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Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
402 PM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

...NORTHERLY WINDS TO INCREASE ON THURSDAY...

.LIGHT WIND IN ADVANCE OF A COLD FRONT WILL TURN MODERATE
NORTHWESTERLY UPON ITS PASSAGE LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.
ACCOMPANYING FRONTAL PASSAGE WILL BE A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
ACROSS THE WATERS. ELEVATED WAVES WILL EXIST IN THE NEARSHORE
WATERS, BUT ARE NOT EXPECTED TO MEET SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CRITERIA
AT THIS TIME. MODERATE WINDS WILL TURN NORTHEASTERLY AS HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS IN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES WILL
BE NECESSITATED DURING THIS TIME DUE TO PERSISTENT ONSHORE FLOW.

LHZ421-422-441>443-280815-
/O.NEW.KDTX.SC.Y.0046.160728T1500Z-160729T0800Z/
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-
402 PM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THURSDAY TO 4 AM EDT
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THURSDAY TO
4 AM EDT FRIDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 20 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHEAST WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 26 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL
  BE 5 FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 7 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 2 AM EDT FRIDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 11 PM EDT THURSDAY.

REFER TO THE LATEST MARINE FORECASTS FOR GREATER DETAIL.

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.

&&

$$

CB

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