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Winter Storm Warning


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
754 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

WAZ019-090000-
/O.CON.KPQR.WS.W.0010.000000T0000Z-221209T1200Z/
South Washington Cascades-
Including the cities of Coldwater Ridge Visitors Center,
Mount St. Helens, and Wind River Valley
754 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 15 inches
  above 3000 feet, with locally up to 20 inches possible on the
  higher peaks. Between 2000 and 3000 feet, total snow
  accumulations of 2 to 8 inches are likely. May also have
  spotty light freezing rain this morning, mainly in the valleys
  north of the Columbia River Gorge, as well as in the Trapper
  Creek and Indian Heaven Wildernesses.

* WHERE...South Washington Cascades.

* WHEN...Until 4 AM PST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

For the latest road conditions call 5 1 1, or visit
for Oregon: https://www.tripcheck.com
and for Washington: https://wsdot.com/travel/real-time/map

&&

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Gale Warning


Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
724 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

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.

PZZ805-090430-
Cape Shoalwater to Cape Lookout between 60 NM and 150 NM
offshore-
724 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 9 to 15 ft. Scattered
showers.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 12 to 14 ft. Scattered
showers.
.FRI...S to SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming S 35 to 45 kt. Seas
11 to 17 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 30 to 40 kt, becoming S to SW 15 to 25 kt.
Seas 14 to 19 ft. Chance of rain with vsby 1 nm or less.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming W to NW 15 to 25 kt. Seas
14 to 20 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas 14 to 19 ft.
.SUN...N to NW winds 30 to 40 kt, becoming N 20 to 30 kt. Seas
14 to 18 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 10 to 17 ft.
.MON...N to NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt. Seas
8 to 11 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt.
Seas 6 to 8 ft.

$$

Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
724 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

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.

PZZ800-090430-
Cape Flattery to Cape Shoalwater between 60 NM and 150 NM
offshore-
724 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W to NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt. Seas
10 to 16 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 12 to 15 ft.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming SE 30 to 40 kt. Seas 11 to
15 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 13 to 18 ft. Chance
of rain with vsby 1 nm or less.
.SAT...E winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming N 15 to 25 kt. Seas 13 to
18 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N to NW winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas 12 to 17 ft.
.SUN...N winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas
12 to 18 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 14 ft.
.MON...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to less than
10 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.

$$


Winter Weather Advisory


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
856 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

WAZ567>569-090000-
/O.EXT.KSEW.WW.Y.0035.000000T0000Z-221209T0000Z/
Cascades of Whatcom and Skagit Counties-
Cascades of Snohomish and King Counties-
Cascades of Pierce and Lewis Counties-
including Concrete, Hamilton, Lyman, Maple Falls, Deming,
Newhalem, Darrington, Baring, Stevens Pass, Skykomish,
Snoqualmie Pass, Morton, Ashford, Packwood, Randle, Paradise,
and Longmire
856 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS
AFTERNOON ABOVE 1500 FEET...

* WHAT...Snow above 1500 feet. Additional snow accumulations of up
  to two inches at the passes. Higher accumulations up to 5
  inches possible at higher elevations like Mount Baker and
  Paradise.

* WHERE...Cascade mountains and valleys of Whatcom and Skagit
  Counties, including Maple Falls, the Mount Baker Ski Area,
  Newhalem, Lyman, and Concrete, Cascade mountains and valleys
  of Snohomish and King Counties, including Darrington, Index,
  Skykomish, Stevens Pass, and Snoqualmie Pass and Cascade
  mountains and valleys of Pierce and Lewis Counties, including
  the Crystal Mountain Ski Area, Paradise on Mount Rainier,
  Ashford, Randle, and Packwood.

* WHEN...Until 4 PM PST this afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

For the latest road conditions in Washington state, call 5 1 1.

&&

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http://www.weather.gov/seattle

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
754 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

WAZ040-090000-
/O.CON.KPQR.WW.Y.0030.000000T0000Z-221209T0800Z/
South Washington Cascade Foothills-
754 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST
TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Snow. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches, with
  the heaviest above 2500 feet.

* WHERE...South Washington Cascade Foothills.

* WHEN...Until midnight PST tonight.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

For the latest road conditions call 5 1 1, or visit
for Oregon: https://www.tripcheck.com
and for Washington: https://wsdot.com/travel/real-time/map

&&

$$


Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
823 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

PZZ135-090000-
/O.CON.KSEW.SC.Y.0212.000000T0000Z-221209T0000Z/
Puget Sound and Hood Canal-
823 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...South winds 20 to 30 kt.

* WHERE...Puget Sound and Hood Canal.

