Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon Watches and Warnings

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Today's and yesterday's warnings in reverse chronological order.


WHUS76 KPQR 240418
MWWPQR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
918 PM PDT WED APR 23 2014

PZZ255-275-241230-
/O.EXT.KPQR.GL.W.0019.000000T0000Z-140424T1500Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
918 PM PDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT THURSDAY...

THE GALE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT THURSDAY.

* WINDS: SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT.

* TIMING: PEAK WINDS BETWEEN 11 PM TONIGHT AND 5 AM EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* SEAS: VERY STEEP...CHOPPY SEAS 12 TO 16 FT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...THEN SUBSIDING AS W TO SW SWELL LATER IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

PZZ250-270-241230- /O.CON.KPQR.GL.W.0019.000000T0000Z-140424T1800Z/ 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- 918 PM PDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THURSDAY...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THURSDAY.

* WINDS: SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT...SHIFTING WEST TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT BY SUNRISE THURSDAY.

* TIMING: PEAK WINDS BETWEEN 11 PM TONIGHT AND 5 AM EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. HOWEVER WINDS WILL REMAIN GUSTY THROUGHOUT THURSDAY MORNING.

* SEAS: VERY STEEP...CHOPPY SEAS 11 TO 15 FT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...THEN SUBSIDING AS W TO SW SWELL LATER IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

PZZ210-241230- /O.CON.KPQR.RB.Y.0072.000000T0000Z-140425T0100Z/ COLUMBIA RIVER BAR- 918 PM PDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT THURSDAY...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT THURSDAY.

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS: COMBINED SEAS 11 FT INTO EARLY THIS EVENING... THEN 12 TO 13 FT FOR REST OF TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

* FIRST EBB: AROUND 130 AM THURSDAY. SEAS 15 TO 16 FT WITH BREAKERS.

* SECOND EBB: AROUND 145 PM THURSDAY. SEAS 15 FT WITH BREAKERS.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND





WHUS76 KPQR 232132
MWWPQR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
232 PM PDT WED APR 23 2014

PZZ250-255-270-275-240545-
/O.CON.KPQR.GL.W.0019.000000T0000Z-140424T1800Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
232 PM PDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THURSDAY...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THURSDAY.

* WINDS TONIGHT: GUSTY SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE AND SPREAD ACROSS ALL COASTAL WATERS. WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTH 20 TO 25 KT...WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT THIS EVENING...AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT.

* TIMING OF STRONGEST WINDS: BETWEEN 11 PM THIS EVENING AND 4 AM THURSDAY.

* LOCATION OF STRONGEST WINDS: WITHIN 20 MILES OF THE COAST...AND OVER THE OREGON COASTAL WATERS.

* SEAS: 10 TO 13 FT TODAY INTO THIS EVENING. BUT WITH INCREASED WINDS...WIND DRIVEN CHOPPY SEAS WILL PEAK AT 14 TO 18 FT LATER TONIGHT...THEN SLOWLY SUBSIDE ON THURSDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

PZZ210-240545- /O.EXT.KPQR.RB.Y.0072.000000T0000Z-140425T0100Z/ COLUMBIA RIVER BAR- 232 PM PDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT THURSDAY...

THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT THURSDAY.

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS: COMBINED SEAS 11 FT INTO EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN 12 TO 13 FT FOR REST OF TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

* FIRST EBB: AROUND 130 AM THURSDAY. SEAS 15 TO 16 FT WITH BREAKERS.

* SECOND EBB: AROUND 145 PM THURSDAY. SEAS 15 FT WITH BREAKERS.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND





WWUS46 KPQR 232104
WSWPQR

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
204 PM PDT WED APR 23 2014


ORZ011-WAZ019-241300-
/O.CON.KPQR.WW.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-140424T1300Z/
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...MOUNT ST. HELENS
204 PM PDT WED APR 23 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PDT THURSDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON AND NORTH OREGON CASCADES...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 5000 FEET FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT.

* ACCUMULATION...FROM 4 TO 9 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOW IS EXPECTED FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES AND THE NORTH OREGON CASCADES ESPECIALLY NORTH OF MOUNT JEFFERSON TONIGHT.

