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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY  
500 AM EDT SUN MAY 19 2019  
   
..THIS IS NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES VARIOUS TYPES OF MARINE  
WARNINGS, WATCHES AND ALERTS FOR MARINERS. IT IS VITAL TO UNDERSTAND  
AND FOLLOW THESE ALERTS.  
 
MARINE WARNING: TAKE ACTION! A WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN DANGEROUS  
CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. IF YOU ARE IN AT SEA, TAKE  
IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR BOAT.  
 
MARINE WATCH: BE PREPARED: A WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN CONDITIONS ARE  
FAVORABLE FOR A SPECIFIC HAZARDOUS WEATHER EVENT TO OCCUR. THIS IS  
THE TIME TO START PREPARING, NOT WHEN A WARNING IS ISSUED.  
 
TO STAY ON TOP OF ALL WEATHER ALERTS, CHECK WEATHER.GOV OR YOUR  
FAVORITE WEATHER SITE FREQUENTLY.  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALSO ISSUES A COASTAL WATERS FORECAST,  
AS WELL AS AN OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST.  
 
COASTAL AND GREAT LAKES FORECASTS ARE SUBDIVIDED BY ZONE, EACH  
IDENTIFIED BY TEXT DESCRIPTION AND A UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODE (UGC).  
THE TEXT OF THESE FORECASTS IS ONLINE AT NWS MARINE TEXT FORECASTS  
AND PRODUCTS LISTING, WHICH ALSO SERVES AS AN ALTERNATE SOURCE OF  
DATA. THESE FORECASTS ARE PRODUCED BY LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
FORECAST OFFICES. THIS PAGE IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN A TEXT VERSION  
WHICH INCLUDES A SYNOPSIS FOR MOST OF THESE AREAS. SIMILAR WEB PAGES  
FOR OFFSHORE MARINE FORECASTS BY ZONE AND HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ARE  
ALSO AVAILABLE. THESE FORECASTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE VIA E-MAIL.  
 
OFFSHORE WEATHER FORECASTS ARE PRODUCED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS:  
 
EAST COAST: NEW ENGLAND, MID-ATLANTIC, TROPICAL ATLANTIC  
GULF COAST: GULF, CARIBBEAN  
WEST COAST: ALASKA, CALIFORNIA, WASHINGTON-OREGON  
PACIFIC: HAWAII  
 
OFFSHORE WATERS FORECASTS ARE SUBDIVIDED BY ZONE, EACH IDENTIFIED BY  
TEXT DESCRIPTION AND A UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODE (UGC). THESE FORECASTS  
ARE PREPARED BY: THE OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER, NATIONAL HURRICANE  
CENTER, HONOLULU FORECAST OFFICE, JUNEAU FORECAST OFFICE, ANCHORAGE  
FORECAST OFFICE AND FAIRBANKS FORECAST OFFICE.  
 
THIS CONCLUDES TODAY'S TOPIC ON WATCHES, WARNINGS AND FORECASTS.  
TOMORROW WILL FOCUS ON WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU GO OUT ON THE WATER.  
 

 
 
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