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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
943 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

WAVES ARE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT - THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT IS THE AVERAGE OF
THE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM.

LHZ421-302115-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
943 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY
EARLY...BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS
THROUGH MIDNIGHT...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LIGHT SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH TO 30 KNOTS
WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES BY LATE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 40
KNOT GALES BY MID AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH
EARLY AFTERNOON. LIGHT SHOWERS. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS BY MID AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS...BUILDING TO 12 TO 16 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 20 FEET. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH GALES TO 35 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS
LATE. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 10 TO
14 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 18 FEET.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
943 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

WAVES ARE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT - THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT IS THE AVERAGE OF
THE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM.

LHZ422-302115-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
943 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY
EARLY...BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS
THROUGH MIDNIGHT...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LIGHT SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25
KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 35
KNOT GALES BY MID AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH
EARLY AFTERNOON. LIGHT SHOWERS. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY BY MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET BY LATE
MORNING. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET. A GALE WARNING MAY BE
NEEDED.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 6 FEET.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
943 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

WAVES ARE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT - THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT IS THE AVERAGE OF
THE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM.

LHZ441-302115-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
943 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY EARLY...
BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS
THROUGH MIDNIGHT...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LIGHT SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25
KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 40
KNOT GALES BY MID AFTERNOON. LIGHT SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS BY LATE MORNING...THEN LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS BY MID AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS...BUILDING TO 12 TO 16 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 20 FEET. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH GALES TO 35 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS
LATE. CLOUDY WITH LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 10 TO
14 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 18 FEET.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
943 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

WAVES ARE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT - THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT IS THE AVERAGE OF
THE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM.

LHZ442-302115-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
943 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...
BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE. PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MID
AFTERNOON...THEN CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS THROUGH
MIDNIGHT...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15
KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTH TO 30 KNOTS BY EARLY
AFTERNOON...INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES LATE. LIGHT SHOWERS. A CHANCE
OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS BY LATE MORNING...THEN LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS...BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 18 FEET. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH GALES TO 35 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
30 KNOTS LATE. LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 10 TO 14 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 18 FEET.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
943 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

WAVES ARE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT - THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT IS THE AVERAGE OF
THE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM.

LHZ443-302115-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
943 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH
MID AFTERNOON...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT
SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS
THROUGH MIDNIGHT...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. WAVES 2 FEET
OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE...THEN BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS BY EARLY
AFTERNOON...INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES. LIGHT SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF
LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS BY EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS...BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FEET LATE.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 15 FEET. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH GALES TO 35 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
30 KNOTS LATE. LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 10 TO 14 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 18 FEET.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
938 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE HURON

WAVES ARE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT - THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT IS THE AVERAGE OF
THE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM.

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE...AVERAGING 30.10
INCHES...WILL REMAIN OVER THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON BEFORE STARTING TO SHIFT EAST. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL
THEN DEEPEN AS IT DROPS THROUGH THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PULLING A STRONG COLD FRONT ACROSS THE AREA
FRIDAY. GALE FORCE WINDS WILL LIKELY DEVELOP BEHIND THE FRONT OVER
MUCH OF LAKE HURON FRIDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

LHZ362-363-462-302015-
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-
938 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FEET LATE.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 35 KNOT
GALES. GUSTS TO 45 KNOT GALES. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH
EARLY AFTERNOON. SHOWERS. SNOW SHOWERS BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES
8 TO 12 FEET...BUILDING TO 12 TO 16 FEET BY AFTERNOON. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 20 FEET. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH GALES TO 35 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 12 TO
16 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 20 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. WAVES 8 TO 12 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 15 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS LATE. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO
5 FEET.


$$

OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
938 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE HURON

WAVES ARE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT - THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT IS THE AVERAGE OF
THE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM.

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE...AVERAGING 30.10
INCHES...WILL REMAIN OVER THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON BEFORE STARTING TO SHIFT EAST. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL
THEN DEEPEN AS IT DROPS THROUGH THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PULLING A STRONG COLD FRONT ACROSS THE AREA
FRIDAY. GALE FORCE WINDS WILL LIKELY DEVELOP BEHIND THE FRONT OVER
MUCH OF LAKE HURON FRIDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

LHZ463-464-302015-
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
938 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...
BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH MIDNIGHT...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING NORTH GALES TO
35 KNOTS LATE. SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS BY LATE
MORNING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS...
BUILDING TO 12 TO 16 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 20 FEET. A
GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH GALES TO 35 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
30 KNOTS LATE. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 12 TO 16 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 20 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES...BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH MID AFTERNOON. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BACKING TO THE NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON...THEN BACKING TO THE SOUTHWEST LATE...INCREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.


