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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
351 PM EST Thu Nov 21 2019

...STRONG VEERING WINDS...

.Low pressure will track through the Straits this evening with
southerly gale force winds to impact Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay
this afternoon and evening ahead of the system then with west
northwest winds behind the system as it continues to deepen. The
warm front will lift through in the evening with a more thermally
stable airmass allowing winds to briefly relax but will rapidly
increase again with the passage of the cold front overnight. The
cold northwest flow will again cause gusts to Gale force though this
time the fetch would focus the highest winds over the northern and
central portion of Lake Huron. The Gale Warning for central Huron
will continue to capture this part of the event as well. Else
where, winds will be of small craft advisory for the rest of the
marine area, with western lake Erie and Lake St Clair winds
diminishing below criteria late tonight.

LHZ362-363-462-463-220900-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0032.000000T0000Z-191122T1500Z/
Lake Huron from Presque Isle Light to Sturgeon Point MI beyond
5NM off shore-
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-
351 PM EST Thu Nov 21 2019

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST FRIDAY...

* WIND AND WAVES: During the Gale Warning, expect sustained
  winds up to 30 knots from the northwest with gusts up to 39
  knots. The largest expected significant waves will be 12 feet
  with a potential maximum wave height of 17 feet.

* TIMING: The maximum winds are expected around 2 AM EST Friday
  with the largest waves expected around 6 AM EST Friday.

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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