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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
338 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

LMZ844>849-120445-
/O.CON.KGRR.SC.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-160212T1800Z/
/O.CON.KGRR.GL.A.0003.160212T1800Z-160213T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KGRR.UP.W.0001.160213T0000Z-160213T1200Z/
ST JOSEPH TO SOUTH HAVEN MI-SOUTH HAVEN TO HOLLAND MI-
HOLLAND TO GRAND HAVEN MI-GRAND HAVEN TO WHITEHALL MI-
WHITEHALL TO PENTWATER MI-PENTWATER TO MANISTEE MI-
338 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST FRIDAY...
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM FRIDAY TO
7 AM EST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM FRIDAY TO
7 AM EST SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST TONIGHT. GALE
  FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE BY LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY.

* WAVES...3 TO 5 FEET TONIGHT BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FEET FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

* FREEZING SPRAY...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY LIKELY FRIDAY EVENING
  THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OR WAVES ARE EXPECTED TO
PRODUCE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED
MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD
AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE 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.

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 EQUIPED TO DO SO...REMAIN IN PORT OR AVOID THE
WARING AREA.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
310 PM CST THU FEB 11 2016


LMZ080-261-362-364-366-563-565-567-669-671-673-675-777-779-868-
870-872-874-876-878-120515-
/O.UPG.KLOT.GL.A.0007.160212T2100Z-160213T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KLOT.GL.W.0009.160212T2100Z-160213T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KLOT.UP.W.0001.160213T0000Z-160213T1200Z/
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM MICHIGAN CITY IN TO ST. JOSEPH MI 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM SEUL CHOIX POINT TO ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN SOUTH OF A LINE FROM SEUL CHOIX POINT TO THE
MACKINAC BRIDGE AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM CHARLEVOIX MI TO SOUTH
FOX ISLAND 5 NM OFFSHORE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM CHARLEVOIX TO POINT BETSIE MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM POINT BETSIE TO MANISTEE MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE TO STURGEON BAY WI-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM STURGEON BAY TO TWO RIVERS WI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM TWO RIVERS TO SHEBOYGAN WI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM SHEBOYGAN TO PORT WASHINGTON WI 5 NM OFFSHORE
TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM PORT WASHINGTON TO NORTH POINT LIGHT WI 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM NORTH POINT LIGHT TO WIND POINT WI 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WIND POINT WI TO WINTHROP HARBOR IL 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WINTHROP HARBOR TO WILMETTE HARBOR IL 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WILMETTE HARBOR IL TO MICHIGAN CITY IN 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM PENTWATER TO MANISTEE MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WHITEHALL TO PENTWATER MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM GRAND HAVEN TO WHITEHALL MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM HOLLAND TO GRAND HAVEN MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM SOUTH HAVEN TO HOLLAND MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM ST. JOSEPH TO SOUTH HAVEN MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
310 PM CST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM FRIDAY TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM FRIDAY TO
6 AM CST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM FRIDAY TO 6 AM CST
SATURDAY. A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED.
THIS HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM FRIDAY
TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY. THE GALE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST GALES TO 40 KT.

* SIGNIFICANT WAVES...TO 10 FT ACROSS THE NORTH HALF...TO 14 FT
  ACROSS THE SOUTH HALF.

* OCCASIONAL WAVES...TO 13 FT ACROSS THE NORTH HALF...TO 18 FT
  ACROSS THE SOUTH HALF.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...GREATER THAN AN INCH PER HOUR.

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
WARNING AREA.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
352 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

LMZ043-046-120500-
/O.EXP.KIWX.SC.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-160211T2100Z/
/O.NEW.KIWX.GL.W.0004.160212T2000Z-160213T1000Z/
/O.NEW.KIWX.UP.W.0001.160213T0000Z-160213T1200Z/
NEW BUFFALO MI TO ST JOSEPH MI-MICHIGAN CITY IN TO NEW BUFFALO MI-
352 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM FRIDAY TO 5 AM EST SATURDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM FRIDAY TO
7 AM EST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
GALE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM FRIDAY TO 5 AM EST
SATURDAY. A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED.
THIS HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM FRIDAY
TO 7 AM EST SATURDAY.

* WINDS: NORTHWEST TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES.

* WAVES: BUILDING TO 6 TO 12 FEET.

* FREEZING SPRAY: HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.

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.

