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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
809 AM PST Sat Jan 20 2018


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Coastal waters from Florence to Cape Blanco OR out 10 nm-
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-
809 AM PST Sat Jan 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
EVENING...
...STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
1 PM PST SUNDAY...

* Winds...Southwest 10 to 20 kt through this afternoon,
  increasing to 25 to 30 kt this evening. Winds will become
  south gales of 35 to 40 kt late Saturday night, increasing
  further to storm force 45 to 50 kt with gusts to 60 kt through
  Sunday morning.

* Seas...West 15 to 18 feet at 14 seconds through this morning,
  then to 11 to 14 feet at 12 seconds by Saturday evening. Wind
  driven seas will build again late Saturday night, peaking at 18
  to 22 feet Sunday morning.

* Areas affected...Small craft conditions are occurring everywhere
  through this evening. Tonight, storm force winds are expected
  north of Gold Beach and generally beyond 2 to 3 nm from shore,
  except near shore within the vicinity of Cape Blanco. Gale force
  winds are expected elsewhere.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Storm Warning means winds of 48 to 63 knots along with
extremely steep and dangerous seas are imminent or occurring.
Recreational boaters should remain in port, or take shelter until
winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for
very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions, and consider
remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves
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.

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

&&

$$

Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
804 AM PST Sat Jan 20 2018

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.

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Florence, OR to Point St. George between 60 nm and 150 nm
offshore-
804 AM PST Sat Jan 20 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming SW 15 to 25 kt. Seas 13
to 17 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming S 35 to 45 kt. Seas
subsiding to 11 to 14 ft, then building to 12 to 20 ft.
.SUN...S winds 35 to 45 kt, becoming W to SW 15 to 25 kt. Seas
building to 13 to 23 ft. Chance of rain.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas
becoming 15 to 18 ft.
.MON...W winds 10 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas
subsiding to 12 to 15 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 25 kt. Seas
subsiding to 9 to 11 ft.
.TUE...S winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas becoming 9 to 14 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...S to SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas building to 11 to 16
ft.
.WED...W to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 10 to 12 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft.

$$

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