Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
946 AM EST WED MAR 1 2017

...GALES DEVELOPING TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.A SERIES OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL
TRACK NORTHEAST ALONG A STATIONARY FRONT ACROSS CENTRAL LAKE HURON
TODAY. WINDS WILL BACK TO THE NORTH DURING THE AFTERNOON BEHIND THE
LOWS DEPARTURE AND INCREASE TO GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING. RAIN SHOWERS WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL CHANGE TO LAKE
EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS. NORTHWESTERLY FLOW WILL LINGER THROUGH THE END
OF THE WEEK ACROSS THE LAKES THEN FOLLOWED BY A GRADUAL INCREASE IN
SOUTHERLY FLOW AND A WARMING TREND FOR THE WEEKEND.

LCZ460-LEZ444-020300-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0012.170301T1500Z-170302T0300Z/
LAKE ST. CLAIR-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
946 AM EST WED MAR 1 2017

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

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 25 KNOTS FROM THE WEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 39 KNOTS.
  THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 4 FEET WITH A
  POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 5 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 4 PM EST
  WEDNESDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 2 PM EST
  WEDNESDAY.

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.

&&

$$

LHZ361>363-441>443-462>464-020300-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0012.170301T1500Z-170302T0900Z/
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
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-PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
946 AM EST WED MAR 1 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 30 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 39
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 11 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 16 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 10 PM EST
  WEDNESDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 1 AM EST
  THURSDAY.

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.

&&

$$

LHZ421-422-020300-
/O.CON.KDTX.SC.Y.0014.170301T1500Z-170302T0900Z/
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
946 AM EST WED MAR 1 2017

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

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 27 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 34 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 10 PM EST
  WEDNESDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 12 AM EST
  THURSDAY.

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.

&&

$$

CB



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