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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI
244 PM CST Thu Feb 21 2019

...MAJOR STORM SYSTEM EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND...

.A powerful low pressure system will track from the southern
plains Saturday afternoon, to northern Lake Michigan by early
Sunday morning. East to southeast winds will increase rapidly
Saturday afternoon as the low approaches. Gale force southeast to
south winds will arrive late Saturday night, veering to the
southwest then west on Sunday. Winds could approach storm force
levels at times on Sunday. The gale force winds will continue to
veer to the northwest Sunday night, then steadily diminish on
Monday as the storm pushes off to the northeast.

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Lake Michigan Michigan City IN to St. Joseph MI 5 NM offshore to
mid-line of lake.-
Lake Michigan from Seul Choix Point to Rock Island Passage 5NM
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 5NM offshore-
Lake Michigan from Charlevoix to Point Betsie MI 5NM Offshore to
mid lake-
Lake Michigan from Point Betsie to Manistee MI 5NM offshore to
Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Rock Island Passage to Sturgeon Bay WI 5NM
offshore to mid lake-
Lake Michigan from Sturgeon Bay to Two Rivers WI 5NM offshore to
Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Two Rivers to Sheboygan WI 5NM offshore to Mid
Lake-Sheboygan to Port Washington WI-
Port Washington to North Point Light WI-
North Point Light to Wind Point WI-
Wind Point WI to Winthrop Harbor IL-
Lake Michigan from Sheboygan to Port Washington WI 5NM offshore
to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Port Washington to North Point Light WI 5NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from North Point Light to Wind Point WI 5NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Wind Point WI to Winthrop Harbor IL 5NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Winthrop Harbor to Wilmette Harbor IL 5NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Wilmette Harbor to Michigan City in 5NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Pentwater to Manistee MI 5NM offshore to Mid
Lake-
Lake Michigan from Whitehall to Pentwater MI 5NM offshore to Mid
Lake-
Lake Michigan from Grand Haven to Whitehall MI 5NM offshore to
Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Holland to Grand Haven MI 5NM offshore to Mid
Lake-
Lake Michigan from South Haven to Holland MI 5NM offshore to Mid
lake-
Lake Michigan from St Joseph to South Haven MI 5NM offshore to
Mid Lake-
244 PM CST Thu Feb 21 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan has issued a
Gale Watch...which is in effect from late Saturday night through
late Sunday night.

* WINDS: Southeast gales to 35 knots late Saturday night, veering
  to the southwest then west on Sunday and increasing to 45 knots
  with a few storm force gusts to 50 knots possible. Winds will
  veer to the northwest Sunday night...diminishing to 35 knot
  gales by late Sunday night.

* WAVES: Building to 4 to 7 ft occasionally to 9 ft late Saturday
  night. Waves building to 10 to 14 ft occasionally to 18 ft on
  Sunday. Waves gradually diminish later Sunday night.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

...STORMS AND GALES EXPECTED OVER THE AREA SUNDAY INTO MONDAY...

.A rapidly deepening low pressure will lift from the Texas Panhandle
on Saturday morning to the Straits of Mackinac by Sunday afternoon.
Fresh to strong southeast wind on Saturday night will gust to near-
gales at times late Saturday night. Wind is then forecast to veer to
southwesterly and eventually westerly by Sunday afternoon as
sustained weak to moderate gales develop over the waters. Gusts to
strong gales are forecast for all marine zones with gusts to storms
over the open waters of central and northern Lake Huron. Occasional
gusts to violent storm will also be possible in the vicinity of the
international border during this time. Far northern Lake Huron will
be the most sensitive to small adjustments in the forecast storm
track since wind within the center of the storm will be light for an
extended period. Storm watches and gale watches have been issued.

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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-
313 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a Gale
Watch which is in effect from Sunday morning through Monday
afternoon.

* WIND AND WAVES: During the Gale Watch, expect sustained winds
  up to 35 knots from the west with gusts up to 43 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 3 PM EST Sunday
  with the largest waves expected around 1 AM EST Monday.

Refer to the latest marine forecasts for greater detail.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
313 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...STORMS AND GALES EXPECTED OVER THE AREA SUNDAY INTO MONDAY...

.A rapidly deepening low pressure will lift from the Texas Panhandle
on Saturday morning to the Straits of Mackinac by Sunday afternoon.
Fresh to strong southeast wind on Saturday night will gust to near-
gales at times late Saturday night. Wind is then forecast to veer to
southwesterly and eventually westerly by Sunday afternoon as
sustained weak to moderate gales develop over the waters. Gusts to
strong gales are forecast for all marine zones with gusts to storms
over the open waters of central and northern Lake Huron. Occasional
gusts to violent storm will also be possible in the vicinity of the
international border during this time. Far northern Lake Huron will
be the most sensitive to small adjustments in the forecast storm
track since wind within the center of the storm will be light for an
extended period. Storm watches and gale watches have been issued.

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Lake St Clair-
Michigan Waters of Lake Erie from Detroit River to North Cape MI-
313 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a Gale
Watch which is in effect from Sunday morning through late Sunday
night.

* WIND AND WAVES: During the Gale Watch, expect sustained winds
  up to 29 knots from the west with gusts up to 43 knots. The
  largest expected significant waves will be 4 feet with a
  potential maximum wave height of 5 feet.

* TIMING: The maximum winds are expected around 11 AM EST Sunday
  with the largest waves expected around 1 PM EST Sunday.

Refer to the latest marine forecasts for greater detail.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
313 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...STORMS AND GALES EXPECTED OVER THE AREA SUNDAY INTO MONDAY...

.A rapidly deepening low pressure will lift from the Texas Panhandle
on Saturday morning to the Straits of Mackinac by Sunday afternoon.
Fresh to strong southeast wind on Saturday night will gust to near-
gales at times late Saturday night. Wind is then forecast to veer to
southwesterly and eventually westerly by Sunday afternoon as
sustained weak to moderate gales develop over the waters. Gusts to
strong gales are forecast for all marine zones with gusts to storms
over the open waters of central and northern Lake Huron. Occasional
gusts to violent storm will also be possible in the vicinity of the
international border during this time. Far northern Lake Huron will
be the most sensitive to small adjustments in the forecast storm
track since wind within the center of the storm will be light for an
extended period. Storm watches and gale watches have been issued.

LHZ421-422-441>443-220815-
/O.NEW.KDTX.GL.A.0010.190224T1200Z-190225T0900Z/
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-
313 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a Gale
Watch which is in effect from Sunday morning through late Sunday
night.

* WIND: During the Gale Watch, expect sustained winds up to 34
  knots from the west with gusts up to 42 knots.

* TIMING: The maximum winds are expected around 3 PM EST Sunday.

Refer to the latest marine forecasts for greater detail.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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