The National Weather Service says a gale warning is in effect until early this afternoon for parts of New Jersey and New York.

The weather service said Saturday that the warning is in effect until 1 p.m. and includes the area around Sandy Hook, New Jersey, and Fire Island Inlet, New York.

Winds gusts of up to 35 knots with seas of 5 to 9 feet on the ocean are possible and 4 to 6 feet on Eastern Long Island Sound.

The warning indicates that sustained winds or frequent gusts of 34 to 47 knots are expected or occurring.

The service says operating a vessel in these conditions requires experience and proper equipment.

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