Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
403 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SOUTHWEST GALES TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR
SAGINAW BAY AND CENTRAL LAKE HURON WITH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES IN
EFFECT FOR THE REMAINING MARINE AREAS. MODERATE WESTERLY FLOW DURING
THE MORNING WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST AND INCREASE AGAIN DURING THE
AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES THROUGH THE
NORTHERN GREAT LAKES. THE ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL SETTLE OVER
LOWER MICHIGAN AND CENTRAL LAKE HURON TONIGHT AND DISSIPATE IN FAVOR
OF HIGH PRESSURE BY MONDAY MORNING. FAVORABLE MARINE CONDITIONS IN
THE FORM OF LIGHT SOUTH WIND AND MILDER AIR WILL THEN CONTINUE
THROUGH TUESDAY. THE NEXT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS PROJECTED TO ARRIVE
WEDNESDAY ON A TRACK THROUGH THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES FOLLOWED BY
COLDER AIR ON MODERATE NORTHERLY WIND FOR THE END OF THE WEEK.

LHZ362-262130-
/O.EXP.KDTX.GL.W.0009.000000T0000Z-170226T0900Z/
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0011.170226T1500Z-170227T0300Z/
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
403 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 28 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 39
  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 5 PM EST SUNDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 7 PM EST SUNDAY.

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.

&&

$$

LHZ361-261015-
/O.EXP.KDTX.GL.W.0009.000000T0000Z-170226T0900Z/
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
403 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...GALE WARNING HAS EXPIRED...

THE GALE WARNING IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT ALTHOUGH SOUTHWEST WIND
GUSTING TO 30 KNOTS IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY.

$$

LHZ363-421-422-441-462-262130-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0011.170226T1500Z-170227T0300Z/
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
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-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
403 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 28 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 38
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 8 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 11 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 6 PM EST SUNDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 8 PM EST SUNDAY.

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.

&&

$$

LHZ442-443-262130-
/O.NEW.KDTX.SC.Y.0013.170226T1500Z-170227T0000Z/
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
403 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM
EST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING
TO 7 PM EST THIS EVENING.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 20 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP
  TO 33 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 3
  FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 5 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS AND WAVES ARE EXPECTED AROUND 3 PM.

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.

&&

$$

LCZ460-LEZ444-262130-
/O.NEW.KDTX.SC.Y.0013.170226T1500Z-170227T0000Z/
LAKE ST. CLAIR-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
403 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM
EST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING
TO 7 PM EST THIS EVENING.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 19 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP
  TO 31 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 3
  FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 5 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS AND WAVES ARE EXPECTED AROUND 3 PM.

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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