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GREAT LAKES ICE OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
410 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

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...
A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY WILL MOVE
NORTHEAST ACROSS THE CENTRAL LAKES TONIGHT AND MOVE INTO QUEBEC
CHRISTMAS DAY.  AS THE LOW MOVES NORTHEAST A RIDGE WILL MOVE EAST
ACROSS THE LOWER GREAT LAKES...AND THEN MOVE OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST
FRIDAY NIGHT.  ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE
NORTHERN LAKES SATURDAY...DRAGGING A COLD FRONT ACROSS ALL THE
LAKES...USHERING IN MORE SEASONAL CONDITIONS.  CANADIAN HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE LAKES SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.

THE TEMPERATURES ACROSS ALL THE LAKES WILL BE ABOVE TO MUCH ABOVE
NORMAL TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY.   TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE NORTHERN
AND CENTRAL LAKES WILL COOL TO NEAR NORMAL SUNDAY INTO MONDAY AS THE
COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE LAKES.  NO ICE FORMATION IS EXPECTED
THROUGH SATURDAY.  MODERATE ICE GROWTH WILL BE POSSIBLE SUNDAY INTO
MONDAY IN THE SMALLER BAYS AROUND LAKES SUPERIOR AND HURON AND
AROUND GREEN BAY AS OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL DIP INTO THE TEENS TO SINGLE
DIGITS.

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

              TEMPERATURE  FORECASTS FOR SELECTED CITIES

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

 LOCATION   12/23   12/24   12/25   12/26   12/27   12/28
   DULUTH  32  34  30  33  22  29  20  24   4  11  -2  11
MARQUETTE  31  36  33  33  28  33  26  32  19  22   9  18
 GREENBAY  35  39  32  36  27  33  25  33  14  20   5  17
MILWAUKEE  37  45  33  38  30  38  30  38  23  27  17  25
  CHICAGO  39  45  36  37  30  39  32  39  23  29  18  26
 MUSKEGON  37  46  41  43  33  37  28  40  30  33  21  27
   ALPENA  33  40  37  39  32  35  26  35  25  30  18  24
  DETROIT  37  48  42  46  33  38  32  42  33  35  24  30
   TOLEDO  38  50  46  50  33  38  32  42  27  35  21  30
CLEVELAND  38  52  48  52  37  38  33  47  31  38  22  31
  BUFFALO  34  48  44  53  37  41  33  45  33  38  28  30


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

WIND FORECAST FOR THE GREAT LAKES...
WEST TO SOUTHWEST GALES ASSOCIATED WITH THE STRONG LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM...WILL REMAIN OVER THE LAKES THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT.  THE
CONDITIONS WILL GRADUALLY IMPROVE FROM THE WEST TOMORROW. WINDS WILL
GRADUALLY BACK TO THE SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 20 KNOTS ACROSS
THE LAKES DURING THE DAY ON THURSDAY AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
MOVES INTO CANADA.  THE WINDS ACROSS THE LAKES WILL BE FROM THE
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS FRIDAY NIGHT.

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 MON DEC 22:

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

   DULUTH,   MN  DEC   21  452  518
MARQUETTE,   MI  DEC   21  334  542
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  DEC   21  186  326
 GREENBAY,   WI  DEC   21  215  302
MILWAUKEE,   WI  DEC   21   88  105
  CHICAGO,   IL  DEC   21   65   73
 MUSKEGON,   MI  DEC   21   23   13
   ALPENA,   MI  DEC   21  119  175
  DETROIT,   MI  DEC   21   25   13
   TOLEDO,   OH  DEC   21   31   14
CLEVELAND,   OH  DEC   21    5    8
  BUFFALO,   NY  DEC   21   24   13


NORMAL TEMPS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS AROUND THE
GREAT LAKES FOR MON DEC 22

LOCATION     HIGH LOW
----------------------------------------------

    DULUTH,MN  19   2
 MARQUETTE,MI  24  11
  GREENBAY,WI  19   2
 MILWAUKEE,WI  32  20
   CHICAGO,IL  32  17
  MUSKEGON,MI  30  16
    ALPENA,MI  19   2
   DETROIT,MI  33  20
    TOLEDO,OH  33  19
 CLEVELAND,OH  35  22
   BUFFALO,NY  33  21



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DJB










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