Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon Watches and Warnings

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WHUS76 KPQR 292150
MWWPQR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
250 PM PDT FRI APR 29 2016

PZZ270-275-300600-
/O.CON.KPQR.SI.Y.0063.000000T0000Z-160430T1300Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.SW.Y.0048.160430T0100Z-160430T1300Z/
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-
250 PM PDT FRI APR 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PDT SATURDAY...

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM PDT SATURDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY EASE AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* SEAS...9 TO 10 FT AT 11 SECONDS THROUGH TONIGHT.

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.

&&

$$

PZZ250-255-300600- /O.CON.KPQR.SI.Y.0063.160430T0100Z-160430T1000Z/ COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT 10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM- 250 PM PDT FRI APR 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 AM PDT SATURDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY EASE AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND





WHUS76 KPQR 291549
MWWPQR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
849 AM PDT FRI APR 29 2016

PZZ270-275-300000-
/O.CON.KPQR.SI.Y.0063.160429T1900Z-160430T1300Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.SW.Y.0048.160430T0100Z-160430T1300Z/
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-
849 AM PDT FRI APR 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM PDT SATURDAY...

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM PDT SATURDAY...

* WINDS...WESTERLY WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWESTERLY AND INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON. EXPECT NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KT THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY EASE AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* SEAS...OVERALL...SEAS WILL HOVER AT 7 TO 9 FT TODAY...BUT BUILD BACK TO AROUND 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS EARLY THIS EVENING. SEAS WILL STAY NEAR 10 FT TONIGHT.

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.

&&

$$

PZZ250-255-300000- /O.CON.KPQR.SI.Y.0063.160430T0100Z-160430T1000Z/ COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT 10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM- 849 AM PDT FRI APR 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 AM PDT SATURDAY...

* WINDS...WESTERLY WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWESTERLY AND INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON. EXPECT NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY EASE AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND


WHUS76 KPQR 291007
MWWPQR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
307 AM PDT FRI APR 29 2016

PZZ270-275-291815-
/O.CON.KPQR.SI.Y.0063.160429T1900Z-160430T1300Z/
/O.NEW.KPQR.SW.Y.0048.160430T0100Z-160430T1300Z/
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-
307 AM PDT FRI APR 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FOR TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM PDT SATURDAY.

* WINDS...WESTERLY WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWESTERLY AND INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON. EXPECT NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KT THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY EASE AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* SEAS...OVERALL...SEAS WILL HOVER AT 7 TO 9 FT TODAY...BUT BUILD BACK TO AROUND 10 FT EARLY THIS EVENING. SEAS WILL STAY NEAR 10 FT TONIGHT.

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.

&&

$$

PZZ250-255-291815- /O.EXB.KPQR.SI.Y.0063.160430T0100Z-160430T1000Z/ COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT 10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM- 307 AM PDT FRI APR 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 AM SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 AM PDT SATURDAY.

* WINDS...WESTERLY WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWESTERLY AND INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON. EXPECT NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY EASE AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND


WHUS76 KPQR 290354
MWWPQR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
854 PM PDT THU APR 28 2016

PZZ270-275-291200-
/O.NEW.KPQR.SI.Y.0063.160429T1900Z-160430T1300Z/
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-
854 PM PDT THU APR 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO 6 AM PDT SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO 6 AM PDT SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY NIGHT.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND


WHUS76 KPQR 281601
MWWPQR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
901 AM PDT THU APR 28 2016

PZZ210-281900-
/O.CON.KPQR.RB.Y.0090.000000T0000Z-160428T1900Z/
COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
901 AM PDT THU APR 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT TODAY...

* GENERAL SEAS...COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 10 FT THIS MORNING...THEN SUBSIDING TO 8 FT FT LATER TODAY. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT TONIGHT.

* FIRST EBB...AROUND 915 AM TODAY. SEAS NEAR 12 FT.

* SECOND EBB...AROUND 10 PM THIS EVENING. SEAS 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.

&&

$$

PZZ250-255-270-275-281900- /O.CON.KPQR.SW.Y.0046.000000T0000Z-160428T1900Z/ 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- 901 AM PDT THU APR 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT TODAY...

* SEAS...9 TO 10 FT WITH DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS AND GRADUALLY SUBSIDING.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND





WHUS76 KPQR 280929
MWWPQR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
229 AM PDT THU APR 28 2016

PZZ210-281730-
/O.EXT.KPQR.RB.Y.0090.160428T0929Z-160428T1900Z/
/O.CAN.KPQR.SW.Y.0047.160429T0400Z-160429T0700Z/
COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
229 AM PDT THU APR 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR CONDITIONS THIS MORNING...

IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS...COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 10 FT THIS MORNING...THEN SUBSIDING TO 8 FT FT LATER TODAY. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT TONIGHT.

* FIRST EBB...AROUND 915 AM TODAY. SEAS NEAR 13 FT.

* SECOND EBB...AROUND 10 PM THIS EVENING. SEAS 9 TO 10 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.

&&

$$

PZZ250-255-281730- /O.EXB.KPQR.SW.Y.0046.000000T0000Z-160428T1900Z/ COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE SHOALWATER WA TO CASCADE HEAD OR OUT 10 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM CASCADE HEAD TO FLORENCE OR OUT 10 NM- 229 AM PDT THU APR 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT TODAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT TODAY.

* SEAS...9 TO 10 FEET THIS MORNING...SUBSIDING TO 8 FT LATER TODAY.

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.

&&

$$

PZZ270-275-281730- /O.EXT.KPQR.SW.Y.0046.000000T0000Z-160428T1900Z/ 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- 229 AM PDT THU APR 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT TODAY...

* SEAS...10 TO 11 FT THIS MORNING...THEN 9 TO 10 FT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS WILL SUBSIDE FURTHER THIS EVENING.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND


WHUS76 KPQR 280403
MWWPQR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
903 PM PDT WED APR 27 2016

PZZ210-281215-
/O.CAN.KPQR.RB.Y.0089.000000T0000Z-160428T0500Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.RB.Y.0090.160428T1400Z-160428T1900Z/
/O.NEW.KPQR.SW.Y.0047.160429T0400Z-160429T0700Z/
COLUMBIA RIVER BAR-
903 PM PDT WED APR 27 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO NOON PDT THURSDAY...

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT PDT THURSDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT PDT THURSDAY NIGHT.

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* GENERAL SEAS...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET THROUGH THURSDAY.

* FIRST EBB...SEAS TEMPORARILY BUILDING TO 10 FT DURING THE EBB AROUND 915 AM.

* SECOND EBB...SEAS TEMPORARILY BUILDING TO 10 FT DURING THE EBB AROUND 10 PM.

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.

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.

&&

$$

PZZ270-275-281215- /O.CON.KPQR.SI.Y.0062.000000T0000Z-160428T0600Z/ /O.CON.KPQR.SW.Y.0046.000000T0000Z-160428T1500Z/ 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- 903 PM PDT WED APR 27 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT THURSDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* SEAS...SEAS AROUND 10 FT. SEAS REMAIN NEAR 10 FT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND