Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
346 PM EST TUE JAN 23 2018

...MARGINAL GALES THIS EVENING...

.LOW PRESSURE CENTERED OVER CENTRAL LAKE HURON THIS MORNING WILL LIFT
NORTHEAST INTO ONTARIO DURING THE DAYLIGHT PERIOD. MODERATE
NORTHERLY WINDS CURRENTLY RESIDING NORTH OF THIS LOW OVER THE NORTH
HALF OF LAKE HURON WILL EXPAND ACROSS THE ENTIRE LAKE HURON BASIN AS
THE LOW EXITS. THIS WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY COLDER AIR, WHICH MAY
LEAD TO A BRIEF PERIOD OF GUSTS TO NEAR GALES LATE THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT. WINDS AND GUSTS WILL DECREASE WEDNESDAY AS
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE LIFTS ACROSS THE REGION. RELATIVELY LIGHT WINDS
WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. ANOTHER INCREASE
IN WINDS WILL COME FOR THE WEEKEND.

LHZ362-363-240300-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0008.000000T0000Z-180124T0300Z/
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-
346 PM EST TUE JAN 23 2018

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

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 27 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST 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 5 PM EST TUESDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 8 PM EST TUESDAY.

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.

&&

$$

JVC


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