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Small Craft Advisory, Gale Warning
Expires 1:00 PM EST on January 23, 2017

Statement as of 10:15 am EST on January 22, 2017

... Small Craft Advisory now in effect from 6 PM this evening to
1 am EST Monday...
... Gale Warning in effect from 1 am to 1 PM EST Monday...

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has
issued a Gale Warning... which is in effect from 1 am to 1 PM EST

* Winds... 18 to 33 knots within the Small Craft Advisory.

* Winds... 34 to 47 knots within the Gale Warning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Small Craft Advisory means winds of 18 to 33 knots are imminent
or occurring. Boaters operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or
occurring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires
experience and a properly equipped vessel. Recreational boaters
should seek safe Harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.

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