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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
408 PM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

LMZ844>849-100515-
/O.EXT.KGRR.SC.Y.0090.000000T0000Z-161210T2000Z/
ST JOSEPH TO SOUTH HAVEN MI-SOUTH HAVEN TO HOLLAND MI-
HOLLAND TO GRAND HAVEN MI-GRAND HAVEN TO WHITEHALL MI-
WHITEHALL TO PENTWATER MI-PENTWATER TO MANISTEE MI-
408 PM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST SATURDAY...

* WINDS...WEST NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS TONIGHT. WEST 15 TO 25
  KNOTS SATURDAY.

* WAVES...3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OR WAVES ARE EXPECTED TO
PRODUCE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED
MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD
AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
347 PM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

LMZ345-346-100500-
/O.NEW.KAPX.SC.Y.0120.161209T2047Z-161210T1700Z/
POINT BETSIE TO SLEEPING BEAR POINT MI-
MANISTEE TO POINT BETSIE MI-
347 PM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GAYLORD HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST SATURDAY.

* PLEASE SEE THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR MORE DETAILED
  INFORMATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

$$


WEATHER.GOV/GAYLORD


Special Weather Statement


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
539 PM EST Fri Dec 9 2016

MIZ037>040-043-044-050-056-057-064>067-071>073-100245-
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-CLARE-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MUSKEGON-OTTAWA-KENT-ALLEGAN-
BARRY-EATON-INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LUDINGTON...BALDWIN...REED CITY...CLARE...
HART...FREMONT...MUSKEGON...GRAND HAVEN...JENISON...GRAND RAPIDS...
HOLLAND...HASTINGS...CHARLOTTE...LANSING...SOUTH HAVEN...KALAMAZOO...
BATTLE CREEK
539 PM EST Fri Dec 9 2016

...SCATTERED LAKE EFFECT SNOW THROUGH THE EVENING...

BANDS OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE REGION. SOME
AREAS WILL SEE OCCASIONAL HEAVIER BURSTS OF SNOW WHICH WILL CAUSE
ROADWAYS TO BECOME SLICK. LOCALLY UP TO TWO ADDITIONAL INCHES IS
POSSIBLE IN THE HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE LOW TO MID 20S.

DUE TO THE SCATTERED NATURE OF THE SNOW, AND THE HIGHLY VARIABLE
CONDITIONS, DRIVERS WILL NEED TO REMAIN AWARE OF ROAD CONDITIONS.
SLOW DOWN AND LEAVE PLENTY OF ROOM BETWEEN YOU AND THE NEXT
DRIVER.

$$

JK

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
516 PM EST Fri Dec 9 2016

MIZ049-054-055-060>063-068>070-075-076-082-083-100115-
Huron-Tuscola-Sanilac-Shiawassee-Genesee-Lapeer-St. Clair-
Livingston-Oakland-Macomb-Washtenaw-Wayne-Lenawee-Monroe-
Including the cities of...Bad Axe...Caro...Sandusky...Owosso...
Flint...Lapeer...Port Huron...Howell...Pontiac...Warren...
Ann Arbor...Detroit...Adrian...Monroe
516 PM EST Fri Dec 9 2016

...CAUTIOUS TRAVEL IS ADVISED FOR RAPID REDUCTIONS OF VISIBILITY
AND INTENSE SNOWFALL THIS EVENING...

WEATHER...

 * ISOLATED SNOW SQUALLS WILL IMPACT SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN DURING
   THE EVENING HOURS.

 * A dusting of snow can be expected.

 * West winds around 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

 * Air temperatures will range between 27 and 30 degrees.

IMPACTS...

 * Moderate Snow WILL CAUSE REDUCTIONS OF VISIBILITY TO LESS
   THAN ONE MILE. THERE MAY BE RAPID FLUCTUATIONS OF VISIBILITY.

 * ACCUMULATING SNOW MAY LEAD TO SLIPPERY ROADS PARTICULARLY ON
   BRIDGES...EXIT RAMPS...AND OVERPASSES.

&&

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 * THE COMBINATION OF Moderate Snow AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT
   IN LOCALIZED WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. REDUCED VISIBILITIES ALONG
   WITH SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS WILL CAUSE VARIABLE
   TRAFFIC RATES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO
   USE CAUTION AND ACCOUNT FOR THE VARIABLE DRIVING CONDITIONS
   BY ALLOWING EXTRA TIME.

