Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
342 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

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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-
342 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM MONDAY TO 10 PM EST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM MONDAY TO 10 PM EST
TUESDAY.

* WINDS: NORTH TO NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS.

* SEAS: 8 TO 12 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE OCCURRING OR
EXPECTED WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. 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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RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER FROM URBANNA TO WINDMILL POINT-YORK RIVER-
JAMES RIVER FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE-
JAMES RIVER FROM THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO THE HAMPTON ROADS
BRIDGE-TUNNEL-
342 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM MONDAY TO 7 PM EST
TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM MONDAY TO 7 PM EST
TUESDAY.

* WINDS: NORTH TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS WIND SPEEDS OF 18 TO 33 KNOTS OVER
THE RIVERS OF EASTERN VIRGINIA 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.

&&

$$

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CURRITUCK SOUND-
342 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM MONDAY TO 4 AM EST
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM MONDAY TO 4 AM EST
WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS: NORTH TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS WIND SPEEDS OF 18 TO 33 KNOTS OVER
THE CURRITUCK SOUND 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.

&&

$$

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COASTAL WATERS FROM PARRAMORE ISLAND TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA OUT
TO 20 NM-
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-
342 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A GALE
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING.

* WINDS: NORTH TO NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS.

* SEAS: 6 TO 9 FEET.

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.

&&

$$

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CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SMITH POINT TO WINDMILL POINT VA-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM WINDMILL POINT TO NEW POINT COMFORT VA-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NEW POINT COMFORT TO LITTLE CREEK VA-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM LITTLE CREEK TO CAPE HENRY VA...INCLUDING THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL-
342 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A GALE
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING.

* WINDS: NORTH TO NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS.

* WAVES: 4 TO 6 FEET.

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.

&&

$$





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