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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
930 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE CONDITIONS FROM SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY...
...MODERATE TO HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY...

ANZ335-131100-
/O.CON.KOKX.UP.Y.0002.160213T0900Z-160213T2300Z/
/O.CON.KOKX.GL.W.0011.160213T1100Z-160214T1100Z/
/O.CON.KOKX.UP.W.0001.160213T2300Z-160214T1700Z/
LONG ISLAND SOUND WEST OF NEW HAVEN CT/PORT JEFFERSON NY-
930 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 6 PM
EST SATURDAY...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY TO 6 AM EST
SUNDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM
SATURDAY TO NOON EST SUNDAY...

* WINDS AND SEAS...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO
  35 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

* FREEZING SPRAY...MODERATE FREEZING SPRAY SATURDAY. HEAVY
  FREEZING SPRAY SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

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 SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS OF 34 TO
47 KT ARE EXPECTED 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 ENTER THE ADVISORY AREA.

&&

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