$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
351 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...NORTHERLY GALES LIKELY OVER LAKE HURON ON FRIDAY...

.A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MAINTAIN FAIRLY LIGHT WINDS AND LOW
WAVES TODAY. A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ARCTIC FRONT REMAINS
ON TRACK TO SWING INTO THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES LATE TONIGHT.
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL BECOME STRONG BEHIND THE FRONT
FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH GUSTS LIKELY REACHING GALE FORCE OVER
MUCH OF LAKE HURON. THE STRONG PERSISTENT NORTHERLY WINDS
WILL ALLOW WAVE HEIGHTS TO BUILD IN EXCESS OF 10 FEET OVER
SOUTHERN LAKE HURON. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH ON SATURDAY AS
THE LOW MOVES EAST AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE
AREA. HOWEVER...THE WAVES WILL BE SLOWER TO DECREASE...AND WILL
LIKELY NOT DROP BELOW 4 FEET UNTIL SATURDAY NIGHT.

LHZ421-422-441-302000-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.A.0016.141031T1200Z-141101T1200Z/
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-
351 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WATCH...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  UP TO 36 KNOTS FROM THE NORTH WITH GUSTS UP TO 41 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 7 PM FRIDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 2 AM SATURDAY.

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
351 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...NORTHERLY GALES LIKELY OVER LAKE HURON ON FRIDAY...

.A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MAINTAIN FAIRLY LIGHT WINDS AND LOW
WAVES TODAY. A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ARCTIC FRONT REMAINS
ON TRACK TO SWING INTO THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES LATE TONIGHT.
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL BECOME STRONG BEHIND THE FRONT
FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH GUSTS LIKELY REACHING GALE FORCE OVER
MUCH OF LAKE HURON. THE STRONG PERSISTENT NORTHERLY WINDS
WILL ALLOW WAVE HEIGHTS TO BUILD IN EXCESS OF 10 FEET OVER
SOUTHERN LAKE HURON. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH ON SATURDAY AS
THE LOW MOVES EAST AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE
AREA. HOWEVER...THE WAVES WILL BE SLOWER TO DECREASE...AND WILL
LIKELY NOT DROP BELOW 4 FEET UNTIL SATURDAY NIGHT.

LHZ442-443-302000-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.A.0016.141031T2000Z-141101T1400Z/
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
351 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WATCH...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  UP TO 35 KNOTS FROM THE NORTH WITH GUSTS UP TO 38 KNOTS. THE
  LARGEST EXPECTED SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL BE 11 FEET WITH A
  POTENTIAL MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT OF 16 FEET.

* TIMING: THE MAXIMUM WINDS ARE EXPECTED AROUND 6 PM FRIDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 2 AM SATURDAY.

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.

&&

$$

SF

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
351 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...NORTHERLY GALES LIKELY OVER LAKE HURON ON FRIDAY...

.A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MAINTAIN FAIRLY LIGHT WINDS AND LOW
WAVES TODAY. A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ARCTIC FRONT REMAINS
ON TRACK TO SWING INTO THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES LATE TONIGHT.
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL BECOME STRONG BEHIND THE FRONT
FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH GUSTS LIKELY REACHING GALE FORCE OVER
MUCH OF LAKE HURON. THE STRONG PERSISTENT NORTHERLY WINDS
WILL ALLOW WAVE HEIGHTS TO BUILD IN EXCESS OF 10 FEET OVER
SOUTHERN LAKE HURON. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH ON SATURDAY AS
THE LOW MOVES EAST AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE
AREA. HOWEVER...THE WAVES WILL BE SLOWER TO DECREASE...AND WILL
LIKELY NOT DROP BELOW 4 FEET UNTIL SATURDAY NIGHT.

LHZ362-363-462-302000-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.A.0016.141031T1200Z-141101T1200Z/
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-
351 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WATCH...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  UP TO 36 KNOTS FROM THE NORTH WITH GUSTS UP TO 44 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 6 PM FRIDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 2 AM SATURDAY.

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
351 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...NORTHERLY GALES LIKELY OVER LAKE HURON ON FRIDAY...

