Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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WHUS72 KILM 051457
MWWILM

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
957 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

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/O.CON.KILM.GL.W.0008.150306T0200Z-150306T1500Z/
SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM-
CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM-
957 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
EST FRIDAY...

DENSE FOG ADVISORY INFORMATION...

* VISIBILITY...DENSE SEA FOG WILL FREQUENTLY REDUCE VISIBILITY TO
  LESS THAN 1 NM. THERE WILL ALSO BE POCKETS OF DENSE FOG THAT
  FURTHER REDUCE VISIBILITY TO NEAR 0 NM AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...THE LOW VISIBILITY WILL MAKE FOR TREACHEROUS
  NAVIGATING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA WATERS...ESPECIALLY WHEN
  TRAVERSING THE INTRA-COASTAL WATERWAY...AND LOCAL AREA INLETS
  TO AND FROM THE OPEN WATERS OF THE ATLANTIC.

  THE USE OF COAST GUARD AIDS TO NAVIGATION...DEPTH
  FINDERS...GPS...AND SPOT LIGHTS...ARE A FEW OF THE AVAILABLE
  INSTRUMENTS TO AID YOU WHEN ENCOUNTERING THIS FOG.

GALE WARNING INFORMATION...

* WINDS...AFTER THE ARCTIC FRONTAL PASSAGE EARLY THIS EVENING
  ...WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHERLY AND INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 KT WITH
  OCCASIONAL GUSTS OVER 35 KT.

* SEAS...WILL BUILD TO 4 TO 9 FEET TONIGHT INTO DAYTIME FRIDAY.
  THE HIGHEST SEAS WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE OUTER WATERS OFF CAPE
  FEAR AND CAPE ROMAIN. DOMINANT PERIODS WILL RANGE FROM 5 TO 7
  SECONDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS 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 DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE MILE. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

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