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Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
1027 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...The flood advisory continues for the following rivers in Southwest
Lower Michigan...

  Looking Glass River Near Eagle affecting Clinton County

.A suspected ice jam has caused water and ice to rise above bankfull
near Eagle. The river crested Wednesday night near 6 feet, and has
been gradually receding since then with occasional up and down
fluctuations. Cold temperatures will keep ice in place until milder
air arrives to soften up the ice early next week. The following
forecast is based on observed and forecast 48 hour precipitation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.

A flood advisory means minor flooding is possible and rivers are
forecast to exceed bankfull.  If you are in the advisory area remain
alert to possible flooding...or the possibility of the advisory being
upgraded to a warning.  Report observed flooding to local emergency
services or law enforcement and request they pass this information on
to the National Weather Service.

Stay tuned to further developments by listening to your local
radio... television... or NOAA Weather Radio station for further
information.

&&

MIC037-161727-
/O.CON.KGRR.FL.Y.0168.000000T0000Z-171218T0000Z/
/EAGM4.N.IJ.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
1027 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

The Flood Advisory continues for
  the Looking Glass River Near Eagle
* until Sunday evening.
* at 09 AM Friday the stage was 5.7 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 5.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river level will gradually fall but some quick
  fluctuations will also be possible.
* Impact, at 6.0 feet...Expect minor flooding of low lying wooded
  areas.

&&

LAT...LON 4290 8489 4286 8474 4287 8455 4281 8455
      4279 8474 4283 8489

$$

CAS


Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
339 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

LMZ043-046-160445-
/O.CON.KIWX.SC.Y.0089.000000T0000Z-171216T1000Z/
New Buffalo MI to St Joseph MI-Michigan City IN to New Buffalo MI-
339 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST
SATURDAY...

* WINDS...Southwest wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts up to 30
  knots.


* WAVES...3 to 5 feet. Subsiding to 2 to 4 feet overnight.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
338 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

LMZ844>849-160445-
/O.CON.KGRR.SC.Y.0097.000000T0000Z-171216T1000Z/
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-
338 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST
SATURDAY...

* WINDS...West to 30 knots decreasing tonight.

* WAVES...5 to 7 feet decreasing to 2 to 4 feet by late tonight.


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 DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
324 PM EST FRI DEC 15 2017

...ELEVATED WAVES CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT...

.GUSTY W-SW WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING AS A LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM MOVE THROUGH THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES. ANTICIPATE WINDS TO
REMAIN BELOW GALE FORCE, BUT THEY COULD REACH AROUND 30 KNOTS BEFORE
TURNING TO THE NW BEHIND A FRONT TONIGHT. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES FOR
THE OUTER SAGINAW BAY AND PORTIONS OF THE THUMB ALONG THE NEARSHORE
WATERS WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR INCREASE WAVE HEIGHTS AND ROUGH
WATERS. WINDS WILL DIMINISH BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND REMAIN LIGHT
OUT OF THE EAST THIS WEEKEND AS A HIGH PRESSURE PASSES TO THE NORTH
OF THE GREAT LAKES.

LHZ421-441-160900-
/O.CON.KDTX.SC.Y.0097.000000T0000Z-171216T0900Z/
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
324 PM EST FRI DEC 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST
SATURDAY...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 23 KNOTS FROM THE WEST WITH GUSTS UP TO
  29 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 6
  FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 8 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 7 PM EST FRIDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 9 PM EST FRIDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

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.

&&

$$

IRL

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
316 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

LMZ323-342-344>346-160430-
/O.CON.KAPX.SC.Y.0109.000000T0000Z-171216T1000Z/
Grand Traverse Bay south of a line Grand Traverse Light to
Norwood MI-
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-
316 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST
SATURDAY...

A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect until 5 AM 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.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
316 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

LHZ347>349-160430-
/O.CON.KAPX.SC.Y.0109.000000T0000Z-171216T1000Z/
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-
316 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST
SATURDAY...

A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect until 5 AM 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.

$$


Special Weather Statement


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
353 PM EST FRI DEC 15 2017

MIZ068-069-152130-
Livingston-Oakland-
353 PM EST FRI DEC 15 2017

...A SNOW SQUALL WILL AFFECT CENTRAL OAKLAND AND NORTHEASTERN
LIVINGSTON COUNTIES...

At 352 PM EST, a snow squall was located near Hartland, moving east
at 30 mph.

