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Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
432 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

AMZ474-240545-
/O.CON.KJAX.SC.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-170225T0900Z/
WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
432 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST
SATURDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO GALE
  FORCE THIS AFTERNOON.

* WAVES/SEAS...SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14
  FEET...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET ON FRIDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS,
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER, ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS, ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
432 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

AMZ452-454-240545-
/O.CON.KJAX.SC.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-170224T1000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ST. AUGUSTINE TO FLAGLER BEACH FL OUT 20 NM-
432 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST FRIDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 KNOTS LATE
  TONIGHT.

* WAVES/SEAS...SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10
  FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS,
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER, ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS, ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
432 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

AMZ470-240545-
/O.CON.KJAX.SC.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-170225T0900Z/
WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND GA TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
432 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST
SATURDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO GALE
  FORCE THIS AFTERNOON...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS THIS
  EVENING.

* WAVES/SEAS...SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11
  FEET...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET ON FRIDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS,
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER, ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS, ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
432 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

AMZ472-240545-
/O.CON.KJAX.SC.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-170225T0900Z/
WATERS FROM FERNANDINA BEACH TO ST. AUGUSTINE FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
432 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST
SATURDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST AROUND 25 KNOTS WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO GALE
  FORCE THIS AFTERNOON...DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS THIS
  EVENING.

* WAVES/SEAS...SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 14
  FEET...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET ON FRIDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS,
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER, ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS, ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
432 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

AMZ450-240545-
/O.EXA.KJAX.SC.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-170224T1000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM ALTAMAHA SOUND TO FERNANDINA BEACH FL OUT
20 NM-
432 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST FRIDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING 10 KNOTS LATE
  TONIGHT.

* WAVES/SEAS...SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS,
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER, ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS, ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
328 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

AMZ374-231630-
/O.CON.KCHS.SC.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-170226T1600Z/
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
328 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST
SUNDAY...

* IMPACTS...WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO
  SMALL CRAFT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DURING A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS...SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
250 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

FLZ033-038-240300-
/O.NEW.KJAX.RP.S.0002.170223T0900Z-170225T0000Z/
/O.CON.KJAX.SU.Y.0001.170223T1200Z-170224T0300Z/
ST. JOHNS-FLAGLER-
250 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO
10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH
RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKERS OF 7 TO 8 FEET ARE EXPECTED.

* TIMING...FROM THE EARLY MORNING HOURS THROUGH THE EARLY
  EVENING HOURS.

* IMPACTS...A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL
  AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS
  AND LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE, WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS, JETTIES
AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH PATROL.
PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.
DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE
SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE
FOR HELP. IF TIRED, FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP
CURRENT.

&&

$$

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