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Open Lake Forecast for Lake Erie
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
336 AM EST Tue Dec 5 2017

For waters beyond five nautical miles of shore on Lake Erie

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...A strong cold front will cross Lake Erie early today
followed by a series of weaker reinforcing cold fronts through the
end of the workweek. Low pressure 29.70 inches will develop north
of Lake Erie on Saturday and drag another strong cold front
across the lake by the end of the day.

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Lake Erie open waters from Maumee Bay to Reno Beach OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Reno Beach to The Islands OH-
Lake Erie open waters from The Islands to Vermilion OH-
336 AM EST Tue Dec 5 2017

.TODAY...Southwest winds to 30 knots becoming west. Showers
early. Waves 3 to 5 feet building to 4 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds to 30 knots becoming southwest. Waves 4 to
7 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around
9 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest winds to 30 knots becoming west. Waves
3 to 6 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots. A chance of snow
showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow
showers Friday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. A
chance of snow showers during the day. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

$$

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Lake Erie open waters from Vermilion to Avon Point OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Avon Point to Willowick OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Willowick to Geneva-on-the-Lake OH-
336 AM EST Tue Dec 5 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...South winds to 30 knots becoming west. Showers early,
then a chance of showers late this morning. Waves 5 to 9 feet
building to 8 to 11 feet. Waves occasionally around 14 feet.
.TONIGHT...West gales to 35 knots. A chance of snow showers late.
Waves 9 to 12 feet. Waves occasionally around 15 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest gales to 35 knots decreasing to 30 knots.
Snow showers likely in the morning, then a chance of snow showers
in the afternoon. Waves 8 to 12 feet subsiding to 6 to 10 feet.
Waves occasionally around 15 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West winds to 30 knots diminishing to 15 to
20 knots. Snow showers likely. Waves 5 to 9 feet subsiding to
3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet.
.THURSDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots. Snow showers likely. Waves
3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow
showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. A
chance of snow showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

$$

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Lake Erie open waters from Ripley to Buffalo NY-
Lake Erie open waters from Geneva-on-the-Lake to Conneaut OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Conneaut OH to Ripley NY-
336 AM EST Tue Dec 5 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...South winds to 30 knots becoming southwest. Showers this
morning, then a chance of showers early this afternoon. Waves
5 to 8 feet building to 8 to 11 feet. Waves occasionally around
14 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest gales to 35 knots. A chance of snow and rain
showers likely late. Waves 10 to 14 feet. Waves occasionally
around 18 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest gales to 35 knots decreasing to 30 knots.
Snow showers. Waves 10 to 14 feet subsiding to 8 to 11 feet. Waves
occasionally around 18 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots. Snow showers
likely. Waves 6 to 10 feet subsiding to 5 to 8 feet. Waves
occasionally around 13 feet.
.THURSDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. Snow
showers. Waves 3 to 6 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow
showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. A
chance of snow showers during the day, then snow showers likely
Saturday night. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

$$

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MAFOR 0510/
ERIE WEST 1/3...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11536 12530 11540 11640
12550 11540. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet,...then
building to 6 to 9 feet...and occasionally around 11 feet today.
Waves 6 to 10 feet...and occasionally around 13 feet tonight.

ERIE CENTRAL 1/3...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11446 11536 11540
11640 14650. Waves 5 to 9 feet building to 8 to 11 feet...and
occasionally around 14 feet today. Waves 9 to 12 feet...and
occasionally around 15 feet tonight.

ERIE EAST 1/3...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...12436 13540 12640 11547.
A chance of showers this afternoon. A chance of snow showers
overnight. Waves 4 to 7 feet building to 8 to 11 feet...and
occasionally around 14 feet today. Waves 10 to 14 feet...and
occasionally around 18 feet tonight.

$$



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