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GREAT LAKES ICE OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
541 PM EDT WED MAR 25 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 LOCATED NORTH OF THE GREAT LAKES WILL TRACK NORTHEAST
ON THURSDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SOUTH ACROSS THE REGION
AHEAD OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING SOUTH OUT OF CANADA FROM THURSDAY INTO
FRIDAY. A GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR LAKE SUPERIOR FROM WEST OF A
LINE FROM MANITOU ISLAND TO MARQUETTE...CONTINUING EAST TO GRAND MARAIS
MI LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON WITH NORTHERLY GALES TO 35
KNOTS. ELSEWHERE NORTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS ON
FRIDAY ON LAKES MICHIGAN AND HURON. TEMPERATURES WILL BE MUCH BELOW
NORMAL ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ACROSS NEARLY THE ENTIRE REGION WHICH
COULD STALL ICE DETERIORATION AND POSSIBLY LEAD TO SOME MINOR ICE
EXPANSION...ESPECIALLY SOUTHEAST OF THE KEEWEENAW PENINSULA ON LAKE
SUPERIOR. SOME MOVEMENT OF THE ICE FIELDS ARE POSSIBLE AND PREVIOUSLY
OPEN TRACKS COULD CLOSE.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT TO THE EAST COAST ON SUNDAY AS LOW PRESSURE
APPROACHES LAKE SUPERIOR FROM THE NORTHWEST. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL
INCREASE TO 20-30 KNOTS ON LAKES SUPERIOR/MICHIGAN/HURON SHIFTING TO
THE WEST NORTHWEST BEHIND A WEAK COLD FRONT ON MONDAY. THE INCREASING
WINDS COULD ONCE AGAIN LEAD TO MOVEMENT OF THE ICE ON SUNDAY AND
MONDAY...MAINLY ON THE UPPER LAKES. TEMPERATURES RETURN TO NEAR NORMAL
ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION ON MONDAY AND DETERIORATION OF THE ICE SHOULD
RESUME.

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

 LOCATION   03/26   03/27   03/28   03/29   03/30   03/31
   DULUTH  21  30  11  34   5  42  31  46  30  49  36  57
MARQUETTE  28  30   8  19  10  35  26  42  30  40  27  47
 GREENBAY  30  39  16  30  12  39  28  50  31  50  33  56
MILWAUKEE  32  40  20  28  20  37  29  48  34  50  36  54
  CHICAGO  33  43  22  31  19  38  27  48  33  51  36  56
 MUSKEGON  34  37  21  24  18  32  25  42  33  43  31  48
   ALPENA  31  36  16  23  10  27  23  39  29  39  27  43
  DETROIT  38  44  26  31  17  32  23  42  33  46  30  48
   TOLEDO  42  44  25  33  16  35  22  44  32  47  29  52
CLEVELAND  43  45  27  32  15  32  22  43  33  46  30  50
  BUFFALO  38  42  28  32  17  29  21  41  32  43  29  45


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 WED MAR 25:

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

   DULUTH,   MN  MAR   24 1983 2029
MARQUETTE,   MI  MAR   24 1751 2312
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  MAR   24 1409 2062
 GREENBAY,   WI  MAR   24 1221 1371
MILWAUKEE,   WI  MAR   24  601  827
  CHICAGO,   IL  MAR   24  395  776
 MUSKEGON,   MI  MAR   24  364  725
   ALPENA,   MI  MAR   24 1057 1575
  DETROIT,   MI  MAR   24  291  797
   TOLEDO,   OH  MAR   24  285  907
CLEVELAND,   OH  MAR   24   69  748
  BUFFALO,   NY  MAR   24  498 1037

NORMAL TEMPS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS AROUND THE
GREAT LAKES FOR WED MAR 25

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

    DULUTH,MN  40  22
 MARQUETTE,MI  40  23
  GREENBAY,WI  40  22
 MILWAUKEE,WI  48  30
   CHICAGO,IL  52  33
  MUSKEGON,MI  48  32
    ALPENA,MI  40  22
   DETROIT,MI  51  33
    TOLEDO,OH  52  32
 CLEVELAND,OH  52  33
   BUFFALO,NY  48  30

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KEC





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