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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
649 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE CONDITIONS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...
...MODERATE TO HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY
MORNING...

ANZ330-335-338-340-122230-
/O.NEW.KOKX.UP.Y.0002.160213T0900Z-160213T2300Z/
/O.CON.KOKX.GL.A.0008.160213T0900Z-160214T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KOKX.UP.A.0001.160213T2300Z-160214T1500Z/
LONG ISLAND SOUND EAST OF NEW HAVEN CT/PORT JEFFERSON NY-
LONG ISLAND SOUND WEST OF NEW HAVEN CT/PORT JEFFERSON NY-
NEW YORK HARBOR-PECONIC AND GARDINERS BAYS-
649 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 6 PM EST
SATURDAY...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A FREEZING SPRAY
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 6 PM EST SATURDAY. A
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING.

* WINDS AND SEAS...WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT
  LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET ON CENTRAL
  AND EASTERN LONG ISLAND SOUND.

* FREEZING SPRAY...MODERATE FREEZING SPRAY SATURDAY. THE
  POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY EXISTS SATURDAY NIGHT INTO
  SUNDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OR
FREQUENT GUSTS OF 25 TO 33 KT AND/OR SEAS OF 5 FT OR HIGHER ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING...AND HAZARDOUS 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 GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KT 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.

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 ENTER THE ADVISORY AREA.

A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY 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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