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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1005 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...GALE WARNING FOR THE NEARSHORE WATERS OF SOUTHWEST LAKE
SUPERIOR TODAY THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
FOR THE FAR NORTH SHORE AND FOR AREAS OF THE SOUTH SHORE EAST OF
BAYFIELD PENINSULA FOR TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.A STRONG SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES
REGION TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. A STRENGTHENING AREA OF LOW
PRESSURE WILL MOVE FROM NEAR MASON CITY IOWA THIS EVENING TO THE
EASTERN UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. STRONG
EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR
OVERNIGHT IN RESPONSE TO THE APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM. THE
STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE NEAR THE HEAD OF THE LAKE AND ALONG THE
WESTERN SIDE OF BAYFIELD PENINSULA TO THE APOSTLE ISLANDS. THE
WINDS SHOULD GRADUALLY SUBSIDE LATE THIS EVENING INTO THURSDAY
MORNING.

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/O.CON.KDLH.GL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-140417T0900Z/
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-
1005 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* WINDS...EAST TO NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GALE FORCE GUSTS
  TO 45 KNOTS.

* WAVES...9 TO 11 FEET IN ICE FREE AREAS FOR THE LATE EVENING AND
  OVERNIGHT. THE WINDS COULD BEGIN TO BREAK UP THE ICE COVER AND
  GENERATE WAVES WHERE THERE IS CURRENT ICE COVER.

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.

WINDS AND WAVES WILL ALSO INTERACT WITH LARGE AMOUNTS OF WINTER
LAKE ICE TO PILE UP ICE ON ANY SHORELINES...HARBORS AND HARBOR
APPROACHES THAT ARE EXPOSED TO THE NORTHEAST. IN ADDITION...LAKE
ICE EMBEDDED WITHIN THE WAVES COULD RESULT IN VERY DANGEROUS
CONDITIONS FOR ANY VESSELS ON WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR.
&&

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/O.CON.KDLH.GL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-140417T0900Z/
PORT WING TO SAND ISLAND WI-SAND ISLAND TO BAYFIELD WI-
1005 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 40
  KNOTS.

* WAVES...5 TO 8 FEET IN ICE FREE AREAS. LESS THAN 2 FT IN ICE
  COVERED AREAS...WHICH IS MOST OF THE WATERS RIGHT NOW.
  HOWEVER...THE WINDS COULD BEGIN TO BREAK UP THE ICE AND GENERATE
  HIGHER WAVES.

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.

WINDS AND WAVES WILL ALSO INTERACT WITH LARGE AMOUNTS OF WINTER
LAKE ICE TO PILE UP ICE ON ANY SHORELINES...HARBORS AND HARBOR
APPROACHES THAT ARE EXPOSED TO THE NORTHEAST. IN ADDITION...LAKE
ICE EMBEDDED WITHIN THE WAVES COULD RESULT IN VERY DANGEROUS
CONDITIONS FOR ANY VESSELS ON WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR.
&&

$$

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BAYFIELD TO OAK POINT WI-OAK POINT TO SAXON HARBOR WI-
1005 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH OCCASIONAL GALE FORCE
  GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS.

* WAVES...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET IN ICE FREE AREAS. LESS THAN 2
  FT IN ICE COVERED AREAS...WHICH IS MOST OF THE WATERS RIGHT NOW.
  HOWEVER...THE WINDS COULD BEGIN TO BREAK UP THE ICE AND GENERATE
  HIGHER WAVES.

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.

&&

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