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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
413 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

LEZ142>144-162>164-250515-
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MAUMEE BAY TO RENO BEACH OH-RENO BEACH TO THE ISLANDS OH-
THE ISLANDS TO VERMILION OH-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM MAUMEE BAY TO RENO BEACH-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM RENO BEACH TO THE ISLANDS-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM THE ISLANDS TO VERMILION-
413 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THURSDAY...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON EST THURSDAY...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THURSDAY. A LOW
WATER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
EST THURSDAY.

* WINDS AND WAVES: SOUTHWEST GALES OF 35 TO 40 KNOTS WITH HIGHER
  GUSTS WILL DEVELOP STARTING LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR EVENING AND
  THEN DECREASE THURSDAY MORNING. WAVES WILL BUILD TO 7 TO 10 FEET BY
  LATE TONIGHT AND THEN START DECREASING ON THURSDAY.

* LOW WATER: AS THE GALE FORCE WINDS DEVELOP THE WATER LEVEL WILL
  START DROPPING ON WESTERN LAKE ERIE THIS EVENING. AT 4 PM THE
  WATER LEVEL AT TOLEDO WAS 27 INCHES ABOVE CHART DATUM. THE WATER
  LEVEL WILL DROP TO NEARLY 3 FEET BELOW LOW WATER DATUM BY
  THURSDAY MORNING AND THEN RISE THROUGH THE DAY ON THURSDAY.
  WATER LEVEL SHOULD BE BACK ABOVE THE CRITICAL LEVEL FOR SAFE
  NAVIGATION ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS SHOULD MONITOR THE FORECAST AND PREPARE TO TAKE
APPROPRIATE ACTIONS OR CONSIDER ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPER EQUIPMENT. MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER
EXPERIENCE SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE
CONDITIONS.

A LOW WATER ADVISORY MEANS WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO BE BELOW
THE CRITICAL MARK FOR SAFE NAVIGATION. VESSELS MAY BOTTOM OUT OR
BECOME GROUNDED. CONTACT THE COAST GUARD FOR THE LATEST WATER
LEVEL. MARINERS SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION OR CONSIDER WAITING
UNTIL WATER LEVELS RISE.

&&

$$

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LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM RIPLEY TO BUFFALO NY-
VERMILION TO AVON POINT OH-AVON POINT TO WILLOWICK OH-
WILLOWICK TO GENEVA-ON-THE LAKE OH-GENEVA-ON-THE-
LAKE TO CONNEAUT OH-CONNEAUT OH TO RIPLEY NY-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM VERMILION TO AVON POINT-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM AVON POINT TO WILLOWICK-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM WILLOWICK TO GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE TO CONNEAUT-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM CONNEAUT OH TO RIPLEY NY-
413 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM
EST THURSDAY...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM
EST THURSDAY.

* WINDS AND WAVES: SOUTHWEST GALES OF 40 TO 45 KNOTS WITH HIGHER
  GUSTS WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY
  MORNING. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE THURSDAY AFTERNOON. WAVES
  WILL BUILD TO 13 TO 17 FEET BY THURSDAY MORNING AND THEN SLOWLY
  SUBSIDE AS THE WINDS DECREASE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS SHOULD MONITOR THE FORECAST AND PREPARE TO TAKE
APPROPRIATE ACTIONS OR CONSIDER ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPER EQUIPMENT. MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER
EXPERIENCE SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$








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