Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
401 AM EST MON JAN 22 2018

...EASTERLY GALES THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

.LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK TOWARD THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES TODAY AND
TONIGHT, REACHING THE CENTRAL LAKE HURON WATERS BY TUESDAY MORNING.
EASTERLY WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN TODAY AS THIS SYSTEM APPROACHING,
LEADING TO A PERIOD OF GALES OVER THE NORTH HALF OF LAKE HURON THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE SYSTEM WILL ALSO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD
COVERAGE OF PRECIPITATION, PRIMARILY RAIN FROM SAGINAW BAY SOUTHWARD
AND A WINTRY MIX TO THE NORTH. WIND WILL DIMINISH AS THE LOW MOVES
THROUGH CENTRAL LAKE HURON OVERNIGHT AND TUESDAY. NORTHWEST WIND
TRAILING THE SYSTEM COULD APPROACH GALES BRIEFLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. WINDS WILL EASE BY WEDNESDAY AS WEAK HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS INTO THE REGION.

LHZ361>363-222115-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0007.180122T1500Z-180123T0300Z/
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
401 AM EST MON JAN 22 2018

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 31 KNOTS FROM THE EAST WITH GUSTS UP TO 38 KNOTS.
  THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 11 FEET WITH A
  POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 16 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 5 PM EST MONDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 7 PM EST MONDAY.

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
OCCURING. 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.

&&

$$

DRK



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