Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
347 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...NORTHWEST GALES CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT...

..A STRONG LOW NEAR JAMES BAY WILL CAUSE NORTHWEST WINDS TO RAMP UP
OVER AREA WATERS THIS EVENING. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE OVER THE
NORTHERN HALF OF LAKE HURON WHERE A COLDER AIRMASS WILL SUPPORT
WINDS GUSTING TO LOW-END GALES. IN ADDITION...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES
ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE EXPOSED NEARSHORE WATERS OF THE THUMB WHERE
SIGNIFICANT WAVES HEIGHTS ARE EXPECTED TO BUILD TO SEVERAL FEET.

LHZ361>363-260800-
/O.EXT.KDTX.GL.W.0018.141025T2100Z-141026T1300Z/
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
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-
347 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT SUNDAY...

THE GALE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT SUNDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 31 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 38
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 11 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 16 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 9 PM SATURDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 12 AM 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.

&&

$$

LHZ421-441-442-260800-
/O.EXT.KDTX.SC.Y.0039.141026T0200Z-141026T2000Z/
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
347 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
4 PM EDT SUNDAY...

THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 4 PM EDT SUNDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 21 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 27 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 5 AM SUNDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 8 AM SUNDAY.

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.

&&

$$

JVC


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