weather.gov     
National Weather Service

Watches, Warnings & Advisories
NWS Homepage

Gale Warning


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
317 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

ANZ050-051-130830-
/O.NEW.KCAR.GL.W.0010.160213T2100Z-160214T2100Z/
/O.NEW.KCAR.UP.W.0001.160214T0000Z-160214T1800Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM EASTPORT, ME TO SCHOODIC POINT, ME OUT 25 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SCHOODIC POINT, ME TO STONINGTON, ME OUT
25 NM-
317 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 4 PM EST SUNDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SATURDAY TO
1 PM EST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 4 PM EST
SUNDAY. A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SATURDAY TO
1 PM EST SUNDAY.

* WINDS AND SEAS...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45
  KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET.

* FREEZING SPRAY...HEAVY ICE ACCRETION EXPECTED.

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 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.

&&

$$

ANZ800-130915-
GULF OF MAINE TO THE HAGUE LINE-
321 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING...
...STORM FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE TUE NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT. LIGHT FREEZING SPRAY.
CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SAT...E WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT...THEN BECOMING NW 25 TO 35
KT. SEAS BECOMING 3 TO 5 FT...THEN BUILDING TO 7 TO 11 FT. CHANCE OF
SNOW EARLY. LIGHT FREEZING SPRAY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 16 FT.
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS EARLY. MODERATE FREEZING SPRAY. CHANCE OF
SNOW WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
10 TO 17 FT. CHANCE OF SNOW WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS EARLY. MODERATE
FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SE 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 14
FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT...THEN BECOMING
S 40 TO 55 KT. SEAS BECOMING 12 TO 18 FT...THEN BUILDING TO 15 TO
27 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 25 TO 35 KT...THEN BECOMING W TO SW
15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 14 TO 23 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 9 TO 16
FT.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
302 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

ANZ150-152-154-131015-
/O.NEW.KGYX.GL.W.0012.160213T2100Z-160214T1500Z/
/O.NEW.KGYX.UP.W.0001.160214T0000Z-160214T1500Z/
STONINGTON ME TO PORT CLYDE ME OUT TO 25 NM-
PORT CLYDE ME TO CAPE ELIZABETH ME OUT TO 25 NM-
CAPE ELIZABETH ME TO MERRIMACK RIVER MA OUT TO 25 NM-
302 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 10 AM EST
SUNDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SATURDAY TO
10 AM EST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A GALE WARNING...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 10 AM EST SUNDAY. A
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SATURDAY TO 10 AM
EST SUNDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT.

* SEAS...5 TO 8 FEET.

* FREEZING SPRAY...HEAVY.

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 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 EQUIPED TO DO SO...REMAIN IN PORT OR AVOID THE
WARING AREA.

&&

$$

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
E-mail: w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov
Page last modified: June 2, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: for Safety, for Work, for Fun - FOR LIFE