Narragansett Bay
Narragansett Bay

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Gale Watch for Narragansett Bay and Boston Harbor, beginning Wednesday evening and lasting through Friday morning. In addition, a Small Craft Advisory remains in effect until 7 AM EST this morning.

According to the NWS, strong winds with gusts up to 40 kt and waves of 4 to 7 feet are possible during the Gale Watch. These conditions can create hazardous waves that can capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

Mariners are urged to consider altering their plans to avoid these dangerous conditions. The NWS advises remaining in port, seeking safe harbor, altering course, and/or securing the vessel for severe wind and seas.

The public is urged to stay informed and take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety during this weather event. The NWS will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.

Gale Watch

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
337 AM EST Tue Jan 24 2023

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Boston Harbor-Narragansett Bay-
337 AM EST Tue Jan 24 2023

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS
MORNING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

* WHAT...For the Small Craft Advisory, west winds 10 to 15 kt
  with gusts up to 25 kt and waves 3 to 5 feet. For the Gale
  Watch, southwest winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt and
  waves 4 to 7 feet possible.

* WHERE...In Massachusetts coastal waters, Boston Harbor. In
  Rhode Island coastal waters, Narragansett Bay.

* WHEN...For the Small Craft Advisory, until 7 AM EST this
  morning. For the Gale Watch, from Wednesday evening through
  Friday morning.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds can cause hazardous waves which could
  capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Mariners should consider altering plans to avoid possible
hazardous conditions.  Remain in port, seek safe harbor, alter
course, and/or secure the vessel for severe wind and seas.

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