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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
315 AM EST SUN FEB 25 2018

...SOUTHWEST TO WEST GALES TODAY...

.RAPIDLY DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE TRACKING NORTHWEST OF THE REGION WILL
LEAD TO A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT AND SOUTHWESTERLY GALE FORCE WINDS
TODAY AND INTO EARLY TONIGHT ACROSS LAKE HURON, ESPECIALLY ACROSS
CENTRAL LAKE HURON AND THE STRAITS WHERE HIGH-END GALES ARE LIKELY.
A FEW SPORADIC GUSTS TO STORM FORCE CANNOT BE RULED OUT ACROSS
CENTRAL LAKE HURON AS WELL, BUT DURATION WILL BE TOO SHORT TO
WARRANT AN UPGRADE TO THE ONGOING GALE WARNING. HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDING IN BEHIND THE DEPARTING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL LEAD TO
WINDS RAPIDLY DIMINISHING LATE TONIGHT AND INTO MONDAY. LIGHT
SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE TO PREVAIL INTO TUESDAY WITH HIGH
PRESSURE PASSING BY TO THE SOUTH.

LHZ421-422-441>443-252015-
/O.EXT.KDTX.GL.W.0010.180225T1100Z-180226T0300Z/
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-HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
315 AM EST SUN FEB 25 2018

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

THE GALE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 34 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 45
  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 11 AM EST SUNDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 6 AM EST SUNDAY.

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
OCCURING. 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...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
315 AM EST SUN FEB 25 2018

...SOUTHWEST TO WEST GALES TODAY...

.RAPIDLY DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE TRACKING NORTHWEST OF THE REGION WILL
LEAD TO A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT AND SOUTHWESTERLY GALE FORCE WINDS
TODAY AND INTO EARLY TONIGHT ACROSS LAKE HURON, ESPECIALLY ACROSS
CENTRAL LAKE HURON AND THE STRAITS WHERE HIGH-END GALES ARE LIKELY.
A FEW SPORADIC GUSTS TO STORM FORCE CANNOT BE RULED OUT ACROSS
CENTRAL LAKE HURON AS WELL, BUT DURATION WILL BE TOO SHORT TO
WARRANT AN UPGRADE TO THE ONGOING GALE WARNING. HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDING IN BEHIND THE DEPARTING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL LEAD TO
WINDS RAPIDLY DIMINISHING LATE TONIGHT AND INTO MONDAY. LIGHT
SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE TO PREVAIL INTO TUESDAY WITH HIGH
PRESSURE PASSING BY TO THE SOUTH.

LHZ363-462>464-252015-
/O.EXT.KDTX.GL.W.0010.180225T1100Z-180226T0300Z/
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-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
315 AM EST SUN FEB 25 2018

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

THE GALE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 35 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 46
  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 11 AM EST SUNDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 12 PM EST SUNDAY.

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
OCCURING. 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.

&&

$$

MR

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
315 AM EST SUN FEB 25 2018

...SOUTHWEST TO WEST GALES TODAY...

.RAPIDLY DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE TRACKING NORTHWEST OF THE REGION WILL
LEAD TO A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT AND SOUTHWESTERLY GALE FORCE WINDS
TODAY AND INTO EARLY TONIGHT ACROSS LAKE HURON, ESPECIALLY ACROSS
CENTRAL LAKE HURON AND THE STRAITS WHERE HIGH-END GALES ARE LIKELY.
A FEW SPORADIC GUSTS TO STORM FORCE CANNOT BE RULED OUT ACROSS
CENTRAL LAKE HURON AS WELL, BUT DURATION WILL BE TOO SHORT TO
WARRANT AN UPGRADE TO THE ONGOING GALE WARNING. HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDING IN BEHIND THE DEPARTING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL LEAD TO
WINDS RAPIDLY DIMINISHING LATE TONIGHT AND INTO MONDAY. LIGHT
SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE TO PREVAIL INTO TUESDAY WITH HIGH
PRESSURE PASSING BY TO THE SOUTH.

LCZ460-LEZ444-252015-
/O.EXB.KDTX.GL.W.0010.180225T1100Z-180225T2100Z/
LAKE ST CLAIR-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
315 AM EST SUN FEB 25 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 24 KNOTS FROM THE WEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 36 KNOTS.
  THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 3 FEET WITH A
  POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 4 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 9 AM EST SUNDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 9 AM EST SUNDAY.

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
OCCURING. 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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