Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
354 PM EST WED NOV 26 2014

...BRIEF GALES POSSIBLE OVER CENTRAL LAKE HURON LATE THURSDAY...

.WEAK AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL RESULT IN LIGHT EASTERLY WINDS AND
LOW WAVE HEIGHTS THROUGH TONIGHT. ON THURSDAY...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT
WILL DROP THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES USHERING IN A COLDER AND MORE
UNSTABLE AIRMASS. THIS WILL RESULT IN WINDS INCREASING AS THE BECOME
NORTHWESTERLY DURING THE DAY. CURRENT GUIDANCE OFFERS NO CLEARER
PICTURE FOR THE POTENTIAL GALE FORCE WINDS OVER CENTRAL LAKE HURON
THURSDAY AFTERNOON. WINDS STILL LOOK TO INCREASE RAPIDLY IN THE
AFTERNOON BUT DO NOT LOOK TO STAY ELEVATED FOR VERY LONG BEFORE
SLOWLY DECREASING THROUGH THE NIGHT AS THE COLD AIR CONTINUES TO
ADVECT OVER THE WATERS. WILL HOLD ONTO THE GALE WATCH UNTIL MORE
CONFIDENCE CAN BE RESOLVED. FLOW THEN TURNS TO THE SOUTHWEST ON
FRIDAY AS A WARM FRONT LIFTS NORTH THROUGH THE AREA. THIS WILL AGAIN
INTRODUCE GUSTY WINDS ACROSS THE EASTERN LAKES.

LHZ362-363-270930-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.A.0024.141127T1900Z-141128T0400Z/
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-
354 PM EST WED NOV 26 2014

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WATCH...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  UP TO 28 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 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 THURSDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 7 PM THURSDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

$$

DRK


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