While a flag can be used to display a particular belief or set of values, it can also be used to communicate important information. A prime example of the communicative powers of this product can be seen in storm warning flags. Used to communicate that a serious storm is present or approaching, these flags help keep boaters safe while helping to share the information with others on the water.
We offer a complete line up of options when looking for a hurricane warning flag for your boat. Our warning flags are made with bright colored 200-denier heavy-duty SolarMax nylon to withstand the extreme conditions Mother Nature unleashes while allowing mariners to see the warning flags clearly. In addition, each flag is fitted with strong white headers and brass grommets to ensure a secure and lasting attachment to the flagpole. Available in two sizes and sold in sets of (4) flags (includes two red gale pennants and two red/black hurricane flags). For additional storm warning flag sizes contact us. Other sizes available, call or email for a prompt quote. Be ready when nature strikes with the right hurricane flag! contact us.
Importance of Storm Warning/ Hurricane Flags
These flags are designed to alert mariners to the strength of the incoming storm, so they can either seek shelter or batten down the hatches. There are four categories of storm warnings that can be communicated to maritime vessels using storm-warning flags.
Small Craft Warning - 1 red pennant; forecast of high winds up to 38 mph (33 knots)
Gale Warning - 2 red pennants; winds predicted between 39-54 mph (34-47 knots)
Storm Warning - 1 red flag with black square; signifies winds of 55-73 mph (48-63 knots)
Hurricane Warning - 2 red flags with black squares; winds exceeding 74 mph (64 knots)
About Storm Warning/ Hurricane Flags
This type of flag was initially adopted by the U.S. Weather Bureau as a system of maritime weather warning in the early twentieth century. Originally, a combination of flags and pennants were used to alert mariners of the direction of the oncoming storm, however in 1958 that was changed to indicate the strength of the wind rather than the direction of the storm; and in 1989, the National Weather Service discontinued posting flag warnings, as they were less reliable than marine radio broadcasts. However, some U.S. Coast Guard Stations still display the warning signals without the participation of the National Weather Service. Therefore, if you're out on the water and concerned about the possibility of a storm listen to the National Weather Service broadcast.
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