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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
417 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WILL PRODUCE HIGH WAVES...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKING OVER ILLINOIS WILL DEEPEN TODAY
BEFORE MOVING INTO THE OHIO VALLEY TONIGHT. THE STRONG NORTHEAST
WINDS WILL PRODUCE HIGH WAVES TODAY INTO THIS EVENING BEFORE
SLOWLY SUBSIDING OVERNIGHT INTO MONDAY. NORTHEAST WINDS MAY REACH
GALE FORCE FOR LOCATIONS SOUTH OF TWO RIVERS THIS AFTERNOON.

THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...COLDER TEMPERATURES AND HIGH
WAVES...WILL RESULT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF FREEZING SPRAY.

LMZ543-011830-
/O.UPG.KGRB.SC.Y.0011.000000T0000Z-150202T0900Z/
/O.NEW.KGRB.GL.W.0003.150201T1017Z-150202T0900Z/
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM TWO RIVERS WI TO SHEBOYGAN WI-
417 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREEN BAY HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST MONDAY. THE SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS...INCREASING TO NORTHEAST 30 KTS THIS MORNING WITH GALES
  GUSTS TO 35 KTS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* WAVES...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS AROUND 35 KNOTS OR GREATER ARE
EXPECTED. 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
413 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-669-868-870-011815-
/O.NEW.KLOT.UP.W.0005.150201T1500Z-150202T0900Z/
/O.EXB.KLOT.GL.W.0008.150201T1500Z-150202T0900Z/
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 PENTWATER TO MANISTEE MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WHITEHALL TO PENTWATER MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
413 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING
TO 3 AM CST MONDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 3 AM CST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS
MORNING TO 3 AM CST MONDAY. A GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED.
THIS GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 3 AM CST
MONDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST GALES TO 35 KT.

* SIGNIFICANT WAVES...TO 14 FT.

* OCCASIONAL WAVES...TO 18 FT.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...A HALF INCH PER HOUR.

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.

A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING MEANS HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IS
EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY ACCUMULATE ON VESSELS. THESE CONDITIONS CAN
BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TO NAVIGATION. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT
MARINERS NOT TRAINED TO OPERATE IN THESE CONDITIONS OR VESSELS
NOT PROPERLY EQUIPPED TO DO SO...REMAIN IN PORT OR AVOID THE
WARNING AREA.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
405 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASE TO GALES LATER THIS MORNING...

..NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN TO GALE FORCE BY
MID-MORNING AS DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE APPROACHES THE REGION. THE
NORTHEAST GALES WILL BUILD HIGH WAVES. THE GALE FORCE WINDS WILL
CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING AS THE LOW PASSES TO THE SOUTH OF THE
AREA. WINDS WILL EASE OVERNIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING...BUT
WAVES WILL BE SLOWER TO SUBSIDE UNTIL MONDAY AFTERNOON. A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY WILL BE NEEDED FOR A TIME AFTER THE GALE WARNING
EXPIRES.

THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...HIGH WAVES AND COLDER
TEMPERATURES BEING PULLED ACROSS LAKE MICHIGAN WILL ALSO PRODUCE
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY LATER TODAY THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

LMZ643-644-011815-
/O.EXT.KMKX.SC.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-150201T1500Z/
/O.NEW.KMKX.GL.W.0003.150201T1500Z-150202T0900Z/
/O.NEW.KMKX.UP.W.0003.150201T1500Z-150202T0900Z/
SHEBOYGAN TO PORT WASHINGTON WI-
PORT WASHINGTON TO NORTH POINT LIGHT WI-
405 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 3 AM CST
MONDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING
TO 3 AM CST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN HAS ISSUED A
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS
MORNING TO 3 AM CST MONDAY. A GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED.
THIS GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 3 AM CST
MONDAY. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST
THIS MORNING.

* WINDS: NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 KNOTS...RISING UP TO 30 KNOTS WITH
  GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS BY MID-MORNING INTO TONIGHT. WINDS TURN NORTH
  AND DECREASE TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS OVERNIGHT AND 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE
  MONDAY MORNING.

* WAVES: 4 TO 8 FEET...BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FEET LATE THIS MORNING
  INTO TONIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET MONDAY MORNING AND 2
  TO 4 FEET BY MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS AND WAVES WILL PRODUCE HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY LATER THIS
  MORNING INTO LATE TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 23 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/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.

A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING MEANS HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IS
EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY ACCUMULATE ON VESSELS. THESE CONDITIONS CAN
BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TO NAVIGATION. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT
MARINERS NOT TRAINED TO OPERATE IN THESE CONDITIONS OR VESSELS
NOT PROPERLY EQUIPPED TO DO SO...REMAIN IN PORT OR AVOID THE
WARING AREA.

