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Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
450 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

West central North Atlantic continental shelf and slope waters
beyond 20 nm to 250 nm offshore, including south 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.

ANZ828-250815-
Cape Charles Light to Currituck Beach Light to 100 nm offshore-
450 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...S to SW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W to SW. Seas
3 to 5 ft.
.MON...W to SW winds 15 to 25 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming N to NE 25 to 35 kt.
Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 5 to 9 ft. Scattered showers and
TSTMs.
.TUE...N to NE winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 11 to 19 ft. Rain.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming 25 to 30 kt. Seas
11 to 19 ft.
.WED...NE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 16 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E to NE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 13 ft.
.THU...E to NE winds 10 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 6 to 10 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E to NE winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable.
Seas 4 to 8 ft.
.FRI...Variable winds less than 10 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
450 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

West central North Atlantic continental shelf and slope waters
beyond 20 nm to 250 nm offshore, including south 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.

ANZ830-250815-
Currituck Beach Light to Cape Hatteras to 100 nm offshore-
450 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW 15 to 25 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...W winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming N 20 to 30 kt. Seas
4 to 7 ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs.
.TUE...N to NE winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 12 to 21 ft. Scattered
showers and TSTMs.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 30 to 40 kt, diminishing to 25 to 30 kt.
Seas 13 to 21 ft.
.WED...NE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 10 to 18 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E to NE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 15 ft.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming NE. Seas 6 to 11 ft.
.FRI...N to NE winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas
5 to 8 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming S. Seas
4 to 7 ft.

$$


Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
321 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

ANZ635>637-250730-
/O.NEW.KAKQ.SC.Y.0035.190326T0300Z-190326T2300Z/
Rappahannock River from Urbanna to Windmill Point-York River-
James River from Jamestown to the James River Bridge-
321 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM MONDAY TO 7 PM EDT
TUESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Small
Craft Advisory, which is in effect from 11 PM Monday to 7 PM EDT
Tuesday.

* Wind: Northeast 15 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Small Craft advisory means wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots over
the rivers of Eastern Virginia 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
321 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

ANZ650-652-250730-
/O.NEW.KAKQ.SC.Y.0035.190326T0300Z-190327T1100Z/
Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out
20 nm-
Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm-
321 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM MONDAY TO 7 AM EDT
WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Small
Craft Advisory, which is in effect from 11 PM Monday to 7 AM EDT
Wednesday.

* Wind: Northeast 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots. Gusts to
  35 knots possible Tuesday morning.

* Seas: 5 to 8 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
321 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

ANZ630-631-250730-
/O.NEW.KAKQ.SC.Y.0035.190326T0300Z-190326T2300Z/
Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Windmill Point VA-
Chesapeake Bay from Windmill Point to New Point Comfort VA-
321 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM MONDAY TO 7 PM EDT
TUESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Small
Craft Advisory, which is in effect from 11 PM Monday to 7 PM EDT
Tuesday.

* Wind: Northeast or north 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots.

* Waves: 3 to 4 feet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Small Craft Advisory means wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots and/or
waves of 4 feet or greater over the Chesapeake Bay 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
321 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

ANZ638-250730-
/O.NEW.KAKQ.SC.Y.0035.190326T0300Z-190327T0200Z/
James River from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge-
Tunnel-
321 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM MONDAY TO 10 PM EDT
TUESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Small
Craft Advisory, which is in effect from 11 PM Monday to 10 PM EDT
Tuesday.

* Wind: Northeast 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots. Gusts up
  to 35 knots possible Tuesday morning.

* Waves: 2 to 4 feet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Small Craft advisory means wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots over
the rivers of Eastern Virginia 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 Mount Holly NJ
255 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019


ANZ453>455-250800-
/O.NEW.KPHI.SC.Y.0038.190326T0300Z-190327T1200Z/
Coastal waters from Great Egg Inlet to Cape May NJ out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Cape May NJ to Cape Henlopen DE out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island DE out 20 nm-
255 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM MONDAY TO 8 AM EDT
WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Small
Craft Advisory, which is in effect from 11 PM Monday to 8 AM EDT
Wednesday.

* WINDS AND SEAS...Northeast winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to
  30 kt. Seas 3 to 6 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots
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 Newport/Morehead City NC
350 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...GALE FORCE WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEAS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY
EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...

