Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Green Bay, WI

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
905 PM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...GALE WATCH ISSUED FOR LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

.A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT
WILL GENERATE STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTH WINDS ALONG WITH HIGH WAVES
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL PASS SUNDAY AFTERNOON...
AFTER WHICH WINDS WILL VEER TO WESTERLY OR NORTHWESTERLY AND
BEGIN TO DIMINISH.

LMZ541>543-281015-
/O.CON.KGRB.GL.A.0005.150329T0900Z-150329T2100Z/
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE TO STURGEON BAY WI-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM STURGEON BAY WI TO TWO RIVERS WI-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM TWO RIVERS WI TO SHEBOYGAN WI-
905 PM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TO AROUND 30 KNOTS LATE
  SATURDAY NIGHT AND CARRY INTO SUNDAY. GUSTS MAY REACH UP TO 40
  KNOTS ON SUNDAY...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR THE STRONGEST WINDS
  COMING LATE SUNDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL BEGIN TO VEER AND
  DIMINISH SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFTER THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT.

* WAVES...WAVES IN EXCESS OF 4 FEET MAY BEGIN LATE SATURDAY
  NIGHT. WAVES SUNDAY MAY BE AS HIGH AS 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES WILL
  BEGIN TO DIMINISH LATER SUNDAY AS THE WINDS CHANGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS HAS
SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING AND LOCATION IS
STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME
FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

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