Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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WHUS73 KDTX 160243
MWWDTX

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
943 PM EST FRI DEC 15 2017

...ELEVATED WAVES WILL SUBSIDE BY DAYBREAK...

.GUSTY WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE VERY EARLY
MORNING AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVE THROUGH THE NORTHERN GREAT
LAKES. ANTICIPATE WINDS TO REMAIN BELOW GALE FORCE, BUT THEY COULD
REACH AROUND 30 KNOTS BEFORE TURNING TO THE NW BEHIND A FRONT
LATE TONIGHT. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES FOR THE OUTER SAGINAW BAY
AND PORTIONS OF THE THUMB ALONG THE NEARSHORE WATERS WILL REMAIN
IN EFFECT FOR INCREASE WAVE HEIGHTS AND ROUGH WATERS. WINDS WILL
DIMINISH TOMORROW.

LHZ421-441-160900-
/O.CON.KDTX.SC.Y.0097.000000T0000Z-171216T0900Z/
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
943 PM EST FRI DEC 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST
SATURDAY...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 22 KNOTS FROM THE WEST WITH GUSTS UP TO
  30 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 5
  FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 7 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH 1 AM EST SATURDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED THROUGH 1 AM EST SATURDAY.

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.

&&

$$

RBP



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