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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
228 AM PDT SAT JUL 26 2014

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WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
228 AM PDT SAT JUL 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM
PDT MONDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 11 PM PDT MONDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM PDT
MONDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
11 PM PDT MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A HAZARDOUS
SEAS WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
11 PM PDT MONDAY. A GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS GALE
WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM PDT MONDAY.
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM
PDT MONDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT MONDAY.

* WINDS: NORTH 20 TO 30 KT RISING TO 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40
  KT THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WINDS SHOULD EASE BELOW GALE
  FORCE DURING THE LATE NIGHTS AND EARLY MORNINGS, BUT RISE BACK
  TO GALE FORCE IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS THROUGH MONDAY.

* SEAS: WIND WAVE DOMINATED 8 TO 12 FEET. SEAS WILL BE HIGHEST
  DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND EARLY EVENINGS.

* AREAS AFFECTED: THE STRONGEST WINDS AND VERY STEEP SEAS WILL
  IMPACT AREAS FROM GOLD BEACH SOUTHWARD THROUGH MONDAY.
  ELSEWHERE...EXPECT SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS AND STEEP
  SEAS.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/Z67H

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS FOR WIND MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 23 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 WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALL CRAFT.

&&

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