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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
340 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS TODAY...

.COLD AIR ADVECTION AND STRONG WESTERLY WINDS ARE INCREASING IN THE
WAKE OF A COLD FRONT THAT PASSED THROUGHT THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES
EARLY THIS MORNING. MIXING DEPTHS UP TO AROUND 900MB WILL TAP INTO
THE STRONGEST FLOW WHICH IS ONLY FORECAST TO BE AROUND 35 KNOTS AT
THAT LEVEL. IT SHOULD NOT TAKE TOO MUCH TO BRING SOME HIGHER GUSTS
DOWN THOUGH WITH SUSTAINED FLOW PUSHING 20 KNOTS. WILL CONTINUE
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES FOR ALL NEARSHORE ZONES FOR THESE ELEVATED
WINDS. WAVES WILL ALSO REACH CRITERIA IN SOME OF THE LAKE HURON
ZONES BUT OFFSHORE FLOW WILL KEEP WAVE HEIGHTS DOWN SOMEWHAT ALONG
WITH SOME ICE COVER SHOWING UP IN INNER SAGINAW BAY. WINDS WILL
DECREASE BELOW CRITERIA THIS AFTERNOON BUT WILL STAY ELEVATED
THROUGH TONIGHT AS THEY VEER TO THE NORTHWEST.  ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL
FALL BELOW CRITERIA...THE CONTINUED FETCH OFF LAKE HURON WITH THE
NORTHWEST WINDS WILL MAINTAIN HIGHER WAVES THROUGH TONIGHT ACROSS
OUTER SAGINAW BAY AND LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH.
WINDS AND WAVES WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY CALM AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
IN ACROSS THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

LHZ421-441-172100-
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OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
340 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST THURSDAY...

THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST
THURSDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 23 KNOTS FROM THE WEST WITH GUSTS UP TO
  30 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 5
  FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 7 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 9 AM WEDNESDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 4 PM WEDNESDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

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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HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
340 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 24 KNOTS FROM THE WEST WITH GUSTS UP TO
  30 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 4
  FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 5 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 9 AM WEDNESDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 3 PM WEDNESDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

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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LAKE ST. CLAIR-
340 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 21 KNOTS FROM THE WEST WITH GUSTS UP TO
  28 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 2
  FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 2 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 8 AM WEDNESDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 9 AM WEDNESDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

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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MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
340 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 21 KNOTS FROM THE WEST WITH GUSTS UP TO
  30 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 3
  FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 4 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 3 AM WEDNESDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 6 AM WEDNESDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

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.

&&

$$

LHZ422-172100-
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INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
340 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 21 KNOTS FROM THE WEST WITH GUSTS UP TO
  29 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 3
  FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 4 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 8 AM WEDNESDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 12 PM WEDNESDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

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.

&&

$$

KURIMSKI



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