Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Northern Indiana

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
400 PM EST SUN DEC 10 2017

LMZ043-046-110500-
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/O.NEW.KIWX.GL.A.0014.171212T0300Z-171212T1800Z/
NEW BUFFALO MI TO ST JOSEPH MI-MICHIGAN CITY IN TO NEW BUFFALO MI-
400 PM EST SUN DEC 10 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS
EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

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

* WINDS...TONIGHT NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING WEST AT 5 TO 15
  KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. MONDAY EVENING WEST TO 25 KNOTS VEERING
  NORTHWEST TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS 40 KNOT GALES OVERNIGHT.
  NORTHWEST TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES CONTINUING
  TUESDAY.

* WAVES...3 TO 5 FEET THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT. BUILDING TO 10 TO 16
  FEET BY LATE MONDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING INTO 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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