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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
255 AM PDT TUE JUL 25 2017

PZZ356-252300-
/O.CAN.KMFR.SE.W.0050.000000T0000Z-170726T1200Z/
/O.EXT.KMFR.GL.W.0038.000000T0000Z-170725T1800Z/
/O.EXT.KMFR.SC.Y.0068.000000T0000Z-170728T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KMFR.SE.W.0051.170725T1800Z-170726T0600Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
255 AM PDT TUE JUL 25 2017

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THIS MORNING...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A HAZARDOUS
SEAS WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
11 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* SEAS...STEEP TO VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 8 TO 10 FT. SEAS
  LOWER BELOW 10 FT TONIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 KT GALES WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT THIS
  MORNING, DECREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT LATER TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED...GALES AND VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEAS ARE
  EXPECTED BEYOND 3 NM FROM SHORE SOUTH OF PORT ORFORD. ALL
  OTHER AREAS CAN EXPECT SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTPS://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MFR/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING MEANS VERY STEEP AND 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.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
255 AM PDT TUE JUL 25 2017

PZZ376-252300-
/O.EXT.KMFR.GL.W.0038.000000T0000Z-170725T1800Z/
/O.EXT.KMFR.SE.W.0050.000000T0000Z-170726T0600Z/
/O.EXT.KMFR.SC.Y.0069.000000T0000Z-170728T0000Z/
WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
255 AM PDT TUE JUL 25 2017

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THIS MORNING...
...HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...

* SEAS...STEEP TO VERY STEEP AND WIND DRIVEN AT 8 TO 12 FT. SEAS
  LOWER BELOW 10 FT TONIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 KT GALES WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT THIS
  MORNING, DECREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT LATER TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED...GALES AND VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS SEAS ARE
  EXPECTED IN ALL AREAS SOUTH OF PORT ORFORD. ALL OTHER AREAS CAN
  EXPECT SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTPS://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MFR/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 VERY STEEP AND 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.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS AND SEAS WILL CREATE A
POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.

&&

$$

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