Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Northern Indiana

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
410 AM EDT MON OCT 23 2017

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NEW BUFFALO MI TO ST JOSEPH MI-MICHIGAN CITY IN TO NEW BUFFALO MI-
410 AM EDT MON OCT 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT TUESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
GALE WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 KNOTS
  TODAY. WEST 15 TO 25 KNOTS VEERING NORTHWEST TONIGHT. NORTHWEST
  TO 30 KNOTS WITH 35 KNOT GALE FORCE GUSTS POSSIBLE TUESDAY
  AFERNOON AND NIGHT.

* WAVES...3 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FEET TONIGHT AND 10 TO
  14 FEET TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OF 22 TO 33 KNOTS ARE LIKELY...AND/OR WAVES GREATER THAN
4 FEET ARE EXPECTED. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE
OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

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.

&&

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