Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
216 PM PDT Thu Apr 19 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-
216 PM PDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Gale Watch...
which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday
evening. A Hazardous Seas Watch has also been issued. This
Hazardous Seas Watch is in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Sunday evening.

* Winds...North 20 to 30 kt through late this evening. Gale force
  winds are possible each afternoon and evening this weekend.

* Seas...Steep 8 to 9 feet due to a mix of short period wind waves
  and west northwest swell through late this evening. Steep to
  very steep seas of 10 to 13 feet are possible this weekend.

* Areas affected...For this evening, conditions will be hazardous
  to small craft from 2 to 35 NM from shore south of Nesika Beach.
  For Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening, all areas will
  have conditions hazardous to small craft. Gales and steep to
  very steep hazardous seas are possible beyond about 5 NM from
  shore. The highest risk for gale force winds will be south of
  Nesika Beach and out to about 45 NM from shore.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that winds and seas will create a
potential hazard to smaller vessels and inexperienced mariners.

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-
216 PM PDT Thu Apr 19 2018

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

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Hazardous
Seas Watch...which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Sunday evening.

* Winds...North 20 to 30 kt possible.

* Seas...Steep to very steep 9 to 11 feet at 9 seconds possible.

* Areas affected...Highest seas will likely be south of Cape
  Arago, but north winds and seas will be hazardous to small craft
  across all areas.

* 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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