Coastal Washington Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Small Craft Advisory, Storm Warning
Issued: 3:45 AM EST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Small Craft Advisory remains in effect until 5 am EST
... Storm Warning remains in effect from 5 am to 1 PM EST

* winds and seas... east winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50
kt. Seas 13 to 18 feet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Storm Warning means winds of 48 to 63 knots 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.

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.