.A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MAINTAIN FAIRLY LIGHT WINDS AND LOW
WAVES TODAY. A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ARCTIC FRONT REMAINS
ON TRACK TO SWING INTO THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES LATE TONIGHT.
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL BECOME STRONG BEHIND THE FRONT
FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH GUSTS LIKELY REACHING GALE FORCE OVER
MUCH OF LAKE HURON. THE STRONG PERSISTENT NORTHERLY WINDS
WILL ALLOW WAVE HEIGHTS TO BUILD IN EXCESS OF 10 FEET OVER
SOUTHERN LAKE HURON. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH ON SATURDAY AS
THE LOW MOVES EAST AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE
AREA. HOWEVER...THE WAVES WILL BE SLOWER TO DECREASE...AND WILL
LIKELY NOT DROP BELOW 4 FEET UNTIL SATURDAY NIGHT.

LHZ463-464-302000-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.A.0016.141031T2000Z-141101T1400Z/
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 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

* WIND AND WAVES: DURING THE GALE WATCH...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS
  UP TO 36 KNOTS FROM THE NORTH WITH GUSTS UP TO 37 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 7 PM FRIDAY WITH
  THE LARGEST WAVES EXPECTED AROUND 2 AM SATURDAY.

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.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
418 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

LHZ345>349-LMZ323-341-342-344>346-LSZ321-322-MIZ008-015>036-041-042-
311200-
STRAITS OF MACKINAC-ST IGNACE TO FALSE DETOUR CHANNEL-
MACKINAC BRDG TO PRESQUE ISLE LT-PRESQUE ISLE LT TO STURGEON PT-
STURGEON PT TO ALABASTER-GRAND TRAVERSE BAY-
SEUL CHOIX PT TO MACKINAC BRDG-NORWOOD TO MACKINAC BRDG-
SLEEPING BEAR PT TO GRAND TRAVERSE LT-PT BETSIE TO SLEEPING BEAR PT-
MANISTEE TO PT BETSIE-WHITEFISH BAY-ST. MARYS RIVER-CHIPPEWA-
MACKINAC-EMMET-CHEBOYGAN-PRESQUE ISLE-CHARLEVOIX-LEELANAU-ANTRIM-
OTSEGO-MONTMORENCY-ALPENA-BENZIE-GRAND TRAVERSE-KALKASKA-CRAWFORD-
OSCODA-ALCONA-MANISTEE-WEXFORD-MISSAUKEE-ROSCOMMON-OGEMAW-IOSCO-
GLADWIN-ARENAC-
418 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN...
EASTERN UPPER MICHIGAN...AND ADJACENT NEARSHORE WATERS OF LAKE
MICHIGAN...LAKE HURON AND LAKE SUPERIOR.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

RAIN WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW FROM NORTH TO SOUTH LATE TONIGHT...
WITH SOME LIGHT ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE...PRIMARILY ACROSS EASTERN
UPPER MICHIGAN.

IN ADDITION...THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER MAINLY NORTHERN
LOWER MICHIGAN TONIGHT. SEVERE STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

...FIRST ACCUMULATING SNOW OF THE SEASON EXPECTED FRIDAY...

A QUICK HITTING BUT STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT NORTHERN
MICHIGAN FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY EVENING...BRINGING THE FOLLOWING
IMPACTS:

SNOW: A PERIOD OF ACCUMULATING SNOW IS EXPECTED FRIDAY MORNING...
PARTICULARLY ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN AREAS OF NORTHERN LOWER
MICHIGAN. ROADS MAY BRIEFLY BECOME SNOW COVERED IN THESE AREAS
DURING A PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOW.

WINDS: STRONG NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL OCCUR FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. WIND GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED OVER
LAND...HIGHEST NEAR THE LAKE SHORES...WITH GALES EXPECTED ACROSS
A LARGE PORTION OF THE LAKE MICHIGAN AND LAKE HURON NEARSHORE
WATERS.

THUNDERSTORMS: THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER NORTHERN LOWER
MICHIGAN FRIDAY MORNING. THESE STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE
SEVERE.

IN ADDITION TO THESE IMPACTS...CONDITIONS DURING TRICK OR TREAT
TIME HALLOWEEN EVENING WILL BE COLD...WITH WIND CHILL VALUES OF 18
TO 25 DEGREES AND WIND GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO REPORT RAIN AND SNOW
AMOUNTS...AS WELL AS WIND GUSTS...AT ANY TIME THROUGH FRIDAY
NIGHT. REPORTS MAY BE MADE ONE OF THREE WAYS:

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ONLINE: WEATHER.GOV/GAYLORD

&&

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WEATHER.GOV/GAYLORD.

$$

ADAM/LAWRENCE

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NOAA National Weather Service
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