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Storm Watch

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
348 AM EST Sat Feb 23 2019

...Storm Force Wind Gusts Possible Sunday through Monday...

.Impactful low pressure system will be taking shape across the
central plains this afternoon lifting northeast into the Straits by
Sunday morning and then into Quebec by Sunday night. Lighter east to
southeast flow at 10-20 kts will precede the low this afternoon.
Wind gusts increasing to near gales tonight along with likely rain
and thunderstorms chances. As the low reaches the Straits by Sunday
morning, winds will veer to the southwest then eventually to the
west behind a cold front Sunday afternoon. Expect sustained winds to
reach near gales with gusts approaching storm force by the afternoon
and into the overnight time frame. Storm Watch will remain in effect
for all of the Lake Huron basin and Lake St. Clair. High end gales
will be likely across western Lake Erie where a Gale Watch remains
in effect. Gale force winds will remain early Monday before pressure
gradient finally begins to weaken Monday afternoon as the low lifts
further to the northeast. Weaker northwesterly flow into the middle
of next week as high pressure drifts out of the northern plains and
into the region.

LHZ361>363-462>464-232100-
/O.CON.KDTX.SR.A.0002.190224T1200Z-190225T1800Z/
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-
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-
348 AM EST Sat Feb 23 2019

...STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* WIND AND WAVES: During the Storm Watch, expect sustained winds
  up to 45 knots from the west with gusts up to 57 knots. The
  largest expected significant waves will be 15 feet with a
  potential maximum wave height of 22 feet.

* TIMING: The maximum winds are expected around 6 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 Storm Watch is issued when the risk of storm force winds of
48 to 63 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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