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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
412 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...GALES AND FREEZING SPRAY OVER LAKE HURON...

.LOW PRESSURE OVER LAKE ONTARIO DURING THE MORNING WILL CONTINUE TO
MOVE INTO THE NEW ENGLAND STATES TODAY. THIS WILL LEAVE STRONG NW
WIND OVER ALL MARINE AREAS TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT. A GALE WARNING IS
NOW IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT FOR THE OPEN WATERS OF
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LAKE HURON. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES REMAIN IN
EFFECT FOR THE NEARSHORE WATERS OF SOUTHERN LAKE HURON THROUGH
THURSDAY DUE TO THE RESULTING HIGH WAVE ACTION AND WIND GUSTS AROUND
30 KNOTS. FREEZING SPRAY REMAINS A CONCERN AS ARCTIC AIR SURGES
SOUTHWARD OVER THE REGION TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT. A WARNING FOR HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY IS IN EFFECT TONIGHT WHEN THE BEST COMBINATION OF
FREQUENT GALE FORCE WIND GUSTS AND COLD AIR OCCURS. LAKE EFFECT SNOW
SQUALLS WILL HAVE GREATEST COVERAGE AROUND MID LAKE IN THIS WIND
CONFIGURATION THROUGH THE PERIOD.

ALL OF THESE HARSH MARINE CONDITIONS WILL EASE GRADUALLY DURING
THURSDAY AS THE WIND BACKS AND DECREASES BY LATE IN THE DAY...BUT
THE BREAK WILL BE SHORT LIVED AS ANOTHER ARCTIC FRONT APPROACHES
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. SOME OF THE COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON
WILL BRUSH LAKE HURON AND LOWER MICHIGAN BEHIND THIS FRONT FOR THE
WEEKEND.

LHZ441>443-102115-
/O.CON.KDTX.SC.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-160211T2100Z/
/O.CAN.KDTX.UP.W.0002.160211T0000Z-160211T1200Z/
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
412 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST
THURSDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS CANCELLED THE
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 26 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP
  TO 32 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 6
  FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 8 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 9 PM EST
  WEDNESDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 2 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.

&&

$$

LHZ363-462-463-102115-
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/O.CON.KDTX.UP.W.0002.160211T0000Z-160211T1200Z/
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
412 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM EST
THURSDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 7 AM EST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM EST
THURSDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 28 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 36
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 8 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 11 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 10 PM EST
  WEDNESDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 3 AM EST
  THURSDAY.

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
  7 AM EST THURSDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING MEANS HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IS
EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY ACCUMULATE ON VESSELS. THESE CONDITIONS CAN
BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TO NAVIGATION. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT
MARINERS NOT TRAINED TO OPERATE IN THESE CONDITIONS OR VESSELS
NOT PROPERLY EQUIPPED TO DO SO...REMAIN IN PORT OR AVOID THE
WARING AREA.

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. 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.

&&

$$

LHZ362-102115-
/O.NEW.KDTX.GL.W.0008.160210T1800Z-160211T0300Z/
/O.CON.KDTX.UP.W.0002.160211T0000Z-160211T1200Z/
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
412 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM EST
THIS EVENING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 7 AM EST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM
EST THIS EVENING.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 26 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 35
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 6 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 8 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 6 PM EST
  WEDNESDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 9 PM EST
  WEDNESDAY.

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
  7 AM EST THURSDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING MEANS HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IS
EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY ACCUMULATE ON VESSELS. THESE CONDITIONS CAN
BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TO NAVIGATION. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT
MARINERS NOT TRAINED TO OPERATE IN THESE CONDITIONS OR VESSELS
NOT PROPERLY EQUIPPED TO DO SO...REMAIN IN PORT OR AVOID THE
WARING AREA.

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. 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.

&&

$$

LHZ464-102115-
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LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
412 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 7 AM EST THURSDAY...

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
  7 AM EST THURSDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING MEANS HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IS
EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY ACCUMULATE ON VESSELS. THESE CONDITIONS CAN
BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TO NAVIGATION. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT
MARINERS NOT TRAINED TO OPERATE IN THESE CONDITIONS OR VESSELS
NOT PROPERLY EQUIPPED TO DO SO...REMAIN IN PORT OR AVOID THE
WARING AREA.

&&

$$

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