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Heavy Freezing Spray Warning


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
350 PM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...GALES AND FREEZING SPRAY OVER LAKE HURON...

.LOW PRESSURE OVER LAKE ONTARIO DURING THE MORNING WILL CONTINUE TO
MOVE INTO THE NEW ENGLAND STATES TODAY. THIS WILL LEAVE STRONG NW
WIND OVER ALL MARINE AREAS TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT. A GALE WARNING
REMAINS IN EFFECT TONIGHT FOR THE OPEN WATERS OF CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN LAKE HURON. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE
NEARSHORE WATERS OF SOUTHERN LAKE HURON THROUGH THURSDAY DUE TO THE
RESULTING HIGH WAVE ACTION AND WIND GUSTS AROUND 30 KNOTS. FREEZING
SPRAY REMAINS A CONCERN AS ARCTIC AIR SURGES SOUTHWARD OVER THE
REGION TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT. A WARNING FOR HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IS
IN EFFECT TONIGHT WHEN THE BEST COMBINATION OF FREQUENT GALE FORCE
WIND GUSTS AND COLD AIR OCCURS.

ALL OF THESE HARSH MARINE CONDITIONS WILL EASE GRADUALLY DURING
THURSDAY AS THE WIND BACKS AND DECREASES BY LATE IN THE DAY...BUT
THE BREAK WILL BE SHORT LIVED AS ANOTHER ARCTIC FRONT APPROACHES
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. THE COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON WILL BRUSH
LAKE HURON AND LOWER MICHIGAN BEHIND THIS FRONT FOR THE WEEKEND.

LHZ363-462-463-110915-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0008.000000T0000Z-160211T0900Z/
/O.CON.KDTX.UP.W.0002.160211T0000Z-160211T1200Z/
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-
350 PM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST THURSDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 7 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 28 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST 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 10 PM EST
  WEDNESDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 2 AM EST
  THURSDAY.

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

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.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
350 PM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...GALES AND FREEZING SPRAY OVER LAKE HURON...

.LOW PRESSURE OVER LAKE ONTARIO DURING THE MORNING WILL CONTINUE TO
MOVE INTO THE NEW ENGLAND STATES TODAY. THIS WILL LEAVE STRONG NW
WIND OVER ALL MARINE AREAS TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT. A GALE WARNING
REMAINS IN EFFECT TONIGHT FOR THE OPEN WATERS OF CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN LAKE HURON. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE
NEARSHORE WATERS OF SOUTHERN LAKE HURON THROUGH THURSDAY DUE TO THE
RESULTING HIGH WAVE ACTION AND WIND GUSTS AROUND 30 KNOTS. FREEZING
SPRAY REMAINS A CONCERN AS ARCTIC AIR SURGES SOUTHWARD OVER THE
REGION TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT. A WARNING FOR HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IS
IN EFFECT TONIGHT WHEN THE BEST COMBINATION OF FREQUENT GALE FORCE
WIND GUSTS AND COLD AIR OCCURS.

ALL OF THESE HARSH MARINE CONDITIONS WILL EASE GRADUALLY DURING
THURSDAY AS THE WIND BACKS AND DECREASES BY LATE IN THE DAY...BUT
THE BREAK WILL BE SHORT LIVED AS ANOTHER ARCTIC FRONT APPROACHES
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. THE COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON WILL BRUSH
LAKE HURON AND LOWER MICHIGAN BEHIND THIS FRONT FOR THE WEEKEND.

LHZ464-110915-
/O.CON.KDTX.UP.W.0002.160211T0000Z-160211T1200Z/
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
350 PM EST WED FEB 10 2016

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

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

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.

&&

$$

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