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MWWMKX  
 
URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI  
938 AM CST SAT FEB 24 2018  
   
..GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES TONIGHT AND TOMORROW
 
 
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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-  
938 AM CST SAT FEB 24 2018  
 
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING  
TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY...   
..GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN HAS ISSUED A  
GALE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY. A  
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS SMALL CRAFT  
ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY.  
THE GALE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.  
 
* WINDS: EASTERLY 15 TO 20 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS THIS  
EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEASTERLY 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS  
TO 30 KNOTS AROUND MIDNIGHT.  
 
WINDS THEN BECOME WESTERLY 25 TO 30 KNOTS GUSTING TO GALES OF  
35 TO 40 KNOTS AROUND DAYBREAK SUNDAY. GALE FORCE GUSTS  
CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
* WAVES: 3 TO 5 FEET EARLY THIS EVENING BUILDING TO 5 TO 9 FEET  
LATE EVENING TO AROUND MIDNIGHT. SOME WAVES TO AROUND 10 FEET  
EXPECTED NORTH OF PORT WASHINGTON LATE TONIGHT. WAVES THEN  
DIMINISH TO 2 TO 4 FEET SUNDAY MORNING.  
 
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.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
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