Small Craft Advisory North Carolina

By: Weather
By: Weather

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
358 PM EDT FRI SEP 23 2011

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TONIGHT...

.SEAS WILL BUILD TO 4 TO 6 FEET TONIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY
MORNING WITH PERSISTENT INCREASING ONSHORE FLOW. SOUTHERLY WINDS
WILL INCREASE AGAIN LATE SUNDAY WITH SEAS LIKELY PEAKING AT 5 TO
8 FEET SUNDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY.

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-
358 PM EDT FRI SEP 23 2011

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING
TO 6 AM EDT TUESDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS.

* SEAS...SEAS WILL BUILD TO 5 TO 7 FEET TONIGHT THEN CONTINUE
INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 6 FT OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.


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