* WHEN...Until 4 PM PST this afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
and/or seas 10 feet or higher are expected to produce hazardous
wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners,
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

&&

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
823 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

PZZ134-090000-
/O.CON.KSEW.SC.Y.0212.000000T0000Z-221209T0000Z/
Admiralty Inlet-
823 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...South winds 15 to 25 kt.

* WHERE...Admiralty Inlet.

* WHEN...Until 4 PM PST this afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
and/or seas 10 feet or higher are expected to produce hazardous
wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners,
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
823 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

PZZ130-090030-
/O.CON.KSEW.SC.Y.0212.000000T0000Z-221209T1200Z/
West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-
823 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Southeast winds 15 to 25 kt, shifting northwest and
  seas 10 to 11 ft at 13 seconds.

* WHERE...West Entrance U. S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca.

* WHEN...Until 4 AM PST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
and/or seas 10 feet or higher are expected to produce hazardous
wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners,
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
823 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

PZZ131-090030-
/O.CON.KSEW.SC.Y.0212.000000T0000Z-221209T0600Z/
Central U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-
823 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
EVENING...

* WHAT...East winds 20 to 30 kt shifting west 15 to 25 kt.

* WHERE...Central U. S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca.

* WHEN...Until 10 PM PST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
and/or seas 10 feet or higher are expected to produce hazardous
wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners,
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
823 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

PZZ110-090030-
/O.CON.KSEW.SC.Y.0212.000000T0000Z-221210T0000Z/
Grays Harbor Bar-
823 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Combined seas 10 to 13 feet. Bar conditions rough.
  Maximum ebb currents will occur around 430 PM today and 5 AM
  Friday morning. The afternoon ebb today will be strong.

* WHERE...Grays Harbor Bar.

* WHEN...Until 4 PM PST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft
  especially when navigating in or near harbor entrances.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory for rough bar means that wave conditions
are expected to be hazardous to small craft in or near harbor
entrances.

&&

$$

For more information from the National Weather Service visit
http://weather.gov/seattle

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
823 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

PZZ132-133-082200-
/O.CAN.KSEW.GL.W.0054.000000T0000Z-221208T1800Z/
/O.EXB.KSEW.SC.Y.0212.000000T0000Z-221208T2200Z/
East Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-
Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands-
823 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...South winds 15 to 25 kt.

* WHERE...East Entrance U. S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca and
  Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands.

* WHEN...Until 2 PM PST this afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft especially
  when navigating in or near harbor entrances.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
and/or seas 10 feet or higher are expected to produce hazardous
wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners,
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
823 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

PZZ150-153-156-170-173-176-090030-
/O.CAN.KSEW.GL.W.0054.000000T0000Z-221208T1800Z/
/O.EXT.KSEW.SC.Y.0212.221208T1623Z-221210T0000Z/
Coastal Waters From Cape Flattery To James Island Out 10 Nm-
Coastal Waters From James Island To Point Grenville Out 10 Nm-
Coastal Waters From Point Grenville To Cape Shoalwater Out 10 Nm-
Coastal Waters From Cape Flattery To James Island 10 To 60 Nm-
Coastal Waters From James Island To Point Grenville 10 To 60 Nm-
Coastal Waters From Point Grenville To Cape Shoalwater 10 To
60 Nm-
823 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST FRIDAY...
...GALE WARNING IS CANCELLED...

* WHAT...West winds 15 to 25 kt and seas 10 to 14 ft at 13
  seconds.

* WHERE...Coastal Waters from Cape Flattery to Cape Shoalwater
  out to 60 nm.

* WHEN...Until 4 PM PST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds will cause hazardous seas which could
  capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
and/or seas 10 feet or higher are expected to produce hazardous
wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners,
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
253 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

PZZ251-252-271-272-090300-
/O.CAN.KPQR.GL.W.0026.000000T0000Z-221208T1200Z/
/O.EXT.KPQR.SC.Y.0180.221208T1100Z-221209T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KPQR.GL.A.0016.221209T1800Z-221210T1800Z/
Coastal waters from Cape Shoalwater WA to Cape Falcon OR out
10 NM-
Coastal waters from Cape Falcon to Cape Foulweather OR out 10 NM-
Waters from Cape Shoalwater WA to Cape Falcon OR from 10 to 60 NM-
Waters from Cape Falcon to Cape Foulweather OR from 10 to 60 NM-
253 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

* WHAT...For the Small Craft Advisory, seas 9 to 14 ft at 14
  seconds and west winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt
  expected. For the Gale Watch, seas 13 to 18 ft at 12 seconds and
  south winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts around 45 kt possible.

* WHERE...Portions of South Washington, North Oregon coastal
  waters.

