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Message 16543b23-e3ea-4a78-b1ee-5c2933095f9d from ABMS_Met_Office sent at 00:25:15 on 2020-07-29
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Urgent Marine Weather Message - A Small Craft Warning Goes Into Effect Tonight Until Thursday
Strong winds associated with the development of Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine are expected to cause the threat levels, at sea, to rise to extreme, with the potential of devastating to catastrophic impacts the life and property of mariners. Winds: East-northeast, turning clockwise to southeast by tomorrow afternoon, increasing to 33 to 63 km/h (18 to 34 knots; 21 to 39 mph), with strong gusts to around 102 km/h (55 knots; 62 mph). Seas (significant wave heights): 3 to 5.5 metres (10 to 18 feet), occasionally or locally reaching near 7 metres (23 feet). Dominant wave period is 8 to 11 seconds. Impacts (possible/likely/expected): Loss of life; injuries; sea search and rescue disruptions; cancellations to sea transportation; scarcity of sea food; damage or loss of boats and fishing equipment; cancellation to marine recreation and businesses and economic losses. A small craft warning means that wind speeds, in this case, of 41 km/h or higher (22 knots or higher) and or wind waves and or wind swells of 9 feet or greater are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small crafts.
Small craft operators should stay in port and safeguard their vessels. Please continue to monitor these hazardous, life-threatening marine conditions. Stay tuned to updates coming out of the Met Office via antiguamet.com
ABMS Met Office at 462-3017, if confirmation of this message is needed.
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