Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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WHUS73 KGRR 120223
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
923 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

LMZ844>849-121030-
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/O.CON.KGRR.GL.A.0003.160212T1800Z-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-
923 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST FRIDAY...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM
FRIDAY TO 7 AM EST SATURDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TONIGHT. GALE
  FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE BY LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
  SATURDAY.

* WAVES...3 TO 5 FEET TONIGHT BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FEET FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

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 EQUIPED TO DO SO...REMAIN IN PORT OR AVOID THE
WARING AREA.

&&

$$



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