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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
354 AM EST SAT DEC 9 2017

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NEW BUFFALO MI TO ST JOSEPH MI-MICHIGAN CITY IN TO NEW BUFFALO MI-
354 AM EST SAT DEC 9 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS
MORNING...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 KNOTS VEERING NORTHWEST AT 20 TO
  30 KNOTS BY LATE THIS MORNING. WINDS INCREASING TO GALES TO 35
  KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 40-45 KNOT GALES IN THE
  AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WIND TO 30 KNOTS BACKING WEST 15 TO 20
  KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KNOT GALES THROUGH
  MIDNIGHT.

* WAVES...3 TO 6 FEET THIS MORNING BUILDING TO 12 TO 16 FEET LATE
  THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. WAVES DECREASING TO 3 TO 6 FEET
  BY SUNDAY.

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.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OF 22 TO 33 KNOTS ARE LIKELY...AND/OR WAVES GREATER THAN
4 FEET ARE EXPECTED. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE
OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

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