Prep for NOEL, Currituck Sound, VA

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Team Island Spirit is anchored down in Blackwater Creek at the north end of Currituck Sound in preparation for tropical storm NOEL to pass off the North Carolina coast. (on this chart Currituck sound is the northern most sound) Tonight will be a long night as it looks like the team will have to stay put all day Fri as they deal with this storm. She has come in closer to the coast than originally forecasted. Below is the current NOAA forcast as of 1 hr ago!

Anchored location is:
36-35.635 N
76-02.807 W.
CURRITUCK SOUND-7:06 PM EDT THU NOV 1 2007

GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING
TONIGHT N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT…BECOMING NE 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT…THEN 3 TO 4 FT EARLY IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE.
FRI NE WINDS 30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 KT. WAVES 3 TO4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
FRI NIGHT N WINDS 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 KT. WAVES 3 TO 4 FT.A CHANCE OF RAIN.
SAT NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KT…DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT…SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FTIN THE AFTERNOON.
SAT NIGHT NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT IN THE EVENING…THEN 1 FOOT OR LESS.

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