Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
340 AM EST FRI JAN 13 2017

...GALES WILL END THIS MORNING...

.STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS EARLY THIS MORNING WILL BE
DIMINISHING THROUGH THE DAY, BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE BY EVENING
AS HIGH PRESSURE ARRIVES. THIS HIGH WILL SLIDE OFF TO THE EAST,
ALLOWING FOR MODEST INCREASE IN SOUTHWEST WINDS ON SATURDAY, TOPPING
OUT AROUND 20 KNOTS AS A WEAK FRONT MOVES THROUGH. LIGHT WINDS
RETURN FOR SUNDAY, LINGERING INTO MONDAY AS MILDER AIR STREAMS INTO
THE REGION.

LHZ361-362-131200-
/O.EXT.KDTX.GL.W.0004.000000T0000Z-170113T1200Z/
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-
340 AM EST FRI JAN 13 2017

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

THE GALE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 30 KNOTS FROM THE WEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 38 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 3 AM EST FRIDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 3 AM EST FRIDAY.

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
OCCURING. 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.

&&

$$

SC


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