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Gale Warning issued for Virginia and N. Carolina waters, Chesapeake Bay

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Nov 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-22 15:38:53-05

The National Weather Service has issued a Gale Warning that will remain in effect from 10:00 p.m. Saturday to 6:00 p.m. Sunday

The warning affects the lower Chesapeake Bay and coastal waters in SE Virginia and NE North Carolina extending 20 miles out to sea.

* WINDS: 20 TO 33 KNOTS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING. 30 TO 40 KNOTS SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY.

A small craft advisory has also been issued and will be in effect from 4:00 a.m. to Noon Saturday.

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.

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