* SNOW LEVELS...RISING TO 5000 FEET TONIGHT...THUS RISING ABOVE PASS ELEVATIONS OVERNIGHT TONIGHT BUT STILL SNOWING AT SKI RESORT ELEVATIONS.

* IMPACTS...DRIVERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR ICY OR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND WINTER LIKE DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

&&

$$

FOR ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION...VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND


WWUS46 KPQR 231646
WSWPQR

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
946 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014


ORZ011-WAZ019-240115-
/O.EXT.KPQR.WW.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-140424T1300Z/
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...MOUNT ST. HELENS
946 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON ABOVE 3500 FEET AND UNTIL 6 AM PDT THURSDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON AND NORTH OREGON CASCADES...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 3500 FEET FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON...AND IS NOW IN EFFECT ABOVE 5000 FEET UNTIL 6 AM PDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

* ACCUMULATION...FROM 4 TO 9 INCHES EXPECTED FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES AND THE NORTH OREGON CASCADES NORTH OF MOUNT JEFFERSON TODAY...WITH ANOTHER 4 TO 9 INCHES POSSIBLE TONIGHT.

* SNOW LEVELS...AROUND 3500 FEET THIS MORNING RISING TO 5000 FEET TONIGHT...THUS RISING ABOVE PASS ELEVATIONS OVERNIGHT TONIGHT BUT STILL SNOWING AT SKI RESORT ELEVATIONS.

* IMPACTS...DRIVERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR ICY OR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND WINTER LIKE DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

&&

$$

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.


WHUS76 KPQR 231532
MWWPQR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
832 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014

PZZ250-255-270-275-232345-
/O.CAN.KPQR.SI.Y.0055.000000T0000Z-140423T1700Z/
/O.CAN.KPQR.SW.Y.0035.000000T0000Z-140423T1700Z/
/O.EXT.KPQR.GL.W.0019.140423T1900Z-140424T1800Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
832 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

THE GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* WINDS TODAY: SOUTH WINDS OF 10 TO 15 KT WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE TODAY. STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE SOUTH OF TILLAMOOK. IN THOSE AREAS...EXPECT SOUTH WIND 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS 30 TO 35 MPH THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS TONIGHT: GUSTY SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE AND SPREAD ACROSS ALL COASTAL WATERS. WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTH 20 TO 30 KT...WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT LATER THIS EVENING.

* TIMING OF STRONGEST WINDS: BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 5 AM THURSDAY.

* SEAS: 10 TO 12 FT TODAY INTO THIS EVENING. BUT WITH INCREASED WINDS...WIND DRIVEN CHOPPY SEAS WILL BUILD TO 15 TO 17 FT TONIGHT...THEN SLOWLY SUBSIDE ON THURSDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

PZZ210-232345- /O.CON.KPQR.RB.Y.0072.000000T0000Z-140424T1800Z/ COLUMBIA RIVER BAR- 832 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THURSDAY...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THURSDAY.

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS: COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 11 FT TODAY...THEN 12 TO 13 FT TONIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY.

* FIRST EBB: AROUND 1230 PM TODAY. SEAS NEAR 13 FT WITH BREAKERS.

* SECOND EBB: AROUND 130 AM THURSDAY. SEAS 15 FT WITH BREAKERS.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND


WWUS46 KPQR 231301
WSWPQR

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
601 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014

ORZ011-WAZ019-240000-
/O.CON.KPQR.WW.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-140424T0000Z/
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GOVERNMENT CAMP...MOUNT ST. HELENS
601 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON ABOVE 3500 FEET FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES...AND NORTH OREGON CASCADES NEAR MOUNT HOOD...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 3500 FEET FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...TODAY.

