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Gale Warning


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
403 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

LSZ264>267-201715-
/O.CON.KMQT.GL.W.0014.170220T2100Z-170221T0600Z/
LAKE SUPERIOR FROM UPPER ENTRANCE TO PORTAGE CANAL TO MANITOU
ISLAND MI 5NM OFF SHORE TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER-
LAKE SUPERIOR WEST OF LINE FROM MANITOU ISLAND TO MARQUETTE MI
BEYOND 5NM FROM SHORE-
LAKE SUPERIOR EAST OF A LINE FROM MANITOU ISLAND TO MARQUETTE MI
AND WEST OF A LINE FROM GRAND MARAIS MI TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER
BEYOND 5NM FROM SHORE-
LAKE SUPERIOR FROM GRAND MARAIS MI TO WHITEFISH POINT MI 5NM OFF
SHORE TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER-
403 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
1 AM EST TUESDAY...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 1 AM
EST TUESDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES DURING THE GALE WARNING: EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  OF UP TO 33 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHEAST...WITH GUSTS UP TO 42
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 11 FEET
  WITH A MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF UP TO 17 FEET POSSIBLE.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 6 PM EST MONDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 8 PM EST MONDAY.

PLEASE SEE THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR MORE DETAILED
INFORMATION.

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.

&&

$$


Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
425 AM CST MON FEB 20 2017

...INCREASING SOUTHEAST WINDS AND BUILDING WAVES EXPECTED TODAY...

.A STORM SYSTEM TRACKING FROM THE NORTHERN PLAINS INTO ONTARIO
WILL RESULT IN INCREASING SOUTHEAST WINDS TODAY. THE STRONGEST
WINDS WILL OCCUR OVERNIGHT AS WINDS TURN SOUTH. WINDS WILL VEER
SOUTHWEST AND START TO DIMINISH TOWARD MORNING.

LMZ541>543-201830-
/O.NEW.KGRB.SC.Y.0013.170220T2000Z-170221T1200Z/
ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE TO STURGEON BAY WI-
STURGEON BAY TO TWO RIVERS WI-TWO RIVERS TO SHEBOYGAN WI-
425 AM CST MON FEB 20 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
6 AM CST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREEN BAY HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
6 AM CST TUESDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS
  TODAY...VEER SOUTH TO 30 KNOTS TONIGHT...THEN VEER SOUTHWEST AND
  BEGIN TO DIMINISH TOWARD MORNING. SOME GALE FORCE GUSTS AROUND
  35 KNOTS ARE POSSIBLE AROUND MIDNIGHT.

* WAVES...WAVES WILL BUILD TO 4 TO 7 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OVER 20 KNOTS OR
WAVES GREATER THAN 4 FEET ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.  INEXPERIENCED MARINERS, ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

SKOWRONSKI

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
403 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

LMZ248-250-201715-
/O.NEW.KMQT.SC.Y.0021.170220T2100Z-170221T1200Z/
SEUL CHOIX POINT TO POINT DETOUR MI-
5NM EAST OF A LINE FROM FAIRPORT MI TO ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE-
403 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
7 AM EST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MARQUETTE HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
7 AM EST TUESDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY: EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS OF UP TO 24 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTH...WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 35 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE
  7 FEET WITH A MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF UP TO 11 FEET POSSIBLE.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 11 PM EST MONDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 2 AM EST TUESDAY.

PLEASE SEE THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR MORE DETAILED
INFORMATION.

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.

&&

$$

ROLFSON

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
354 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

LHZ345>349-LMZ323-341-342-344>346-201700-
/O.NEW.KAPX.SC.Y.0018.170220T1300Z-170221T1200Z/
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-
354 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 AM
EST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GAYLORD HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 AM EST
TUESDAY.

* 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.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Green Bay WI
451 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017

WIZ005-010>013-018>022-030-031-035>040-045-048>050-073-074-211200-
Vilas-Oneida-Forest-Florence-Northern Marinette County-Lincoln-
Langlade-Menominee-Northern Oconto County-Door-Marathon-Shawano-
Wood-Portage-Waupaca-Outagamie-Brown-Kewaunee-Waushara-Winnebago-
Calumet-Manitowoc-Southern Marinette County-
Southern Oconto County-
451 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north-central and northeast
Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Isolated thunderstorms could be embedded within an area of rain
expected to move through the region this afternoon and tonight.
Rainfalls could be sufficient to lead to some local ponding of
water on roads and parking lots in areas where snow and ice still
cover the ground and are blocking storm sewer drains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

The combination of warm temperatures and anticipated rainfall
this afternoon and tonight may produce runoff which could produce
ice breakup or make ice conditions unstable on area rivers,
lakes, and reservoirs through the week. All interests should
closely monitor local ice conditions in the coming days, and
consider securing and protecting equipment, and removing ice
shacks.

