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WHUS76 KMFR 192117  
MWWMFR  
 
URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR  
217 PM PDT SAT AUG 19 2017  
   
..GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS THROUGH THIS WEEKEND
 
 
.A THERMAL TROUGH ALONG THE COAST WILL BRING GUSTY NORTHERLY  
WINDS TO ALL OF THE WATERS WITH GALES SOUTH OF CAPE BLANCO  
THROUGH THIS WEEKEND ALONG WITH STEEP TO VERY STEEP HAZARDOUS  
SEAS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL BE HIGHEST IN THE AFTERNOONS AND  
EVENINGS EACH DAY, EASING A BIT DURING THE OVERNIGHT AND EARLY  
MORNING HOURS.  
 
PZZ356-376-201030-  
/O.CON.KMFR.GL.W.0040.000000T0000Z-170821T0600Z/  
/O.CON.KMFR.SC.Y.0072.000000T0000Z-170821T0600Z/  
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA OUT 10 NM-  
WATERS FROM CAPE BLANCO OR TO PT. ST. GEORGE CA FROM 10 TO 60 NM-  
217 PM PDT SAT AUG 19 2017  
   
..GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT SUNDAY
 
 
* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 KNOTS, EXCEPT NORTH GALES 30 TO 40 KNOTS  
EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY.  
 
* SEAS...VERY STEEP WIND DRIVEN SEAS 5 TO 9 FEET, EXCEPT 9 TO 13  
FEET EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY.  
 
* AREAS AFFECTED...ALL AREAS WILL HAVE CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS TO  
SMALL CRAFT. GALES AND WARNING LEVEL SEAS WILL IMPACT AREAS  
BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE AND SOUTH OF GOLD BEACH EACH AFTERNOON  
AND EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY. WINDS AND WAVES MAY BE SLIGHTLY  
LOWER ESPECIALLY IN SHELTERED AREAS WITHIN 2 NM OF THE COAST.  
 
* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT  
HTTPS://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MFR/HAZARD  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS AND SEAS WILL CREATE A  
POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
PZZ350-370-201030-  
/O.CON.KMFR.SC.Y.0072.000000T0000Z-170821T0600Z/  
COASTAL WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR OUT 10 NM-  
WATERS FROM FLORENCE TO CAPE BLANCO OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-  
217 PM PDT SAT AUG 19 2017  
 
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT  
SUNDAY...  
 
* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 KNOTS, HIGHEST IN THE AFTERNOONS AND  
EVENINGS THROUGH SUNDAY.  
 
* SEAS...STEEP WIND DRIVEN 5 TO 9 FEET, STEEPEST IN THE  
AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS THROUGH SUNDAY.  
 
* AREAS AFFECTED...CONDITIONS WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT  
FOR ALL AREAS WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS BEYOND 5 NM FROM SHORE.  
 
* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT  
HTTPS://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MFR/HAZARD  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS AND SEAS WILL CREATE A  
POTENTIAL HAZARD TO SMALLER VESSELS AND INEXPERIENCED MARINERS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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