Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Southern Strait May See Some Strong Winds

This, from the NWS:

Gale Warning 

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
856 AM PDT SAT MAY 14 2016

PZZ131-132-150000- /O.CON.KSEW.GL.W.0045.000000T0000Z-160515T0700Z/ CENTRAL U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- EAST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 856 AM PDT SAT MAY 14 2016 ...

GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT TONIGHT... 

* WINDS...WEST 25 TO 35 KNOTS.

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.

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