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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
935 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...Gales expected on Lake Huron Friday...

.Light wind today will become strong northwesterly late tonight
through Friday in the wake of a passing cold front. Sustained near-
gales are expected Friday afternoon over the open waters of Lake
Huron. A gale warning is in effect for gusts to gales for the
balance of the day Friday. Small craft advisories have also been
issued for Saginaw Bay. Outer Bay will gust to near-gales through
much of Friday while the northwest fetch favors elevated waves for
all of Friday and Friday night. Wave action is uncertain in inner
bay where a high percentage of ice cover will likely be lost during
the event. Nonetheless, gusts over ice free waters will easily reach
30 knots.

LHZ441>443-221345-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0017.190322T1200Z-190323T0300Z/
Port Austin to Harbor Beach MI-Harbor Beach to Port Sanilac MI-
Port Sanilac to Port Huron MI-
935 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 11 PM EDT FRIDAY...

* WIND AND WAVES: During the Gale Warning, expect sustained
  winds up to 29 knots from the north with gusts up to 37
  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 12 PM EDT Friday
  with the largest waves expected around 3 PM EDT 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
935 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...Gales expected on Lake Huron Friday...

.Light wind today will become strong northwesterly late tonight
through Friday in the wake of a passing cold front. Sustained near-
gales are expected Friday afternoon over the open waters of Lake
Huron. A gale warning is in effect for gusts to gales for the
balance of the day Friday. Small craft advisories have also been
issued for Saginaw Bay. Outer Bay will gust to near-gales through
much of Friday while the northwest fetch favors elevated waves for
all of Friday and Friday night. Wave action is uncertain in inner
bay where a high percentage of ice cover will likely be lost during
the event. Nonetheless, gusts over ice free waters will easily reach
30 knots.

LHZ362-363-462>464-221345-
/O.CON.KDTX.GL.W.0017.190322T1200Z-190323T0300Z/
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-
Lake Huron from Port Sanilac to Port Huron beyond 5NM Off Shore-
935 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 11 PM EDT FRIDAY...

* WIND AND WAVES: During the Gale Warning, expect sustained
  winds up to 31 knots from the northwest with gusts up to 39
  knots. The largest expected significant waves will be 13 feet
  with a potential maximum wave height of 19 feet.

* TIMING: The maximum winds are expected around 4 PM EDT Friday
  with the largest waves expected around 6 PM EDT 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.

&&

$$


Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
935 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...Gales expected on Lake Huron Friday...

.Light wind today will become strong northwesterly late tonight
through Friday in the wake of a passing cold front. Sustained near-
gales are expected Friday afternoon over the open waters of Lake
Huron. A gale warning is in effect for gusts to gales for the
balance of the day Friday. Small craft advisories have also been
issued for Saginaw Bay. Outer Bay will gust to near-gales through
much of Friday while the northwest fetch favors elevated waves for
all of Friday and Friday night. Wave action is uncertain in inner
bay where a high percentage of ice cover will likely be lost during
the event. Nonetheless, gusts over ice free waters will easily reach
30 knots.

LCZ460-221345-
/O.EXB.KDTX.SC.Y.0009.190322T1200Z-190323T0000Z/
Lake St Clair-
935 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM EDT FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a
Small Craft Advisory which is in effect from 8 AM to 8 PM EDT
Friday.

* WIND AND WAVES: During the Small Craft Advisory, expect
  sustained winds up to 21 knots from the northwest with gusts
  up to 29 knots. The largest expected significant waves will
  be 3 feet with a potential maximum wave height of 4 feet.

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

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
935 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...Gales expected on Lake Huron Friday...

.Light wind today will become strong northwesterly late tonight
through Friday in the wake of a passing cold front. Sustained near-
gales are expected Friday afternoon over the open waters of Lake
Huron. A gale warning is in effect for gusts to gales for the
balance of the day Friday. Small craft advisories have also been
issued for Saginaw Bay. Outer Bay will gust to near-gales through
much of Friday while the northwest fetch favors elevated waves for
all of Friday and Friday night. Wave action is uncertain in inner
bay where a high percentage of ice cover will likely be lost during
the event. Nonetheless, gusts over ice free waters will easily reach
30 knots.

LHZ421-221345-
/O.CON.KDTX.SC.Y.0009.190322T1200Z-190323T1500Z/
Outer Saginaw Bay SW of Alabaster to Port Austin MI to Inner
Saginaw Bay-
935 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM FRIDAY TO
11 AM EDT SATURDAY...

