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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
347 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE HURON

WAVES ARE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT - THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT IS THE AVERAGE OF
THE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM.

.SYNOPSIS...GUSTY NORTHWEST WIND WILL DIMINISH AND BACK TOWARD THE
WEST TODAY WHICH WILL HELP EASE THE HARSH MARINE CONDITIONS IN PLACE
OVER THE OPEN WATERS OF LAKE HURON. THE IMPROVEMENT WILL BE SHORT AS
THE NEXT ARCTIC COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION FRIDAY. THIS
WILL LIKELY BRING A ROUND OF HIGH END GALES TO LAKE HURON ALONG WITH
ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.
CONDITIONS WILL THEN GRADUALLY IMPROVE DURING SATURDAY AS HIGH
PRESSURE APPROACHES AND MOVES THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES SUNDAY.

LHZ361-112115-
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
347 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING
TO 1 TO 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET
LATE.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS LATE. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES BY MID
AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
35 KNOT GALES...BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS OVERNIGHT.
WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN VEERING TO THE SOUTH LATE...
INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.


$$

LHZ362-112115-
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
347 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS
MORNING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BY LATE
MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
45 KNOT GALES BY MID AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS BY AFTERNOON. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET...BUILDING TO
10 TO 14 FEET BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
18 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOT
GALES...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
OVERNIGHT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING. SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 10 TO 14 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 18 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW
SHOWERS. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 10 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. SNOW
SHOWERS EARLY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT
TIMES EARLY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET LATE.


$$

LHZ363-462-463-112115-
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-
347 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS
MORNING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IN THE
MORNING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 5 TO
7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS LATE. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE.
WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BY LATE
MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
45 KNOT GALES BY MID AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET...BUILDING TO
10 TO 14 FEET BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
18 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOT
GALES...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES
OVERNIGHT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
12 TO 16 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 20 FEET. A GALE WARNING
MAY BE NEEDED.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES. WAVES 8 TO 12 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
4 TO 6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 15 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. A CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.


$$

LHZ464-112115-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
347 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS
MORNING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IN THE
MORNING. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES BY MID AFTERNOON. A CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING
TO 6 TO 9 FEET BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
12 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
30 KNOTS LATE. GUSTS TO 45 KNOT GALES. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 10 TO 14 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 18 FEET. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES...BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.


$$

LHZ461-112115-
MAFOR 1110/
HURON NORTH 12820 12717 11627 11630 11620 11630. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS LATE TODAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 6 FEET
TODAY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET OVERNIGHT WITH
MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 10 FEET TONIGHT. 220204.

HURON SOUTH 12737 11732 11720 11620 13630. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON TODAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE
TONIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH MAXIMUM
WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 9 FEET TODAY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET WITH MAXIMUM
WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 8 FEET TONIGHT. 220507.

$$

JVC

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