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GREAT LAKES ICE OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
529 PM EST FRI JAN 23 2015

ACTIVE WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES ON THE GREAT LAKES CAN
BE FOUND AT...HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GREATLAKES/?C=HAZ&L=GL&P=A

5 DAY ICE DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE NEAR JAMES BAY WILL TRACK EASTWARD THROUGH
SATURDAY...TAKING A COLD FRONT SOUTH ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES.
TEMPERATURES WILL START OUT ABOVE NORMAL ON SATURDAY AHEAD OF THAT
COLD FRONT. MEANWHILE A CLIPPER WILL TRACK FROM THE NORTHERN PLAINS
TO THE OHIO VALLEY BY SUNDAY. BY THIS TIME TEMPERATURES WILL HAVE
SETTLED BACK NEAR NORMAL ACROSS ALL OF THE LAKES FOR SUNDAY. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE NORTHERN LAKES SUNDAY AND THEN SHIFT
EAST MONDAY...WITH NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE
NORTHERN LAKES AND BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE. THE NEXT
CLIPPER WILL MOVE FROM NEAR DULUTH MONDAY AFTERNOON TO THE OHIO
VALLEY BY EVENING...AND GET ABSORBED INTO A LOW MOVING UP THE EAST
COAST OF THE U.S. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN TO THE LAKES FOR TUESDAY
WITH THE NEXT LOW NEARING DULUTH LATE WEDNESDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL
RANGE FROM MUCH ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS SUPERIOR TO BELOW NORMAL ACROSS
ERIE BY MID WEEK.

THEREFORE THERE WILL BE LITTLE OR NO ICE GROWTH ON SATURDAY...WITH
THE TREND TOWARD MODERATE ICE GROWTH FOR SUNDAY AND MONDAY ACROSS
ALL OF THE LAKES. THE NORTHERN LAKES WILL SEE ICE GROWTH SLOW TOWARD
MID WEEK WHILE FURTHER SOUTH MODERATE ICE GROWTH WILL CONTINUE.

WEST WINDS ACROSS LAKES SUPERIOR AND MICHIGAN WILL SHIFT TO THE
NORTHWEST BY SATURDAY MORNING. ELSEWHERE WEST-SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL
BE COMMON. THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE DAY SATURDAY WINDS WILL SHIFT
ON HURON TO THE NORTHWEST WHILE WINDS ON SUPERIOR WILL BECOME MORE
NORTHERLY. FINALLY THE WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AND NORTH
ON LAKE ERIE BY SUNDAY MORNING WHILE ACROSS LAKES SUPERIOR MICHIGAN
AND HURON WINDS WILL BE NORTH-NORTHEAST. WIND SPEED THROUGH THE
WEEKEND ARE NOT EXPECTED TO EXCEED 25 KNOTS AND THEREFORE ICE
MOVEMENT WILL BE LIMITED.


THE GREAT LAKES ICE ANALYSIS PRODUCTS CAN BE FOUND AT:

HTTP://WWW.NATICE.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/GREAT_LAKES.HTML

AND

HTTP://WWW.GLERL.NOAA.GOV/DATA/ICE/#CURRENTCONDITIONS


FORECAST TEMPERATURES AT SELECTED CITIES...

LOCATION   01/24   01/25   01/26   01/27   01/28   01/29
   DULUTH  29  23  18  19  13  29  19  33  20  22  -1
MARQUETTE  30  33  14  18   8  17  10  24  17  30  22  27
 GREENBAY  28  37  23  30  10  20  13  28  16  34  23  33
MILWAUKEE  29  38  29  34  21  25  20  30  20  37  27  36
  CHICAGO  29  38  31  34  24  27  20  30  20  37  28  40
 MUSKEGON  28  37  25  33  11  19   7  21  10  33  24  36
   ALPENA  27  34  13  19   5  14   3  20  10  28  19  31
  DETROIT  27  35  28  32  15  20   6  19   9  27  20  34
   TOLEDO  24  34  28  34  18  21   8  21  12  29  20  35
CLEVELAND  23  34  28  33  18  21  10  19  11  28  18  33
  BUFFALO  26  35  20  23  13  18   1  16   1  21  12  28

A FULL GRAPHICAL FORECAST OF THE GREAT LAKES FORECAST TEMPERATURES
CAN BE FOUND AT: HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GREATLAKES/?C=MAP&L=GL&P=A&M=TE

A FULL GRAPHICAL FORECAST OF WIND ON THE GREAT LAKES CAN BE FOUND AT:
HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GREATLAKES/?C=MAP&L=GL&P=A&M=WS

FREEZING DEGREE DAY ACCUMULATIONS AT SELECTED STATIONS
COMPARED TO NORMAL CALCULATED ON FRI JAN 23:

LOCATION           DATE   NORMAL CURRENT
----------------------------------------

   DULUTH,   MN  JAN   22 1136 1156
MARQUETTE,   MI  JAN   22  898 1180
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  JAN   22  682  844
 GREENBAY,   WI  JAN   22  692  721
MILWAUKEE,   WI  JAN   22  387  370
  CHICAGO,   IL  JAN   22  313  335
 MUSKEGON,   MI  JAN   22  207  235
   ALPENA,   MI  JAN   22  495  599
  DETROIT,   MI  JAN   22  215  279
   TOLEDO,   OH  JAN   22  225  297
CLEVELAND,   OH  JAN   22  117  216
  BUFFALO,   NY  JAN   22  226  265


NORMAL TEMPS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS AROUND THE
GREAT LAKES FOR FRI JAN 23

LOCATION     HIGH LOW
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    DULUTH,MN  20   0
 MARQUETTE,MI  23   7
  GREENBAY,WI  20   0
 MILWAUKEE,WI  30  17
   CHICAGO,IL  31  15
  MUSKEGON,MI  29  14
    ALPENA,MI  20   0
   DETROIT,MI  31  17
    TOLEDO,OH  32  16
 CLEVELAND,OH  33  19
   BUFFALO,NY  31  17



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