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What is a Gale Warning?

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Gale warnings are issued when winds within 39 - 54 mph (34 - 47 knots) are expected within 24 hours, or frequent gusts between 35 knots and 49 knots are expected. Gale warnings may precede or accompany a hurricane watch.

Further reading about gale warnings:

Marine Weather Advisories, Watches and Warnings

Before Boating Know Your Marine Weather Forecast

 

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