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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE ERIE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
1004 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE ERIE

.SYNOPSIS...LOW PRESSURE OF 29.70 INCHES WILL MOVE INTO THE
WESTERN LAKES TODAY LIFTING A WARM FRONT ACROSS LAKE ERIE. A
SECOND STRONGER LOW OF 29.30 INCHES WILL MOVE NORTHEAST INTO THE
CENTRAL LAKES LATE WEDNESDAY DRAGGING A STRONG COLD FRONT WITH
GALE FORCE WINDS ACROSS LAKE ERIE. A RIDGE AVERAGING 29.90 INCHES
WILL BUILD EAST ACROSS THE LAKE THROUGH FRIDAY. LOW PRESSURE 29.70
INCHES WILL MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS THE NORTHERN LAKES SATURDAY
DRAGGING A COLD FRONT ACROSS LAKE ERIE SATURDAY.

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LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM MAUMEE BAY TO RENO BEACH-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM RENO BEACH TO THE ISLANDS-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM THE ISLANDS TO VERMILION-
1004 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH EARLY EVENING...THEN SHOWERS FROM LATE
EVENING ON. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AND
INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS. WAVES
1 FOOT OR LESS BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS INCREASING TO
GALES TO 35 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. RAIN SHOWERS. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. A CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. WAVES
2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.

$$

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LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM RIPLEY TO BUFFALO NY-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM VERMILION TO AVON POINT-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM AVON POINT TO WILLOWICK-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM WILLOWICK TO GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE TO CONNEAUT-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM CONNEAUT OH TO RIPLEY NY-
1004 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH EARLY EVENING...THEN SHOWERS FROM LATE EVENING
ON. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO
25 KNOTS. SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO GALES TO 40 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. RAIN SHOWERS. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET BUILDING TO 10 TO
14 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 12 TO 16 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. WAVES
3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST. A
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.

$$

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MAFOR 2316/
ERIE WEST 1/3 13400 14306 11306. SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FEET
OR LESS.

ERIE CENTRAL 1/3 13400 11406 12306 12316. SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE
THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 2
FEET OR LESS.

ERIE EAST 1/3 12400 11410 11416 11316 13416. SCATTERED SHOWERS
LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.

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