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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1026 PM EDT SAT APR 19 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

AMZ158-201015-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1026 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
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 LATE. RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.SUN...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 7
TO 10 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 10
SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO
ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
335 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

...STRONG NORTHEAST FLOW AND ROUGH SEAS CONTINUE INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK...

.LOW PRESSURE ACROSS NORTH FLORIDA WILL SLOWLY MOVE EAST AND OFF THE
SOUTHEAST COAST THROUGH TONIGHT...THEN LIFT NORTHEAST ACROSS THE
OFFSHORE WATERS SUNDAY AND MONDAY. TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENTS WILL
BRING A PROLONGED PERIOD OF NE WINDS AROUND 20 TO 35 KNOTS WITH
GUSTS AS HIGH AS 40 KNOTS WITH SEAS OF 6 TO 10 FEET...AND LOCALLY
AS HIGH AS 12 FEET THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. WINDS AND SEAS GRADUALLY
DIMINISH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

AMZ152-154-156-158-200745-
/O.CON.KMHX.GL.W.0018.000000T0000Z-140421T0600Z/
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-
335 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT MONDAY...

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

* SEAS...6 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.

&&

$$

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