Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
330 PM CST WED DEC 24 2014

...GUSTY WINDS THIS EVENING INTO CHRISTMAS MORNING...

.LOW PRESSURE MOVING FROM THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY TOWARD WESTERN
LAKE ERIE WILL RESULT IN A TIGHTENING PRESSURE GRADIENT OVER LAKE
MICHIGAN AND INCREASING WINDS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

WIND GUSTS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH 25 KNOTS TONIGHT...MAINLY TOWARD
OPEN WATERS. WAVES WILL REMAIN ON THE LOW END DUE TO THE OFFSHORE
NATURE OF THE WINDS. THESE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO
THURSDAY MORNING.

LMZ643>646-250530-
/O.CON.KMKX.SC.Y.0100.141225T0000Z-141225T1800Z/
SHEBOYGAN TO PORT WASHINGTON WI-
PORT WASHINGTON TO NORTH POINT LIGHT WI-
NORTH POINT LIGHT TO WIND POINT WI-
WIND POINT WI TO WINTHROP HARBOR IL-
330 PM CST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST
THURSDAY...

* WINDS: NORTHWEST TO WEST INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KNOTS WITH
  GUSTS TO 25 KNOTS TONIGHT. WINDS WILL BACK SOUTHWEST THURSDAY
  MORNING. THE HIGHEST GUSTS WILL BE TOWARD OPEN WATERS.

* WAVES: BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET TONIGHT...THE HIGHEST WAVES
  TOWARD OPEN WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 23 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR WAVES GREATER THAN 4 FEET ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$
DDV

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