Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
949 AM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

...STRENGTHENING SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS THROUGH SATURDAY...

.SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL INCREASE STEADILY THROUGH THE DAY AND PERSIST
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. THIS WILL OCCUR AHEAD OF THE NEXT COLD
FRONT THAT WILL SUPPORT A PATTERN OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AS IT
SWEEPS THROUGH THE REGION SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. ALTHOUGH
WARM AIR WILL STREAM INTO THE REGION WITHIN THE SOUTHWEST FLOW...
STABILITY MAY STILL NOT BE HIGH ENOUGH TO PREVENT STRONG WIND GUSTS
OVER SAGINAW BAY AND THE OPEN WATERS OF LAKE HURON. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR SAGINAW BAY AND THE NEARSHORE
WATERS FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH.

LHZ421-422-441-200200-
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OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
949 AM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 PM EDT
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 PM EDT
SATURDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 23 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 28 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 10 AM EDT
  SATURDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 11 AM EDT
  SATURDAY.

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.

&&

$$

DT





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