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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
359 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

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

.GUSTY WINDS OVER THE GREAT LAKES WILL SUBSIDE OVERNIGHT AS STRONG
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS BEGINS TO SLIDE TOWARDS THE
GREAT LAKES. THE HIGH WILL SETTLE OVER THE OHIO VALLEY AND SOUTHERN
GREAT LAKES FOR THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...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 HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR
THE CENTRAL PORTION OF THE LAKE...INCLUDING SAGINAW BAY...FOR FRIDAY.

LHZ362-363-421-422-441-462-050900-
/O.NEW.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-
359 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A GALE
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WATCH...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  UP TO 29 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 38 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 2 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.

&&

$$

HLO


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
615 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

WIZ046-047-051-052-056>060-062>072-060015-
MARQUETTE-GREEN LAKE-FOND DU LAC-SHEBOYGAN-SAUK-COLUMBIA-DODGE-
WASHINGTON-OZAUKEE-IOWA-DANE-JEFFERSON-WAUKESHA-MILWAUKEE-
LAFAYETTE-GREEN-ROCK-WALWORTH-RACINE-KENOSHA-
615 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL
WISCONSIN...SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN AND SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO DIP TO BETWEEN 15 TO 20
BELOW ZERO LATE TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES OF 15 BELOW TO 20 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED
FOR A TIME EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED TO FALL TO BETWEEN 10 AND 18 BELOW ZERO
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
306 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

MIZ001>007-009>014-084-085-051300-
KEWEENAW-ONTONAGON-NORTHERN HOUGHTON-BARAGA-MARQUETTE-ALGER-LUCE-
GOGEBIC-IRON-DICKINSON-MENOMINEE-DELTA-SOUTHERN SCHOOLCRAFT-
SOUTHERN HOUGHTON-NORTHERN SCHOOLCRAFT-
306 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN UPPER
MICHIGAN AND CENTRAL UPPER MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL BE LIGHT...WIND CHILL VALUES WILL FALL TO 15
BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO OVER THE INTERIOR WEST HALF OF UPPER MICHIGAN
LATE TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL BE LIGHT...WIND CHILL VALUES WILL FALL TO 15
BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO OVER THE INTERIOR WEST HALF OF UPPER MICHIGAN
EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE NEED FOR WEATHER SPOTTER REPORTS IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS
TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
157 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

WIZ005-010>013-018>022-030-031-035>040-045-048>050-073-074-052000-
VILAS-ONEIDA-FOREST-FLORENCE-NORTHERN MARINETTE-LINCOLN-LANGLADE-
MENOMINEE-NORTHERN OCONTO-DOOR-MARATHON-SHAWANO-WOOD-PORTAGE-
WAUPACA-OUTAGAMIE-BROWN-KEWAUNEE-WAUSHARA-WINNEBAGO-CALUMET-
MANITOWOC-SOUTHERN MARINETTE-SOUTHERN OCONTO-
157 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST
WISCONSIN.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

DIMINISHING NORTHWEST WINDS AND TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE
SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS BELOW ZERO WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILLS AT
TIMES DOWN TO NEAR 20 BELOW ACROSS NORTHEAST WISCONSIN...AND DOWN
TO AROUND 25 BELOW ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN. WIND CHILLS THIS
LOW CAN PRODUCE FROSTBITE WITHIN 30 MINUTES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

WIND CHILLS OF 15 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING. EVEN THOUGH READINGS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS COLD AS
THE PREVIOUS NIGHT...SUB-ZERO WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED AGAIN
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TONIGHT.

$$


Short Term Forecast


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

MIZ008-051000-
CHIPPEWA COUNTY...SAULT STE MARIE-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 5 BELOW. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 MPH.
LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
CLEAR. WEST WINDS 6 MPH.

$$

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

MIZ016-051000-
EMMET COUNTY...PETOSKEY-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 7 BELOW. LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
MOSTLY CLEAR. WEST WINDS 5 MPH.

$$

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

MIZ017-051000-
CHEBOYGAN COUNTY...CHEBOYGAN-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 6 BELOW. WEST WINDS 6 MPH.
WEST WINDS 6 MPH.
WEST WINDS 6 MPH.
MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTHWEST WINDS 6 MPH.

