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Gale Warning


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
215 PM PDT WED AUG 20 2014

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WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
215 PM PDT WED AUG 20 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT
THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM
PDT THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 11 PM PDT THURSDAY...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING. A
HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT THURSDAY.
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT
THURSDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THURSDAY.

* SEAS: STEEP WIND WAVE DOMINATED SEAS OF 6 TO 10 FEET...EXCEPT
  VERY STEEP SEAS OF 10 TO 12 FEET SOUTH OF CAPE FERRELO.

* WINDS: NORTH 20 TO 30 KT...EXCEPT NORTH GALES 35 KT WITH GUSTS
  TO 45 KT SOUTH OF CAPE FERRELO.

* AREAS AFFECTED AND TIMING: THE STRONGEST WINDS AND STEEPEST
  SEAS ARE EXPECTED BETWEEN 10 NM AND 25 NM FROM SHORE AND SOUTH
  OF CAPE FERRELO DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS. SMALL
  CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS AND SEAS ARE EXPECTED ELSEWHERE.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 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.

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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