNWIND OF CAPE BLANCO. SOUTH SEAS WILL REACH WARNING
CONDITIONS FOR MOST OF THE AREA...WITH SEAS PEAKING IN THE 14 TO
18 FOOT RANGE FROM GOLD BEACH NORTHWARD.

PZZ350-370-291200-
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/O.UPG.KMFR.SI.Y.0214.150829T0900Z-150829T1200Z/
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/O.NEW.KMFR.GL.W.0034.150829T0900Z-150829T2100Z/
/O.UPG.KMFR.GL.A.0023.150829T1200Z-150830T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KMFR.SE.W.0041.150829T1200Z-150830T0600Z/
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COASTAL WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
343 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT FROM
11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM PDT SATURDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 2 PM PDT SATURDAY...
...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO NOON PDT SATURDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 11 PM PDT
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A STORM
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO NOON PDT SATURDAY. A
GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED AND IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 2
PM PDT SATURDAY. IN ADDITION...A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING HAS BEEN
ISSUED AND IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 11 PM PDT SATURDAY. THE
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11
PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM PDT SATURDAY.

* WINDS: SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS
  25 TO 35 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. WINDS WILL THEN BECOME
  SOUTHERLY...INCREASING TO 30 TO GALES 45 KNOTS WITH GALE AND
  STORM FORCE GUSTS 40 TO 60 KT. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED
  BETWEEN 5 AM AND 11 AM PDT.

* SEAS: SOUTH SEAS WILL BUILD RAPIDLY TO A STEEP 6 TO 9 FEET LATE
  TONIGHT...AND THEN WILL BUILD FURTHER DURING SATURDAY MORNING TO
  A VERY STEEP 14 TO 18 FEET. SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK BETWEEN 8
  AM AND 2 PM PDT.

* AREAS AFFECTED: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL CONDITIONS WILL
  IMPACT ALL EXCEPT THE FAR NORTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE AREA
  THROUGH 5 AM PDT SATURDAY. WARNING LEVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
  ACROSS ALL AREAS FROM 5 AM PDT SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON. STORM WARNING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED NORTH O CAPE
  BLANCO FROM ABOUT 5 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE COAST WESTWARD TO
  ABOUT 40 NAUTICAL MILES WEST OF THE COAST.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A STORM WARNING MEANS THAT CONDITIONS WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO ALL
VESSELS. ALL SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT.

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS HAZARDOUS SEA CONDITIONS ARE
IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD REMAIN IN
PORT...OR TAKE SHELTER UNTIL WAVES SUBSIDE.  COMMERCIAL VESSELS
SHOULD PREPARE FOR ROUGH SEAS AND CONSIDER REMAINING IN PORT OR
TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL HAZARDOUS SEAS SUBSIDE.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALL CRAFT.

&&

$$

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