Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Green Bay, WI

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
906 PM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...GALE FORCE WIND GUSTS EXPECTED SUNDAY...

.A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT IS
BEGINNING TO GENERATE GUSTY SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS ON LAKE
MICHIGAN. THESE WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN AND ARE EXPECTED TO REACH
GALE FORCE AND SUPPORT HIGH WAVES ON LAKE MICHIGAN SUNDAY. THE
COLD FRONT WILL PASS SUNDAY AFTERNOON...AFTER WHICH WINDS WILL
VEER TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST AND BEGIN TO DIMINISH.

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/O.CON.KGRB.GL.W.0007.150329T0900Z-150330T0000Z/
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-
906 PM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST INCREASING TO AROUND 30 KTS LATE
  SATURDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING...CONTINUING THROUGH
  MUCH OF THE DAY. GUSTS MAY REACH UP TO 45 KTS...WITH THE
  STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED SUNDAY MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON.
  WINDS WILL BEGIN TO VEER TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST... AND
  DIMINISH SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* WAVES...BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT SUNDAY MORNING. WAVES WILL BEGIN
  TO DIMINISH SUNDAY EVENING. SOME LOCALIZED AREAS NEAR THE OPEN
  WATERS EAST OF WASHINGTON ISLAND MAY SEE ISOLATED HIGHER WAVES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS AROUND 35 KNOTS OR GREATER ARE
EXPECTED. 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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