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Small Craft Advisory

Weather warning signal for small craft advisory

Winds in the range of 21 to 33 knots (24 to 38 mph) create conditions considered dangerous to small boats.

Gale Warning

Weather warning signal for gales

Winds are in the range of 34 to 47 knots (39 to 54 mph).

Storm Warning

Weather warning signal for storms

Winds are 48 knots (55 mph) and above. If winds are associated with a tropical cyclone, this warning signals winds of 48 to 63 knots.

Hurricane Warning

Weather warning signal for hurricanes

Winds are 64 knots (74 mph) and above. This warning is displayed only in connection with a hurricane.