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

&&

$$

REM
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MKX

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
349 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...NORTHEAST GALES ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LAKE HURON TONIGHT...

.NORTHEAST WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN TODAY AND TONIGHT ACROSS THE REGION
AS A STRONG WINTER STORM TRACKS THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY AND LOWER
GREAT LAKES.  THIS INCREASE IN THE WIND FIELD WILL NOW BRING THE
POTENTIAL FOR A PERIOD OF GALES TONIGHT ACROSS SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL
LAKE HURON...INCLUDING SAGINAW BAY.  INCREASING CONFIDENCE IN BOTH
THE DURATION AND MAGINITUDE OF THESE GUSTS NOW SUPPORT THE ISSUANCE
OF A GALE WARNING ACROSS THE AFOREMENTIONED LOCATIONS.  GALE FORCE
GUSTS WILL REMAIN TOO INFREQUENT ACROSS THE MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE
ERIE AND WILL HOLD WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS AT THIS TIME.  WINDS WILL
DIMINISH ON MONDAY AS THE STORM SYSTEM EXITS TO THE EAST AND HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION.

LHZ363-462-463-012130-
/O.NEW.KDTX.GL.W.0006.150202T0000Z-150202T1500Z/
/O.NEW.KDTX.UP.W.0005.150202T0000Z-150202T1500Z/
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
349 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST
MONDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 10 AM EST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 10 AM EST MONDAY. A GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED.
THIS GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
EST MONDAY.

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
  10 AM EST MONDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHEAST WITH GUSTS UP TO 37
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 10 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 14 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 1 AM MONDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 4 AM MONDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING MEANS HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IS
EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY ACCUMULATE ON VESSELS. THESE CONDITIONS CAN
BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TO NAVIGATION. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT
MARINERS NOT TRAINED TO OPERATE IN THESE CONDITIONS OR VESSELS
NOT PROPERLY EQUIPPED TO DO SO...REMAIN IN PORT OR AVOID THE
WARING AREA.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
349 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...NORTHEAST GALES ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LAKE HURON TONIGHT...

.NORTHEAST WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN TODAY AND TONIGHT ACROSS THE REGION
AS A STRONG WINTER STORM TRACKS THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY AND LOWER
GREAT LAKES.  THIS INCREASE IN THE WIND FIELD WILL NOW BRING THE
POTENTIAL FOR A PERIOD OF GALES TONIGHT ACROSS SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL
LAKE HURON...INCLUDING SAGINAW BAY.  INCREASING CONFIDENCE IN BOTH
THE DURATION AND MAGINITUDE OF THESE GUSTS NOW SUPPORT THE ISSUANCE
OF A GALE WARNING ACROSS THE AFOREMENTIONED LOCATIONS.  GALE FORCE
GUSTS WILL REMAIN TOO INFREQUENT ACROSS THE MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE
ERIE AND WILL HOLD WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS AT THIS TIME.  WINDS WILL
DIMINISH ON MONDAY AS THE STORM SYSTEM EXITS TO THE EAST AND HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION.

LHZ421-422-012130-
/O.NEW.KDTX.GL.W.0006.150201T2200Z-150202T0900Z/
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-
349 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM EST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM EST
MONDAY.

* WIND: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO
  30 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHEAST WITH GUSTS UP TO 37 KNOTS.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 12 AM MONDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
349 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...NORTHEAST GALES ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LAKE HURON TONIGHT...

.NORTHEAST WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN TODAY AND TONIGHT ACROSS THE REGION
AS A STRONG WINTER STORM TRACKS THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY AND LOWER
GREAT LAKES.  THIS INCREASE IN THE WIND FIELD WILL NOW BRING THE
POTENTIAL FOR A PERIOD OF GALES TONIGHT ACROSS SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL
LAKE HURON...INCLUDING SAGINAW BAY.  INCREASING CONFIDENCE IN BOTH
THE DURATION AND MAGINITUDE OF THESE GUSTS NOW SUPPORT THE ISSUANCE
OF A GALE WARNING ACROSS THE AFOREMENTIONED LOCATIONS.  GALE FORCE
GUSTS WILL REMAIN TOO INFREQUENT ACROSS THE MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE
ERIE AND WILL HOLD WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS AT THIS TIME.  WINDS WILL
DIMINISH ON MONDAY AS THE STORM SYSTEM EXITS TO THE EAST AND HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION.

LHZ441>443-012130-
/O.NEW.KDTX.GL.W.0006.150202T0000Z-150202T1500Z/
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
349 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST
MONDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 32 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHEAST WITH GUSTS UP TO 36
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 9 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 13 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 1 AM MONDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 3 AM MONDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

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.

&&

$$

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