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Gale Warning, Storm Warning

Statement as of 4:52 PM PST on January 16, 2017

Expires 1:00 AM EST on January 19, 2017


... Gale Warning in effect from 1 PM PST Tuesday through 10 PM PST
Wednesday...
... Storm Warning in effect from 7 PM Tuesday evening through
4 PM PST Wednesday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Storm
Warning... which is in effect from 7 PM Tuesday to 4 PM PST
Wednesday.

* Winds... Tuesday afternoon and evening south winds will increase
to 25 to 35 knots and then are likely to increase further later
Tuesday evening into Wednesday to 35 to 50 kt with gusts 40 to
60 kt.

* Seas... south wind waves and 13 second period west swell are
expected to combine Tuesday through Wednesday to peak seas in
the 18 to 26 foot range. On Friday very long 18 second period
west swell could reach 25 to 30 feet.

* Areas affected... the Gale Warning is valid for the entire area.
The Storm Warning is in effect for areas inside of 35 nautical
miles of the coast. Areas within 5 nautical miles of the coast
that are affected by the Storm Warning are from Cape Sebastian
to Coos Bay.

* View the hazard area in detail at
http://weather.Gov/Medford/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots along with very
steep and hazardous seas 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.

A Storm Warning means winds of 48 to 63 knots along with
extremely steep and dangerous seas are imminent or occurring.
Recreational boaters should remain in port... or take shelter
until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare
for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions and consider
remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves
subside.








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