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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
244 AM EST SAT NOV 22 2014

...WINDY CONDITIONS THIS WEEKEND OVER THE COASTAL WATERS...

.A DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL LEAD TO AN EXTENDED PERIOD
OF BREEZY WINDS. EASTERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KNOTS THROUGH THIS
EVENING WILL BEGIN TO VEER TO THE SOUTH LATE TONIGHT AND INTO
SUNDAY. GALE FORCE GUSTS ARE EXPECTED OVER MOST OF THE WATERS LATE
TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. WINDS WILL SUBSIDE LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND
SUNDAY EVENING.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM  OCHLOCKONEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL OUT TO
20 NM-WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM  SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
244 AM EST SAT NOV 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST SUNDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 7 PM EST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 7 PM EST SUNDAY. THE
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST SUNDAY.

* PEAK WINDS: 20 TO 25 KNOTS. FREQUENT GALE FORCE GUSTS EXPECTED
  LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

* PEAK SEAS: 8 TO 10 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 13 FEET OFFSHORE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS...
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

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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