Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
232 AM PDT Fri Apr 20 2018



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Coastal waters from Cape Blanco OR to Pt. St. George CA out 10 nm-
Waters from Cape Blanco OR to Pt. St. George CA from 10 to 60 nm-
232 AM PDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

* Winds...North winds 20 to 30 kt late Saturday morning are
  expected to increase to gale of 30 to 35 knots with gusts to 40
  kt Saturday afternoon and evening. These winds are expected to
  continue through Sunday evening.

* Seas...Becoming steep to very steep and wind driven at 9 to 13
  feet this weekend. Highest seas are expected beyond 5 nm from
  shore and near capes.

* Areas affected..For Saturday and Sunday, very steep hazardous
  seas are possible beyond about 5 NM from shore and near capes.
  Gales are possible south of Gold Beach Beach beyond 5 NM from
  shore and out to about 45 NM from shore. Elsewhere expect steep
  seas hazardous to small craft.

* View the hazard area in detail at
  https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/hazard

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Gale Watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to
47 knots has significantly increased, but the specific timing
and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider
altering their plans.

A Hazardous Seas Watch is issued when the risk of very steep and
hazardous seas has significantly increased, but the specific
timing and/or location is still uncertain.  It is intended to
provide additional lead time for mariners who may wish to
consider altering their plans.

&&

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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-
232 AM PDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

* Winds...North 15 to 20 kt early Saturday afternoon increasing
  to 20 to 30 kt late Saturday afternoon through through Sunday
  evening.

* Seas...Steep seas of around 10 ft at 14 seconds Saturday
  afternoon will become steep to very steep wind-driven seas of 9
  to 11 feet late Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening.

* Areas affected...Very steep hazardous seas are possible south
  of Cape Arago beyond 10 NM from shore and within 10 nm of shore
  near Cape Blanco. Elsewhere, seas will be hazardous to small
  craft. North winds will increase to small craft advisory levels
  will affect most the waters late Saturday afternoon through
  Sunday evening.

* View the hazard area in detail at
  https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/hazard

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Hazardous Seas Watch is issued when the risk of very steep and
hazardous seas has significantly increased, but the specific
timing and/or location is still uncertain.  It is intended to
provide additional lead time for mariners who may wish to
consider altering their plans.

&&

$$


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