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WHUS73 KIWX 091630
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1130 AM EST SAT DEC 9 2017

LMZ043-046-100030-
/O.CON.KIWX.GL.W.0020.000000T0000Z-171210T0300Z/
NEW BUFFALO MI TO ST JOSEPH MI-MICHIGAN CITY IN TO NEW BUFFALO MI-
1130 AM EST SAT DEC 9 2017

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

* WINDS...NORTHWEST AT 20 TO 30 KNOTS 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...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.

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