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Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
433 PM EDT TUE OCT 17 2017

LSZ241-242-180445-
/O.NEW.KMQT.SC.Y.0115.171018T0900Z-171020T0000Z/
BLACK RIVER TO ONTONAGON MI-
ONTONAGON TO UPPER ENTRANCE OF PORTAGE CANAL MI-
433 PM EDT TUE OCT 17 2017 /333 PM CDT TUE OCT 17 2017/

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM EDT /4 AM CDT/
WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MARQUETTE HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM EDT /4 AM CDT/
WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THURSDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY: EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS OF UP TO 23 KNOTS FROM THE WEST...WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 29 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE
  8 FEET WITH A MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF UP TO 11 FEET POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 5 AM EDT
  THURSDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 6 AM EDT
  THURSDAY.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
433 PM EDT TUE OCT 17 2017

LSZ240-180445-
/O.NEW.KMQT.SC.Y.0115.171018T0900Z-171018T2100Z/
SAXON HARBOR WI TO BLACK RIVER MI-
433 PM EDT TUE OCT 17 2017 /333 PM CDT TUE OCT 17 2017/

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM EDT /4 AM CDT/ TO
5 PM EDT /4 PM CDT/ WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MARQUETTE HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM EDT /4 AM CDT/ TO
5 PM EDT /4 PM CDT/ WEDNESDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY: EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS OF UP TO 18 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST...WITH
  GUSTS UP TO 27 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES
  WILL BE 3 FEET WITH A MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF UP TO 4 FEET
  POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 6 AM EDT
  WEDNESDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 7 AM EDT
  WEDNESDAY.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
332 PM CDT TUE OCT 17 2017

...STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR WEDNESDAY...

.STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL DEVELOP OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR
LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
THE WINDS AND RESULTING WAVES WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR
SMALL CRAFT ALONG PORTIONS WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

LSZ140-141-180645-
/O.EXT.KDLH.SC.Y.0059.171018T0900Z-171019T1500Z/
GRAND PORTAGE TO GRAND MARAIS MN-
GRAND MARAIS TO TACONITE HARBOR MN-
332 PM CDT TUE OCT 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM WEDNESDAY TO
10 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* SUSTAINED WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 KNOTS.

* WIND GUSTS...UP TO 30 KNOTS.

* WAVES...5 TO 7 FEET.

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.

&&

$$

JJM

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
332 PM CDT TUE OCT 17 2017

...STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR WEDNESDAY...

.STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL DEVELOP OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR
LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
THE WINDS AND RESULTING WAVES WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR
SMALL CRAFT ALONG PORTIONS WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

LSZ142-143-180645-
/O.EXB.KDLH.SC.Y.0059.171018T1500Z-171019T0900Z/
TACONITE HARBOR TO SILVER BAY HARBOR MN-
SILVER BAY HARBOR TO TWO HARBORS MN-
332 PM CDT TUE OCT 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM
CDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY.

* SUSTAINED WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS.

* WIND GUSTS...UP TO 25 KNOTS.

* WAVES...3 TO 5 FEET.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
332 PM CDT TUE OCT 17 2017

...STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR WEDNESDAY...

.STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL DEVELOP OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR
LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
THE WINDS AND RESULTING WAVES WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR
SMALL CRAFT ALONG PORTIONS WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

LSZ146-147-180645-
/O.EXB.KDLH.SC.Y.0059.171018T1500Z-171019T1500Z/
PORT WING TO SAND ISLAND WI-SAND ISLAND TO BAYFIELD WI-
332 PM CDT TUE OCT 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 10 AM
CDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 10 AM CDT
THURSDAY.

* SUSTAINED WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 KNOTS.

* WIND GUSTS...UP TO 25 KNOTS.

* WAVES...3 TO 5 FEET.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
332 PM CDT TUE OCT 17 2017

...STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR WEDNESDAY...

.STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL DEVELOP OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR
LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
THE WINDS AND RESULTING WAVES WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR
SMALL CRAFT ALONG PORTIONS WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

LSZ121-148-180645-
/O.EXB.KDLH.SC.Y.0059.171018T0900Z-171019T0900Z/
CHEQUAMEGON BAY-BAYFIELD TO OAK POINT WI-
OAK POINT TO SAXON HARBOR WI-
332 PM CDT TUE OCT 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY.

