small-craft warning

small-craft warning

[′smȯl ¦kraft ′wȯrn·iŋ]
(meteorology)
A warning, for marine interests, of impending winds up to 28 knots (32 miles per hour or 52 kilometers per hour).
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It was quite gusty out there with a swell up to two metres and there was a small-craft warning.
The Coast Guard issued small-craft warnings. A local Inuit guide was willing to take us to Reindeer Station nonetheless, but even his most inspired incantations failed to arouse his ancient outboard.

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