Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
436 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...MARINE CONDITIONS TO WORSEN LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...

AMZ250-252-254-256-011745-
/O.CON.KILM.SC.Y.0010.150202T0500Z-150202T1200Z/
/O.CON.KILM.GL.A.0002.150202T1200Z-150203T0600Z/
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-
436 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 7 AM EST MONDAY...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT...

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KT EARLY THIS EVENING
  ...WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT LATE
  TONIGHT. WINDS WILL VEER TO THE WEST DURING MONDAY...AND
  FURTHER INCREASE TO 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT.

* SEAS...TWO TO 4 FT EARLY THIS EVENING...WILL QUICKLY BUILD TO 5
  TO 8 FT OVERNIGHT...WITH THE OUTER WATERS OFF CAPE FEAR POSSIBLY
  REACHING 9 TO 10 FT. SHORT PERIODS OF 5 TO 7 SECONDS WILL
  DOMINATE THE SEAS.

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.

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF SUSTAINED OR FREQUENT
GUSTS TO GALE FORCE...SPEEDS 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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