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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
342 PM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...NORTHWEST GALES TONIGHT OVER LAKE HURON...

.LOW PRESSURE EXITING THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES THIS AFTERNOON...WITH
QUICK RAMP UP TO NORTHWEST GALES EXPECTED BY EARLY THIS EVENING AS
AIRTIC AIRMASS STREAMS INTO THE AREA. CONFIDENCE IS HIGH IN GALES
FOR MAJORITY OF LAKE HURON WITH LAKE INDUCED TROUGHING ENHANCING THE
FLOW...ALONG WITH WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST-NORTH INCREASING THE
FETCH. LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY BUILD EAST INTO THE
ENTIRE GREAT LAKES REGION ON FRIDAY...ALLOWING WINDS TO BECOME LIGHT
LATE IN THE DAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT. A WEAK LOW WILL TRACK ACROSS THE
NORTHERN GREAT LAKES ON SATURDAY...LEADING TO MODERATE SOUTHWEST
FLOW OVER CENTRAL LAKE HURON AHEAD OF IT. WINDS WILL THEN SWING
AROUND TO THE NORTHWEST AND VEER AROUND TO THE NORTHEAST AS WE HEAD
INTO SUNDAY.

LHZ362-363-441-462-300900-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0005.150130T0000Z-150130T1500Z/
/O.CON.KDTX.UP.W.0004.150130T0000Z-150131T0000Z/
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-PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
342 PM EST THU JAN 29 2015

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

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
  7 PM EST FRIDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 32 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 41
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 11 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 16 FEET.

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

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
342 PM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...NORTHWEST GALES TONIGHT OVER LAKE HURON...

.LOW PRESSURE EXITING THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES THIS AFTERNOON...WITH
QUICK RAMP UP TO NORTHWEST GALES EXPECTED BY EARLY THIS EVENING AS
AIRTIC AIRMASS STREAMS INTO THE AREA. CONFIDENCE IS HIGH IN GALES
FOR MAJORITY OF LAKE HURON WITH LAKE INDUCED TROUGHING ENHANCING THE
FLOW...ALONG WITH WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST-NORTH INCREASING THE
FETCH. LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY BUILD EAST INTO THE
ENTIRE GREAT LAKES REGION ON FRIDAY...ALLOWING WINDS TO BECOME LIGHT
LATE IN THE DAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT. A WEAK LOW WILL TRACK ACROSS THE
NORTHERN GREAT LAKES ON SATURDAY...LEADING TO MODERATE SOUTHWEST
FLOW OVER CENTRAL LAKE HURON AHEAD OF IT. WINDS WILL THEN SWING
AROUND TO THE NORTHWEST AND VEER AROUND TO THE NORTHEAST AS WE HEAD
INTO SUNDAY.

LHZ421-300900-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0005.150130T0000Z-150130T1500Z/
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
342 PM EST THU JAN 29 2015

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

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 28 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 37
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 8 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 11 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 2 AM FRIDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 5 AM FRIDAY.

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
342 PM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...NORTHWEST GALES TONIGHT OVER LAKE HURON...

.LOW PRESSURE EXITING THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES THIS AFTERNOON...WITH
QUICK RAMP UP TO NORTHWEST GALES EXPECTED BY EARLY THIS EVENING AS
AIRTIC AIRMASS STREAMS INTO THE AREA. CONFIDENCE IS HIGH IN GALES
FOR MAJORITY OF LAKE HURON WITH LAKE INDUCED TROUGHING ENHANCING THE
FLOW...ALONG WITH WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST-NORTH INCREASING THE
FETCH. LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY BUILD EAST INTO THE
ENTIRE GREAT LAKES REGION ON FRIDAY...ALLOWING WINDS TO BECOME LIGHT
LATE IN THE DAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT. A WEAK LOW WILL TRACK ACROSS THE
NORTHERN GREAT LAKES ON SATURDAY...LEADING TO MODERATE SOUTHWEST
FLOW OVER CENTRAL LAKE HURON AHEAD OF IT. WINDS WILL THEN SWING
AROUND TO THE NORTHWEST AND VEER AROUND TO THE NORTHEAST AS WE HEAD
INTO SUNDAY.

LHZ463-464-300900-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0005.150130T0300Z-150130T1500Z/
/O.CON.KDTX.UP.W.0004.150130T0300Z-150131T0000Z/
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
342 PM EST THU JAN 29 2015

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

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

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 30 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 40
  KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 11 FEET
  WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 16 FEET.

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

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
342 PM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...NORTHWEST GALES TONIGHT OVER LAKE HURON...

.LOW PRESSURE EXITING THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES THIS AFTERNOON...WITH
QUICK RAMP UP TO NORTHWEST GALES EXPECTED BY EARLY THIS EVENING AS
AIRTIC AIRMASS STREAMS INTO THE AREA. CONFIDENCE IS HIGH IN GALES
FOR MAJORITY OF LAKE HURON WITH LAKE INDUCED TROUGHING ENHANCING THE
FLOW...ALONG WITH WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST-NORTH INCREASING THE
FETCH. LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY BUILD EAST INTO THE
ENTIRE GREAT LAKES REGION ON FRIDAY...ALLOWING WINDS TO BECOME LIGHT
LATE IN THE DAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT. A WEAK LOW WILL TRACK ACROSS THE
NORTHERN GREAT LAKES ON SATURDAY...LEADING TO MODERATE SOUTHWEST
FLOW OVER CENTRAL LAKE HURON AHEAD OF IT. WINDS WILL THEN SWING
AROUND TO THE NORTHWEST AND VEER AROUND TO THE NORTHEAST AS WE HEAD
INTO SUNDAY.

LHZ442-443-300900-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0005.150130T0300Z-150130T1500Z/
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
342 PM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 AM EST FRIDAY...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 29 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 40
  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 FRIDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 5 AM FRIDAY.

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.

&&

$$

SF

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