Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
342 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...PERIODIC WEST NORTHWEST GALES AND FREEZING SPRAY THROUGH THIS
WEEKEND AS THE COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON SO FAR... ARRIVES BY
SUNDAY...

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COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK TO MANASQUAN INLET NJ OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM MANASQUAN INLET TO LITTLE EGG INLET NJ OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE EGG INLET TO GREAT EGG INLET NJ OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM GREAT EGG INLET TO CAPE MAY NJ OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE MAY NJ TO CAPE HENLOPEN DE OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE HENLOPEN TO FENWICK ISLAND DE OUT 20 NM-
342 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST FRIDAY...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING...

* LOCATIONS...THE NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT THIS AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING. THEN THERE WILL BE A 24 HOUR LULL FRIDAY... BEFORE
  A RETURN TO WEST NORTHWEST WINDS SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
  WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT.

* SEAS...4 TO 7 FEET.

* FREEZING SPRAY...LIGHT FREEZING SPRAY INTO EARLY TONIGHT. THEN
  MODERATE FREEZING SPRAY RATES ARE EXPECTED LATER SATURDAY INTO
  SUNDAY MORNING... POSSIBLY HEAVY. AN ADVISORY OR HEAVY FREEZING
  WATCH MAY BE ISSUED FOR THIS WEEKEND IN THE FRIDAY FORECAST
  UPDATES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. 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.

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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DELAWARE BAY WATERS NORTH OF EAST POINT NJ TO SLAUGHTER BEACH DE-
DELAWARE BAY WATERS SOUTH OF EAST POINT NJ TO SLAUGHTER BEACH DE-
342 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING...

* LOCATIONS...DELAWARE BAY.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT TODAY. WINDS
  DIMINISH THIS EVENING. THERE WILL BE A 24 HOUR LULL FRIDAY...
  BEFORE A RETURN TO WEST NORTHWEST WINDS SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
  NIGHT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT.

* SEAS...2 TO 4 FEET.

* FREEZING SPRAY...LIGHT FREEZING SPRAY THROUGH THIS EVENING. THEN
  MODERATE FREEZING SPRAY RATES ARE EXPECTED LATER SATURDAY INTO
  SUNDAY MORNING... POSSIBLY HEAVY. AN ADVISORY OR HEAVY FREEZING
  WATCH MAY BE ISSUED FOR THIS WEEKEND IN THE FRIDAY FORECAST
  UPDATES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. 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.

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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