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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
650 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY...

...A MAJOR COASTAL LOW WILL DEVELOP OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST
SUNDAY AND PASS OFF OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST SUNDAY NIGHT
PRODUCING GALE TO STORM FORCE WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEAS IN EXCESS
OF 15 FEET...

.NORTH WINDS WILL DIMINISH BELOW 25 KNOTS THIS EVENING BUT SEAS
OVER THE CENTRAL WATERS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED AT 6 FEET OR HIGHER
THROUGH SATURDAY WHILE SUBSIDING BELOW 6 FEET ELSEWHERE LATE
TONIGHT.

LOW PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO RAPIDLY DEEPEN INTO A MAJOR COASTAL
STORM SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT PASSING OFF OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
COAST SUNDAY NIGHT. THE LOW WILL PRODUCE GALE TO STORM FORCE
WINDS SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT WITH SEAS IN EXCESS OF 15 FEET.

MODERATE TO STRONG WESTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED IN THE WAKE OF THE
COASTAL LOW AHEAD OF AND BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT WHICH IS
FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS MONDAY NIGHT. THIS FLOW WILL
HELP MAINTAIN ELEVATED SEAS OF 6 FEET OR HIGHER THROUGH MUCH OF
NEXT WEEK.

AMZ158-061200-
/O.CAN.KMHX.SC.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-160206T1000Z/
/O.CON.KMHX.SR.A.0001.160207T0900Z-160208T0600Z/
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
650 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS
CANCELLED THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY.

* WINDS...NORTH 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 KT.

* SEAS...8 TO 13 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF STORM FORCE WINDS OF
48 TO 63 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
650 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY...

...A MAJOR COASTAL LOW WILL DEVELOP OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST
SUNDAY AND PASS OFF OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST SUNDAY NIGHT
PRODUCING GALE TO STORM FORCE WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEAS IN EXCESS
OF 15 FEET...

.NORTH WINDS WILL DIMINISH BELOW 25 KNOTS THIS EVENING BUT SEAS
OVER THE CENTRAL WATERS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED AT 6 FEET OR HIGHER
THROUGH SATURDAY WHILE SUBSIDING BELOW 6 FEET ELSEWHERE LATE
TONIGHT.

LOW PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO RAPIDLY DEEPEN INTO A MAJOR COASTAL
STORM SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT PASSING OFF OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
COAST SUNDAY NIGHT. THE LOW WILL PRODUCE GALE TO STORM FORCE
WINDS SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT WITH SEAS IN EXCESS OF 15 FEET.

MODERATE TO STRONG WESTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED IN THE WAKE OF THE
COASTAL LOW AHEAD OF AND BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT WHICH IS
FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS MONDAY NIGHT. THIS FLOW WILL
HELP MAINTAIN ELEVATED SEAS OF 6 FEET OR HIGHER THROUGH MUCH OF
NEXT WEEK.

AMZ135-061200-
/O.CON.KMHX.SR.A.0001.160207T0900Z-160208T0900Z/
PAMLICO SOUND-
650 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* WINDS...NORTH 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 KT.

* WAVES...3 TO 5 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF STORM FORCE WINDS OF
48 TO 63 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
650 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY...

...A MAJOR COASTAL LOW WILL DEVELOP OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST
SUNDAY AND PASS OFF OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST SUNDAY NIGHT
PRODUCING GALE TO STORM FORCE WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEAS IN EXCESS
OF 15 FEET...

.NORTH WINDS WILL DIMINISH BELOW 25 KNOTS THIS EVENING BUT SEAS
OVER THE CENTRAL WATERS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED AT 6 FEET OR HIGHER
THROUGH SATURDAY WHILE SUBSIDING BELOW 6 FEET ELSEWHERE LATE
TONIGHT.

LOW PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO RAPIDLY DEEPEN INTO A MAJOR COASTAL
STORM SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT PASSING OFF OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
COAST SUNDAY NIGHT. THE LOW WILL PRODUCE GALE TO STORM FORCE
WINDS SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT WITH SEAS IN EXCESS OF 15 FEET.

MODERATE TO STRONG WESTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED IN THE WAKE OF THE
COASTAL LOW AHEAD OF AND BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT WHICH IS
FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS MONDAY NIGHT. THIS FLOW WILL
HELP MAINTAIN ELEVATED SEAS OF 6 FEET OR HIGHER THROUGH MUCH OF
NEXT WEEK.

AMZ152-154-061200-
/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-160207T0900Z/
/O.CON.KMHX.SR.A.0001.160207T0900Z-160208T0900Z/
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
650 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SUNDAY...
...STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* WINDS...NORTH 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 KT.

* SEAS...13 TO 18 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 6 FT OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

A STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF STORM FORCE WINDS OF
48 TO 63 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
650 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. HAZARDOUS SEAS WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY...

...A MAJOR COASTAL LOW WILL DEVELOP OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST
SUNDAY AND PASS OFF OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST SUNDAY NIGHT
PRODUCING GALE TO STORM FORCE WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEAS IN EXCESS
OF 15 FEET...

.NORTH WINDS WILL DIMINISH BELOW 25 KNOTS THIS EVENING BUT SEAS
OVER THE CENTRAL WATERS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED AT 6 FEET OR HIGHER
THROUGH SATURDAY WHILE SUBSIDING BELOW 6 FEET ELSEWHERE LATE
TONIGHT.

LOW PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO RAPIDLY DEEPEN INTO A MAJOR COASTAL
STORM SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT PASSING OFF OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
COAST SUNDAY NIGHT. THE LOW WILL PRODUCE GALE TO STORM FORCE
WINDS SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT WITH SEAS IN EXCESS OF 15 FEET.

MODERATE TO STRONG WESTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED IN THE WAKE OF THE
COASTAL LOW AHEAD OF AND BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT WHICH IS
FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS MONDAY NIGHT. THIS FLOW WILL
HELP MAINTAIN ELEVATED SEAS OF 6 FEET OR HIGHER THROUGH MUCH OF
NEXT WEEK.

AMZ156-061200-
/O.EXT.KMHX.SC.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-160206T0600Z/
/O.CON.KMHX.SR.A.0001.160207T0900Z-160208T0600Z/
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
650 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST SATURDAY...
...STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* WINDS...NORTH 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 KT.

* SEAS...9 TO 14 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 6 FT OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

A STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF STORM FORCE WINDS OF
48 TO 63 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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