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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
408 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...WESTERLY GALES TODAY AND ANOTHER ROUND OF GALES LIKELY
SUNDAY...

.LOW PRESSURE OVER NORTHERN LAKE HURON DURING THE EARLY MORNING WILL
CONTINUE TO DEEPEN AS IT MOVES INTO ONTARIO TODAY. THIS WILL PRODUCE
WESTERLY GALES THROUGH THIS EVENING. GALE WARNINGS AND SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR ALL MARINE AREAS FOR THE WIND AND
RESULTING HAZARDOUS WAVES. THE WIND WILL EASE BELOW HEADLINES
TONIGHT BUT THEN INCREASE AGAIN DURING SUNDAY AS THE NEXT WAVE OF
LOW PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR. COLD AIR LINGERING OVER THE
REGION IN THE LOW LEVELS WILL SUPPORT UNSTABLE CONDITIONS OVER THE
WATER AS SOUTHWEST FLOW STRENGTHENS AND LIKELY PRODUCE ANOTHER
PERIOD OF GALES THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THIS WILL
MAINLY AFFECT OUTER SAGINAW BAY AND THE CENTRAL SECTIONS OF LAKE
HURON. A GALE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THIS TIME SEGMENT. WIND AND
WAVE CONDITIONS WILL THEN BECOME MORE FAVORABLE TO START NEXT WEEK.

LHZ421-252115-
/O.UPG.KDTX.SC.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-170226T0300Z/
/O.EXB.KDTX.GL.W.0010.170225T0908Z-170226T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KDTX.GL.A.0012.170226T1500Z-170227T0300Z/
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
408 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING. A GALE
WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS GALE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM
SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 25 KNOTS FROM THE WEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 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 4 PM EST
  SATURDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 4 PM EST
  SATURDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WATCH...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  UP TO 24 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 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 PM EST SUNDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 4 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.

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
408 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...WESTERLY GALES TODAY AND ANOTHER ROUND OF GALES LIKELY
SUNDAY...

.LOW PRESSURE OVER NORTHERN LAKE HURON DURING THE EARLY MORNING WILL
CONTINUE TO DEEPEN AS IT MOVES INTO ONTARIO TODAY. THIS WILL PRODUCE
WESTERLY GALES THROUGH THIS EVENING. GALE WARNINGS AND SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORIES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR ALL MARINE AREAS FOR THE WIND AND
RESULTING HAZARDOUS WAVES. THE WIND WILL EASE BELOW HEADLINES
TONIGHT BUT THEN INCREASE AGAIN DURING SUNDAY AS THE NEXT WAVE OF
LOW PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR. COLD AIR LINGERING OVER THE
REGION IN THE LOW LEVELS WILL SUPPORT UNSTABLE CONDITIONS OVER THE
WATER AS SOUTHWEST FLOW STRENGTHENS AND LIKELY PRODUCE ANOTHER
PERIOD OF GALES THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THIS WILL
MAINLY AFFECT OUTER SAGINAW BAY AND THE CENTRAL SECTIONS OF LAKE
HURON. A GALE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THIS TIME SEGMENT. WIND AND
WAVE CONDITIONS WILL THEN BECOME MORE FAVORABLE TO START NEXT WEEK.

LHZ363-462-252115-
/O.EXT.KDTX.GL.W.0010.170225T0908Z-170226T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KDTX.GL.A.0012.170226T1500Z-170227T0300Z/
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
408 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A GALE
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WATCH...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  UP TO 28 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 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 PM EST SUNDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 4 PM EST SUNDAY.

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 29 KNOTS FROM THE WEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 37 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 7 PM EST
  SATURDAY WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 9 PM EST
  SATURDAY.

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.

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

$$

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