Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
846 PM CDT TUE SEP 9 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS EXPECTED OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR TONIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK NORTHEAST FROM IOWA INTO
NORTHERN MICHIGAN LATE TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL
PRODUCE VERY STRONG WINDS OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR AND BRING
HEAVY RAIN TO THE REGION. THE NORTHEAST WINDS OVER WESTERN LAKE
SUPERIOR WILL INCREASE IN STRENGTH THROUGH TONIGHT. WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO BACK TO THE NORTH LATE WEDNESDAY. EXPECT SUSTAINED
WINDS OF 25 TO 35 KNOTS AND GALE FORCE GUSTS OF 35 TO 45 KNOTS.
WAVES WILL BUILD TO 9 TO 11 FEET ALONG THE NORTH SHORE AND UP TO
10 TO 14 FEET ALONG PARTS OF THE SOUTH SHORE.

LSZ121-140>148-100945-
/O.CON.KDLH.GL.W.0005.140910T0300Z-140911T0300Z/
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-
846 PM CDT TUE SEP 9 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT WEDNESDAY...

* WINDS...SUSTAINED NORTHEAST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 KNOTS WILL
  CONTINUE TONIGHT. THE WINDS WILL GRADUALLY BACK TO THE NORTH LATE
  WEDNESDAY...AND GRADUALLY WEAKEN WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* WIND GUSTS...GALE FORCE GUSTS OF 35 TO 40 KNOTS WERE ALREADY
  DEVELOPING AND WILL CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY. LOCALLY HIGHER
  GUSTS UP TO 45 KNOTS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE.

* WAVES/SEAS...WAVE HEIGHTS WILL INCREASE TO 9 TO 11 FEET ALONG
  THE NORTH SHORE...AND 10 TO 14 FEET ALONG PARTS OF THE SOUTH
  SHORE WEDNESDAY. THE WAVES WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE LATE WEDNESDAY
  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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MELDE







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