Gale Warning - Washington

By: Weather
By: Weather

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
1243 PM PDT MON SEP 26 2011

.A STRONG SW TO NE ORIENTED OCCLUDED FRONT...EXTENDING FROM A NEAR
970 MB LOW SW OF HAIDA GWAII...CONTINUED TO MOVE E. THE FRONT HAS
MOVED ONTO THE FAR NORTHERN WASHINGTON COAST AND WAS ABOUT 35 NM
W OF WESTPORT EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. THIS FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS
THE REST OF THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON.

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 25 TO 35 KNOTS...EASING AND BECOMING SOUTHWEST
BEHIND THE FRONT.

* SEAS...BUILDING TO 8 TO 10 FEET.

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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