Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
252 PM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

...GALE FORCE WINDS AND HIGH WAVES NORTH OF PORT WASHINGTON
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...

.STRONG LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CHICAGO AREA INTO
SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN TODAY BEFORE REACHING EASTERN ONTARIO
CANADA SATURDAY. STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS ALONG WITH HIGH WAVES
WILL OCCUR.

WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH SOMEWHAT AND BACK TO THE NORTHWEST
CLOSER TO THE LOW...THEN INCREASE AGAIN ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE
LOW TONIGHT.

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SHEBOYGAN TO PORT WASHINGTON WI-
252 PM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WINDS: NORTHEAST UP TO 30 KNOTS. FREQUENT GALE GUSTS UP TO 35
  KNOTS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. WINDS BACKING NORTH TO NORTHWEST
  TO 30 KNOTS TONIGHT.

* WAVES: 6 TO 9 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET TONIGHT INTO
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

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.

&&

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PORT WASHINGTON TO NORTH POINT LIGHT WI-
NORTH POINT LIGHT TO WIND POINT WI-
WIND POINT WI TO WINTHROP HARBOR IL-
252 PM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST SATURDAY...

THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST
SATURDAY.

* WINDS: NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 KNOTS. WINDS BACKING NORTH TO
  NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS LATER TONIGHT.

* WAVES: 5 TO 8 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET TONIGHT INTO
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

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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HENTZ

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