Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
355 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...NORTHEAST GALES ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LAKE HURON TONIGHT...

.NORTHEAST WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT ACROSS THE
REGION AS A STRONG WINTER STORM TRACKS THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY AND
LOWER GREAT LAKES. WINDS WILL BEGIN GUSTING TO GALE FORCE ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN HALF OF LAKE HURON...INCLUDING SAGINAW BAY...THIS EVENING
AND INTO MONDAY MORNING AS THE TIGHTER PRESSURE GRADIENT LIFTS NORTH
OVER THE EASTERN LAKES AND COLDER LESS STABLE AIR FILTERS SOUTHWARD
FROM CANADA. GALE FORCE GUSTS WILL REMAIN TOO INFREQUENT ACROSS THE
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE AND WILL HOLD WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS AT
THIS TIME.  WINDS WILL RELAX ON MONDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO
THE REGION BEHIND THE DEPARTING STORM.

LHZ363-462-463-020900-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0006.150202T0000Z-150202T1500Z/
/O.CON.KDTX.UP.W.0005.150202T0000Z-150202T1500Z/
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-
355 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
EST MONDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 10 AM EST MONDAY...

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
  10 AM EST MONDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 32 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHEAST WITH GUSTS UP TO 37
  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 9 PM SUNDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 12 AM MONDAY.

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.

&&

$$

LHZ421-422-020900-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0006.150201T2200Z-150202T0900Z/
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
355 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST MONDAY...

* WIND: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO
  30 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHEAST WITH GUSTS UP TO 36 KNOTS.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 10 PM SUNDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

LHZ464-020900-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0006.150202T0000Z-150202T1500Z/
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
355 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
EST MONDAY...

* WIND: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO
  29 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHEAST WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KNOTS.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 1 AM MONDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

LHZ441>443-020900-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0006.150202T0000Z-150202T1500Z/
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
355 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
EST MONDAY...

* WIND: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO
  31 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHEAST WITH GUSTS UP TO 37 KNOTS.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 10 PM SUNDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

LHZ362-020900-
/O.CON.KDTX.UP.W.0005.150202T0000Z-150202T1500Z/
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
355 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 10 AM EST MONDAY...

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
  10 AM EST MONDAY.

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.

&&

$$

DRK



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