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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1045 PM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

...GALE WARNING FOR THE NEARSHORE WATERS OF SOUTHWEST LAKE
SUPERIOR WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE LAKE SUPERIOR NORTH SHORE NEARSHORE
WATERS WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY MORNING...

.A STRONG SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES
REGION WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY MORNING. A STRENGTHENING AREA OF
LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE FROM NEAR SIOUX FALLS SOUTH DAKOTA
WEDNESDAY MORNING...TO NEAR MARQUETTE MICHIGAN BY THURSDAY
MORNING. A VERY TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE
CENTER OF THE LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL RESULT IN VERY STRONG EAST
TO NORTHEAST WINDS ACROSS MOST OF WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR WEDNESDAY
AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

LSZ143>145-161145-
/O.CON.KDLH.GL.W.0002.140416T1500Z-140417T0900Z/
SILVER BAY HARBOR TO TWO HARBORS MN-TWO HARBORS TO DULUTH MN-
DULUTH MN TO PORT WING WI-
1045 PM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM
CDT THURSDAY...

* WINDS...EAST-NORTHEAST 30 TO 35 KNOTS.

* WIND GUSTS...FREQUENT GUSTS FROM 40 TO 45 KNOTS.

* WAVES...BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FEET IN NON ICE COVERED AREAS.

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.

WINDS AND WAVES WILL ALSO INTERACT WITH LARGE AMOUNTS OF WINTER
LAKE ICE TO PILE UP ICE ON ANY SHORELINES...HARBORS AND HARBOR
APPROACHES THAT ARE EXPOSED TO THE NORTHEAST. IN ADDITION...LAKE
ICE EMBEDDED WITHIN THE WAVES COULD RESULT IN VERY DANGEROUS
CONDITIONS FOR ANY VESSELS ON WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR.
&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
1031 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

LSZ162-161045-
/O.CON.KMQT.GL.W.0023.140416T1800Z-140417T1500Z/
LAKE SUPERIOR WEST OF A LINE FROM SAXON HARBOR WI TO GRAND
PORTAGE MN BEYOND 5NM-
1031 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014 /931 PM CDT TUE APR 15 2014/

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/
WEDNESDAY TO 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/ THURSDAY...

A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/
WEDNESDAY TO 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/ THURSDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES DURING THE GALE WARNING: EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  OF UP TO 30 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHEAST...WITH GUSTS UP TO 40
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 10 FEET
  WITH A MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF UP TO 15 FEET POSSIBLE.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 8 PM EDT
  WEDNESDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 6 AM EDT
  THURSDAY.

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.

&&

$$

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