Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
349 AM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS TODAY...

.NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 KNOTS TODAY WILL BE COMMON AS COLD
AIRMASS WILL BE IN PLACE. GUSTS COULD EVEN BRIEFLY REACH GALES OVER
THE OPEN WATERS OF LAKE HURON DURING THE AFTERNOON. SIGNIFICANT WAVE
HEIGHTS WILL BUILD TO 7 FEET OR HIGHER OVER THE OPEN WATERS OF
CENTRAL LAKE HURON AND WILL BE IN EXCESS OF 4 FEET ALONG THE EXPOSED
NEARSHORE WATERS OF THE THUMB. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH FREQUENT
GUSTS OF 25 KNOTS SUPPORTS CONTINUANCE OF THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES
FOR LAKE HURON. WINDS AND WAVES WILL QUICKLY SUBSIDE WITH THE
ARRIVAL OF HIGH PRESSURE TONIGHT. THIS HIGH WILL SLOWLY SLIDE EAST
ON WEDNESDAY...LEADING TO INCREASING SOUTHEAST WINDS INTO WEDNESDAY
NIGHT...BUT STILL REMAINING BELOW 30 KNOTS.

LHZ421-441>443-152000-
/O.EXT.KDTX.SC.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-140416T0400Z/
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-PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
349 AM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT
TONIGHT...

THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT
TONIGHT.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 20 KNOTS FROM THE NORTH WITH GUSTS UP
  TO 28 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 AROUND 10 AM EDT
  TUESDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 1 PM EDT
  TUESDAY.

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.

&&

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