Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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WHUS72 KILM 230131
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
831 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...ROUGH SEAS AND GUSTY WINDS THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS...

AMZ250-252-254-256-231200-
/O.CON.KILM.SC.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-170124T2300Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT
20 NM-
831 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST
TUESDAY...

* WINDS AND TIMING...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 20
  TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT THROUGH THIS EVENING. WINDS
  WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST TO WEST AT 20 TO 30 KT WITH FEW GUSTS UP
  TO GALE FORCE LATE TONIGHT THRU MONDAY NIGHT.

* SEAS AND TIMING...SEAS WILL BUILD TO 6 TO 9 FT TONIGHT. SEAS
  WILL DROP BACK TO 4 TO 8 FEET DURING MONDAY INTO MONDAY NIGHT.
  WIND DRIVEN WAVES AT 4 TO 7 SECOND PERIODS WILL DOMINATE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND OR SEA OF 6 FT OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS,
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

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