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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
341 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...STRONG NORTHWEST GALES AND HAZARDOUS WAVES TONIGHT...

.FRESH TO STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL PERSIST FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS
AS A WEAK LOW APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. GUSTS WILL BE LIMITED TO
AROUND 30 KNOTS GIVEN THE STABILITY OF WARM SOUTH FLOW. WINDS WILL
VEER TO THE NORTHWEST AND INCREASE CONSIDERABLY THIS EVENING INTO
TONIGHT. WIDESPREAD GALES ARE EXPECTED OVER LAKE HURON WITH GUSTS TO
STRONG GALES EXPECTED OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LAKE HURON WHERE
SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHTS WILL EXCEED 12 FEET WITH HIGHER MAXIMUM
WAVE HEIGHTS. THE GALE WATCH HAS THEREFORE BEEN UPGRADED TO A
WARNING. CONSIDERABLE HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WILL ACCOMPANY THESE
CONDITIONS AND A WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED ACCORDINGLY. WINDS AND
WAVES WILL SUBSIDE FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY NIGHT.

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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-PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
341 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST
FRIDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 10 AM EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 10 AM EST FRIDAY. A GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED.
THIS GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
EST FRIDAY.

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
  10 AM EST FRIDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 34 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 45
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 13 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 19 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 1 AM FRIDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 4 AM FRIDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING MEANS HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IS
EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY ACCUMULATE ON VESSELS. THESE CONDITIONS CAN
BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TO NAVIGATION. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT
MARINERS NOT TRAINED TO OPERATE IN THESE CONDITIONS OR VESSELS
NOT PROPERLY EQUIPPED TO DO SO...REMAIN IN PORT OR AVOID THE
WARING AREA.

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. 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.

&&

$$

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HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
341 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST
FRIDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 10 AM EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS
EVENING TO 10 AM EST FRIDAY. A GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED.
THIS GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
EST FRIDAY.

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
  TO 10 AM EST FRIDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 32 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 42
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 12 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 17 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 4 AM FRIDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 5 AM FRIDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING MEANS HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IS
EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY ACCUMULATE ON VESSELS. THESE CONDITIONS CAN
BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TO NAVIGATION. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT
MARINERS NOT TRAINED TO OPERATE IN THESE CONDITIONS OR VESSELS
NOT PROPERLY EQUIPPED TO DO SO...REMAIN IN PORT OR AVOID THE
WARING AREA.

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. 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.

&&

$$

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LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
341 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM EST
FRIDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 4 AM EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 4 AM EST FRIDAY. A GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED.
THIS GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM EST
FRIDAY.

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
  4 AM EST FRIDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 31 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 39
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 8 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 11 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 10 PM THURSDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 11 PM THURSDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING MEANS HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IS
EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY ACCUMULATE ON VESSELS. THESE CONDITIONS CAN
BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TO NAVIGATION. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT
MARINERS NOT TRAINED TO OPERATE IN THESE CONDITIONS OR VESSELS
NOT PROPERLY EQUIPPED TO DO SO...REMAIN IN PORT OR AVOID THE
WARING AREA.

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. 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.

&&

$$

JVC



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