Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
359 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF LAKE HURON FRIDAY...

.GUSTY WINDS OVER THE GREAT LAKES WILL SUBSIDE OVERNIGHT AS STRONG
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS BEGINS TO SLIDE TOWARDS THE
GREAT LAKES. THE HIGH WILL SETTLE OVER THE OHIO VALLEY AND SOUTHERN
GREAT LAKES FOR THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...BRINGING FAIRLY LIGHT
WINDS AND QUIET WEATHER TO THE AREA. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL THEN
SLIDE ACROSS NORTHERN ONTARIO FRIDAY...WHILE HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS
OVER THE OHIO VALLEY. THIS WILL BRING AN INCREASE IN SOUTHERLY WINDS
FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. WINDS LOOK TO BE THE
STRONGEST OVER PORTIONS OF LAKE HURON...WITH GUSTS CURRENTLY LOOKING
TO REACH BETWEEN 30 AND 40 KNOTS. A GALE WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR
THE CENTRAL PORTION OF THE LAKE...INCLUDING SAGINAW BAY...FOR FRIDAY.

LHZ362-363-421-422-441-462-050900-
/O.NEW.KDTX.GL.A.0011.150306T1500Z-150307T0300Z/
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-
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-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
359 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A GALE
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WATCH...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  UP TO 29 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 38 KNOTS.
  THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 6 FEET WITH A
  POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 8 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 2 PM FRIDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 7 PM FRIDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

$$

HLO


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