 * PREPARE...PLAN...AND STAY INFORMED.
   VISIT HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/RR8

$$

MANN

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
241 PM EST Fri Dec 9 2016

INZ003>009-012-014-016>018-MIZ077>081-OHZ001-002-004-005-015-016-
100900-
La Porte-St. Joseph IN-Elkhart-Lagrange-Steuben-Noble-De Kalb-
Starke-Marshall-Kosciusko-Whitley-Allen IN-Berrien-Cass MI-
St. Joseph MI-Branch-Hillsdale-Williams-Fulton OH-Defiance-Henry-
Paulding-Putnam-
Including the cities of...Michigan City...La Porte...South Bend...
Mishawaka...New Carlisle...Walkerton...Elkhart...Goshen...
Nappanee...Lagrange...Topeka...Shipshewana...Angola...Fremont...
Kendallville...Ligonier...Albion...Auburn...Garrett...Knox...
North Judson...Bass Lake...Plymouth...Bremen...Culver...Warsaw...
Winona Lake...Syracuse...Mentone...Columbia City...Tri-Lakes...
South Whitley...Fort Wayne...New Haven...Niles...Benton Harbor...
St. Joseph...Fair Plain...Benton Heights...Buchanan...
Paw Paw Lake...Dowagiac...Cassopolis...Marcellus...Sturgis...
Three Rivers...White Pigeon...Mendon...Coldwater...Bronson...
Hillsdale...Jonesville...Litchfield...Bryan...Montpelier...
Edgerton...Wauseon...Archbold...Swanton...Delta...Defiance...
Sherwood...Hicksville...Napoleon...Deshler...Liberty Center...
Paulding...Antwerp...Payne...Ottawa...Leipsic...Columbus Grove...
Continental...Pandora
241 PM EST Fri Dec 9 2016 /141 PM CST Fri Dec 9 2016/

...ACCUMULATING SNOW FOR SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...

SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM WEST TO EAST DURING THE EVENING
AND EARLY OVERNIGHT HOURS SATURDAY NIGHT...AND CONTINUE SUNDAY AND
SUNDAY NIGHT. THE PERIOD OF HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED FROM SUNDAY
MORNING INTO SUNDAY EVENING. THE STORM SYSTEM RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS
SNOW IS STILL LOCATED JUST OFF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST FRIDAY
AFTERNOON. WHILE CONFIDENCE IS HIGH IN ACCUMULATING SNOW...EXACT
AMOUNTS ARE OF MEDIUM CONFIDENCE DUE TO CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY
REGARDING THE EXACT TRACK AND STRENGTH OF THIS SYSTEM.
HOWEVER...THE POTENTIAL DOES EXIST FOR STORM TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 INCHES OR GREATER FROM SATURDAY NIGHT TO SUNDAY
EVENING. LESSER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED SOUTH OF ROUTE 30
WHERE A RAIN AND SNOW MIX IS POSSIBLE SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS SYSTEM
WILL LIKELY RESULT IN TRAVEL IMPACTS THIS WEEKEND...SO STAY TUNED
FOR THE LATEST FORECAST UPDATES.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
405 PM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

MIZ068>070-075-076-082-083-102115-
LIVINGSTON-OAKLAND-MACOMB-WASHTENAW-WAYNE-LENAWEE-MONROE-
405 PM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST
MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

MINOR LOCALIZED SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT AS LAKE
EFFECT SNOW EXTENDS ACROSS THE STATE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

MINOR LOCALIZED SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE SOUTH OF M59 ON
SATURDAY AS LAKE EFFECT SNOW EXTENDS ACROSS THE STATE. ISOLATED
HEAVY SNOW SQUALLS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND WILL INCREASE IN
INTENSITY DURING SUNDAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF ON SUNDAY NIGHT. TOTAL
SNOW ACCUMULATION IN EXCESS OF 6 INCHES IS POSSIBLE. A WINTER
STORM WATCH MAY BE NEEDED. REVISIONS TO FORECAST SNOW AMOUNTS
SHOULD BE EXPECTED AS NEW INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
339 PM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

LHZ345>349-LMZ323-341-342-344>346-LSZ321-322-MIZ008-015>036-041-
042-101200-
STRAITS OF MACKINAC WITHIN 5 NM OF MACKINAC BRIDGE INCLUDING
MACKINAC ISLAND-ST IGNACE TO FALSE DETOUR CHANNEL-
5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT MI INCLUDING
BOIS BLANC ISLAND-
PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON PT MI INCLUDING THUNDER BAY
NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-STURGEON PT TO ALABASTER MI-
GRAND TRAVERSE BAY SOUTH OF A LINE GRAND TRAVERSE LIGHT TO
NORWOOD MI-SEUL CHOIX POINT TO 5NM WEST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE-
NORWOOD MI TO 5NM WEST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE INCLUDING LITTLE
TRAVERSE BAY-SLEEPING BEAR POINT TO GRAND TRAVERSE LIGHT MI-
POINT BETSIE TO SLEEPING BEAR POINT MI-
MANISTEE TO POINT BETSIE MI-
WHITEFISH BAY (U.S. PORTION)/WHITEFISH POINT TO POINT IROQUOIS MI-
ST. MARYS RIVER POINT IROQUOIS TO E. POTAGANNISSING BAY-CHIPPEWA-
MACKINAC-EMMET-CHEBOYGAN-PRESQUE ISLE-CHARLEVOIX-LEELANAU-ANTRIM-
OTSEGO-MONTMORENCY-ALPENA-BENZIE-GRAND TRAVERSE-KALKASKA-CRAWFORD-
OSCODA-ALCONA-MANISTEE-WEXFORD-MISSAUKEE-ROSCOMMON-OGEMAW-IOSCO-
GLADWIN-ARENAC-
339 PM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN...
EASTERN UPPER MICHIGAN...AND ADJACENT NEARSHORE WATERS OF LAKE
MICHIGAN...LAKE HURON AND LAKE SUPERIOR.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

