Marine Weather Message
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WHUS73 KDTX 272052
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
352 PM EST THU NOV 27 2014

...LOW END GALES ACROSS CENTRAL LAKE HURON THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.NORTHWEST FLOW BEHIND AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT IS USHER A COLDER AND
MORE UNSTABLE AIRMASS INTO THE AREA. WINDS ACROSS THE REGION WILL
RAMP UP FOR A FEW HOURS WITH THE ONSET OF THE COLD AIR PUSH BUT WILL
NOT STAY ELEVATED TOO LONG. THIS HAS LEAD TO A MARGINAL GALE EVENT
ACROSS CENTRAL LAKE HURON AS TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT AND COLD AIR
ALOFT HAS RESULTED IN WINDS GUSTING TO LOW END GALE FORCE. A GALE
WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE OPEN WATERS OF LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE
ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT INTO EARLY THIS EVENING. WE CANNOT RULE
OUT A RANDOM GUST TO 35 KNOTS OUTSIDE OF THE WARNING...BUT THIS
WOULD ONLY OCCUR OVER SHORT TIMEFRAME THUS THE WARNING WILL NOT BE
EXPANDED. THE NORTHWEST FLOW GUSTING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS HAS LEAD TO
ELEVATED WAVE HEIGHTS ACROSS SOUTHERN LAKE HURON CLIPPING THE
NEARSHORE ZONES AROUND THE THUMB THUS THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. A WARM FRONT WILL THEN LIFT
INTO THE REGION FRIDAY WHICH WILL FLIP THE WINDS TO THE
SOUTHWEST/SOUTH BY FRIDAY EVENING. WIND GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 KNOTS
EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF LAKE HURON BEFORE WARMER AND MORE STABLE AIR
WORKS INTO THE REGION.

LHZ362-280300-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0030.000000T0000Z-141128T0300Z/
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
352 PM EST THU NOV 27 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 29 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 37
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 8 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 11 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 3 PM THURSDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 7 PM THURSDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. 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.

&&

$$

LHZ421-441>443-280900-
/O.CON.KDTX.SC.Y.0056.000000T0000Z-141128T1200Z/
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
352 PM EST THU NOV 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST FRIDAY...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 26 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 32 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 3 PM THURSDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 6 PM THURSDAY.

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.

&&

$$

DRK



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