Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
404 PM EST MON FEB 23 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS TUESDAY...

.WINDS WILL TURN SOUTHERLY AND INCREASE IN STRENGTH LATE TONIGHT AS A
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKS ACROSS NORTHERN ONTARIO. WINDS LOOK TO
REACH GALE FORCE BY TUESDAY MORNING ACROSS MUCH OF LAKE HURON AS A
STRONG WIND FIELD PUSHES UP INTO THE AREA AHEAD OF THE LOW. A GALE
WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR LAKE HURON...INCLUDING SAGINAW BAY...WITH
WIND GUSTS TO 45 KNOTS EXPECTED. GALE WARNINGS HAVE ALSO BEEN ISSUED
FOR LAKE ST CLAIR AND LAKE ERIE GIVEN THE FORECASTED MAGNITUDE OF
GEOSTROPHIC FLOW OVER THE REGION AND REDUCED ROUGHNESS LENGTH OF
ICE. ANOTHER ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP DOWN ACROSS THE CENTRAL
GREAT LAKES TUESDAY NIGHT...FLIPPING WINDS TO THE NORTHWEST. THESE
WINDS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED...BUT AT THIS TIME...GUSTS LOOK TO REMAIN
AROUND 30 KNOTS OVER LAKE HURON.

LCZ460-LEZ444-LHZ361-442-443-240915-
/O.EXA.KDTX.GL.W.0010.150224T0900Z-150225T0000Z/
LAKE ST. CLAIR-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
404 PM EST MON FEB 23 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 7 PM EST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 7 PM EST TUESDAY.

* WIND: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO
  27 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 37 KNOTS.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 11 AM TUESDAY.

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
OCCURRING. 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.

&&

$$

LHZ362-363-421-422-441-462>464-240915-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0010.150224T0900Z-150225T0000Z/
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
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-
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
404 PM EST MON FEB 23 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 7 PM EST TUESDAY...

* WIND: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO
  32 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KNOTS.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 8 AM TUESDAY.

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
OCCURRING. 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.

&&

$$

CB


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