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Small Craft Advisory For Hazardous Seas

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
316 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

PZZ130-156-271830-
/O.EXB.KSEW.SW.Y.0017.170327T2200Z-170328T1300Z/
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
COASTAL WATERS FROM POINT GRENVILLE TO CAPE SHOALWATER OUT 10 NM-
316 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FOR THE WEST
ENTRANCE TO THE U.S STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA AND THE NEARSHORE
WATERS FROM POINT GRENVILLE TO CAPE SHOALWATER OUT TO 10 NM FROM
3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM PDT TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 6 AM PDT TUESDAY.

* SEAS...BUILDING TO 10 TO 12 FEET THIS AFTERNOON.

* DOMINANT PERIOD...10 TO 12 SECONDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES ARE
EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT. MARINERS SHOULD AVOID
SHOALING AREAS. LONG PERIOD SWELL CAN SHARPEN INTO LARGE BREAKING
WAVES IN SHOALING AREAS. IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR WAVES TO BREAK
MUCH FARTHER FROM SHOALING AREAS THAN IS NORMALLY EXPERIENCED.
REMEMBER...BREAKING WAVES CAN EASILY CAPSIZE EVEN LARGER VESSELS.

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