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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
357 PM EST THU JAN 22 2015

...SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 30 KNOTS FRIDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKING THROUGH CENTRAL CANADA WILL REACH
NORTHERN QUEBEC FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THIS SYSTEM WILL DROP A WEAKENING
COLD FRONT INTO THE REGION FRIDAY. THIS WILL TIGHTEN THE PRESSURE
GRADIENT BETWEEN IT AND THE EXITING SURFACE HIGH ALLOWING WINDS TO
AMPLIFY SOMEWHAT OVER CENTRAL AND NORTHERN LAKE HURON. THOUGH
SUSTAINED WINDS APPEAR TO REACH INTO THE MID 20 KNOT RANGE...WARM
AIR ALOFT AND A STEEP LOW LEVEL INVERSION APPEAR PREVENT STRONGER
GUSTS FROM REACHING THE SURFACE. FEEL FAIRLY CONFIDENT THAT WINDS
WILL GUST AT OR JUST ABOVE 30 KNOTS ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL LAKE
HURON. THOUGH GALE FORCE GUSTS CANNOT BE RULES OUT
ENTIRELY...CURRENT MODELS AND ANALYSIS SUGGEST WINDS TO THIS
STRENGTH WOULD BE QUITE SPORADIC...AND NOT WIDE SPREAD ENOUGH TO
WARRANT A GALE WARNING OR CONTINUING THE WATCH AT THIS TIME SO THE
WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED. EXTENSIVE ICE COVER IN THE LAKE HURON
NEARSHORE ZONES WILL PREVENT ANY WAVES DEVELOPING WITH THE OFFSHORE
FLOW TO AROUND 25 KNOTS...SO SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES WILL NOT BE
NEEDED AT THIS TIME. COLD NORTHWEST FLOW THIS WEEKEND WILL KEEP
WINDS ELEVATED THROUGH THAT PERIOD...BUT WILL REMAIN BELOW GALE
FORCE.

LHZ362-363-222200-
/O.CAN.KDTX.GL.A.0004.150123T1200Z-150124T0000Z/
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
357 PM EST THU JAN 22 2015

...GALE WATCH IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS CANCELLED THE
GALE WATCH.

$$

DRK



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