$$

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

MIZ019-051000-
CHARLEVOIX COUNTY...CHARLEVOIX-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 5 BELOW. WEST WINDS 5 MPH.
WEST WINDS 5 MPH.
WEST WINDS 5 MPH.
MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTHWEST WINDS 6 MPH.

$$

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

MIZ021-051000-
ANTRIM COUNTY...MANCELONA-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE 9 BELOW. LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTHWEST WINDS 6 MPH.

$$

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

MIZ022-051000-
OTSEGO COUNTY...GAYLORD-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 13 BELOW. LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTHWEST WINDS 6 MPH.

$$

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

MIZ023-051000-
MONTMORENCY COUNTY...ATLANTA-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 4 BELOW. LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 MPH.

$$

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

MIZ024-051000-
ALPENA COUNTY...ALPENA-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE 5 BELOW. WEST WINDS 5 MPH.
NORTHWEST WINDS 6 MPH.
NORTHWEST WINDS 6 MPH.
MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTHWEST WINDS 7 MPH.

$$

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

MIZ025-051000-
BENZIE COUNTY...FRANKFORT-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 7 ABOVE. NORTH
WINDS 5 MPH.
NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS. NORTH WINDS 5 MPH.
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. LIGHT WINDS.
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES. LIGHT WINDS.

$$

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

MIZ026-051000-
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY...TRAVERSE CITY-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE 2 BELOW. LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
PARTLY CLOUDY. LIGHT WINDS.

$$

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

MIZ027-051000-
KALKASKA COUNTY...KALKASKA-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE 8 BELOW. LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 MPH.

$$

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

MIZ028-051000-
CRAWFORD COUNTY...GRAYLING-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 10 BELOW. LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 MPH.

$$

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

MIZ029-051000-
OSCODA COUNTY...MIO-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 10 BELOW. LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
CLEAR. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 MPH.

$$

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

MIZ030-051000-
ALCONA COUNTY...HARRISVILLE-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 3 BELOW. NORTHWEST WINDS
8 MPH.
NORTHWEST WINDS 7 MPH.
NORTHWEST WINDS 7 MPH.
CLEAR. NORTHWEST WINDS 6 MPH.

$$

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

MIZ031-051000-
MANISTEE COUNTY...MANISTEE-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE 9 ABOVE. NORTH
WINDS 5 MPH.
NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 MPH.
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. LIGHT WINDS.
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. LIGHT WINDS.

$$

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

MIZ032-051000-
WEXFORD COUNTY...CADILLAC-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE 5 BELOW. LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES. LIGHT WINDS.

$$

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

MIZ033-051000-
MISSAUKEE COUNTY...LAKE CITY-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE 7 BELOW. LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
MOSTLY CLEAR. LIGHT WINDS.

$$

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

MIZ034-051000-
ROSCOMMON COUNTY...HOUGHTON LAKE-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 15 BELOW. LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
CLEAR. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 MPH.

$$

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

MIZ035-051000-
OGEMAW COUNTY...WEST BRANCH-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 3 BELOW. LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
CLEAR. LIGHT WINDS.

$$

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

MIZ036-051000-
IOSCO COUNTY...EAST TAWAS-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 2 BELOW. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 MPH.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 MPH.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 MPH.
CLEAR. LIGHT WINDS.

$$

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

MIZ041-051000-
GLADWIN COUNTY...GLADWIN-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 5 BELOW. LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
CLEAR. LIGHT WINDS.

$$

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

MIZ042-051000-
ARENAC COUNTY...STANDISH-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 3 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 MPH.
LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
CLEAR. LIGHT WINDS.

$$

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

MIZ015-051000-
MACKINAC COUNTY...ST IGNACE-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURE 9 BELOW. WEST WINDS 6 MPH.
WEST WINDS 5 MPH.
WEST WINDS 5 MPH.
MOSTLY CLEAR. WEST WINDS 7 MPH.

$$

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

MIZ018-051000-
PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY...ROGERS CITY-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE
2 BELOW. WEST WINDS 6 MPH.
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. WEST WINDS 7 MPH.
NORTHWEST WINDS 7 MPH.
MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTHWEST WINDS 8 MPH.

$$

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

MIZ020-051000-
LEELANAU COUNTY...LELAND-
300 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.NOW...
AT  4 AM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE 2 BELOW. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 MPH.
LIGHT WINDS.
LIGHT WINDS.
MOSTLY CLEAR. LIGHT WINDS.

$$

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