Gale Warning For Friday to Saturday

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Not exactly the right flag for these wind speeds but you get the point.

The NWS has issued a gale warning for Friday night into Saturday night, and Sunday isn’t going to be much better with twenty plus mile per hour winds.  If you are surf fishing watch high tide, some of the beaches have wash outs that cut into the swales and will fill in fast.  The offshore winds may keep the waves at bay some.  If you are fishing the ASMA tournament this weekend watch the water and good luck to all the surf anglers.  Assateague Island  just fully reopened from tidal over wash during the full moon.  Casting should be easy in the heavy west winds this weekend, so there is that for a bonus.

 

GALE WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT

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* LOCATION

ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS OF NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE.

* WINDS

NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT.

* SEAS

5 TO 7 FEET.

* TIMING

GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP SHORTLY AFTER A COLD
FRONT PASSES ACROSS THE WATERS FRIDAY NIGHT.

* OUTLOOK

GALE FORCE WIND GUSTS WILL LIKELY PERSIST THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT

AND POSSIBLY INTO SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS 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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Issuing Office: Philadelphia

Source: National Weather Service

Issued: 3:40 PM EDT, Thu Oct 20

Marine Forecast … 

TONIGHT…SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT…BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING…THEN
INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. MAINLY IN SE SWELL WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.SAT…W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 4 TO
7 FT. MAINLY IN SE SWELL WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT…W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS
4 TO 7 FT. MAINLY IN E SWELL WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
10 SECONDS.
.SUN…W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT…W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT…DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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