* ACCUMULATION/SNOW LEVELS...FROM 4 TO 10 INCHES EXPECTED FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES AND THE NORTH OREGON CASCADES NORTH OF MOUNT JEFFERSON. SNOW LEVELS AROUND 3500 FEET FOR MUCH OF TODAY WILL RISE TO 5000 FEET BY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...DRIVERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR ICY OR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND WINTER LIKE DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

&&

$$


WWUS46 KPQR 231025
WSWPQR

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
325 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014

ORZ011-WAZ019-240000-
/O.CON.KPQR.WW.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-140424T0000Z/
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GOVERNMENT CAMP...MOUNT ST. HELENS
325 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON ABOVE 3500 FEET FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES...AND NORTH OREGON CASCADES NEAR MOUNT HOOD...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 3500 FEET FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...TODAY.

* ACCUMULATION/SNOW LEVELS...FROM 3 TO 8 INCHES EXPECTED FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES AND THE NORTH OREGON CASCADES NORTH OF MOUNT JEFFERSON. SNOW LEVELS AROUND 3500 FEET FOR MUCH OF TODAY WILL RISE TO 5000 FEET BY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...DRIVERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR ICY OR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND WINTER LIKE DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

&&

$$


WHUS76 KPQR 230853
MWWPQR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
153 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014


PZZ250-255-270-275-231800-
/O.CON.KPQR.SI.Y.0055.000000T0000Z-140423T1700Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.SW.Y.0035.000000T0000Z-140423T1700Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.GL.W.0019.140423T1700Z-140424T1800Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
153 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT THIS MORNING...

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT THIS MORNING...

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 AM PDT THURSDAY...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 AM PDT THURSDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT THIS MORNING. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT THIS MORNING.

* SEAS: 10 TO 12 FT...TEMPORARILY SPIKING INTO THE 12 TO 14 FT RANGE THURSDAY NIGHT...BEFORE DROPPING BELOW 10 FT FRIDAY.

* WINDS: SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT MIDDAY WEDNESDAY AND AFTERNOON. EVEN STRONGER GUSTS TO 40 KT APPEAR LIKELY WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTICULARLY WITHIN 20 NM OF THE COAST WHERE A COASTAL JET WILL ENHANCE WINDS. WINDS SHOULD SLACKEN CONSIDERABLY AROUND DAYBREAK ON THURSDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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.

&&

$$

PZZ210-231800- /O.EXT.KPQR.RB.Y.0072.000000T0000Z-140424T1800Z/ COLUMBIA RIVER BAR- 153 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THURSDAY...

THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THURSDAY.

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS: COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 11 FT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* FIRST EBB: SEAS BUILDING TO 12 FT WITH BREAKERS LIKELY DURING THE EBB AROUND 1230 PM WEDNESDAY.

* SECOND EBB: SEAS BUILDING TO 15 FT WITH BREAKERS DURING THE EBB AROUND 130 AM THURSDAY.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND


WHUS76 KPQR 230333
MWWPQR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
833 PM PDT TUE APR 22 2014

PZZ250-255-270-275-231145-
/O.CON.KPQR.SI.Y.0055.000000T0000Z-140423T1700Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.SW.Y.0035.000000T0000Z-140423T1700Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.GL.W.0019.140423T1700Z-140424T1800Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT
10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM-
WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR FROM 10 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR FROM 10 TO 60 NM-
833 PM PDT TUE APR 22 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 11 AM PDT THURSDAY...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 11 AM PDT THURSDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT WEDNESDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* SEAS: RISING TO 10 TO 12 FT TONIGHT... THEN HOVER IN THE 10 TO 12 FOOT RANGE INTO THURSDAY.

* WINDS: SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT RANGE TONIGHT INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY. SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE WED MORNING THROUGH EARLY WED EVENING WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 KT ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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.

&&

$$

PZZ210-231145- /O.CON.KPQR.RB.Y.0072.000000T0000Z-140424T0100Z/ COLUMBIA RIVER BAR- 833 PM PDT TUE APR 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT WEDNESDAY...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT WEDNESDAY.

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS: COMBINED SEAS INCREASING TO 10 TO 11 FT TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

* FIRST EBB: SEAS BUILDING TO 14 FT WITH BREAKERS LIKELY DURING THE EBB AROUND 1215 AM EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* SECOND EBB: SEAS BUILDING TO 15 FT WITH BREAKERS DURING THE STRONGER EBB AROUND 1230 PM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND