Coast Guard warns mariners of hazardous lake conditions this weekend

Coast Guard warns mariners of hazardous lake conditions this weekend
Large waves crash along the breakwall at Diversey Harbor in Chicago. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Fireman Justin Zita CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is urging caution across the waters of the Great Lakes due to potentially hazardous weather conditions throughout the weekend. Gale watches and warnings have been issued for many areas throughout the Great Lakes for Saturday and continuing through the...

Gale warning for northern California

Gale warning for northern California
SAN FRANCISCO — The National Weather Service has issued a Gale Warning for the offshore and inland waters of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The warning is in effect from Saturday starting at 10 p.m. until Sunday at 6 a.m. An approaching cold front storm is expected to produce strong winds up to 45 knots, and heavy surf up to 15 feet. These types of ocean and weather conditions are challenging...

Rough seas and strong winds make Great Lakes storm watching dangerous

Rough seas and strong winds make Great Lakes storm watching dangerous
Large waves on Lake Michigan crash against the pier in St. Joseph, Mich., Oct. 9, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station St. Joseph. MILWAUKEE — With gale and storm warnings in affect for most of Lake Michigan until Thursday night, Coast Guard search and rescue experts encourage those interested in watching the waves to exercise caution when observing the weather near the water. While...

Coast Guard warns of gale force winds on Lake Michigan

Coast Guard warns of gale force winds on Lake Michigan
Crew members from Coast Guard Station Grand Haven, Mich., aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat train during a period of heavy weather near the pier heads on Lake Michigan. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Charles Dewitt/Released) MILWAUKEE — Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan urges anyone going on or near the water Wednesday to use extreme caution and be aware of the weather that will be affecting...

Coast Guard responds to more than 30 cases during Pacific Northwest storm

Coast Guard responds to more than 30 cases during Pacific Northwest storm
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard responded to more than 10 reports of persons in the water and more than 20 vessels reported dragging anchor or unmanned and adrift in various waterways in Oregon and Washington Saturday. The Coast Guard reminds boaters to use caution while severe weather causes heavy seas and high winds throughout the Pacific Northwest, this weekend. Persons in the water were reported in...

Coast Guard declares Port Condition X-Ray and advises people to stay off water along Texas coast

Coast Guard declares Port Condition X-Ray and advises people to stay off water along Texas coast
HOUSTON — Coast Guard units along the Texas coast began preparations to ensure the safety of their own crews and commercial facilities and vessels and they urge the public to do the same Monday as the storm approaches and will likely reach tropical storm status prior to landfall. The storm is expected to create very dangerous conditions along much of the Texas coast as it brings high tides, high...

Coast Guard advises boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution

Coast Guard advises boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is urging mariners and beachgoers to exercise extreme caution when venturing out or near the water due to high winds and heavy seas impacting the northern and central coastline of California this evening and continuing into Tuesday evening. A small craft advisory and a gale warning are in effect for much of the coast as the strong winds produce big waves and dangerous...

Coast Guard advises boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution during the storm surge

Coast Guard advises boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution during the storm surge
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard is anticipating a busy weekend as high winds and heavy seas are expected to hit Northern California this evening and continue into Friday. A small craft advisory and a gale warning are in effect for parts of the central and northern coast as the potential storm will produce strong southerly winds, endangering mariners and setting vessels adrift. It is recommended...

Coast Guard urges caution during holiday weekend gale

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard urges mariners and beach goers to exercise caution when venturing out on or near the water this weekend, as the National Weather Service has issued a gale warning for Southern California that is in effect until 7 a.m., Saturday morning. The gale warning issued this afternoon is in effect for shoreline areas and coastal waters from San Mateo Point south to the...