Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
904 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

...GALE FORCE WINDS AND HIGH WAVES NORTH OF PORT WASHINGTON INTO
EARLY AFTERNOON...

.STRONG LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CHICAGO AREA INTO
SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN TODAY BEFORE REACHING EASTERN ONTARIO
CANADA SATURDAY. STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS ALONG WITH HIGH WAVES WILL
OCCUR.

FREQUENT GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES ARE EXPECTED WITH HIGH WAVES.
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH SOMEWHAT AND BACK TO THE NORTHWEST
LATER TODAY...THEN INCREASE AGAIN ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE LOW
TONIGHT.

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PORT WASHINGTON TO NORTH POINT LIGHT WI-
NORTH POINT LIGHT TO WIND POINT WI-
WIND POINT WI TO WINTHROP HARBOR IL-
904 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SATURDAY...
...GALE WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 9 AM CST THIS MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN HAS ISSUED A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST
SATURDAY. THE GALE WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 9 AM CST THIS MORNING.

* WINDS: NORTHEAST TO 30 KNOTS. WINDS BACKING NORTH TO NORTHWEST
  15 TO 25 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON AND INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS LATER
  TONIGHT.


* WAVES: 6 TO 9 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET TONIGHT INTO
  SATURDAY NIGHT.


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.

&&

$$

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SHEBOYGAN TO PORT WASHINGTON WI-
904 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...

THE GALE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS: NORTHEAST UP TO 30 KNOTS. FREQUENT GALE GUSTS UP TO 35
  KNOTS INTO EARLY AFTERNOON. WINDS BACKING NORTH TO NORTHWEST 15
  TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS LATER THIS AFTERNOON.

* WAVES: 6 TO 9 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET TONIGHT INTO
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

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.

&&

$$
HENTZ

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