.Strong north to northeast winds will develop in the wake of an
exiting low pressure area off the coast by early Tuesday morning.
Winds should peak Tuesday into Tuesday night, though high seas
will linger into the middle to possibly late in the week, as gusty
NE winds linger through Wednesday into Thursday.

AMZ130-131-250800-
/O.NEW.KMHX.GL.A.0005.190326T0900Z-190327T0900Z/
Albemarle Sound-Alligator River-
350 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM EARLY TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a Gale Watch, which is in effect from late Monday night through
late Tuesday night.

* WINDS...Northeast 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt.

* WAVES...2 to 3 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
350 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...GALE FORCE WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEAS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY
EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...

.Strong north to northeast winds will develop in the wake of an
exiting low pressure area off the coast by early Tuesday morning.
Winds should peak Tuesday into Tuesday night, though high seas
will linger into the middle to possibly late in the week, as gusty
NE winds linger through Wednesday into Thursday.

AMZ150-250800-
/O.NEW.KMHX.GL.A.0005.190326T0900Z-190327T0900Z/
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
350 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM EARLY TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a Gale Watch, which is in effect from late Monday night through
late Tuesday night.

* WINDS...North 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 40 kt.

* SEAS...7 to 12 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
350 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...GALE FORCE WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEAS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY
EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...

.Strong north to northeast winds will develop in the wake of an
exiting low pressure area off the coast by early Tuesday morning.
Winds should peak Tuesday into Tuesday night, though high seas
will linger into the middle to possibly late in the week, as gusty
NE winds linger through Wednesday into Thursday.

AMZ152-154-250800-
/O.NEW.KMHX.GL.A.0005.190326T0900Z-190327T1200Z/
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-
350 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM EARLY TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a Gale Watch, which is in effect from late Monday night through
Wednesday morning.

* WINDS...North 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt.

* SEAS...8 to 13 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 Wakefield VA
321 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

ANZ654-250730-
/O.NEW.KAKQ.GL.A.0005.190326T0500Z-190327T0200Z/
Coastal waters from Parramore Island to Cape Charles Light VA out
20 nm-
321 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Gale
Watch, which is in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday
evening.

* Wind: Northeast or north 25 to 30 knots with gusts up to 40
  knots.

* Seas: 5 to 9 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 Wakefield VA
321 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

ANZ656-658-250730-
/O.NEW.KAKQ.GL.A.0005.190326T0500Z-190327T0900Z/
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-
321 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Gale
Watch, which is in effect from late Monday night through late
Tuesday night.

* Wind: Northeast or north 25 to 30 knots with gusts up to 40
  knots.

* Seas: 6 to 10 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 Wakefield VA
321 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

ANZ632-634-250730-
/O.NEW.KAKQ.GL.A.0005.190326T0500Z-190327T0200Z/
Chesapeake Bay from New Point Comfort to Little Creek VA-
Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek VA to Cape Henry VA including
the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel-
321 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Gale
Watch, which is in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday
evening.

* Wind: Northeast or north 25 to 30 knots with gusts up to 40
  knots.

* Waves: 4 to 6 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 Wakefield VA
321 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

ANZ633-250730-
/O.NEW.KAKQ.GL.A.0005.190326T0500Z-190327T0500Z/
Currituck Sound-
321 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Gale
Watch, which is in effect from late Monday night through late
Tuesday night.

* Wind: Northeast or north 25 to 30 knots with gusts up to 40
  knots.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
434 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

NCZ047-080-081-093>095-103-104-252045-
Mainland Dare-Beaufort-Mainland Hyde-Craven-Pamlico-Carteret-
Outer Banks Dare-Outer Banks Hyde-
434 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for eastern North Carolina.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday.

A prolonged period of strong north to northeast winds early Tuesday
through mid week may cause coastal flooding. During the peak of the
high winds Tuesday into Tuesday evening, wind gusts of 45 to 50 mph
are possible, especially on the Outer Banks and Downeast Carteret. In
addition to the threat of coastal flooding and high winds, large
waves will produce high surf and minor beach erosion.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
131 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-251745-
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-
131 PM EDT Sun Mar 24 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central North Carolina.

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday.

Frost/Freeze conditions are likely again by Tuesday and Wednesday
nights. Lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s are expected.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

Badgett

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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