Posted by: charlesmccaul | March 11, 2011

Tsnunami Watch

The National Weather Service has issued Tsunami Watch message. Message below:

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER3 NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
1142 PM PST THU MAR 10 2011

UPDATED MAGNITUDE TO 8.9

…THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS OF ALASKA FROM CHIGNIK BAY ALASKA TO ATTU ALASKA……THE TSUNAMI WATCH CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA – OREGON – WASHINGTON – BRITISH
COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO CHIGNIK BAY ALASKA…

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED WHICH IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE ADVISORY REGIONS LISTED IN THE HEADLINE. PERSONS IN LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM THEIR LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. EVACUATIONS ARE ONLY ORDERED BY EMERGENCY
RESPONSE AGENCIES. – PERSONS IN TSUNAMI ADVISORY COASTAL AREAS SHOULD MOVE OUT OF THE WATER… OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF HARBORS AND MARINAS.

– PERSONS IN TSUNAMI WATCH COASTAL AREAS SHOULD STAY ALERT FOR SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION.

TSUNAMI ADVISORIES MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG CURRENTS OR WAVES DANGEROUS TO PERSONS IN OR VERY NEAR THE
WATER IS EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD INUNDATION
IS NOT EXPECTED FOR AREAS UNDER AN ADVISORY. CURRENTS MAY BE
HAZARDOUS TO SWIMMERS… BOATS… AND COASTAL STRUCTURES AND MAY
CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL.

TSUNAMI WATCHES ARE AN ADVANCE NOTICE TO AREAS THAT COULD BE
IMPACTED BY A TSUNAMI AT A LATER TIME. WATCH AREAS MAY BE UPGRADED
TO WARNING OR ADVISORY STATUS – OR CANCELED – BASED ON NEW
INFORMATION OR ANALYSIS. PERSONS IN A WATCH AREA SHOULD CLOSELY
FOLLOW SUBSEQUENT TSUNAMI MESSAGES.

PACIFIC COASTAL REGIONS OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA/ OREGON/ WASHINGTON/
BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD REFER TO THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER MESSAGES FOR INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PTWC.

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