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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE SUPERIOR
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
957 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE SUPERIOR

.SYNOPSIS...A 29.4 INCH LOW PRESSURE IN THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY
WILL MOVE ACROSS LAKE HURON THIS EVENING AND THEN TO NEAR JAMES BAY
ON THURSDAY MORNING WHILE DEEPENING TO 28.8 INCHES. IN ITS
WAKE...EXPECT A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE AVERAGING 29.9 INCHES TO CROSS
THE GREAT LAKES ON THURSDAY. A 29.8 INCH LOW PRESSURE TROUGH WILL
THEN FOLLOW OVER THE UPPER GREAT LAKES ON FRIDAY TO THE SOUTHEAST OF
A 30.4 INCH HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT WILL BUILD INTO WEST CENTRAL
CANADA ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

LSZ162-242300-
LAKE SUPERIOR WEST OF A LINE FROM SAXON HARBOR WI TO GRAND
PORTAGE MN BEYOND 5NM-
957 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014 /857 AM CST WED DEC 24 2014/

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
5 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND ISOLATED
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS VEERING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM
TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES BUILDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
20 KNOTS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET...THEN BUILDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET.

$$

LSZ263-242300-
LAKE SUPERIOR FROM SAXON HARBOR WI TO UPPER ENTRANCE TO PORTAGE
CANAL MI 5NM OFF SHORE TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER INCLUDING ISLE
ROYALE NATIONAL PARK-
957 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING NORTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING NORTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET...
THEN SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET...THEN
BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS VEERING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING NORTH. A CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.

$$

LSZ264-242300-
LAKE SUPERIOR FROM UPPER ENTRANCE TO PORTAGE CANAL TO MANITOU
ISLAND MI 5NM OFF SHORE TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER-
957 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND ISOLATED
SNOW SHOWERS. AREAS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BACKING NORTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET...THEN BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
5 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES
SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES BUILDING
TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.

$$

LSZ265-242300-
LAKE SUPERIOR WEST OF LINE FROM MANITOU ISLAND TO MARQUETTE MI
BEYOND 5NM FROM SHORE-
957 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND
ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET...THEN BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING
TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES
SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS VEERING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BACKING WEST. A CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.

$$

LSZ266-242300-
LAKE SUPERIOR EAST OF A LINE FROM MANITOU ISLAND TO MARQUETTE MI
AND WEST OF A LINE FROM GRAND MARAIS MI TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER
BEYOND 5NM FROM SHORE-
957 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. AREAS OF DRIZZLE. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO
5 TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS VEERING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.

$$

LSZ267-242300-
LAKE SUPERIOR FROM GRAND MARAIS MI TO WHITEFISH POINT MI 5NM OFF
SHORE TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER-
957 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING NORTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF DRIZZLE LATE IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF
SNOW AND RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS...POSSIBLY MIXED
WITH RAIN IN THE EVENING. WAVES BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SNOW. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 4 TO
7 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET.

$$
LSZ261-242300-
MAFOR 2416/
SUPERIOR WEST 11120 12810 12710 13620. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
THURSDAY MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 4 FEET.

SUPERIOR NORTH CENTRAL 12125 11835 12830 13730. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS
THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE OF FREEZING DRIZZLE.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS THURSDAY MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 5 FEET.

SUPERIOR SOUTH CENTRAL 11810 11825 11835 11840 13740 11730. AREAS OF
DRIZZLE WITH ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. AREAS OF DRIZZLE
IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS TONIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS THURSDAY MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 7 FEET.

SUPERIOR EAST 12110 11825 12830 13740. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN WITH
ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS
TONIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS THURSDAY MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET
THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET TONIGHT.
WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET THURSDAY MORNING.

$$

JLB




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