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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
732 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS EXPECTED THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.NORTHERLY WINDS IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL INCREASE
TO GALE FORCE EARLY THIS EVENING, WITH SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS
OVER THE ALBEMARLE SOUND, ALLIGATOR, NEUSE, AND PAMLICO RIVERS.
SEAS WILL BUILD TO 8 TO 12 FEET OVERNIGHT. WINDS AND SEAS WILL
GRADUALLY DIMINISH FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.

AMZ156-158-061245-
/O.CON.KMHX.GL.W.0017.000000T0000Z-150306T2000Z/
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
732 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST FRIDAY...

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

* SEAS...6 TO 9 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
732 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS EXPECTED THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.NORTHERLY WINDS IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL INCREASE
TO GALE FORCE EARLY THIS EVENING, WITH SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS
OVER THE ALBEMARLE SOUND, ALLIGATOR, NEUSE, AND PAMLICO RIVERS.
SEAS WILL BUILD TO 8 TO 12 FEET OVERNIGHT. WINDS AND SEAS WILL
GRADUALLY DIMINISH FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.

AMZ135-061245-
/O.CON.KMHX.GL.W.0017.000000T0000Z-150306T1500Z/
PAMLICO SOUND-
732 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST FRIDAY...

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

* WAVES...2 TO 3 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
732 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS EXPECTED THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.NORTHERLY WINDS IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL INCREASE
TO GALE FORCE EARLY THIS EVENING, WITH SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS
OVER THE ALBEMARLE SOUND, ALLIGATOR, NEUSE, AND PAMLICO RIVERS.
SEAS WILL BUILD TO 8 TO 12 FEET OVERNIGHT. WINDS AND SEAS WILL
GRADUALLY DIMINISH FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.

AMZ152-154-061245-
/O.CON.KMHX.GL.W.0017.000000T0000Z-150306T2000Z/
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-
732 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST FRIDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT.

* SEAS...7 TO 12 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
732 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS EXPECTED THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.NORTHERLY WINDS IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL INCREASE
TO GALE FORCE EARLY THIS EVENING, WITH SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS
OVER THE ALBEMARLE SOUND, ALLIGATOR, NEUSE, AND PAMLICO RIVERS.
SEAS WILL BUILD TO 8 TO 12 FEET OVERNIGHT. WINDS AND SEAS WILL
GRADUALLY DIMINISH FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.

AMZ150-061245-
/O.CON.KMHX.GL.W.0017.000000T0000Z-150306T1500Z/
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
732 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST FRIDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT.

* SEAS...7 TO 11 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
1242 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

ANZ633-061200-
/O.UPG.KAKQ.SC.Y.0035.000000T0000Z-150306T1800Z/
/O.EXA.KAKQ.GL.W.0016.000000T0000Z-150306T1200Z/
CURRITUCK SOUND-
1242 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING. THE
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS: NORTH 20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KNOTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE OCCURRING OR
EXPECTED WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
1242 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

ANZ656-658-061200-
/O.CON.KAKQ.GL.W.0016.000000T0000Z-150306T1200Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA TO NC VA BORDER OUT TO
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM NC VA BORDER TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT
TO 20 NM-
1242 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING.

* WINDS: NORTH 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KNOTS.

* SEAS: 7 TO 11 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE OCCURRING OR
EXPECTED WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. 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.

&&

$$

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
926 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

W CENTRAL N ATLC CONTINENTAL SHELF AND SLOPE WATERS BEYOND 20
NM...TO 250 NM OFFSHORE...INCLUDING S OF GEORGES BANK FROM 1000
FM TO...250 NM OFFSHORE

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

ANZ833-061600-
CAPE HATTERAS TO CAPE FEAR TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
926 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
8 TO 13 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NW LESS THAN 10 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...W TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS
1 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING E TO NE.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 5 TO
15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
926 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

W CENTRAL N ATLC CONTINENTAL SHELF AND SLOPE WATERS BEYOND 20
NM...TO 250 NM OFFSHORE...INCLUDING S OF GEORGES BANK FROM 1000
FM TO...250 NM OFFSHORE

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

ANZ830-061600-
CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO CAPE HATTERAS TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
926 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS
8 TO 13 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING E TO NE.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
926 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

W CENTRAL N ATLC CONTINENTAL SHELF AND SLOPE WATERS BEYOND 20
NM...TO 250 NM OFFSHORE...INCLUDING S OF GEORGES BANK FROM 1000
FM TO...250 NM OFFSHORE

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

ANZ828-061600-
CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
926 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING NE. SEAS
1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
545 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

AMZ250-252-254-256-061000-
/O.CAN.KILM.MF.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-150305T2300Z/
/O.CON.KILM.GL.W.0008.150306T0200Z-150306T1500Z/
SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM-
CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM-
545 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
EST FRIDAY...
...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS CANCELLED THE
DENSE FOG ADVISORY.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 KT.

* SEAS...5 TO 9 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS 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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