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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
348 PM EDT SAT APR 30 2016

...NORTHEAST WINDS TOPPING OUT AROUND 25 KNOTS OVER SOUTHERN LAKE
HURON TONIGHT...

.WINDS WILL INCREASE FROM THE NORTHEAST TONIGHT AS LOW PRESSURE
PASSES THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY...AND REMAIN GUSTY OVER LAKE HURON
TOMORROW AS THE LOW MOVES INTO THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES. SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES REMAIN IN EFFECT LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY FOR THE LAKE
HURON NEARSHORE WATERS...INCLUDING SAGINAW BAY...AS PERSISTENT AND
STRONG FLOW ACROSS THE LAKE ALLOWS WAVE HEIGHTS TO BUILD BETWEEN 4
AND 8 FEET. GUSTS AROUND 25 KNOTS WILL ALSO DEVELOP TONIGHT AND
CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY BEFORE LOW PRESSURE MOVES EAST AND SPEEDS
DECREASE. THIS WILL ALSO ALLOW LARGE WAVES TO SUBSIDE DURING THE
LATE EVENING. A VERY LARGE DOME OF HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE
CENTRAL PLAINS WILL THEN KEEP WINDS FAIRLY LIGHT MONDAY INTO TUESDAY.

A BRIEF PERIOD OF GUSTY EAST-NORTHEAST WINDS IS ALSO EXPECTED THIS
EVENING...BETWEEN 6 PM AND 11 PM...OVER WESTERN LAKE ERIE AS THE
CENTER OF LOW PRESSURE DRAWS CLOSER. GUSTS MAY APPROACH 25 KNOTS FOR
SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE WINDS WEAKEN AND FINALLY TURN LIGHT FROM THE
NORTH BEFORE SUNRISE.

LHZ421-422-441>443-010800-
/O.CON.KDTX.SC.Y.0031.160501T0900Z-160502T0000Z/
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-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
348 PM EDT SAT APR 30 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 8 PM EDT
SUNDAY...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 22 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHEAST WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 28 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 8 AM EDT SUNDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 10 AM EDT 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.

&&

$$

SF



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