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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
934 PM EST MON DEC 5 2016

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.

ANZ833-061445-
CAPE HATTERAS TO CAPE FEAR TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
934 PM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO NE 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...WINDS INCREASING TO S TO SE 25 TO 35 KT...THEN BECOMING SW.
SEAS 4 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 10 TO 16 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 9 TO 16 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT...THEN BECOMING W TO
NW. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7
FT.
.THU NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10
FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 7 TO 12 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO
11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7
FT.

$$

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
934 PM EST MON DEC 5 2016

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.

ANZ828-061445-
CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
934 PM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS
4 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...WINDS VEERING TO E 15 TO 20 KT...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO 30
KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FT...THEN BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...WINDS SHIFTING TO W 25 TO 35 KT...THEN BECOMING W TO NW
20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 14 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...WINDS VEERING TO N 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT...THEN BECOMING NW 5
TO 10 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...W WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...WINDS VEERING TO N TO NW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO
6 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 9 TO 15 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS BECOMING 15 TO 25 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15
KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 12 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FT.

$$

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
934 PM EST MON DEC 5 2016

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.

ANZ830-061445-
CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO CAPE HATTERAS TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
934 PM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...WINDS INCREASING TO E 15 TO 25 KT...THEN BECOMING S TO SW 25
TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT. RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...WINDS VEERING TO W 25 TO 35 KT...THEN BECOMING W TO NW
20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 15 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.WED...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT...THEN BECOMING NW 5
TO 10 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 8 FT.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 15 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS BECOMING 15 TO 25 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 12 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.

$$


Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
115 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

ANZ633-061415-
/O.CON.KAKQ.SC.Y.0109.161206T1500Z-161207T1200Z/
CURRITUCK SOUND-
115 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING
TO 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* WINDS: EAST 15 TO 25 KNOTS TUESDAY BECOMING NORTHWEST TUESDAY
  NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS OVER
THE CURRITUCK SOUND ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS BOATING
CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS...SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN
THESE CONDITIONS. MARINERS SHOULD PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE
MARINE FORECAST...AND CONSIDER WIND AND SEA CONDITIONS IN
PLANNING.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
115 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

ANZ656-658-061415-
/O.CON.KAKQ.SC.Y.0109.161206T0900Z-161206T2100Z/
/O.CON.KAKQ.GL.A.0013.161206T2100Z-161207T1200Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO VIRGINIA-
NORTH CAROLINA BORDER OUT TO 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM NC VA BORDER TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT
20 NM-
115 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

* WINDS: EAST 15 TO 25 KNOTS TUESDAY BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHWEST
  20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KNOTS TUESDAY NIGHT.

* SEAS: 4 TO 7 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS AND/OR
SEAS OF 5 FEET OR GREATER OVER THE COASTAL WATERS ARE EXPECTED TO
PRODUCE HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS...SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

MARINERS SHOULD PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE MARINE FORECAST...AND
CONSIDER WIND AND SEA CONDITIONS IN PLANNING.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
740 PM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...GUSTY WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE WATERS
TUESDAY...

.DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS FROM THE
SOUTHWEST ON TUESDAY...PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS. WINDS
WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH ON WEDNESDAY BUT ELEVATED SEAS WILL LINGER
INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING.

AMZ156-158-061245-
/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0114.161206T1800Z-161208T0300Z/
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
740 PM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO
10 PM EST WEDNESDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT.

* SEAS...5 TO 8 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 NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
740 PM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...GUSTY WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE WATERS
TUESDAY...

.DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS FROM THE
SOUTHWEST ON TUESDAY...PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS. WINDS
WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH ON WEDNESDAY BUT ELEVATED SEAS WILL LINGER
INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING.

AMZ150-152-154-061245-
/O.CAN.KMHX.SC.Y.0113.000000T0000Z-161206T0500Z/
/O.EXA.KMHX.SC.Y.0114.161206T1800Z-161208T0300Z/
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
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-
740 PM EST MON DEC 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO 10 PM EST
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO
10 PM EST WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT.

* SEAS...4 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.

&&

$$


Gale Watch


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
115 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

ANZ656-658-061415-
/O.CON.KAKQ.SC.Y.0109.161206T0900Z-161206T2100Z/
/O.CON.KAKQ.GL.A.0013.161206T2100Z-161207T1200Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO VIRGINIA-
NORTH CAROLINA BORDER OUT TO 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM NC VA BORDER TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT
20 NM-
115 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

* WINDS: EAST 15 TO 25 KNOTS TUESDAY BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHWEST
  20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KNOTS TUESDAY NIGHT.

* SEAS: 4 TO 7 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS AND/OR
SEAS OF 5 FEET OR GREATER OVER THE COASTAL WATERS ARE EXPECTED TO
PRODUCE HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS...SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

MARINERS SHOULD PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE MARINE FORECAST...AND
CONSIDER WIND AND SEA CONDITIONS IN PLANNING.

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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