NC Marine Warnings and Forecast for Thursday, February 13, 2020

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GALE WARNING

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC

952 PM EST Wed Feb 12 2020

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 7 PM EST

THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt and

seas 6 to 11 ft expected.

* WHERE...The coastal waters from Oregon Inlet to Ocracoke Inlet.

* WHEN...From 5 AM to 7 PM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds will cause hazardous seas which could

capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Mariners should alter plans to avoid these hazardous conditions.

Remain in port, seek safe harbor, alter course, and/or secure the

vessel for severe conditions.

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 7 PM EST

THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt and

seas 6 to 11 ft expected.

* WHERE...The coastal waters from Oregon Inlet to Ocracoke Inlet.

* WHEN...From 5 AM to 7 PM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds will cause hazardous seas which could

capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Mariners should alter plans to avoid these hazardous conditions.

Remain in port, seek safe harbor, alter course, and/or secure the

vessel for severe conditions.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM THURSDAY TO

7 AM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 kt with occasional gusts up to

35 kt and seas 7 to 10 ft expected.

* WHERE...The coastal waters from Cape Lookout to Surf City.

* WHEN...From 1 AM Thursday to 7 AM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller

vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous conditions.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM THURSDAY TO

7 AM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 kt with occasional gusts up to

35 kt and seas 7 to 10 ft expected.

* WHERE...The coastal waters from Cape Lookout to Surf City.

* WHEN...From 1 AM Thursday to 7 AM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller

vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous conditions.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 3 PM EST

THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt and

choppy waters expected.

* WHERE...Albemarle, Croatan, and Roanoke Sounds and the

Alligator River.

* WHEN...From 4 AM to 3 PM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller

vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous conditions.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 7 PM EST

THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 kt with occasional gusts up to

35 kt and very rough waters expected.

* WHERE...Pamlico Sound.

* WHEN...From 4 AM to 7 PM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller

vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous conditions.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM THURSDAY TO

1 AM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt and

seas 4 to 7 ft expected.

* WHERE...The coastal waters from Duck to Oregon Inlet.

* WHEN...From 4 AM Thursday to 1 AM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller

vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous conditions.

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