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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
351 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE FORCE GUSTS AND HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY EXPECTED LATE FRIDAY
AND FRIDAY NIGHT...

.LOW PRESSURE TRACKING ACROSS NORTHERN MICHIGAN WILL BRING AN
INCREASE IN WESTERLY WINDS TONIGHT. WIND SPEEDS WILL BE HIGHEST OVER
LAKE HURON...WHERE SPEEDS WILL REACH 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30
KNOTS OVERNIGHT. A STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL THEN SLIDE THROUGH
THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. STRONG WINDS
ALOFT AND FRIGID AIR GLIDING OVER THE WARMER LAKE WATERS WILL CREATE
UNSTABLE CONDITIONS...ALLOWING GALE FORCE WINDS TO DEVELOP OVER THE
OPEN WATERS OF LAKE HURON. HIGH-END GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 45 KNOTS ARE
EXPECTED BY EVENING...LASTING INTO THE EARLY OVERNIGHT HOURS. WINDS
WILL SUBSIDE BELOW GALE FORCE SATURDAY MORNING...THEN DECREASE
FURTHER THROUGH THE DAY AND FINALLY BECOME LIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT AS
HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES INTO THE AREA.

THE GALE FORCE WINDS COMBINED WITH LARGE WAVES AND FRIGID AIR WILL
ALSO CREATE AREAS OF HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY
WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF LAKE HURON LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...LASTING THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE SOUTHERN
BASIN OF THE LAKE.

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PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
351 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 10 AM EST
SATURDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO
10 AM EST SATURDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM
FRIDAY TO 10 AM EST SATURDAY. A GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN
ISSUED. THIS GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 10 AM
EST SATURDAY.

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 10 AM
  EST SATURDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 34 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 44
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 10 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 14 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 7 PM EST FRIDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 9 PM EST FRIDAY.

THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 14 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 19 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 3 PM EST
  THURSDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 3 PM 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.

&&

$$

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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-
351 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 4 AM EST SATURDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO
4 AM EST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM
FRIDAY TO 4 AM EST SATURDAY. A GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED.
THIS GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 4 AM EST
SATURDAY.

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 4 AM
  EST SATURDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  UP TO 35 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 46 KNOTS.
  THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 13 FEET WITH A
  POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 19 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 7 PM EST FRIDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 8 PM EST FRIDAY.

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.

&&

$$

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OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
351 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 10 AM EST
SATURDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO
10 AM EST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM
FRIDAY TO 10 AM EST SATURDAY. A GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN
ISSUED. THIS GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 10 AM
EST SATURDAY.

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 10 AM
  EST SATURDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 28 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 37
  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 5 PM EST FRIDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 11 PM EST FRIDAY.

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.

&&

$$

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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-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
351 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 10 AM EST
SATURDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO
10 PM EST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM
FRIDAY TO 10 PM EST SATURDAY. A GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN
ISSUED. THIS GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 10 AM
EST SATURDAY.

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 10 PM
  EST SATURDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  UP TO 36 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 46 KNOTS.
  THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 14 FEET WITH A
  POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 20 FEET.

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

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.

&&

$$

HLO


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