Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
346 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...POTENTIAL FOR SOUTHWEST GALES SUNDAY EVENING...

.LIGHT SOUTHWEST WINDS TONIGHT WILL BECOME STRONG BY MIDDAY SUNDAY
AND WILL BE SUSTAINED AT NEAR-GALES OVER CENTRAL LAKE HURON BY
SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE PRESENCE OF A MODEST AMOUNT OF COLD AIR AND
SOME OPEN WATER...AND PERHAPS EVEN SOME FUNNELING IN SAGINAW
BAY...ARE ENOUGH TO WARRANT THE ISSUANCE OF A GALE WATCH FOR SOUTH-
SOUTHWEST GALES SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR MUCH OF
LAKE HURON. WINDS WILL THEN SUBSIDE SOMEWHAT BY MIDNIGHT SUNDAY
NIGHT AND A REPRIEVE OF ABOUT 6 HOURS IS EXPECTED BEFORE NORTHWEST
GALES DEVELOP BEHIND A PASSING COLD FRONT. THIS SECOND ROUND OF
GALES WILL BE FROM THE NORTHWEST AND WILL BEGIN DURING THE PREDAWN
HOURS MONDAY AND PERSIST THROUGH MIDDAY. TRANQUIL CONDITIONS WILL
TAKE HOLD BENEATH HIGH PRESSURE ON MONDAY NIGHT.

LHZ362-363-421-422-441-462-463-290815-
/O.NEW.KDTX.GL.A.0012.150329T2000Z-150330T0300Z/
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
346 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A GALE
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WATCH...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  UP TO 33 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTH WITH GUSTS UP TO 39 KNOTS. THE
  LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 12 FEET WITH A
  POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 17 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 7 PM SUNDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 8 PM SUNDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

$$

JVC


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