Marine Weather Message
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WHUS73 KDTX 072048
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
348 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GUSTS TO GALES OVER CENTRAL LAKE HURON...

.GUSTS TO LOW END GALES WILL EASE THIS EVENING ALLOWING THE GALE
WARNING TO EXPIRE ON SCHEDULE. HOWEVER...GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL
CONTINUE TO GUST TO NEAR-GALES THROUGH THE DAY THURSDAY. A COLD
FRONT WILL TRACK FROM NORTHERN LAKE HURON THURSDAY AFTERNOON TO LAKE
ERIE THURSDAY NIGHT. FRONTAL PASSAGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A WIND
SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST IN ADDITION TO AN INCREASE IN LAKE EFFECT
SNOW SQUALLS. BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE SOUTH OF THE GREAT LAKES WILL
ALLOW MODERATE WINDS TO TAKE HOLD FOR THE END OF THE WEEK BEFORE THE
ARRIVAL OF THE NEXT LOW SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.

LHZ363-421-441-462-080300-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0033.000000T0000Z-161208T0300Z/
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-
348 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 28 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 37
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 9 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 13 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 6 PM EST
  WEDNESDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 8 PM EST
  WEDNESDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

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.

&&

$$

LHZ422-442-443-080315-
/O.CON.KDTX.SC.Y.0081.000000T0000Z-161209T0300Z/
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
348 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST
THURSDAY...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 25 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 31 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 6 PM EST
  WEDNESDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 7 PM EST
  WEDNESDAY.

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.

&&

$$

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