Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
353 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL RESULT IN HIGH WAVES AND FREEZING
SPRAY...

.A NEARLY STATIONARY LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER SOUTHERN LAKE HURON WILL
FINALLY RELEASE EASTWARD...REACHING LAKE ONTARIO OVERNIGHT. AS THE LOW
MOVES FURTHER EAST...WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWESTERLY ACROSS THE REGION
WITH A SURGE OF ARCTIC AIR ADVANCING IN. THIS WILL RESULT IN ELEVATED
WINDS TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY WITH WAVES HEIGHTS BUILDING ALONG THE
SHORELINE OF THE THUMB. A LONG DURATION SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONTINUES
FOR THESE WINDS AND WAVES. IN ADDITION...THE ELEVATED WINDS AND SNOW
BANDS WILL ENCOURAGE SNOW SQUALLS OVER THE EASTERN LAKES. CONDITIONS
WILL BECOME INCREASINGLY MORE FAVORABLE FOR FREEZING SPRAY ON
WEDNESDAY...AND HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WEDNESDAY NIGHT THUS A HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY HEADLINE HAS BEEN ISSUED. THE WIND WILL DIMINISH LATER
THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY WHILE ARCTIC AIR MAINTAINS A HOLD ON THE REGION
INTO NEXT WEEKEND.

LHZ441>443-100930-
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/O.CON.KDTX.UP.W.0002.160211T0000Z-160211T1200Z/
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
353 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST
THURSDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM
WEDNESDAY TO 7 AM EST THURSDAY...

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

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 24 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 31 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 12 AM EST
  THURSDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 2 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 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.

&&

$$

LHZ362-363-462>464-100930-
/O.CON.KDTX.UP.W.0002.160211T0000Z-160211T1200Z/
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-
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-
353 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

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

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 7 PM WEDNESDAY 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.

&&

$$

RK


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