SIGNIFICANT LAKE EFFECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT WITHIN
THE SNOWBELT AREAS...MAINLY ALONG AND WEST OF INTERSTATE 75 AND
ALONG AND NORTH OF M-72. PLEASE SEE THE LATEST WINTER WEATHER
HEADLINES FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATING LAKE EFFECT IS EXPECTED SATURDAY MORNING
IN THE TRADITIONAL SNOWBELT AREAS.

A MORE WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATING SNOW IS LIKELY SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY
NIGHT. THERE REMAINS CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY IN EXACT PLACEMENT
AND AMOUNTS OF HEAVIEST SNOW.

ACCUMULATING LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE DURING THE MIDDLE OF
NEXT WEEK AS A SHOT OF ARCTIC AIR PLUNGES INTO THE REGION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE. REPORTS MAY BE MADE ONE OF THREE WAYS:

ONLINE:   WEATHER.GOV/GAYLORD
FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/NWSGAYLORD
TWITTER:  TWITTER.COM/NWSGAYLORD

&&

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WEATHER.GOV/GAYLORD.

$$

MSB

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
534 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

INZ003>007-MIZ077>081-101045-
LA PORTE-ST. JOSEPH IN-ELKHART-LAGRANGE-STEUBEN-BERRIEN-CASS MI-
ST. JOSEPH MI-BRANCH-HILLSDALE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MICHIGAN CITY...LA PORTE...SOUTH BEND...
MISHAWAKA...NEW CARLISLE...WALKERTON...ELKHART...GOSHEN...NAPPANEE...
LAGRANGE...TOPEKA...SHIPSHEWANA...ANGOLA...FREMONT...NILES...
BENTON HARBOR...ST. JOSEPH...FAIR PLAIN...BENTON HEIGHTS...
BUCHANAN...PAW PAW LAKE...DOWAGIAC...CASSOPOLIS...MARCELLUS...
STURGIS...THREE RIVERS...WHITE PIGEON...MENDON...COLDWATER...
BRONSON...HILLSDALE...JONESVILLE...LITCHFIELD
534 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016 /434 AM CST FRI DEC 9 2016/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN INDIANA
AND SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL BRING LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3
INCHES BEFORE TAPERING OFF THIS AFTERNOON. PLEASE SEE THE LATEST
WINTER WEATHER PRODUCT FOR MORE INFORMATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL IS LIKELY SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED...BUT SNOWFALL REPORTS ARE
GREATLY APPRECIATED.

&&

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES...OR
CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/IWX

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
534 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

LMZ043-046-101045-
NEW BUFFALO MI TO ST JOSEPH MI-MICHIGAN CITY IN TO NEW BUFFALO MI-
534 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE NEARSHORE
WATERS OF SOUTHEASTERN LAKE MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS FOR SMALL CRAFT ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON. OCCASIONAL LIGHT FREEZING SPRAY IS EXPECTED THIS
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS FOR SMALL CRAFT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING. OCCASIONAL LIGHT FREEZING SPRAY IS EXPECTED DURING THIS
TIME.

CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS FOR SMALL CRAFT MAY RETURN WEDNESDAY INTO
THURSDAY.

&&

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES...OR
CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/IWX

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
349 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-100900-
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-CLARE-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-MUSKEGON-
MONTCALM-GRATIOT-OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-
INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
349 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST LOWER
MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW SHOWERS WILL RESULT IN NEAR WHITEOUTS AT TIMES BEFORE
DIMINISHING IN INTENSITY THIS AFTERNOON. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS
UP TO 4 INCHES IS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
NIGHT AS A STORM MOVES ACROSS LOWER MICHIGAN. ARCTIC AIR WILL MOVE
ACROSS THE LAKE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY GENERATING MORE LAKE EFFECT
SNOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER REPORTS OF SNOW ACCUMULATION ARE ALWAYS APPRECIATED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
349 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

LMZ844>849-100900-
ST JOSEPH TO SOUTH HAVEN MI-SOUTH HAVEN TO HOLLAND MI-
HOLLAND TO GRAND HAVEN MI-GRAND HAVEN TO WHITEHALL MI-
WHITEHALL TO PENTWATER MI-PENTWATER TO MANISTEE MI-
349 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST LOWER
MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WIND AND WAVES WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

WIND AND WAVES WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

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