Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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WHUS73 KDTX 171944
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
344 PM EDT SAT JUN 17 2017

...STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS OVER SAGINAW BAY TOMORROW...

.MODERATELY STRONG STORM SYSTEM FOR EARLY SUMMER WILL TRAVERSE THE
CENTRAL GREAT LAKES REGION ON SUNDAY. IN ADVANCE OF THIS SYSTEM, A
COUPLE OF ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE, WITH THE
BEST CHANCES DURING THE FIRST HALF OF SUNDAY AS THE COLD FRONT
CROSSES THE REGION. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO APPROACH SMALL CRAFT
GUSTS, BUT THE FLOW WILL BE PREDOMINANTLY OFFSHORE - SO WAVES WILL
SHOULD REMAIN SOMEWHAT TEMPERED. THE EXCEPTION WILL BE SAGINAW BAY
WHERE LONGER FETCH CONDITIONS WILL BECOME ESTABLISH BEHIND THE FRONT.

LHZ421-422-180800-
/O.NEW.KDTX.SC.Y.0047.170618T1400Z-170619T0000Z/
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-
344 PM EDT SAT JUN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM EDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM EDT
SUNDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 19 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 27 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL
  BE 3 FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 4 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 3 PM EDT SUNDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 3 PM EDT SUNDAY.

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.

&&

$$

SF



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