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WHUS73 KDTX 260751
MWWDTX

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
351 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...GALES WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING ON MUCH OF LAKE
HURON...

..A STRONG LOW NEAR JAMES BAY WILL CAUSE GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS EARLY
THIS MORNING. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE OVER THE NORTHERN HALF OF
LAKE HURON WHERE A COLDER AIRMASS WILL SUPPORT WINDS GUSTING TO LOW-
END GALES. IN ADDITION...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT FOR
THE EXPOSED NEARSHORE WATERS OF THE THUMB WHERE SIGNIFICANT WAVES
HEIGHTS ARE EXPECTED TO BUILD TO SEVERAL FEET. WINDS AND WAVES WILL
SUBSIDE THIS AFTERNOON...WITH RELATIVELY TRANQUIL CONDITIONS
EXPECTED ACROSS THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES TONIGHT.

LHZ361>363-261300-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0018.000000T0000Z-141026T1300Z/
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
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-
351 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WARNING...EXPECT SUSTAINED
  WINDS UP TO 28 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 35
  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 3 AM SUNDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 3 AM 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
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.

&&

$$

LHZ421-441-442-262000-
/O.CON.KDTX.SC.Y.0039.000000T0000Z-141026T2000Z/
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
351 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...EXPECT
  SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 20 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 24 KNOTS. THE LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL
  BE 6 FEET WITH A POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 8 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 7 AM SUNDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 8 AM SUNDAY.

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.

&&

$$

KURIMSKI




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