Locations impacted include...
Troy, Southfield, Pontiac, Hartland, Milford, Birmingham, Cohoctah,
Oak Grove, Clarkston, West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, Rochester
Hills, Auburn Hills, Beverly Hills, Walled Lake, Wolverine Lake,
Bloomfield Hills, Franklin, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake.

Visibilities will drop quickly to one half mile or less in this
squall.

Use extra caution if you must travel into or through this dangerous
snow squall. Rapid changes in visibility and potentially slick roads
are likely to lead to accidents. Consider delaying travel until the
squall passes your location.

LAT...LON 4278 8399 4278 8369 4271 8314 4249 8327
      4269 8404
TIME...MOT...LOC 2052Z 283DEG 26KT 4270 8370

$$

AA


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
342 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

MIZ047>049-053>055-060>063-068>070-075-076-082-083-162100-
Midland-Bay-Huron-Saginaw-Tuscola-Sanilac-Shiawassee-Genesee-Lapeer-
St. Clair-Livingston-Oakland-Macomb-Washtenaw-Wayne-Lenawee-Monroe-
342 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southeast
Michigan.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Scattered snow squalls are possible through the early evening hours,
especially between the I-94 and I-69 corridors. Accumulations up to
one inch are possible within the squalls, along with rapid reductions
in visibility resulting in brief white out conditions and treacherous
travel.

Additional light accumulating snowfall is possible tonight across
much of southeast Michigan, with accumulations under an inch
generally expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed today and tonight.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
342 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

LCZ460-LEZ444-LHZ361>363-421-422-441>443-462>464-162100-
Lake St Clair-
Michigan Waters of Lake Erie from Detroit River to North Cape MI-
Lake Huron from 5NM east of Mackinac Bridge to Presque Isle Lt
beyond 5 NM off shore-
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-Harbor Beach to Port Sanilac MI-
Port Sanilac to Port Huron MI-
Lake Huron from Port Austin to Harbor Beach beyond 5NM Off Shore-
Lake Huron from Harbor Beach to Port Sanilac beyond 5NM Off Shore-
Lake Huron from Port Sanilac to Port Huron beyond 5NM Off Shore-
342 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Lake Erie, Lake
Huron and Lake St Clair.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect through tonight for outer
Saginaw Bay and the nearshore waters of Lake Huron between Port
Austin to Harbor Beach. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts
for more details.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed today and tonight.

$$

You can obtain your latest National Weather Service forecasts online
at www.weather.gov/detroit.

IRL

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
315 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

LHZ345>349-LMZ323-341-342-344>346-LSZ321-322-MIZ008-015>036-041-
042-161200-
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-
315 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

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...Rest of this afternoon and tonight.

Accumulating lake effect snow will persist through this evening.
Please see the latest winter weather advisories for details.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

Accumulating lake effect snow is expected Tuesday and Tuesday
night.

Accumulating snow is possible across northern Michigan Wednesday
night and Thursday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are encouraged to report any significant weather and
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

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
504 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

INZ004>007-MIZ077>081-161015-
St. Joseph IN-Elkhart-Lagrange-Steuben-Berrien-Cass MI-St. Joseph MI-
Branch-Hillsdale-
504 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southwest Michigan
and northern Indiana.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Scattered to numerous snow showers are expected later this morning
through tonight. Light accumulations and gusty winds may create
difficult travel conditions in spots.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

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 Northern Indiana
504 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

LMZ043-046-161015-
New Buffalo MI to St Joseph MI-Michigan City IN to New Buffalo MI-
504 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of The Nearshore
Waters of Southeastern Lake Michigan.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A Small Craft Advisory in in effect today into tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

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 Grand Rapids MI
417 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-160930-
Mason-Lake-Osceola-Clare-Oceana-Newaygo-Mecosta-Isabella-Muskegon-
Montcalm-Gratiot-Ottawa-Kent-Ionia-Clinton-Allegan-Barry-Eaton-
Ingham-Van Buren-Kalamazoo-Calhoun-Jackson-
417 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southwest Lower
Michigan.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A burst of lake effect snow will move through the area from early
this morning into this afternoon. Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches
are forecast. Slippery travel can be expected including during
the morning commute. Additional light snow is possible tonight
with accumulations of an inch or less.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
417 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

LMZ844>849-160930-
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-
417 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southwest Lower
Michigan.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Conditions will be hazardous to smaller craft both today and
tonight. Waves will peak this afternoon between 5 and 8 feet.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

DUKE

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