Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
643 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...A STRONG COASTAL STORM WILL DEVELOP OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST
SUNDAY AND PASS OFF OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST SUNDAY NIGHT...

.LOW PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO RAPIDLY STRENGTHEN INTO A STRONG
COASTAL STORM SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT... PASSING OFF OF THE
NORTH CAROLINA COAST SUNDAY NIGHT. THE LOW WILL PRODUCE GALE TO
STORM FORCE WINDS SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT WITH SEAS IN EXCESS OF
15 FEET.

MODERATE TO STRONG WESTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED IN THE WAKE OF THE
COASTAL LOW AHEAD OF...AND BEHIND...A STRONG COLD FRONT WHICH IS
FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS MONDAY NIGHT. THIS FLOW WILL
HELP MAINTAIN ELEVATED SEAS OF 6 FEET OR HIGHER THROUGH MUCH OF
NEXT WEEK.

AMZ130-131-071145-
/O.CON.KMHX.GL.W.0007.160207T1400Z-160208T1200Z/
ALBEMARLE SOUND-ALLIGATOR RIVER-
643 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SUNDAY TO 7 AM EST
MONDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT.

* WAVES...2 TO 4 FEET.

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.

&&

$$

AMZ150-071145-
/O.CON.KMHX.GL.W.0007.160207T1400Z-160208T1200Z/
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
643 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SUNDAY TO 7 AM EST
MONDAY...

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

* SEAS...12 TO 17 FEET.

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.

&&

$$

AMZ136-137-071145-
/O.CON.KMHX.GL.W.0007.160207T1400Z-160208T0900Z/
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
643 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SUNDAY TO 4 AM EST
MONDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT.

* WAVES...ROUGH.

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.

&&

$$

AMZ135-071145-
/O.CON.KMHX.SR.W.0001.160207T1400Z-160208T0900Z/
PAMLICO SOUND-
643 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SUNDAY TO 4 AM EST
MONDAY...

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

* WAVES...3 TO 5 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A STORM WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 48 TO 63 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...OR TAKE
SHELTER UNTIL WINDS AND WAVES SUBSIDE. COMMERCIAL VESSELS SHOULD
PREPARE FOR VERY STRONG WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEA CONDITIONS...AND
CONSIDER REMAINING IN PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL WINDS
AND WAVES SUBSIDE.

&&

$$

AMZ156-158-071145-
/O.CON.KMHX.SR.W.0001.160207T1000Z-160208T0900Z/
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
643 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM SUNDAY TO 4 AM EST
MONDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 35 TO 45 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 KT.

* SEAS...11 TO 16 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A STORM WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 48 TO 63 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...OR TAKE
SHELTER UNTIL WINDS AND WAVES SUBSIDE. COMMERCIAL VESSELS SHOULD
PREPARE FOR VERY STRONG WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEA CONDITIONS...AND
CONSIDER REMAINING IN PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL WINDS
AND WAVES SUBSIDE.

&&

$$

AMZ152-154-071145-
/O.CON.KMHX.SR.W.0001.160207T1200Z-160208T1200Z/
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-
643 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 7 AM EST
MONDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 35 TO 45 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 KT.

* SEAS...12 TO 19 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A STORM WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 48 TO 63 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...OR TAKE
SHELTER UNTIL WINDS AND WAVES SUBSIDE. COMMERCIAL VESSELS SHOULD
PREPARE FOR VERY STRONG WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEA CONDITIONS...AND
CONSIDER REMAINING IN PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL WINDS
AND WAVES SUBSIDE.

&&

$$


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