* WIND AND WAVES: During the Small Craft Advisory, expect
  sustained winds up to 27 knots from the north with gusts up
  to 34 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 12 PM EDT Friday
  with the largest waves expected around 2 PM EDT Friday.

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.

&&

$$

SC

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
935 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...Gales expected on Lake Huron Friday...

.Light wind today will become strong northwesterly late tonight
through Friday in the wake of a passing cold front. Sustained near-
gales are expected Friday afternoon over the open waters of Lake
Huron. A gale warning is in effect for gusts to gales for the
balance of the day Friday. Small craft advisories have also been
issued for Saginaw Bay. Outer Bay will gust to near-gales through
much of Friday while the northwest fetch favors elevated waves for
all of Friday and Friday night. Wave action is uncertain in inner
bay where a high percentage of ice cover will likely be lost during
the event. Nonetheless, gusts over ice free waters will easily reach
30 knots.

LHZ422-221345-
/O.EXT.KDTX.SC.Y.0009.190322T1200Z-190323T0000Z/
Inner Saginaw Bay SW of Point Au Gres to Bay Port MI-
935 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM EDT
FRIDAY...

The Small Craft Advisory is now in effect from 8 AM to 8 PM EDT
Friday.

* WIND AND WAVES: During the Small Craft Advisory, expect
  sustained winds up to 22 knots from the north with gusts up
  to 30 knots. The largest expected significant waves will be 3
  feet with a potential maximum wave height of 4 feet.

* TIMING: The maximum winds are expected around 12 PM EDT Friday
  with the largest waves expected around 1 PM EDT Friday.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
935 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...Gales expected on Lake Huron Friday...

.Light wind today will become strong northwesterly late tonight
through Friday in the wake of a passing cold front. Sustained near-
gales are expected Friday afternoon over the open waters of Lake
Huron. A gale warning is in effect for gusts to gales for the
balance of the day Friday. Small craft advisories have also been
issued for Saginaw Bay. Outer Bay will gust to near-gales through
much of Friday while the northwest fetch favors elevated waves for
all of Friday and Friday night. Wave action is uncertain in inner
bay where a high percentage of ice cover will likely be lost during
the event. Nonetheless, gusts over ice free waters will easily reach
30 knots.

LEZ444-221345-
/O.EXB.KDTX.SC.Y.0009.190322T1200Z-190323T0000Z/
Michigan Waters of Lake Erie from Detroit River to North Cape MI-
935 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM EDT FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a
Small Craft Advisory which is in effect from 8 AM to 8 PM EDT
Friday.

* WIND AND WAVES: During the Small Craft Advisory, expect
  sustained winds up to 21 knots from the northwest with gusts
  up to 29 knots. The largest expected significant waves will
  be 3 feet with a potential maximum wave height of 4 feet.

* TIMING: The maximum winds are expected around 11 AM EDT Friday
  with the largest waves expected around 12 PM EDT Friday.

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.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
406 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

LHZ345>349-LMZ323-341-342-344>346-LSZ321-322-MIZ008-015>036-041-
042-222015-
Straits of Mackinac within 5 nm of Mackinac Bridge including
Mackinac Island-St Ignace to False Detour Channel-
5NM East of Mackinac Bridge to Presque Isle Light MI including
Bois Blanc Island-
Presque Isle Light to Sturgeon Pt MI Including Thunder Bay
National Marine Sanctuary-Sturgeon Pt to Alabaster MI-
Grand Traverse Bay south of a line Grand Traverse Light to
Norwood MI-Seul Choix Point to 5NM West of Mackinac Bridge-
Norwood MI to 5NM West of Mackinac Bridge including Little
Traverse Bay-Sleeping Bear Point to Grand Traverse Light MI-
Point Betsie to Sleeping Bear Point MI-
Manistee to Point Betsie MI-
Whitefish Bay (U.S. Portion)/Whitefish Point to Point Iroquois MI-
St. Marys River Point Iroquois to E. Potagannissing Bay-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-
406 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

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...Tonight.

Patchy freezing drizzle is possible late this evening.

Gale force winds are expected to develop along the nearshore
waters of both Lake Michigan and Lake Huron late tonight. See the
ongoing gale warning for further details.

The Rifle River near Sterling in Arenac County may rise to slightly
above flood stage tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

Gale force winds are expected to continue along the nearshore
waters of both Lake Michigan and Lake Huron Friday. See the
ongoing gale warning for further details.

The Rifle River near Sterling in Arenac County may rise to slightly
above flood stage early Friday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

&&

For more information visit http://weather.gov/gaylord.

$$

AJS

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