Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Northern Indiana

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
346 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

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/O.NEW.KIWX.SC.Y.0009.180225T0000Z-180225T0900Z/
New Buffalo MI to St Joseph MI-Michigan City IN to New Buffalo MI-
346 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM
EST SUNDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 4 PM EST SUNDAY...

The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued a
Gale Warning, which is in effect from 4 AM to 4 PM EST Sunday. A
Small Craft Advisory has also been issued. This Small Craft
Advisory is in effect from 7 PM this evening to 4 AM EST Sunday.
The Gale Watch is no longer in effect.

* WINDS...Southeast 15 to 20 knots this evening with gusts to 25
  knots becoming southwest 20 to 25 knots overnight with gusts to
  35 knot gales late. Southwest 20 to 30 knots Sunday with gusts
  to 35 knot gales through midday.

* WAVES...4 to 7 feet...occasionally to 9 feet late tonight into
  Sunday subsiding to 3 to 6 feet Sunday afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or
occuring. 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.

A small craft advisory means that sustained winds or frequent
gusts of 22 to 33 knots are likely...and/or waves greater than
4 feet are expected. Inexperienced mariners...especially those
operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these
conditions.

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