Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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000 WHUS71 KAKQ 060603 MWWAKQ URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA 103 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016 ANZ656-658-061415- /O.CON.KAKQ.SC.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-160206T1200Z/ /O.CON.KAKQ.GL.A.0004.160207T1500Z-160208T1200Z/ COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA TO NC VA BORDER OUT TO 20 NM- COASTAL WATERS FROM NC VA BORDER TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT TO 20 NM- 103 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING... ...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING... * WINDS: NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS THIS MORNING. NORTH WINDS INCREASE TO 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS ON SUNDAY. * SEAS: 5 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 FEET THIS MORNING. SEAS BUILD TO 10 TO 14 FEET BY LATE SUNDAY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS AND/OR SEAS OF 5 FEET OR GREATER OVER THE COASTAL WATERS ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS...SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS. MARINERS SHOULD PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE MARINE FORECAST...AND CONSIDER WIND AND SEA CONDITIONS IN PLANNING. A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER ALTERING THEIR PLANS. && $$ ANZ650-652-654-060900- /O.CON.KAKQ.SC.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-160206T0900Z/ COASTAL WATERS FROM FENWICK ISLAND DE TO CHINCOTEAGUE VA OUT TO 20 NM- COASTAL WATERS FROM CHINCOTEAGUE TO PARRAMORE ISLAND VA OUT TO 20 NM- COASTAL WATERS FROM PARRAMORE ISLAND TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA OUT TO 20 NM- 103 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST EARLY THIS MORNING... * WINDS: NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS THIS MORNING. * SEAS: 4 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS AND/OR SEAS OF 5 FEET OR GREATER OVER THE COASTAL WATERS ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS...SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS. MARINERS SHOULD PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE MARINE FORECAST...AND CONSIDER WIND AND SEA CONDITIONS IN PLANNING. && $$ ANZ633-061415- /O.CON.KAKQ.GL.A.0004.160207T1500Z-160208T1200Z/ CURRITUCK SOUND- 103 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016 ...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING... * WINDS: NORTH WINDS INCREASE TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KNOTS ON SUNDAY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER ALTERING THEIR PLANS. && $$ TG

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