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Small Craft Advisory For Hazardous Seas

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
200 PM PST Fri Feb 22 2019

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Coastal waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR out 10 NM-
Waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR from 10 to 60 NM-
200 PM PST Fri Feb 22 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST
THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM
TO 6 PM PST SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Small Craft
Advisory for hazardous seas, which is in effect from 10 AM to
6 PM PST Saturday.

* WINDS...West 15 to 20 with gusts to 25 kt through 8 pm Friday
  evening.

* SEAS...Around 11 feet Saturday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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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