Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Northern Indiana

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
427 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

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NEW BUFFALO MI TO ST JOSEPH MI-MICHIGAN CITY IN TO NEW BUFFALO MI-
427 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST SUNDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM EST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
GALE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM EST SUNDAY.
THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST SUNDAY.

* WINDS: WEST 15 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS THIS EVENING
  BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SOUTHWEST
  INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS SUNDAY WITH 35 KNOT GALE GUSTS
  LATE SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* WAVES: 5 TO 8 FEET TODAY GRADUALLY SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
  EARLY SUNDAY...THEN BUILDING TO 3 TO 7 FEET SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OF 22 TO 33 KNOTS ARE LIKELY...AND/OR WAVES GREATER THAN
4 FEET ARE EXPECTED. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE
OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

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