weather.gov     
National Weather Service

Watches, Warnings & Advisories
NWS Homepage

Freezing Spray Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
950 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

ANZ052-282100-
/O.EXT.KCAR.GL.W.0007.000000T0000Z-150128T2100Z/
/O.EXT.KCAR.UP.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-150128T2100Z/
INTRA COASTAL WATERS FROM SCHOODIC POINT, ME TO STONINGTON, ME-
950 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
...FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* WINDS AND SEAS...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40
  KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.

* FREEZING SPRAY...MODERATE FREEZING SPRAY EARLY.

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 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.

&&

$$

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