Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
350 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

...STRONG COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH ON FRIDAY...

.SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL STEADILY INCREASE TODAY AND TONIGHT AS
STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE TRACKS THROUGH THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES.
LATEST MODEL GUIDANCE POINTS TO STRONGER SOUTHERLY FLOW OVER OPEN
WATERS OF LAKE HURON...SOLIDLY AROUND 30 KNOTS...WITH THE POTENTIAL
FOR GALE FORCE WINDS EVEN WITH THE ARRIVAL OF WARMER AIR WHICH WILL
MAINTAIN A HIGHER DEGREE OF STABILITY NEAR THE SURFACE. HAVE THUS
ISSUED A GALE WATCH FOR THE CENTRAL PORTION OF LAKE HURON...WHERE
WIND SPEEDS LOOK TO BE MAXIMIZED. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO EXPECTED AS WIDESPREAD SHOWERS MOVE THROUGH
DURING THIS TIME. ANY THUNDERSTORM COULD PRODUCE STRONGER WINDS.
A SEASONABLY STRONG COLD AIRMASS WILL OVERSPREAD THE GREAT LAKES
REGION OVER THE WEEKEND...WITH WESTERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 30 KNOTS
EXPECTED ON SATURDAY...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR GALE FORCE WINDS
TOWARD THE CANADIAN SIDE OF LAKE HURON DUE TO THE DEEPER BOUNDARY
LAYER MIXING.

LHZ441-442-022000-
/O.NEW.KDTX.SC.Y.0031.141003T0500Z-141004T0000Z/
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
350 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 PM EDT FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 PM EDT
FRIDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 24 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTH WITH GUSTS UP
  TO 30 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 6
  FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 8 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 11 AM EDT FRIDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 12 PM EDT FRIDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS
ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

LHZ421-022000-
/O.NEW.KDTX.SC.Y.0031.141003T1200Z-141004T0000Z/
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
350 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM EDT FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM EDT
FRIDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 21 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTH WITH GUSTS UP
  TO 28 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 4
  FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 5 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 11 AM EDT FRIDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 12 PM EDT FRIDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS
ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

LHZ443-022000-
/O.NEW.KDTX.SC.Y.0031.141003T1200Z-141004T0000Z/
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
350 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM EDT FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM EDT
FRIDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 23 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTH WITH GUSTS UP
  TO 28 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 5
  FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 7 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 11 AM EDT FRIDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 11 AM EDT FRIDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS
ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

LHZ362-363-462-022000-
/O.NEW.KDTX.GL.A.0014.141003T1000Z-141003T2100Z/
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-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
350 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

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

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WATCH...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  UP TO 28 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KNOTS. THE
  LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 9 FEET WITH A
  POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 13 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 11 AM EDT FRIDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 1 PM EDT FRIDAY.

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.

&&

$$








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