Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
517 PM EDT MON APR 14 2014

...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS TONIGHT......

.MODERATE TO FRESH NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BECOME INCREASINGLY GUSTY AS
COLD AIR POURS INTO THE AREA TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY. GUSTS WILL
APPROACH NEAR GALES AT TIMES 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 SUBSIDE WITH THE ARRIVAL OF
HIGH PRESSURE ON TUESDAY NIGHT.

LHZ421-441>443-150830-
/O.CON.KDTX.SC.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-140415T2000Z/
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-
517 PM EDT MON APR 14 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT
TUESDAY...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT TUESDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 21 KNOTS FROM THE NORTH 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 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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