Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
954 PM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...NORTHWEST GALES AND FREEZING SPRAY OVER LAKE HURON TONIGHT...

.STRONG NW WIND WILL PERSIST OVERNIGHT. A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN
EFFECT TONIGHT FOR THE OPEN WATERS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LAKE
HURON. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE NEARSHORE
WATERS OF SOUTHERN LAKE HURON THROUGH THURSDAY DUE TO THE
RESULTING HIGH WAVE ACTION AND WIND GUSTS AROUND 30 KNOTS.
FREEZING SPRAY REMAINS A CONCERN AS ARCTIC AIR SURGES SOUTHWARD
OVER THE REGION TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT. A WARNING FOR HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY IS IN EFFECT TONIGHT WHEN THE BEST COMBINATION OF
FREQUENT GALE FORCE WIND GUSTS AND COLD AIR OCCURS.

ALL OF THESE HARSH MARINE CONDITIONS WILL EASE GRADUALLY DURING
THURSDAY AS THE WIND BACKS AND DECREASES BY LATE IN THE DAY...BUT
THE BREAK WILL BE SHORT LIVED AS ANOTHER ARCTIC FRONT APPROACHES
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. THE COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON WILL BRUSH
LAKE HURON AND LOWER MICHIGAN BEHIND THIS FRONT FOR THE WEEKEND.

LHZ362-111200-
/O.EXP.KDTX.GL.W.0008.000000T0000Z-160211T0300Z/
/O.CON.KDTX.UP.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160211T1200Z/
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
954 PM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST
THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

THE GALE WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 10 PM EST THIS EVENING.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 22 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 30
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 7 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 10 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 9 PM EST
  WEDNESDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 9 PM EST
  WEDNESDAY.

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR UNTIL 7 AM EST THURSDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

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.

&&

$$

LHZ363-462-463-111200-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0008.000000T0000Z-160211T0900Z/
/O.CON.KDTX.UP.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160211T1200Z/
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
954 PM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST THURSDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST
THURSDAY...

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR UNTIL 7 AM EST THURSDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 28 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 36
  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 12 AM EST
  THURSDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 2 AM EST
  THURSDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

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
OCCURRING. 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.

&&

$$

LHZ464-111200-
/O.CON.KDTX.UP.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160211T1200Z/
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
954 PM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST
THURSDAY...

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR UNTIL 7 AM EST THURSDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

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.

&&

$$

LHZ441>443-111500-
/O.CON.KDTX.SC.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-160211T2100Z/
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
954 PM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST
THURSDAY...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 26 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 33 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL
  BE 7 FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 10 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 12 AM EST
  THURSDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 11 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.

&&

$$

MR


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