&&

$$

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UPDATES...OR CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/IWX/?N=MARINE

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
351 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE FORCE GUSTS AND HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY EXPECTED LATE FRIDAY
AND FRIDAY NIGHT...

.LOW PRESSURE TRACKING ACROSS NORTHERN MICHIGAN WILL BRING AN
INCREASE IN WESTERLY WINDS TONIGHT. WIND SPEEDS WILL BE HIGHEST OVER
LAKE HURON...WHERE SPEEDS WILL REACH 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30
KNOTS OVERNIGHT. A STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL THEN SLIDE THROUGH
THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. STRONG WINDS
ALOFT AND FRIGID AIR GLIDING OVER THE WARMER LAKE WATERS WILL CREATE
UNSTABLE CONDITIONS...ALLOWING GALE FORCE WINDS TO DEVELOP OVER THE
OPEN WATERS OF LAKE HURON. HIGH-END GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 45 KNOTS ARE
EXPECTED BY EVENING...LASTING INTO THE EARLY OVERNIGHT HOURS. WINDS
WILL SUBSIDE BELOW GALE FORCE SATURDAY MORNING...THEN DECREASE
FURTHER THROUGH THE DAY AND FINALLY BECOME LIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT AS
HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES INTO THE AREA.

THE GALE FORCE WINDS COMBINED WITH LARGE WAVES AND FRIGID AIR WILL
ALSO CREATE AREAS OF HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY
WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF LAKE HURON LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...LASTING THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE SOUTHERN
BASIN OF THE LAKE.

LHZ421-121000-
/O.UPG.KDTX.GL.A.0008.160212T1800Z-160213T1500Z/
/O.NEW.KDTX.GL.W.0009.160212T1800Z-160213T1500Z/
/O.NEW.KDTX.UP.W.0003.160212T1800Z-160213T1500Z/
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
351 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 10 AM EST
SATURDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO
10 AM EST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM
FRIDAY TO 10 AM EST SATURDAY. A GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN
ISSUED. THIS GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 10 AM
EST SATURDAY.

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 10 AM
  EST SATURDAY.

* 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 5 PM EST FRIDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 11 PM EST 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
351 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE FORCE GUSTS AND HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY EXPECTED LATE FRIDAY
AND FRIDAY NIGHT...

.LOW PRESSURE TRACKING ACROSS NORTHERN MICHIGAN WILL BRING AN
INCREASE IN WESTERLY WINDS TONIGHT. WIND SPEEDS WILL BE HIGHEST OVER
LAKE HURON...WHERE SPEEDS WILL REACH 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30
KNOTS OVERNIGHT. A STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL THEN SLIDE THROUGH
THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. STRONG WINDS
ALOFT AND FRIGID AIR GLIDING OVER THE WARMER LAKE WATERS WILL CREATE
UNSTABLE CONDITIONS...ALLOWING GALE FORCE WINDS TO DEVELOP OVER THE
OPEN WATERS OF LAKE HURON. HIGH-END GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 45 KNOTS ARE
EXPECTED BY EVENING...LASTING INTO THE EARLY OVERNIGHT HOURS. WINDS
WILL SUBSIDE BELOW GALE FORCE SATURDAY MORNING...THEN DECREASE
FURTHER THROUGH THE DAY AND FINALLY BECOME LIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT AS
HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES INTO THE AREA.

THE GALE FORCE WINDS COMBINED WITH LARGE WAVES AND FRIGID AIR WILL
ALSO CREATE AREAS OF HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY
WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF LAKE HURON LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...LASTING THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE SOUTHERN
BASIN OF THE LAKE.

LHZ363-462>464-121000-
/O.UPG.KDTX.GL.A.0008.160212T1800Z-160213T1500Z/
/O.NEW.KDTX.GL.W.0009.160212T1800Z-160213T1500Z/
/O.NEW.KDTX.UP.W.0003.160212T1800Z-160214T0300Z/
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-
351 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 10 AM EST
SATURDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO
10 PM EST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM
FRIDAY TO 10 PM EST SATURDAY. A GALE WARNING HAS ALSO BEEN
ISSUED. THIS GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 10 AM
EST SATURDAY.

* EXPECT HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO OCCUR FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 10 PM
  EST SATURDAY.

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  UP TO 36 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 46 KNOTS.
  THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 14 FEET WITH A
  POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 20 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 6 PM EST FRIDAY
  WITH THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 9 PM EST 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.

&&

$$

HLO

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