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Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 3:52 AM EST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 1 PM EST this

* areas affected: lower Maryland Eastern Shore and Accomack
County Virginia.

* Hazards: strong wind gusts.

* Winds: east 20 to 30 mph with gusts to over 45 mph possible.

* Timing: late tonight through midday Monday.

* Impacts: strong winds may blow down limbs... trees... and power
lines. Scattered power outages will be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be
30 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds of
these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra
precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use caution
until the winds subside.

Gale Warning, Small Craft Advisory
Issued: 2:54 AM EST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Gale Warning remains in effect until 6 PM EST this evening...
... Small Craft Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 PM
EST Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has
issued a Small Craft Advisory... which is in effect from 6 PM this
evening to 6 PM EST Tuesday.

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

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

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.

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