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Gale Warning


OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST...CORRECTED
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
432 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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.

ANZ830-190945-
CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO CAPE HATTERAS TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
432 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
7 TO 13 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN
10 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO
11 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO
35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 16 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.

$$

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST...CORRECTED
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
432 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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.

ANZ828-190945-
CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
432 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING
N. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 3 TO
6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S 25 TO
35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 16 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.

$$


Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
420 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND HIGH SEAS WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE THROUGH
TONIGHT...

.GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND 5 TO 7 FOOT SEAS WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE
THROUGH TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE BEGINS TO BUILD TOWARDS THE
WATERS.

AMZ152-154-190930-
/O.EXT.KMHX.SC.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-170119T1000Z/
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-
420 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 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 FEET 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
327 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

ANZ530>543-190100-
/O.CON.KLWX.SC.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-170119T0100Z/
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND MD-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT MD-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH MD-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT MD-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT MD TO SMITH POINT VA-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD MD-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND MD-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND MD TO SMITH POINT VA-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-EASTERN BAY-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH
ISLAND-
327 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* WINDS...18 TO 33 KNOTS WITHIN THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS WINDS OF 18 TO 33 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT
OR OCCURRING. BOATERS OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
418 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-192130-
PERSON-GRANVILLE-VANCE-WARREN-HALIFAX-FORSYTH-GUILFORD-ALAMANCE-
ORANGE-DURHAM-FRANKLIN-NASH-EDGECOMBE-DAVIDSON-RANDOLPH-CHATHAM-
WAKE-JOHNSTON-WILSON-STANLY-MONTGOMERY-MOORE-LEE-HARNETT-WAYNE-
ANSON-RICHMOND-SCOTLAND-HOKE-CUMBERLAND-SAMPSON-
418 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL NORTH
CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT AND THURSDAY.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A STRONG STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE REGION THIS
WEEKEND INTO MONDAY MORNING. A WIDE RANGE OF WEATHER
HAZARDS ARE POSSIBLE. THESE INCLUDE HEAVY RAIN AND POSSIBLE
FLOODING... ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS... AND FINALLY
A POTENTIAL SQUALL LINE AND WIND DAMAGE THREAT WITH THE
MAIN COLD FRONT SUNDAY NIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY.

DETAILS ON ALL THESE POTENTIAL HAZARDS WILL BECOME A BIT MORE
DEFINED WITH FUTURE FORECASTS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

$$

PWB

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