A strong low pressure system will bring wintry precipitation to
the area from Thursday night through Saturday. This system has
the potential to bring several inches of accumulating snow to
north-central and northeast Wisconsin. The exact track of the low
will determine where the swath of heavy snow will end up falling,
therefore future forecasts should be closely monitored.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Green Bay WI
451 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017

LMZ521-522-541>543-211200-
The Bay of Green Bay south of a line from Cedar River MI to Rock
Island Passage-Lake Michigan from Washington Island to Sheboygan-
451 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northwest Lake
Michigan and the waters of Green Bay.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

South winds may result in some gale force gusts around midnight.
Fog may restrict visibilities tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

The combination of warm temperatures through next week and
anticipated rain this afternoon and tonight may make ice
conditions unstable on the Bay of Green Bay. All interests should
closely monitor local ice conditions in the coming days, and
consider securing and protecting equipment.

There is a chance of gale force gusts with the passage of a strong
cyclone on Friday through Saturday.

$$

Skowronski/MPC

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
449 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017

LMZ080-261-362-364-366-563-565-567-669-671-673-675-777-779-868-
870-872-874-876-878-211100-
Lake Michigan from Michigan City IN to St. Joseph MI 5 NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Seul Choix Point to Rock Island Passage 5 NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan South of a line from Seul Choix Point to the
Mackinac Bridge and north of a line from Charlevoix MI to South
Fox Island 5 NM offshore-
Lake Michigan from Charlevoix to Point Betsie MI 5 NM offshore to
Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Point Betsie to Manistee MI 5 NM offshore to
Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Rock Island Passage to Sturgeon Bay WI-
Lake Michigan from Sturgeon Bay to Two Rivers WI 5 NM offshore to
Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Two Rivers to Sheboygan WI 5 NM offshore to
Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Sheboygan to Port Washington WI 5 NM offshore
to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Port Washington to North Point Light WI 5 NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from North Point Light to Wind Point WI 5 NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Wind Point WI to Winthrop Harbor IL 5 NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Winthrop Harbor to Wilmette Harbor IL 5 NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Wilmette Harbor IL to Michigan City IN 5 NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Pentwater to Manistee MI 5 NM offshore to Mid
Lake-
Lake Michigan from Whitehall to Pentwater MI 5 NM offshore to Mid
Lake-
Lake Michigan from Grand Haven to Whitehall MI 5 NM offshore to
Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Holland to Grand Haven MI 5 NM offshore to Mid
Lake-
Lake Michigan from South Haven to Holland MI 5 NM offshore to Mid
Lake-
Lake Michigan from St. Joseph to South Haven MI 5 NM offshore to
Mid Lake-
449 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE OPEN WATERS OF LAKE
MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Occasional gale force gusts are possible this evening over
northern Lake Michigan.

There is a small chance of thunderstorms tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

Gales are possible Friday through Saturday.

There is a chance of thunderstorms Thursday night and Friday over
southern Lake Michigan.


&&

$$

KJB

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Duluth MN
433 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017

MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-210800-
Koochiching-North St. Louis-Northern Cook/Northern Lake-
North Itasca-Central St. Louis-Southern Lake/North Shore-
Southern Cook/North Shore-North Cass-South Itasca-South Cass-
Crow Wing-Northern Aitkin-South Aitkin-Carlton/South St. Louis-
Pine-Douglas-Bayfield-Ashland-Iron-Burnett-Washburn-Sawyer-Price-
433 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northeast
Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Rain will spread across the Northland today ahead of a cool front
that will advance from the west. Northeast Minnesota and northwest
Wisconsin are forecast to receive between one-quarter of an inch
up to one inch of total rain accumulation through tonight, with
the lightest amounts expected from the Brainerd Lakes region north
towards Big Falls. Melting snow, along with the expected rain,
will likely result in some ponding of low-lying areas and
roadways.

There are chances of thunderstorms later this morning and
afternoon, continuing into the early evening hours, for portions
of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Up to 2 inches of snow is possible over northern Lake and Cook
counties Wednesday evening.

There is potential for a winter storm to affect northwest
Wisconsin Thursday night through Saturday. Some accumulation is
expected, but the track of the storm is in doubt and will affect
amounts.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Skywarn Spotter activation is not anticipated today or tonight.

$$

JTS/GSF

More information may be obtained at the following web address:
http://www.weather.gov/duluth (all lower case)

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
404 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017

IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-MNZ079-086>088-094>096-WIZ017-029-
032>034-041>044-053>055-061-211100-
Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Allamakee-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette-
Clayton-Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-Winona-Mower-Fillmore-Houston-
Taylor-Clark-Buffalo-Trempealeau-Jackson-La Crosse-Monroe-Juneau-
Adams-Vernon-Crawford-Richland-Grant-
404 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southeast
Minnesota...northeast Iowa and southwest into central Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Isolated thunderstorms are possible today into the evening. No
severe weather expected.