* WHEN...Small Craft Advisory, until 10 AM PST Friday. Gale
  Watch, from Friday morning through Saturday morning.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds can cause hazardous seas which could
  capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.


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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
253 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

PZZ210-090300-
/O.CAN.KPQR.GL.W.0026.000000T0000Z-221208T1200Z/
/O.EXB.KPQR.SC.Y.0180.221208T2100Z-221209T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KPQR.GL.A.0016.221209T1800Z-221210T1800Z/
Columbia River Bar-
253 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
10 AM PST FRIDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IS CANCELLED...

* WHAT...For the Small Craft Advisory, Rough bar conditions
  expected. For the Gale Watch, seas 11 to 14 ft and southeast
  winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt possible.

.IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

.GENERAL SEAS...5 to 8 ft building to 8 to 11 ft Friday morning. Strong
ebb current of 6.04 kt at 437 PM Thursday. Seas 9 to 13 ft. Ebb
current of 2.9 kt at 507 AM Friday. Seas 8 to 11 ft.

* WHERE...In the Main Channel of the Columbia River Bar.

* WHEN...Small Craft Advisory, from 1 PM this afternoon to 10 AM
  PST Friday. Gale Watch, from Friday morning through Saturday
  morning.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds can cause hazardous seas which could
  capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

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.

&&

$$


Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
405 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

WAZ001-503-506-510-081800-
/O.CON.KSEW.WI.Y.0025.000000T0000Z-221208T1800Z/
San Juan County-Western Whatcom County-Western Skagit County-
Admiralty Inlet Area-
Including the cities of Friday Harbor, Bellingham, Mount Vernon,
Anacortes, Sedro-Woolley, Burlington, and Port Townsend
405 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS MORNING...

* WHAT...South to southeast winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to
  50 mph.

* WHERE...San Juan County, Western Whatcom County, Western
  Skagit County and Admiralty Inlet Area.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM PST this morning.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
  result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
405 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

WAZ516-081800-
/O.CON.KSEW.WI.Y.0025.000000T0000Z-221208T1800Z/
North Coast-
Including the cities of Beaver, Clearwater, Forks, La Push,
Neah Bay, Ozette, and Queets
405 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS MORNING...

* WHAT...South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* WHERE...North Coast.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM PST this morning.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
  result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

&&

$$


Gale Watch


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
253 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

PZZ251-252-271-272-090300-
/O.CAN.KPQR.GL.W.0026.000000T0000Z-221208T1200Z/
/O.EXT.KPQR.SC.Y.0180.221208T1100Z-221209T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KPQR.GL.A.0016.221209T1800Z-221210T1800Z/
Coastal waters from Cape Shoalwater WA to Cape Falcon OR out
10 NM-
Coastal waters from Cape Falcon to Cape Foulweather OR out 10 NM-
Waters from Cape Shoalwater WA to Cape Falcon OR from 10 to 60 NM-
Waters from Cape Falcon to Cape Foulweather OR from 10 to 60 NM-
253 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

* WHAT...For the Small Craft Advisory, seas 9 to 14 ft at 14
  seconds and west winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt
  expected. For the Gale Watch, seas 13 to 18 ft at 12 seconds and
  south winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts around 45 kt possible.

* WHERE...Portions of South Washington, North Oregon coastal
  waters.

* WHEN...Small Craft Advisory, until 10 AM PST Friday. Gale
  Watch, from Friday morning through Saturday morning.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds can cause hazardous seas which could
  capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.


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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
253 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

PZZ210-090300-
/O.CAN.KPQR.GL.W.0026.000000T0000Z-221208T1200Z/
/O.EXB.KPQR.SC.Y.0180.221208T2100Z-221209T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KPQR.GL.A.0016.221209T1800Z-221210T1800Z/
Columbia River Bar-
253 AM PST Thu Dec 8 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
10 AM PST FRIDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IS CANCELLED...

* WHAT...For the Small Craft Advisory, Rough bar conditions
  expected. For the Gale Watch, seas 11 to 14 ft and southeast
  winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt possible.

.IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

.GENERAL SEAS...5 to 8 ft building to 8 to 11 ft Friday morning. Strong
ebb current of 6.04 kt at 437 PM Thursday. Seas 9 to 13 ft. Ebb
current of 2.9 kt at 507 AM Friday. Seas 8 to 11 ft.

* WHERE...In the Main Channel of the Columbia River Bar.

* WHEN...Small Craft Advisory, from 1 PM this afternoon to 10 AM
  PST Friday. Gale Watch, from Friday morning through Saturday
  morning.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds can cause hazardous seas which could
  capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

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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