* SUSTAINED WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 KNOTS.

* WIND GUSTS...UP TO 25 KNOTS.

* WAVES...2 TO 4 FEET.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
332 PM CDT TUE OCT 17 2017

...STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR WEDNESDAY...

.STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL DEVELOP OVER WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR
LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
THE WINDS AND RESULTING WAVES WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR
SMALL CRAFT ALONG PORTIONS WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

LSZ144-145-180645-
/O.EXB.KDLH.SC.Y.0059.171018T2100Z-171019T0900Z/
TWO HARBORS TO DULUTH MN-DULUTH MN TO PORT WING WI-
332 PM CDT TUE OCT 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM CDT
THURSDAY.

* SUSTAINED WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 KNOTS.

* WIND GUSTS...UP TO 25 KNOTS.

* WAVES...3 TO 5 FEET.

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.

&&

$$


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Duluth MN
302 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FOR PORTIONS OF
NORTHEAST MINNESOTA...

.Strong west winds are forecast on Wednesday behind a sharp cold
front. Behind the front, dry and windy conditions may lead to
critical fire weather conditions across portions of northeast
Minnesota.

MNZ010-018-180415-
/O.NEW.KDLH.FW.A.0001.171018T1700Z-171019T0000Z/
Koochiching-North Itasca-
302 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY VALUES FOR
PORTIONS OF NORTHERN MINNESOTA...

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a Fire Weather
Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through
Wednesday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Minnesota...Fire Weather Zones 010 and 018.

* TIMING...Early afternoon into the early evening.

* WINDS...West 15 to 20 mph with gusts of 25 to 30 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...20 to 25 percent.

* TEMPERATURES...Highs in the low 60s.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop may spread quickly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
232 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

MNZ001>009-013>017-022-023-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-026>030-038-039-
054-190000-
/O.NEW.KFGF.FW.A.0002.171018T1800Z-171019T0000Z/
West Polk-Norman-Clay-Kittson-Roseau-Lake Of The Woods-
West Marshall-East Marshall-North Beltrami-Pennington-Red Lake-
East Polk-North Clearwater-South Beltrami-Mahnomen-
South Clearwater-Towner-Cavalier-Pembina-Benson-Ramsey-
Eastern Walsh County-Eddy-Nelson-Grand Forks-Griggs-Steele-Traill-
Barnes-Cass-Western Walsh County-
232 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR PORTIONS
OF EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA AND NORTHWEST MINNESOTA...

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon
through Wednesday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Minnesota...Fire Weather Zones 001...002...
  003...004...005...006...007...008...009...013...014...015...
  016... 017...022 and 023. In North Dakota...Fire Weather Zones
  006... 007...008...014...015...016...024...026...027...028...
  029...030... 038...039 and 054.

* WINDS...West 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* TIMING...Early afternoon into the early evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 to 25 percent.

* TEMPERATURES...In the upper 50s.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop may spread quickly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Duluth MN
405 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

MNZ011-019-025-026-181000-
North St. Louis-Central St. Louis-North Cass-South Itasca-
Including the cities of Ely, Hibbing, Walker, and Grand Rapids
405 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITONS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY...

A sharp cold front is expected to move through the region on
Wednesday, bringing very dry conditions to most of Northeast
Minnesota. The region will approach critical fire weather
conditions with relative humidity values below 30 percent for
areas inland from Lake Superior and west winds of 15 to 20 mph
with gusts 20 to 25 mph expected.

Any fires that develop may spread quickly.


$$

LE/MS


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Duluth MN
331 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

LSZ121-140>148-181000-
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-
331 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Nearshore
waters of western Lake Superior.

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and Tonight

Southwest winds will increase late tonight resulting in building
waves across portions of western Lake Superior. See the Marine
Weather Message for details on a Small Craft Advisory in effect.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Southwest to west winds increase Wednesday into Wednesday night
resulting in building waves and hazardous conditions for small craft
across portions of western Lake Superior...with the strongest winds
occurring Wednesday night. See the Marine Weather Message for details
on a Small Craft Advisory in effect.

There is a possibility of thunderstorms Friday night over western
Lake Superior.

$$

LE

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