Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
530 AM EDT SUN MAY 17 2015

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL SAFE
BOATING COUNCIL AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR THIS YEAR`S
SAFE BOATING WEEK.

UNDERSTANDING A MARINE FORECAST IS CRITICAL TO SAFE BOATING.
WEATHER AND WAVE CONDITIONS CAN CHANGE SUDDENLY, CATCHING BOATERS
OFF GUARD AND CREATING LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS.

IF OUR FORECAST DOESN`T MATCH YOUR CONDITIONS,  SEND US YOUR
OBSERVATION THROUGH THIS LINK  WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PHI/MAROBSFORM

THIS LINK IS ALL LOWER CASE EXCEPT FOR MAROBSFORM WHICH BEGINS UPPER
CASE M, AND THEN THE SEQUENTIAL LETTERS  O  B  S  F  ARE ALL UPPER
CASE. THIS LINKED FORM TAKES ONLY A MINUTE TO FILL OUT AND YOUR
OBSERVATION ARRIVES IN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY
OFFICE.

PRIOR TO HEADING OUT, TAKE NOTE OF ANY CURRENT ADVISORIES OR
WARNINGS, INCLUDING SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES, GALE OR STORM WATCHES OR
WARNINGS.  THESE MESSAGES ALERT MARINERS TO THE POTENTIAL FOR HIGH
WINDS AND WAVES NOW OCCURRING OR FORECAST.

SPECIAL MARINE WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR A SUDDEN INCREASE IN GUSTY
WINDS TO GALE FORCE, WATERSPOUTS, OR THREE QUARTER INCH DIAMETER
HAIL.

MARINE WEATHER STATEMENTS BRING ATTENTION TO SIGNIFICANT RAPIDLY
CHANGING CONDITIONS ON THE WATER, INCLUDING NON SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS,  DENSE FOG OR GUSTY WINDS JUST BELOW GALE FORCE.

YOU SHOULD HAVE A MARINE VHF TRANSCEIVER WITH BUILT-IN NOAA WEATHER
RADIO CHANNELS. IF YOU VENTURE BEYOND ABOUT A 25 NAUTICAL MILE RANGE
FROM SHORE,  YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BUYING A GOOD QUALITY HF SINGLE
SIDEBAND TRANSCEIVER AND SATELLITE PHONE.

BEFORE SETTING OUT, OBTAIN THE LATEST MARINE FORECAST AND WARNING
INFORMATION FROM WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MARINE OR NOAA WEATHER RADIO.

SEVERAL DAYS AHEAD OF TIME YOU CAN BEGIN LISTENING FOR EXTENDED
OUTLOOKS WHICH GIVE GENERAL INFORMATION OUT TO THE NEXT 5 DAYS IN
BOTH GRAPHICAL AND TEXT FORMAT.

THIS MESSAGE WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND
THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL.

VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV AND THE
NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL AT WWW.SAFEBOATINGCOUNCIL.ORG.

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