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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
423 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS THE EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
COASTAL WATERS...

.AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST
SATURDAY EVENING. A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL SET UP BETWEEN
THE STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE OFFSHORE AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING
IN FROM THE WEST RESULTING IN GALE FORCE WINDS FOR ALL OF THE
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS INCLUDING THE SOUNDS.
NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH A FEW GUSTS
NEAR STORM STRENGTH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE SUNDAY. WINDS
AND SEAS WILL DIMINISH LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THOUGH SEAS WILL
LINGER ABOVE 6 FEET THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.


AMZ150-152-310830-
/O.NEW.KMHX.GL.A.0005.141101T2200Z-141102T2200Z/
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
423 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A GALE WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT.

* SEAS...11 TO 16 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
423 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS THE EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
COASTAL WATERS...

.AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST
SATURDAY EVENING. A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL SET UP BETWEEN
THE STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE OFFSHORE AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING
IN FROM THE WEST RESULTING IN GALE FORCE WINDS FOR ALL OF THE
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS INCLUDING THE SOUNDS.
NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH A FEW GUSTS
NEAR STORM STRENGTH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE SUNDAY. WINDS
AND SEAS WILL DIMINISH LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THOUGH SEAS WILL
LINGER ABOVE 6 FEET THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.


AMZ130-131-135-154-156-310830-
/O.NEW.KMHX.GL.A.0005.141101T2200Z-141102T1800Z/
ALBEMARLE SOUND-ALLIGATOR RIVER-PAMLICO SOUND-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
423 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A GALE WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT.

* SEAS...7 TO 10 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
338 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

ANZ450>455-310845-
/O.NEW.KPHI.SC.Y.0092.141101T0400Z-141101T1000Z/
/O.NEW.KPHI.GL.A.0016.141101T1000Z-141102T1000Z/
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-
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-
338 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT TO
6 AM EDT SATURDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT TO
6 AM EDT SATURDAY. A GALE WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS GALE
WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT LATE FRIDAY
  NIGHT AND THEN TURNING MORE NORTHERLY SATURDAY WITH GUSTS
  EVENTUALLY REACHING THE 35 TO 40 KT RANGE...ESPECIALLY LATE
  SATURDAY OR SATURDAY EVENING. WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWESTERLY
  SUNDAY AND A FEW GALE FORCE GUSTS MAY STILL BE OCCURRING DURING
  SUNDAY MORNING.

* SEAS...BUILDING TO BETWEEN 7 AND 10 FEET....HIGHEST SEAS EAST OF
  DELAWARE.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WIND SHOULD OCCUR LATE SATURDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 5 FEET OR GREATER ARE ANTICIPATED. WINDS AND SEAS
WITHIN THESE RANGES ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS
FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE
OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS 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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