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Forecast as of 7:36 am EDT on October 31, 2014
New York Harbor-
Gale watch in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon
Today
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Tonight
NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves building to 1 to 2 ft. A chance of light rain late in the evening. Light rain likely after midnight.
Sat
N winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt...increasing to 35 kt by midday. Waves building to 2 to 3 ft. Periods of rain.
Sat Night
N winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain likely early in the evening...then a chance of rain late in the evening.
Sun
NW winds 20 to 25 kt...increasing to 25 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
Sun Night
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt... diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves subsiding to around 2 ft.
Mon
W winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tue
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less.
Small Craft Advisory, Gale Watch
Expires 5:00 PM EST on November 02, 2014

Statement as of 3:59 am EDT on October 31, 2014


... Small Craft Advisory remains in effect from 6 PM this evening
to 6 am EDT Saturday...
... Gale watch in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday
afternoon...

The National Weather Service in New York has issued a gale
watch... which is in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday
afternoon.

* Location... coastal ocean waters south of Long Island... Long
Island Sound... New York Harbor... and the bays of Long Island.

* Winds... northeast winds increase to 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to
30 kt tonight. Winds increase to gale force during Saturday and
become north 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt by Saturday night.

* Seas... building to 5 to 10 feet on the coastal ocean
waters... highest east of Moriches Inlet. Seas build to 3 to 5
ft on eastern Long Island Sound.

* Timing... the strongest winds and highest seas are expected from
Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Small Craft Advisory means that sustained wind speeds or
frequent gusts of 25 to 33 kt and/or seas of 5 ft or higher are
expected or occurring... and hazardous to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller
vessels... should avoid navigating in these conditions.

A gale watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to
47 kt has significantly increased... but the specific timing
and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider
altering their plans.







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