Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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WHUS72 KILM 221508
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1108 AM EDT FRI SEP 22 2017

...BUILDING SE SWELL WAVES FROM DISTANT HURRICANE MARIA...

AMZ250-252-254-256-230400-
/O.CAN.KILM.SC.Y.0039.170923T0600Z-170925T2200Z/
/O.NEW.KILM.SW.Y.0002.170923T1000Z-170926T1000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT
20 NM-
1108 AM EDT FRI SEP 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM
SATURDAY TO 6 AM EDT TUESDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM
SATURDAY TO 6 AM EDT TUESDAY. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HAS BEEN
CANCELLED.

* SEAS...5 TO 8 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS MEANS THAT WAVES ARE
EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT. MARINERS SHOULD AVOID
SHOALING AREAS. LONG PERIOD SWELL CAN SHARPEN INTO LARGE BREAKING
WAVES IN SHOALING AREAS. IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR WAVES TO BREAK
MUCH FARTHER FROM SHOALING AREAS THAN IS NORMALLY EXPERIENCED.
REMEMBER...BREAKING WAVES CAN EASILY CAPSIZE EVEN LARGER VESSELS.
THE LONG PERIOD WAVES WILL ALSO WIDEN THE WIDTH OF THE SURF ZONE
CONSIDERABLY.

&&

$$

COLBY



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