Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
306 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...PERIODIC WEST NORTHWEST GALES AND FREEZING SPRAY THROUGH THIS
WEEKEND AS THE COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON SO FAR... ARRIVES BY
SUNDAY...

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COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK TO MANASQUAN INLET NJ OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM MANASQUAN INLET TO LITTLE EGG INLET NJ OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE EGG INLET TO GREAT EGG INLET NJ OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM GREAT EGG INLET TO CAPE MAY NJ OUT 20 NM-
306 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SATURDAY TO 10 AM EST
SUNDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT SATURDAY
NIGHT TO 9 AM EST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
SATURDAY NIGHT TO 9 AM EST SUNDAY. THIS FREEZING SPRAY WARNING
SUPERSEDES THE PREVIOUSLY POSTED FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY.

* LOCATIONS...THE NEW JERSEY ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS.

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

* SEAS...4 TO 7 FEET.

* TIMING...SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTY TO 20 KT WILL SHIFT ABRUPTLY TO
  NORTHWEST NEAR DAWN SATURDAY AND IMMEDIATELY GUST 40 TO 45 KT.
  WINDS SHOULD BEGIN DIMINISHING AROUND DAWN SUNDAY.

* FREEZING SPRAY...MODERATE FREEZING SPRAY RATES ARE EXPECTED
  EARLY SATURDAY MORNING BECOMING HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY RATES NEAR
  THE NEW JERSEY COAST SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING MEANS HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IS
EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY ACCUMULATE ON VESSELS. THESE CONDITIONS CAN
BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TO NAVIGATION. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT
MARINERS NOT TRAINED TO OPERATE IN THESE CONDITIONS OR VESSELS
NOT PROPERLY EQUIPPED TO DO SO...REMAIN IN PORT OR AVOID THE
WARING AREA.

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.

&&

$$

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DELAWARE BAY WATERS NORTH OF EAST POINT NJ TO SLAUGHTER BEACH DE-
DELAWARE BAY WATERS SOUTH OF EAST POINT NJ TO SLAUGHTER BEACH DE-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE MAY NJ TO CAPE HENLOPEN DE OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE HENLOPEN TO FENWICK ISLAND DE OUT 20 NM-
306 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SATURDAY TO 10 AM EST
SUNDAY...
...FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SATURDAY
TO 10 AM EST SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS...THE DELAWARE ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS AND THE DELAWARE
  BAY.

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

* SEAS...4 TO 7 FEET ON THE ATLANTIC WATERS AND 3 TO 5 FEET ON DELAWARE
  BAY.

* TIMING...SOUTHWEST GUSTING TO 20 KT NEAR MIDNIGHT WILL SHIFT TO
  NORTHWEST AND IMMEDIATELY GUST 40 TO 45 KT BY 4 AM OR 5 AM SATURDAY.
  ISOLATED 50 KT GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE SATURDAY BEFORE WINDS SLOWLY
  DIMINISH SUNDAY MORNING.

* FREEZING SPRAY...MODERATE FREEZING SPRAY RATES ARE EXPECTED EARLY
  SATURDAY MORNING CONTINUING INTO SUNDAY MORNING. FREEZING SPRAY
  RATES MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES SATURDAY NIGHT.


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.

A FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY MEANS THAT LIGHT TO MODERATE
ACCUMULATION OF ICE IS EXPECTED ON VESSELS. OPERATING A VESSEL IN
FREEZING SPRAY CAN BE HAZARDOUS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT VESSELS
BE PREPARED TO TAKE APPROPRIATE COUNTER MEASURES BEFORE PUTTING
TO SEA OR ENTERING THE ADVISORY AREA. MARINERS ARE URGED TO
ENSURE THEIR LIFE SAVING EQUIPMENT REMAINS FREE OF ICE AND THAT
THEIR FIRE FIGHTING CAPABILITIES ARE NOT IMPACTED DUE TO ADVERSE
WEATHER CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


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