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09 February 2017 @ 08:51 pm
A Gale warning?!  
Gale Warning for James River from Jamestown to the James River Bridge

Issuing Office: Wakefield
Source: National.Weather.Service
6:42pm EST, Thu Feb 9
... GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING... * WINDS... NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. * WAVES... 2 TO 4 FEET. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURING. 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.