Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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WHUS73 KGRR 121541
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1041 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

LMZ844>849-122345-
/O.CON.KGRR.SC.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-160212T1800Z/
/O.CON.KGRR.GL.W.0007.160212T1800Z-160213T1200Z/
/O.CON.KGRR.UP.W.0001.160213T0000Z-160213T1200Z/
ST JOSEPH TO SOUTH HAVEN MI-SOUTH HAVEN TO HOLLAND MI-
HOLLAND TO GRAND HAVEN MI-GRAND HAVEN TO WHITEHALL MI-
WHITEHALL TO PENTWATER MI-PENTWATER TO MANISTEE MI-
1041 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST SATURDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 7 AM EST SATURDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS LATE THIS MORNING INCREASING
  TO GALES TO 40 KNOTS BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL
  DECREASE TO 30 KNOTS LATE TONIGHT.

* WAVES...BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FEET BY THIS EVENING THEN DECREASING
  TOWARD MORNING.

* FREEZING SPRAY...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY LIKELY FRIDAY EVENING
  THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

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
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 WINDS OR WAVES ARE EXPECTED TO
PRODUCE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED
MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD
AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

WDM


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