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Weather warning signal for small craft advisory
Small Craft Advisory: Winds in the range of 21 to 33 knots (24 to 38 mph) create conditions considered dangerous to small vessels.
Weather warning signal for gales
Gale Warning: Winds are in the range of 34 to 47 knots (39 to 54 mph).
Weather warning signal for storms
Storm Warning: 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.
Weather warning signal for hurricanes
Hurricane Warning: Winds are 64 knots (74 mph) and above. This warning is displayed only in connection with a hurricane.