548  
WHUS72 KILM 221956  
MWWILM  
 
URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC  
356 PM EDT SUN APR 22 2018  
 
AMZ250-252-254-256-231030-  
/O.EXT.KILM.SC.Y.0033.180423T0500Z-180423T1400Z/  
/O.UPG.KILM.GL.A.0003.180423T1900Z-180424T1600Z/  
/O.NEW.KILM.GL.W.0006.180423T1400Z-180424T1600Z/  
COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT  
20 NM-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT  
20 NM-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT  
20 NM-  
356 PM EDT SUN APR 22 2018  
 
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 10 AM EDT  
MONDAY...   
..GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MONDAY TO NOON EDT TUESDAY
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A GALE  
WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MONDAY TO NOON EDT  
TUESDAY. THE GALE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.  
 
* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT.  
 
* SEAS...8 TO 12 FEET.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR  
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES  
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY  
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE  
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.  
 
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  
WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS,  
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID  
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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