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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
948 AM CDT THU OCT 30 2014

...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER WESTERN LAKE
SUPERIOR LATE THIS AFTERNOON...TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...

.A FAST MOVING COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THIS
AFTERNOON. BEHIND THE COLD FRONT STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 KTS WITH GUSTS 25 TO 35 KTS AT TIMES. WAVES
ARE EXPECTED TO BUILD TO 6 FEET OR MORE ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE.
CONDITIONS SHOULD BE LESS SEVERE ALONG THE NORTH SHORE.

LSZ121-146>148-302300-
/O.UPG.KDLH.SC.Y.0055.141030T2100Z-141031T2100Z/
/O.NEW.KDLH.GL.W.0006.141030T2100Z-141031T1200Z/
BAYFIELD TO OAK POINT WI-PORT WING TO SAND ISLAND WI-
SAND ISLAND TO BAYFIELD WI-OAK POINT TO SAXON HARBOR WI-
948 AM CDT THU OCT 30 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 AM CDT
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 AM CDT
FRIDAY. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS BY THIS
  EVENING.

* WIND GUSTS.....GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 KNOTS.


* WAVES/SEAS...BUILDING TO 8 TO 10 FEET FOR OVERNIGHT TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. 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.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
954 AM CDT THU OCT 30 2014

LSZ121-140>148-311030-
BAYFIELD TO OAK POINT WI-GRAND PORTAGE TO GRAND MARAIS MN-
GRAND MARAIS TO TACONITE HARBOR MN-
TACONITE HARBOR TO SILVER BAY HARBOR MN-
SILVER BAY HARBOR TO TWO HARBORS MN-TWO HARBORS TO DULUTH MN-
DULUTH MN TO PORT WING WI-PORT WING TO SAND ISLAND WI-
SAND ISLAND TO BAYFIELD WI-OAK POINT TO SAXON HARBOR WI-
954 AM CDT THU OCT 30 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE NEARSHORE WATERS OF
WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR
LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. THE WINDS AND RESULTING WAVES
WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. THE STRONGEST
WINDS AND HIGHEST WAVES WILL BE ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE WHERE A GALE
WARNING IS EFFECT FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HAS BEEN POSTED FOR LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
INTO TONIGHT FOR THE NORTH SHORE. PLEASE READ THE LATEST MARINE
WEATHER MESSAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

THE STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS AND RESULTING WAVES OVER WESTERN LAKE
SUPERIOR FRIDAY MORNING WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT UNTIL THE LATE MORNING. PLEASE READ THE
LATEST MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

$$

KK

MORE INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS:
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/DULUTH (ALL LOWER CASE)

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
954 AM CDT THU OCT 30 2014

MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-311030-
KOOCHICHING-NORTHERN ST. LOUIS-NORTHERN COOK/NORTHERN LAKE-
NORTHERN ITASCA-CENTRAL ST. LOUIS-SOUTHERN LAKE/LAKESHORE-
SOUTHERN COOK/LAKESHORE-NORTHERN CASS-SOUTHERN ITASCA-
SOUTHERN CASS-CROW WING-NORTHERN AITKIN-SOUTHERN AITKIN-
CARLTON/SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS-PINE-DOUGLAS-BAYFIELD-ASHLAND-IRON-
BURNETT-WASHBURN-SAWYER-PRICE-
954 AM CDT THU OCT 30 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST MINNESOTA AND
NORTHWEST WISCONSIN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THERE WILL BE A BLAST OF COLD AIR OVER THE NORTHLAND THIS
AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING. STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP
OVER THE REGION. THERE WILL BE WIND GUSTS APPROACHING 35 MPH IN
SOME AREAS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING...INCLUDING THE
TWIN PORTS.

COLD NORTHERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR LATE
TODAY AND TONIGHT. THIS WILL DEVELOP LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS OVER
PARTS OF NORTHWEST WISCONSIN THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. A LAKE
EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR IRON COUNTY FOR TONIGHT
WHERE THERE WILL BE SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES. THE
HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL LIKELY BE IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE
GOGEBIC RANGE. THE SNOWFALL INTENSITY WILL LIKELY PEAK LATE THIS
EVENING AND DURING THE WEE HOURS OF FRIDAY MORNING...THEN
GRADUALLY DECREASE LATER FRIDAY MORNING. PLEASE READ THE LATEST
WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

LAKE EFFECT SNOW COULD LINGER IN IRON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST
WISCONSIN FRIDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1042 AM CDT THU OCT 30 2014

IAZ009>011-MNZ079-086>088-094>096-WIZ032-033-041-053-054-301745-
HOWARD-WINNESHIEK-ALLAMAKEE-WABASHA-DODGE-OLMSTED-WINONA-MOWER-
FILLMORE-HOUSTON-BUFFALO-TREMPEALEAU-LA CROSSE-VERNON-CRAWFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DECORAH...WAUKON...ROCHESTER...WINONA...
AUSTIN...LA CROSSE...VIROQUA...PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
1042 AM CDT THU OCT 30 2014

.NOW...
PATCHY LIGHT RAIN OR SPRINKLES WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA INTO THE
LUNCH HOUR. RAIN WILL REMAIN LIGHT AND SHOULD NOT LAST LONG IN ANY
ONE SPOT.

$$

SHEA

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