Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1041 AM CDT WED SEP 10 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS EXPECTED OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR...

.A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK INTO NORTHERN MICHIGAN
TODAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE VERY STRONG WINDS OVER WESTERN
LAKE SUPERIOR. THE NORTHEAST WINDS OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR
WILL INCREASE IN STRENGTH THROUGH TONIGHT. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
BACK TO THE NORTH. EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 KNOTS AND
GALE FORCE GUSTS OF 35 TO 45 KNOTS. WAVES WILL BUILD TO 8 TO
10 FEET ALONG THE NORTH SHORE AND UP TO 10 TO 14 FEET ALONG PARTS
OF THE SOUTH SHORE.

LSZ121-140>148-102200-
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BAYFIELD TO OAK POINT WI-GRAND PORTAGE TO GRAND MARAIS MN-
GRAND MARAIS TO TACONITE HARBOR MN-
TACONITE HARBOR TO SILVER BAY HARBOR MN-
SILVER BAY HARBOR TO TWO HARBORS MN-TWO HARBORS TO DULUTH MN-
DULUTH MN TO PORT WING WI-PORT WING TO SAND ISLAND WI-
SAND ISLAND TO BAYFIELD WI-OAK POINT TO SAXON HARBOR WI-
1041 AM CDT WED SEP 10 2014

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

* WINDS...SUSTAINED NORTHEAST GALES TO 40 KNOTS WILL GRADUALLY
  BACK TO THE NORTH LATE TODAY...AND GRADUALLY WEAKEN TONIGHT.

* WIND GUSTS...GALE FORCE GUSTS OF 45 KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...WAVE HEIGHTS WILL INCREASE TO 8 TO 10 FEET ALONG
  THE NORTH SHORE...AND 10 TO 14 FEET ALONG PARTS OF THE SOUTH
  SHORE. THE WAVES WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE LATE TODAY AND THURSDAY.

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.

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