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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
238 PM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

PZZ135-190645-
/O.CON.KSEW.SC.Y.0262.000000T0000Z-181220T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KSEW.GL.A.0058.181220T1200Z-181221T0600Z/
Puget Sound and Hood Canal-
238 PM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST
WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Gale Watch...
which is in effect from late Wednesday night through Thursday
evening.

* WIND...South 15 to 25 knots tonight and Wednesday. South wind 25
  to 40 knots possible Thursday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
238 PM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

PZZ134-190645-
/O.NEW.KSEW.GL.A.0058.181220T0600Z-181221T0600Z/
Admiralty Inlet-
238 PM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Gale Watch...
which is in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday
evening.

* WIND...South to southeast wind 25 to 40 knots possible late
  Wednesday night and Thursday.

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.

&&

$$


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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
238 PM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

PZZ131-190645-
/O.CON.KSEW.SC.Y.0262.000000T0000Z-181219T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KSEW.GL.A.0058.181220T0600Z-181221T0600Z/
Central U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-
238 PM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST
WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Gale Watch...
which is in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday
evening.

* WIND...West 15 to 25 knots tonight. East wind rising to 25 to 40
  knots late Wednesday night and Thursday morning then becoming
  west 30 to 45 knots later Thursday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
238 PM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

PZZ133-190645-
/O.CON.KSEW.SC.Y.0262.000000T0000Z-181219T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KSEW.GL.A.0058.181220T0600Z-181221T0600Z/
Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands-
238 PM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST
WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Gale Watch...
which is in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday
evening.

* WIND...Southwest 15 to 25 knots tonight and Wednesday morning.
  Southeast wind rising to 30 to 45 knots Thursday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
238 PM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

PZZ132-190645-
/O.CON.KSEW.SC.Y.0262.000000T0000Z-181219T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KSEW.GL.A.0058.181220T0600Z-181221T0600Z/
East Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-
238 PM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST
WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Gale Watch...
which is in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday
evening.

* WIND...Southerly 15 to 25 knots becoming west tonight then
  easing Wednesday morning. Southeast wind rising to 25 to 40
  knots Wednesday night then becoming west 30 to 45 knots
  later Thursday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
238 PM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

PZZ130-190645-
/O.CON.KSEW.SC.Y.0262.000000T0000Z-181219T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KSEW.GL.A.0058.181220T0600Z-181221T0600Z/
West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-
238 PM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST
WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Gale Watch...
which is in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday
evening.

* WIND...Southwest 15 to 25 knots tonight and Wednesday morning.
  East to southeast wind rising to 25 to 35 knots Wednesday night
  then becoming south to southwest 40 to 50 knots later Thursday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
308 PM CST Tue Dec 18 2018

...VERY STRONG TO GALE NORTHWEST WIND ANTICIPATED THURSDAY...

.Dangerous marine conditions will are expected on Thursday.
A Pacific cold front move through the coastal waters Wednesday
night, and winds will strengthen in wake of the front through the
day on Thursday. Strong to very strong winds are expected, with
frequent gusts in excess of gale force over the nearshore and
offshore coastal waters Thursday afternoon into late Thursday
evening. Higher seas will develop in response to the offshore
flow. These strong winds and elevated seas will gradually weaken
and diminish through the day on Friday.

GMZ250-255-270-275-190600-
/O.NEW.KCRP.GL.A.0006.181220T1800Z-181221T0600Z/
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel out
20 NM-Waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to
60 NM-
308 PM CST Tue Dec 18 2018

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued a Gale
Watch, which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Thursday evening.

* WINDS...Northwest 25 to 30 knots with frequent gusts of 40 to 45
  knots

* WAVES/SEAS...Building to 8 to 10 feet with occasional seas up to
  13 feet nearshore...building to 9 to 11 feet with occasional
  seas up to 14 offshore

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.

&&

$$

LB

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
257 PM CST Tue Dec 18 2018

...Strong Winds Expected Thursday Afternoon and Evening...

.A deepening low pressure system is forecast to move eastward
generally along the I10 corridor from Texas through the Northern
Gulf States later this week. Immediately behind the deepening low
pressure, surface high pressure will be building eastward into the
Texas High Plains. This tightening pressure gradient will help
generate frequent wind gusts to Gale Force across the adjacent
Gulf Waters of Deep South Texas.


GMZ150-155-170-175-191200-
/O.NEW.KBRO.GL.A.0007.181220T1800Z-181221T0600Z/
Coastal waters from Port Mansfield to the Rio Grande out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Mansfield out 20 nm-
Waters from Port Mansfield to the Rio Grande extending from 20 to
60 nm-
Waters from Baffin Bay to Port Mansfield extending from 20 to
60 nm-
257 PM CST Tue Dec 18 2018

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a Gale
Watch, which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Thursday evening.

* WINDS...Frequent Gusts of 35 to 40 knots.

* WAVES/SEAS...Wave heights building to 7 to 9 feet from 0 to 20
  nautical miles with 10 to 13 feet expected from 20 to 60
  nautical miles.

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.

&&

$$

Frye

Urgent - Marine Weather Message
National Weather Service Eureka CA
1256 PM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

PZZ470-190500-
/O.EXP.KEKA.GL.W.0039.000000T0000Z-181218T2100Z/
/O.NEW.KEKA.SC.Y.0110.181218T2100Z-181220T1100Z/
/O.NEW.KEKA.GL.A.0033.181220T1100Z-181220T2300Z/
Pt St George to Cape Mendocino 10 to 60 nm-
1256 PM PST Tue Dec 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PST THURSDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Eureka has issued a Small Craft
Advisory, which is in effect until 3 AM PST Thursday. A Gale
Watch has also been issued. This Gale Watch is in effect from
late Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon.

* WINDS...Southerly gusts 15 to 25 kt Tuesday...decreasing to 5 to
  10 kt overnight Tuesday. South winds will increase again to 25
  to 40 kt early Thursday.

* Waves/seas...West swell 13 to 17 feet at 15 to 19
  seconds...along with lingering steeper southerly seas that will
  subside overnight. Steep seas will return again early Thursday
  as winds increase.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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.

&&

$$

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