Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
414 AM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

...ELEVATED WAVES AROUND THE THUMB...

.COLD CYCLONIC FLOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES
RESULTING IN WINDS GUSTS AROUND 30 KNOTS ACROSS LAKE HURON. WESTERLY
WINDS WILL KEEP GUSTS NEAR SHORE SLIGHTLY TEMPERED BUT STILL AT
SMALL CRAFT CRITERIA. THE WESTERLY WINDS WILL VEER MORE
NORTHWESTERLY THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM
THE WEST. THIS WILL CONTINUE THE ELEVATED WAVES NEAR THE TIP OF THE
THUMB THROUGH THIS EVENING HOURS WITH THE NORTHERLY FETCH. WINDS
WILL DROP BELOW 10 KNOTS ON SATURDAY AS THE HIGH DRIFTS OVERHEAD
BEFORE RE-EMERGING OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST ON SUNDAY AHEAD OF THE NEXT
SYSTEM.

LHZ441-022115-
/O.EXT.KDTX.SC.Y.0079.000000T0000Z-161203T0300Z/
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
414 AM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS
EVENING.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 22 KNOTS FROM THE WEST WITH GUSTS UP TO
  29 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 6 AM EST FRIDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 8 PM EST FRIDAY.

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.

&&

$$

LHZ421-022100-
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OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
414 AM EST FRI DEC 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 22 KNOTS FROM THE WEST WITH GUSTS UP TO
  28 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 4
  FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 5 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 7 AM EST FRIDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 12 PM EST FRIDAY.

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.

&&

$$

CB


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