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000 NOUS41 KGYX 251106 PNSGYX Public Information Statement...Safe Boating/Beach Safety National Weather Service Gray ME 705 AM EDT Wed May 25 2016 ...SAFE BOATING/BEACH SAFETY WEEK CONTINUES... While boating this season...be sure to get a complete picture of The weather before you head out. Don`t be surprised by sudden thunderstorms or other weather hazards. Listening to NOAA Weather Radio...the official voice of the National Weather Service...is a good way to stay on top of the weather. The following information is an explanation of the type of warnings you can expect to hear from the National Weather Service in Gray Maine... * SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY: to alert marine of sustained winds of 25 to 33 knots...or seas 5 feet or greater. * GALE WARNING: to indicate winds between of 34 and 47 knots are expected. * STORM WARNING: to indicate that winds of 48 knots or above are expected. * HURRICANE WARNING: issued only in connection with a hurricane to indicate that winds of 64 knots or greater are expected * HURRICANE WATCH: issued when winds of hurricane strength are possible...usually within 36 hours. * SPECIAL MARINE WARNING: issued whenever thunderstorms with winds of 34 knots or higher are expected or waterspouts are expected. $$ NNNN

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