Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
243 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

...GALE FORCE WINDS AND HIGH WAVES THIS MORNING...

.STRONG LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS INTO
SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN TODAY BEFORE REACHING EASTERN ONTARIO
CANADA SATURDAY. STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS ALONG WITH HIGH WAVES WILL
OCCUR.

FREQUENT GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES ARE EXPECTED WITH HIGH WAVES.
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN GUSTY AND BACK TO THE NORTHWEST LATER
TODAY...AND LINGER INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. THE HIGH WAVES WILL
GRADUALLY PUSH OUT OVER THE OPEN WATERS OF LAKE MICHIGAN DURING
THIS PERIOD. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED LATER
THIS MORNING INTO SATURDAY NIGHT.

LMZ643>646-241500-
/O.EXT.KMKX.GL.W.0004.000000T0000Z-170224T1500Z/
SHEBOYGAN TO PORT WASHINGTON WI-
PORT WASHINGTON TO NORTH POINT LIGHT WI-
NORTH POINT LIGHT TO WIND POINT WI-
WIND POINT WI TO WINTHROP HARBOR IL-
243 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING...

THE GALE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING.

* WINDS: NORTHEAST UP TO 30 KNOTS. FREQUENT GALE GUSTS UP TO 35
  KNOTS INTO MID MORNING. WINDS BACKING NORTH TO NORTHWEST 15 TO
  25 KNOTS LATER THIS MORNING INTO TONIGHT...LINGERING INTO SATURDAY
  NIGHT.

* WAVES: BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
  TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

&&

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