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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
347 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF LAKE HURON FRIDAY...

.SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE OVER THE OHIO VALLEY AND SOUTHERN
GREAT LAKES TODAY AND TONIGHT...BRINGING FAIRLY LIGHT WINDS AND
QUIET WEATHER TO THE AREA. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL THEN SLIDE
ACROSS NORTHERN ONTARIO FRIDAY...WHILE HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS OVER
THE OHIO VALLEY. THIS WILL BRING AN INCREASE IN SOUTHERLY WINDS
FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. WINDS LOOK TO BE THE
STRONGEST OVER PORTIONS OF LAKE HURON...WITH GUSTS CURRENTLY LOOKING
TO REACH BETWEEN 30 AND 40 KNOTS. A GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR
THE CENTRAL PORTION OF THE LAKE...INCLUDING SAGINAW BAY...FOR FRIDAY.

LHZ362-363-421-422-441-462-052115-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.A.0011.150306T1500Z-150307T0300Z/
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-
347 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WATCH...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  UP TO 28 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 36 KNOTS.
  THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 4 FEET WITH A
  POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 5 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 1 PM FRIDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 7 PM FRIDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

CB


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
516 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

INZ003>009-012>018-020-022>027-032>034-LMZ043-046-MIZ077>081-OHZ001-
002-004-005-015-016-024-025-061030-
LA PORTE-ST. JOSEPH IN-ELKHART-LAGRANGE-STEUBEN-NOBLE-DE KALB-STARKE-
PULASKI-MARSHALL-FULTON IN-KOSCIUSKO-WHITLEY-ALLEN IN-WHITE-CASS IN-
MIAMI-WABASH-HUNTINGTON-WELLS-ADAMS-GRANT-BLACKFORD-JAY-
NEW BUFFALO MI TO ST JOSEPH MI-MICHIGAN CITY IN TO NEW BUFFALO MI-
BERRIEN-CASS MI-ST. JOSEPH MI-BRANCH-HILLSDALE-WILLIAMS-FULTON OH-
DEFIANCE-HENRY-PAULDING-PUTNAM-VAN WERT-ALLEN OH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MICHIGAN CITY...LA PORTE...SOUTH BEND...
MISHAWAKA...ELKHART...GOSHEN...LAGRANGE...TOPEKA...ANGOLA...
KENDALLVILLE...LIGONIER...AUBURN...GARRETT...KNOX...NORTH JUDSON...
WINAMAC...FRANCESVILLE...PLYMOUTH...BREMEN...ROCHESTER...WARSAW...
WINONA LAKE...COLUMBIA CITY...SOUTH WHITLEY...FORT WAYNE...
MONTICELLO...BROOKSTON...LOGANSPORT...PERU...WABASH...
NORTH MANCHESTER...HUNTINGTON...BLUFFTON...OSSIAN...DECATUR...
BERNE...MARION...HARTFORD CITY...MONTPELIER...PORTLAND...NILES...
BENTON HARBOR...ST. JOSEPH...BUCHANAN...DOWAGIAC...CASSOPOLIS...
STURGIS...THREE RIVERS...COLDWATER...HILLSDALE...BRYAN...WAUSEON...
ARCHBOLD...DEFIANCE...NAPOLEON...PAULDING...ANTWERP...OTTAWA...
PANDORA...VAN WERT...DELPHOS...LIMA
516 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015 /416 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OHIO...
SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN...NORTHERN INDIANA AND THE NEARSHORE WATERS
OF SOUTHEASTERN LAKE MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES TONIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO FALL TO BETWEEN
10 DEGREES BELOW ZERO AND 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

&&

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 DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
349 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

MIZ047>049-053>055-060>063-068>070-075-076-082-083-060915-
MIDLAND-BAY-HURON-SAGINAW-TUSCOLA-SANILAC-SHIAWASSEE-GENESEE-LAPEER-
ST. CLAIR-LIVINGSTON-OAKLAND-MACOMB-WASHTENAW-WAYNE-LENAWEE-MONROE-
349 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST
MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A PERSISTENT WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WIND WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL
FOR WINDCHILL VALUES TO APPROACH 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO LATE
TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

$$


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
900 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

MIZ031-051600-
MANISTEE COUNTY...MANISTEE-
900 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT 10 AM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE
9 ABOVE. LIGHT WINDS.
AT 12 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 11.
NORTHWEST WINDS 6 MPH.
AT  2 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 13.
WEST WINDS 8 MPH.
AT  4 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 15.
WEST WINDS 10 MPH.

$$

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
900 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

MIZ032-051600-
WEXFORD COUNTY...CADILLAC-
900 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT 10 AM...PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES. TEMPERATURE ZERO.
LIGHT WINDS.
AT 12 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES. TEMPERATURE
9 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WINDS 6 MPH.
AT  2 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 12.
WEST WINDS 8 MPH.
AT  4 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 13.
WEST WINDS 8 MPH.

$$

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
900 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

MIZ033-051600-
MISSAUKEE COUNTY...LAKE CITY-
900 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT 10 AM...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 2 BELOW. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 MPH.
AT 12 PM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE 8 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WINDS
6 MPH.
AT  2 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 12.
WEST WINDS 7 MPH.
AT  4 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 13.
WEST WINDS 7 MPH.

$$

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
900 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

MIZ034-051600-
ROSCOMMON COUNTY...HOUGHTON LAKE-
900 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT 10 AM...CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 3 BELOW. NORTHWEST WINDS 6 MPH.
AT 12 PM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE 9 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WINDS
6 MPH.
AT  2 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 13.
WEST WINDS 7 MPH.
AT  4 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 15.
WEST WINDS 7 MPH.

$$

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
900 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

MIZ035-051600-
OGEMAW COUNTY...WEST BRANCH-
900 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT 10 AM...CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 4 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 MPH.
AT 12 PM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE 10 ABOVE. WEST WINDS 6 MPH.
AT  2 PM...PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 14.
WEST WINDS 8 MPH.
AT  4 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 15.
WEST WINDS 8 MPH.

$$

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
900 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

MIZ036-051600-
IOSCO COUNTY...EAST TAWAS-
900 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT 10 AM...CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 5 ABOVE. LIGHT WINDS.
AT 12 PM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE 11. WEST WINDS 6 MPH.
AT  2 PM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE 15. WEST WINDS 8 MPH.
AT  4 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES. TEMPERATURE 17.
WEST WINDS 8 MPH.

$$

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
900 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

MIZ041-051600-
GLADWIN COUNTY...GLADWIN-
900 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT 10 AM...CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 4 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 MPH.
AT 12 PM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE 10 ABOVE. WEST WINDS 6 MPH.
AT  2 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 15.
WEST WINDS 7 MPH.
AT  4 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 17.
WEST WINDS 7 MPH.

$$

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
900 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

MIZ042-051600-
ARENAC COUNTY...STANDISH-
900 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT 10 AM...CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 8 ABOVE. LIGHT WINDS.
AT 12 PM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE 11. WEST WINDS 6 MPH.
AT  2 PM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE 15. WEST WINDS 8 MPH.
AT  4 PM...PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES. TEMPERATURE 17.
WEST WINDS 9 MPH.

$$

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