Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
405 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS THE EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
COASTAL WATERS...

.AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA
COAST SATURDAY EVENING. A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL SET UP
BETWEEN THE STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE OFFSHORE AND HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDING IN FROM THE WEST RESULTING IN GALE FORCE WINDS FOR ALL
OF THE EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS INCLUDING THE
SOUNDS. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 30 TO 40 KNOTS WITH A FEW
GUSTS NEAR STORM STRENGTH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE SUNDAY.
WINDS AND SEAS WILL DIMINISH LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THOUGH SEAS
WILL LINGER ABOVE 6 FEET THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

AMZ150-152-312015-
/O.CON.KMHX.GL.A.0005.141101T2200Z-141102T2200Z/
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
405 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 KT.

* SEAS...12 TO 17 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.

&&

$$

AMZ130-131-135-154-156-312015-
/O.CON.KMHX.GL.A.0005.141101T2200Z-141102T1800Z/
ALBEMARLE SOUND-ALLIGATOR RIVER-PAMLICO SOUND-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
405 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 KT.

* SEAS...7 TO 12 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.

&&

$$

AMZ136-137-158-312015-
/O.CON.KMHX.GL.A.0005.141101T2200Z-141102T1200Z/
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
405 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT.

* SEAS...6 TO 11 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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