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Gale Watch

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
820 AM PDT TUE OCT 17 2017

...GALE FORCE WINDS AND HAZARDOUS SEAS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT COULD BRING STRONG SOUTH WINDS TO THE
COASTAL WATERS MAINLY FROM CAPE BLANCO NORTHWARD. THE REMAINDER
OF THE MARINE FORECAST AREA IS EXPECTED TO BE AFFECTED BY SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS.

PZZ350-356-370-376-172200-
/O.CON.KMFR.GL.A.0032.171019T0600Z-171019T1800Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
820 AM PDT TUE OCT 17 2017

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

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS POSSIBLY INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT
  WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

* SEAS...BUILDING TO HIGH AND VERY STEEP 11 TO 15 FT WEDNESDAY
  NIGHT. THEN HEAVY WEST SWELL WILL BUILD THURSDAY AFTERNOON
  INTO FRIDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED...GALES ARE POSSIBLE BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE
  NORTH OF GOLD BEACH...EXCEPT CLOSER TO SHORE NEAR CAPE BLANCO.

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

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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