Runoff from rain today and tonight, along with recent snow melt,
will result in rises on area rivers and streams. Most will stay
in their banks, but some could go into minor flood over the next
couple days.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

A potentially potent winter storm is slated to move across the
region Thursday night through Friday night. While details are
uncertain, this could be a high impact storm with periods of rain
and snow along with strong winds. The particulars on this storm
will be refined over the next few days.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

No action needed.

.EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATION...

No webinar is scheduled.

$$

Rieck

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Marquette MI
502 AM EST Mon Feb 20 2017

LSZ162-240>251-263>267-211015-
Lake Superior west of a line from Saxon Harbor WI to Grand
Portage MN beyond 5NM-Saxon Harbor WI to Black River MI-
Black River to Ontonagon MI-
Ontonagon to Upper Entrance of Portage Canal MI-
Upper Entrance of Portage Canal to Eagle River MI-
Eagle River to Manitou Island MI-
Manitou Island to Point Isabelle MI-
Point Isabelle to Lower Entrance of Portage Canal MI-
Lower Entrance of Portage Canal To Huron Islands MI Including
Keweenaw and Huron Bays-Huron Islands to Marquette MI-
Marquette to Munising MI-Munising to Grand Marais MI-
Grand Marais to Whitefish Point MI-
Lake Superior from Saxon Harbor WI to Upper Entrance to Portage
Canal MI 5NM off shore to the US/Canadian border including Isle
Royale National Park-
Lake Superior from Upper Entrance to Portage Canal to Manitou
Island MI 5NM off shore to the US/Canadian Border-
Lake Superior West of Line from Manitou Island to Marquette MI
Beyond 5NM from shore-
Lake Superior East of a line from Manitou Island to Marquette MI
and West of a line from Grand Marais MI to the US/Canadian Border
Beyond 5NM from shore-
Lake Superior from Grand Marais MI to Whitefish Point MI 5NM off
shore to the US/Canadian border-
502 AM EST Mon Feb 20 2017 /402 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Eastern Lake
Superior...Central Lake Superior and Western Lake Superior.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Expect south to southeast gales to 35 to 40 knots over central
and eastern Lake Superior late this afternoon into late tonight.
See the latest Lake Superior forecast and marine weather message
for further details.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

The need for weather spotter reports is not anticipated at this
time.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
335 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017

MNZ041>045-047>070-073>078-082>085-091>093-WIZ014>016-023>028-
210945-
Douglas-Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stevens-Pope-Stearns-
Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-Chisago-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-
Kandiyohi-Meeker-Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-
Yellow Medicine-Renville-McLeod-Sibley-Carver-Scott-Dakota-
Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-Watonwan-Blue Earth-
Waseca-Steele-Martin-Faribault-Freeborn-Polk-Barron-Rusk-
St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Eau Claire-
335 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central and
southern Minnesota...and west central Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Isolated non severe thunderstorms will occur across central and
southern Minnesota, as well as west central Wisconsin.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Confidence has increased that a powerful winter storm will track
across the Upper Midwest late this week. It is too early to tell
exactly where the heaviest swath of snow will fall.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

jlt


Hydrologic Outlook


HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
IAC005-037-043-065-067-089-131-191-MNC039-045-055-099-109-157-169-
WIC001-011-019-023-043-053-057-063-081-103-119-121-123-202200-

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
400 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017

...Rain Today Into Tonight...Within Bank Rises And Minor Flooding
Possible On Some River Systems...

An unseasonably warm and moist weather system is going to bring a
round of spring-like rain and isolated storms today into tonight.
Rain amounts of 1/2 inch are likely for most locations, with a
few amounts up to 1 inch possible. These rains will be falling on
wet and thawing grounds, with many soils still frozen a few
inches below the surface. These soil conditions are going to be
favorable for more runoff than normal, especially from higher
rainfall rates in any thunderstorm.

Most streams and rivers are already running higher than normal
from above normal precipitation since last summer and the recent
snowmelt. The expected rainfall is likely to create ponding of
water in low laying areas along additional within bank rises on
many streams and rivers. Minor flooding will also be possible in a
few locations through the middle of the week.

Those living near streams and rivers should remain alert for
rising water levels later today into Tuesday. If you observe
significant rises or any flooding, notify local law enforcement
to relay your report to the National Weather Service.

$$
RRS

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