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GREAT LAKES ICE OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
500 PM EST FRI DEC 12 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...

LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST WILL DRIFT INTO
NEWFOUNDLAND SATURDAY.   MEANWHILE...A LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE
STRETCHING ACROSS THE WESTERN LAKES WILL MOVE SLOWLY EAST ACROSS THE
GREAT LAKES THIS WEEKEND...THEN MOVE OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST
MONDAY.  THIS WILL ALLOW A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TO TRACK NORTHEAST
ACROSS THE CENTRAL LAKES TUESDAY....AND TRACK INTO NEW ENGLAND ON
WEDNESDAY.

TEMPERATURES ACROSS ALL THE GREAT LAKES WILL BE ABOVE TO MUCH ABOVE
NORMAL TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY WHICH WILL LIKELY CAUSE SOME ICE
DETERIORATION OF ANY ICE THAT HAS FORMED.  COLDER...MORE SEASONAL
CONDITIONS WILL RETURN TO THE NORTHERN LAKES EARLY TUESDAY...WHICH
WILL LIKELY LEAD TO SOME GRADUAL ICE DEVELOPMENT ON THE BAYS.

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   12/13   12/14   12/15   12/16   12/17   12/18
   DULUTH  31  38  36  20  32  23  20  22  15  26  18
MARQUETTE  26  37  32  39  36  41  29  31  24  28  22  29
 GREENBAY  29  39  36  45  39  45  32  34  24  30  21  31
MILWAUKEE  31  43  39  46  44  47  36  37  27  33  25  33
  CHICAGO  31  46  39  51  45  51  38  41  28  34  26  35
 MUSKEGON  30  43  37  47  41  48  39  42  30  36  27  35
   ALPENA  28  39  33  41  33  44  39  41  31  33  25  33
  DETROIT  30  43  35  44  40  48  40  44  34  39  30  36
   TOLEDO  27  42  35  46  40  48  39  45  31  36  26  37
CLEVELAND  30  42  36  46  36  48  36  45  32  36  27  37
  BUFFALO  25  35  32  40  33  44  37  41  31  36  27  36


WIND FORECAST FOR THE GREAT LAKES...

WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BACK TO THE WEST TO SOUTHWEST ON
SATURDAY....THEN GRADUALLY BACK TO THE SOUTH ON SUNDAY AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM.  WINDS ACROSS THE WESTERN AND
CENTRAL LAKES WILL TURN TO THE NORTHWEST AND INCREASE TO 15 TO 25
KNOTS MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKS
NORTHEAST ACROSS THE LAKES.

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 DEC 12:

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

   DULUTH,   MN  DEC    9  242  465
MARQUETTE,   MI  DEC    9  170  472
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  DEC    9   69  260
 GREENBAY,   WI  DEC    9   86  271
MILWAUKEE,   WI  DEC    9   19  117
  CHICAGO,   IL  DEC    9   10   94
 MUSKEGON,   MI  DEC    9    0   25
   ALPENA,   MI  DEC    9   34  146
  DETROIT,   MI  DEC    9    0    3
   TOLEDO,   OH  DEC    9    0   30
CLEVELAND,   OH  DEC    9    0    0
  BUFFALO,   NY  DEC    9    0    0


NORMAL TEMPS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS AROUND THE
GREAT LAKES FOR FRI DEC 12

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

    DULUTH,MN  22   6
 MARQUETTE,MI  26  14
  GREENBAY,WI  22   6
 MILWAUKEE,WI  35  23
   CHICAGO,IL  34  20
  MUSKEGON,MI  32  19
    ALPENA,MI  22   6
   DETROIT,MI  35  23
    TOLEDO,OH  35  22
 CLEVELAND,OH  38  25
   BUFFALO,NY  36  24

NOTE: ALL WEB SITE ADDRESSES SHOULD BE ENTERED INTO YOUR BROWSER IN
LOWER CASE.

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