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GREAT LAKES ICE OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
505 PM EST FRI DEC 19 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 RIDGE WILL BE OVER THE GREAT LAKES TONIGHT AND THEN DRIFT TO THE
EAST COAST ON SUNDAY. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER WESTERN CANADA WILL
MOVE OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS ON SUNDAY AND THEN MOVE INTO THE UPPER
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY EARLY NEXT WEEK AND EVENTUALLY INTENSIFY INTO A
STRONG STORM AS IT MOVES SLOWLY THROUGH THE WESTERN LAKES TUESDAY
NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. LITTLE MOVEMENT OF THE ICE IS EXPECTED EVEN
WHEN THE WINDS INCREASE NEXT WEEK.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE WEEKEND AND THEN
ABOVE NORMAL TO MUCH ABOVE NORMAL FOR MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
THESE TEMPERATURES WILL RESULT IN LITTLE ICE GROWTH IN THE SMALLER
BAYS AROUND LAKES SUPERIOR AND HURON AND AROUND GREEN BAY. NO ICE
FORMATION WILL OCCUR ON LAKE ERIE THROUGH NEXT WEEK.

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   12/20   12/21   12/22   12/23   12/24   12/25
   DULUTH  23  32  27  29  30  33  29  28  18  23  11  21
MARQUETTE  16  30  24  33  30  37  31  37  29  34  25  30
 GREENBAY  18  33  25  35  29  37  33  37  29  34  24  30
MILWAUKEE  24  34  28  37  31  39  36  40  32  36  28  34
  CHICAGO  26  34  28  38  31  41  37  41  31  35  26  34
 MUSKEGON  23  33  26  37  29  41  35  44  35  38  29  35
   ALPENA   7  30  22  33  30  37  32  38  34  37  30  34
  DETROIT  25  35  28  37  31  40  36  43  38  40  30  36
   TOLEDO  23  34  25  36  28  40  36  45  35  39  28  34
CLEVELAND  25  34  27  38  29  41  36  46  37  41  30  35
  BUFFALO  25  31  26  33  26  40  35  46  42  44  32  35

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...
WINDS WILL BE LIGHT TO START ON THE WESTERN LAKES AND THEN INCREASE
TO 10 TO 20 KNOTS FOR SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT EXCEPT
INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS FROM THE SOUTH ON LAKE MICHIGAN BY SUNDAY
NIGHT. OVER THE EASTERN LAKES THE WINDS WILL BE 10 TO 20 KNOTS OR
LESS THROUGH SUNDAY 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 FRI DEC 19:

LOCATION           DATE   NORMAL CURRENT
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   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 19

LOCATION     HIGH LOW
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    DULUTH,MN  20   3
 MARQUETTE,MI  24  12
  GREENBAY,WI  20   3
 MILWAUKEE,WI  33  21
   CHICAGO,IL  33  18
  MUSKEGON,MI  31  17
    ALPENA,MI  20   3
   DETROIT,MI  34  21
    TOLEDO,OH  34  20
 CLEVELAND,OH  36  23
   BUFFALO,NY  34  22



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