Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
830 AM PDT SAT APR 18 2015

...GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS AND HIGH SEAS THIS WEEKEND...

.A THERMAL TROUGH AT THE COAST WILL STRENGTHEN INTO THIS EVENING.
THIS WILL PRODUCE STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS THAT WILL BE STRONGEST
BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE AND SOUTH OF CAPE BLANCO. CONDITIONS WILL
IMPROVE SLOWLY SUNDAY INTO EARLY TUESDAY.

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WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
830 AM PDT SAT APR 18 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM PDT SUNDAY...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM PDT
SUNDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM
PDT MONDAY...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM PDT SUNDAY. A
HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM PDT SUNDAY. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT
MONDAY.

* SEAS: WEST SWELL AND NORTH WIND WAVES WILL PRODUCE SEAS OF 10
  TO 13 FEET THROUGH TONIGHT THEN 8 TO 10 FEET THROUGH SUNDAY
  NIGHT.

* WINDS: NORTH 30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT THROUGH TONIGHT
  THEN SLIGHTLY WEAKER SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT.

* AREAS AFFECTED: GALE FORCE WINDS WILL DOMINATE WITH SMALL
  CRAFT ADVISORY WINDS ON THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN FRINGES OF
  THE ZONE. VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL IMPACT ALL AREAS
  THROUGH TONIGHT.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 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.

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.

&&

$$

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
830 AM PDT SAT APR 18 2015

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM PDT
SUNDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM
PDT MONDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 5 AM PDT MONDAY...

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM PDT SUNDAY.
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT
MONDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT MONDAY.

* SEAS: WEST SWELL AND NORTH WIND WAVES WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE
  SEAS OF 8 TO 11 FEET THROUGH THIS EVENING THEN DIMINISHING TO
  5 TO 9 FEET SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS: NORTH 15 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT THROUGH THIS
  EVENING THEN 10 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT THROUGH SUNDAY
  NIGHT. WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST IN THE OUTER PORTION OF THE
  WATERS DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.

* AREAS AFFECTED: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WINDS WILL OCCUR BEYOND 5
  NM FROM SHORE. VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL IMPACT ALL
  AREAS WITH THE LOWEST SEAS NEAR SHORE.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES WILL
BE STEEP ENOUGH TO CREATE A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALL CRAFT.

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 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.

&&

$$

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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-
830 AM PDT SAT APR 18 2015

...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM PDT
SUNDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM
PDT MONDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 5 AM PDT MONDAY...

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM PDT SUNDAY.
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT
MONDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT MONDAY.

* WINDS: NORTH 15 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT THROUGH SUNDAY
  NIGHT. WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING
  HOURS.

* SEAS: WEST SWELL AND NORTH WIND WAVES WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE
  SEAS OF 8 TO 10 FEET THROUGH THIS EVENING THEN 5 TO 9 FEET
  THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. SEAS WILL BE HEAVIEST BEYOND 5 NM FROM
  SHORE.

* AREAS AFFECTED: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WINDS WILL OCCUR BEYOND 5
  NM FROM SHORE WHILE HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL AFFECT ALL OF THE ZONE
  THROUGH TONIGHT. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE SLIGHTLY FOR SUNDAY
  INTO SUNDAY NIGHT.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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.

&&

$$

SK
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