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Lake Michigan Carferry has canceled its final sailing of the season, which had been scheduled for Sunday, due to inclement weather.

"This decision is made with our passengers comfort in mind, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. This also means service for 2017 has ended, no further crossings will be available this year," the company stated.

 
 The National Weather Service has issued the following statements, calling for up to 55 mph winds:
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
333 PM EDT Sat Oct 14 2017

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-150345-
/O.CON.KGRR.WI.Y.0006.171015T0600Z-171016T0000Z/
Mason-Lake-Osceola-Clare-Oceana-Newaygo-Mecosta-Isabella-Muskegon-
Montcalm-Gratiot-Ottawa-Kent-Ionia-Clinton-Allegan-Barry-Eaton-
Ingham-Van Buren-Kalamazoo-Calhoun-Jackson-
Including the cities of Ludington, Baldwin, Reed City, Clare,
Hart, Fremont, Big Rapids, Mount Pleasant, Muskegon, Greenville,
Alma, Grand Haven, Jenison, Grand Rapids, Ionia, St. Johns,
Holland, Hastings, Charlotte, Lansing, South Haven, Kalamazoo,
Battle Creek, and Jackson
333 PM EDT Sat Oct 14 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 PM EDT SUNDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * Winds will increase to 25 to 35 mph late tonight with wind
   gusts up to 55 mph developing.

 * Strong winds will continue through most of Sunday.

 * Winds will diminish Sunday evening and Sunday night.

IMPACTS...

 * Downed tree limbs and power lines will be likely.

 * Scattered Power outages can be expected.

 * Loose objects like garbage cans and lighter patio furniture
   will be blown around.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 * Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for
   high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

&&

$$

NJJ




Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
352 AM EDT Sat Oct 14 2017

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-150800-
Mason-Lake-Osceola-Clare-Oceana-Newaygo-Mecosta-Isabella-Muskegon-
Montcalm-Gratiot-Ottawa-Kent-Ionia-Clinton-Allegan-Barry-Eaton-
Ingham-Van Buren-Kalamazoo-Calhoun-Jackson-
352 AM EDT Sat Oct 14 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southwest Lower
Michigan.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Small stream and urban flooding is possible through tonight.
Rainfall rates over a half inch per hour will accompany the
heaviest downpours. Leaves could clog drains enhancing the urban
flood risk.

A slight risk for severe thunderstorms exists into tonight.
Damaging winds are the main risks. An isolated tornado will be
possible.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Flooding could linger into Sunday if enough rain falls. Larger
rivers are forecasted to experience steady rises.

Scattered power outages may occur on Sunday as gusty winds over 40
mph may occur.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be needed into tonight.