Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
358 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

...NORTHWEST GUSTS TO WEAK GALES POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.LIGHT WINDS WILL BECOME FRESH AND SOUTHERLY IN ADVANCE OF AN
APPROACHING LOW ON SATURDAY. PASSAGE OF THE LOW ACROSS THE STRAITS
WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE WATERS THAT IS FORECAST TO SHIFT
WINDS TO A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ON SATURDAY NIGHT. EVIDENCE FOR
GUSTS REACHING MARGINAL GALE FORCE OVER NORTHERN LAKE HURON IS
INCREASING. A GALE WATCH HAS THEREFORE BEEN ISSUED FOR SATURDAY
NIGHT. WINDS AND WAVES WILL THEN GRADUALLY SUBSIDE SUNDAY INTO
SUNDAY NIGHT.

LHZ361-362-270915-
/O.NEW.KDTX.GL.A.0030.141228T0000Z-141228T0900Z/
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-
358 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A GALE
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WATCH...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  UP TO 30 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 37 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 11 PM SATURDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 2 AM SUNDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

$$

JVC


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