483  
WHUS76 KPQR 172046  
MWWPQR  
 
URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR  
1246 PM PST WED DEC 17 2014  
 
PZZ255-275-180500-  
/O.NEW.KPQR.SI.Y.0150.141217T2046Z-141218T0500Z/  
/O.CON.KPQR.SW.Y.0089.000000T0000Z-141218T0500Z/  
/O.CON.KPQR.GL.A.0021.141218T1800Z-141219T0800Z/  
COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-  
WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-  
1246 PM PST WED DEC 17 2014  
 
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS  
EVENING...  
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT  
UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING...  
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH  
THURSDAY EVENING...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT  
ADVISORY FOR WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS  
EVENING. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN  
EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING. A GALE WATCH REMAINS IN  
EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.  
 
* WINDS: W WIND 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT TODAY.  
 
* SEAS: 10 TO 12 FT TODAY. SEAS SHOULD DROP TO 9 FT LATER THIS  
EVENING.  
 
* THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 15 TO 20  
FT THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY.  
 
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.  
 
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.  
 
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WIND MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO  
33 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE  
OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE  
CONDITIONS.  
 

 
 

 
 
PZZ210-180500-  
/O.EXT.KPQR.RB.Y.0175.000000T0000Z-141218T0500Z/  
COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-  
1246 PM PST WED DEC 17 2014  
 
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM  
PST THIS EVENING...  
 
THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL  
9 PM PST THIS EVENING.  
 
* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...  
 
* GENERAL SEAS: 11 FT FALLING TO 9 FT THIS EVENING.  
 
* FIRST EBB: AROUND 115 PM WEDNESDAY. SEAS NEAR 15 FT WITH  
BREAKERS POSSIBLE.  
 
* SECOND EBB: AROUND 130 AM THURSDAY. SEAS NEAR 9 FT.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
PZZ250-270-180500-  
/O.CON.KPQR.SW.Y.0089.000000T0000Z-141218T0500Z/  
/O.CON.KPQR.GL.A.0021.141218T1800Z-141219T0800Z/  
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT  
10 NM-  
WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO  
60 NM-  
1246 PM PST WED DEC 17 2014  
 
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT  
UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING...  
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH  
THURSDAY EVENING...  
 
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL  
9 PM PST THIS EVENING. A GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM  
THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.  
 
* SEAS: 10 TO 12 FT TODAY. SEAS SHOULD DROP TO 9 FT LATER THIS  
EVENING.  
 
* THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 15 TO 20 FT  
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY.  
 
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.  
 
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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