Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
000
WHUS73 KDTX 010849
MWWDTX

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

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

.NORTHEAST WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN TODAY AND TONIGHT ACROSS THE REGION
AS A STRONG WINTER STORM TRACKS THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY AND LOWER
GREAT LAKES.  THIS INCREASE IN THE WIND FIELD WILL NOW BRING THE
POTENTIAL FOR A PERIOD OF GALES TONIGHT ACROSS SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL
LAKE HURON...INCLUDING SAGINAW BAY.  INCREASING CONFIDENCE IN BOTH
THE DURATION AND MAGINITUDE OF THESE GUSTS NOW SUPPORT THE ISSUANCE
OF A GALE WARNING ACROSS THE AFOREMENTIONED LOCATIONS.  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
DIMINISH ON MONDAY AS THE STORM SYSTEM EXITS TO THE EAST AND HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION.

LHZ363-462-463-012130-
/O.NEW.KDTX.GL.W.0006.150202T0000Z-150202T1500Z/
/O.NEW.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-
349 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 10 AM EST MONDAY. A GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED.
THIS GALE WARNING IS 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 33 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 1 AM MONDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 4 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.

&&

$$

LHZ421-422-012130-
/O.NEW.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-
349 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM EST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM EST
MONDAY.

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

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 12 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.

&&

$$

LHZ464-012130-
/O.NEW.KDTX.GL.W.0006.150202T0000Z-150202T1500Z/
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
349 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS 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 35 KNOTS.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 2 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>443-012130-
/O.NEW.KDTX.GL.W.0006.150202T0000Z-150202T1500Z/
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
349 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT 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 36
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 9 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 13 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 1 AM MONDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 3 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.

&&

$$

LHZ362-012130-
/O.NEW.KDTX.UP.W.0005.150202T0000Z-150202T1500Z/
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
349 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...WHICH IS 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.

&&

$$

MR



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.