Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
957 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GUSTY WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS EXPECTED BY LATE TONIGHT...

.A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH LATE TONIGHT AND CROSS THE WATERS
MONDAY. GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AHEAD OF THE FRONT WILL BECOME
NORTHWEST BEHIND THE FRONT AT 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS
POSSIBLE. SEAS WILL ALSO INCREASE TO AS HIGH AS 10 FEET BY LATER
TONIGHT AND MONDAY.

AMZ135-020300-
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PAMLICO SOUND-
957 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
5 AM EST TUESDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...BECOMING
  NORTHWEST LATE MONDAY.

* 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 FT OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

AMZ130-131-020300-
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ALBEMARLE SOUND-ALLIGATOR RIVER-
957 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM MONDAY TO 5 AM
EST TUESDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...BECOMING
  NORTHWEST LATE MONDAY.

* 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 FT OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

AMZ152-154-156-158-020300-
/O.EXT.KMHX.GL.A.0002.150202T0800Z-150203T0600Z/
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-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
957 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...BECOMING
  NORTHWEST LATE MONDAY.

* 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.

&&

$$

AMZ150-020300-
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S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
957 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 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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