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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
400 AM EDT FRI APR 25 2014

...GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS EXPECTED LATE FRIDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...

.A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST TODAY AND MOVE ACROSS
THE WATERS LATE THIS EVENING. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE AHEAD
OF THE FRONT THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KNOTS LIKELY FOR
OUTER PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL WATERS INTO TONIGHT.
SEAS WILL BUILD TO AS HIGH AS 6 TO 7 FEET OVER THE SOUTHERN AND
CENTRAL WATERS AS WELL.

AMZ152-154-156-158-252100-
/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0057.140425T2100Z-140426T1000Z/
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-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
400 AM EDT FRI APR 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 6 AM EDT SATURDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT.

* SEAS...5 TO 7 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.

&&

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
323 AM EDT FRI APR 25 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

AMZ158-252130-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
323 AM EDT FRI APR 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT THIS AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A
CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

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