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Storm Warning

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
314 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019

...GALE TO STORM FORCE WINDS FOR COASTAL WATERS AND SOUNDS
FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY MORNING...

.Southerly flow will increase to Gale Force Friday afternoon into
Saturday morning ahead of a strong cold front. Winds are expected
to gust to Storm Force over the central waters Friday night when
the strongest winds are forecast to occur. Winds will begin to
diminish Saturday behind the cold front but will will still remain
gusty through the weekend. Dangerous seas in excess of 15 feet
are expected Friday night into early Saturday morning. Seas are
then forecast to slowly subside Saturday afternoon but will remain
elevated through Sunday.

AMZ152-154-190845-
/O.UPG.KMHX.GL.A.0008.190419T1500Z-190420T1500Z/
/O.NEW.KMHX.SR.W.0002.190419T2200Z-190420T1000Z/
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-
314 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM FRIDAY TO 6 AM EDT
SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a Storm Warning, which is in effect from 6 PM Friday to 6 AM EDT
Saturday. The Gale Watch is no longer in effect.

* WINDS...South 30 to 40 kt with frequent gusts up to 50 kt.

* SEAS...13 to 18 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Storm Warning means winds of 48 to 63 knots are imminent or
occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port, or take
shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should
prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions, and
consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds
and waves subside.

&&

$$



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