Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...AREAS OF DENSE FOG ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE ALBEMARLE SOUND AND
WATERS OFF THE NORTHERN OUTER BANKS TONIGHT...
...STRONG WINDS AND LARGE SEAS DEVELOPING WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.Areas of dense fog has been impacting portions of the Albemarle
Sound, especially eastern portions including the Croatan and
Roanoke Sounds, as well as the waters off the northern Outer
Banks this evening. Fog is expected to continue to impact this
area through tonight.

A cold front will move through the waters Wednesday, with strong
northerly winds and large seas developing. Winds will increase to
20 to 30 knots with seas building to 5 to 9 feet. Winds and seas
will peak Wednesday night. Gale force wind gusts will be possible
across the central waters Wednesday night. Winds and seas will
gradually subside Thursday.

AMZ150-171345-
/O.NEW.KMHX.MF.Y.0002.180117T0140Z-180117T1300Z/
/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-180118T1800Z/
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EST WEDNESDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST
THURSDAY...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a Dense Fog Advisory, which is in effect until 8 AM EST
Wednesday.

* WINDS...Northwest 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.

* SEAS...5 to 8 feet.

* VISIBILITY...One quarter mile or less at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots
and/or seas of 6 feet or greater are expected to produce
hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners,
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners, especially
those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these
conditions.

&&

$$

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/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0005.180117T2100Z-180118T1500Z/
Albemarle Sound-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EST WEDNESDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM WEDNESDAY TO
10 AM EST THURSDAY...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a Dense Fog Advisory, which is in effect until 8 AM EST
Wednesday.

* WINDS...Northwest 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.

* VISIBILITY...One quarter mile or less at times.

* WAVES...2 to 3 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots
and/or seas of 6 feet or greater are expected to produce
hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners,
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners, especially
those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these
conditions.

&&

$$

AMZ156-158-171345-
/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0003.180117T2000Z-180118T1800Z/
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM WEDNESDAY TO
1 PM EST THURSDAY...

* WINDS...Northwest 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt.

* SEAS...5 to 8 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots
and/or seas of 6 feet or greater are expected to produce
hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners,
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

&&

$$

AMZ152-154-171345-
/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-180118T2300Z/
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST
THURSDAY...

* WINDS...Northwest 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt.

* SEAS...6 to 9 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots
and/or seas of 6 feet or greater are expected to produce
hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners,
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

&&

$$

AMZ135-171345-
/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0003.180117T2100Z-180118T1500Z/
Pamlico Sound-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM WEDNESDAY TO
10 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WINDS...North 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.

* WAVES...2 to 4 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots
and/or seas of 6 feet or greater are expected to produce
hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners,
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

&&

$$

AMZ131-171345-
/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0005.180117T2100Z-180118T1500Z/
Alligator River-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM WEDNESDAY TO
10 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WINDS...Northwest 10 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.

* WAVES...Choppy.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots
and/or seas of 6 feet or greater are expected to produce
hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners,
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

&&

$$


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