High Wind and Gale Warnings

SOP Number & Name

3070, 3080, 3090 High Wind, Gale, Storm Warnings


        These are all the same except for the criteria that depend on windspeed (e.g.,. 18-33 knots) for warning small craft at sea.

        The Forecaster calls the marinas and Port Operations, or they call METOC with observations if METOC hasn't issued a warning or advisory.

Who does this procedure?


How often?

When needed.

Frequency of reference to the SOP

The criteria are memorized.


Forecaster's discretion on whether to call marinas or Port Ops for observations.

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