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Message 549dbedc-9524-4d26-9189-7aed6ad3ad5b from ABMS_Met_Office sent at 19:21:50 on 2021-07-01
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Small craft warning goes into effect, Friday 8 am to Saturday 8 am, especially open Atlantic waters.
Synopsis: Fresh to strong gusty winds, owing to expected further steepening of the pressure gradient, due to the passage of Tropical Storm Elsa, are expected to cause hazardous seas. The threat level to the life, livelihood, property and infrastructure of mariners is high, and there is the potential for extensive impacts. A small craft warning means that wind speeds of 41 km/h or higher (22 knots or higher) and or wind waves and or wind swells of 9 feet or greater are occurring or expected. Winds over open waters: East at 33 to 52 km/h (18 to 28 knots; 21 to 32 mph), with strong gusts to gale-force – 69 km/h (37 knots; 43 mph). Seas (significant wave heights): 2 to 3.5 metres (7 to 12 feet), occasionally or locally exceeding 4.5 metres (15 feet). Wind waves and or wind swells: 2 to 2.8 metres or 6 to 9 feet and occasionally higher. Dominant wind wave period is 6 to 9 seconds. Potential impacts: Loss of life; injuries; damage or loss of boats and fishing equipment; sea search and rescue disruptions; cancellations to sea transportation; scarcity of sea food; cancellation to marine recreation and businesses and economic losses.
Caution: Small craft operators should stay in or near port. Please continue to monitor these hazardous, life-threatening marine conditions. Stay tuned to updates coming out of the Met Office via antiguamet.com and facebook.com/abmetservice
ABMS Met Office at 462-3017, if confirmation of this message is needed.
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