Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
402 AM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

AMZ250-252-254-256-222000-
/O.EXT.KILM.SC.Y.0033.180423T0900Z-180423T1900Z/
/O.NEW.KILM.GL.A.0003.180423T1900Z-180424T1600Z/
Coastal waters from Surf City to Cape Fear NC out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Cape Fear NC to Little River Inlet SC out
20 nm-
Coastal waters from Little River Inlet to Murrells Inlet SC out
20 nm-
Coastal waters from Murrells Inlet to South Santee River SC out
20 nm-
402 AM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 3 PM EDT
MONDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Gale
Watch, which is in effect from Monday afternoon through Tuesday
morning.

* Winds...East to Southeast 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 40 kt.

* Seas...Will peak in the 7 to 12 foot range.

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
wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners,
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

A Gale Watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to
47 knots has significantly increased, but the specific timing
and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider
altering their plans.

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dch


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