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ANZ835-161630-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N TO 1000 FM-
1046 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT VEERING TO N TO NW AND
INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT...HIGHEST NE. SCATTERED
TSTMS.
.WED...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU NIGHT AND FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 12 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT.

$$

ANZ833-161630-
CAPE HATTERAS TO CAPE FEAR TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1046 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT VEERING TO N TO NW AND
INCREASING TO 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT...HIGHEST E. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING NE 20 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.THU...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...E TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1025 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

FROM S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM...
INCLUDING THE ALBEMARLE AND PAMLICO SOUNDS AND THE MONITOR NATIONAL
MARINE SANCTUARY

AMZ158-161030-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1025 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT...EXCEPT 5 TO 7 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE THIS
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT...BECOMING NE 20 TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
ROUGH.
.THU...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... EXCEPT AROUND 3 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
ROUGH.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
417 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...STRONG WINDS AND ELEVATED SEAS EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVE OFF THE COAST THIS EVENING. STRONG COLD
AIR ADVECTION BEHIND THE FRONT WILL PRODUCE GALE FORCE WINDS
TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. MODERATE NORTHEAST FLOW WILL LIKELY BRING
ELEVATED SEAS THROUGH LATE WEEK.

AMZ156-158-161000-
/O.CON.KMHX.GL.W.0017.140416T0000Z-140416T2000Z/
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
417 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM
EDT WEDNESDAY...

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

* SEAS...7 TO 10 FEET.

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.

&&

$$

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