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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE SUPERIOR
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
926 AM EST TUE FEB 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS...LOW PRESSURE OF 29.4 INCHES ORGANIZING OVER THE
KANSAS AND WESTERN MISSOURI THIS AFTERNOON WILL TRACK NORTHEAST AND
CROSS FAR NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN WEDNESDAY MORNING...REACHING
SOUTHERN QUEBEC LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IN ITS WAKE...A 30.3 INCH
HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL
SHIFT EAST...REACHING THE UPPER GREAT LAKES EARLY THURSDAY. AS THE
HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE SHIFTS TO THE EAST COAST ON FRIDAY MORNING...A
30.1 INCH LOW PRESSURE TROUGH OVER SOUTHERN MANITOBA WILL MOVE EAST
TO THE UPPER GREAT LAKES. A 29.9 INCH LOW WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE
TROUGH JUST NORTH OF LAKE SUPERIOR AND DEEPEN TO 29.7 INCHES TO THE
SOUTH OF JAMES BAY BY SATURDAY MORNING. A 30.1 INCH RIDGE MOVES
ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

LSZ162-022230-
LAKE SUPERIOR WEST OF A LINE FROM SAXON HARBOR WI TO GRAND
PORTAGE MN BEYOND 5NM-
926 AM EST TUE FEB 2 2016 /826 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016/

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BACKING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS POSSIBLE. SNOW LIKELY.
FREEZING SPRAY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 7 TO 11 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
WAVES SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
5 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES CALM TO
2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
20 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.

NOTE...WAVE HEIGHT FORECASTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

$$

LSZ263-022230-
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-
926 AM EST TUE FEB 2 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SNOW. FREEZING SPRAY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 8
TO 11 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW LIKELY IN THE
MORNING. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES SUBSIDING TO
5 TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREEZING SPRAY IN THE EVENING. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS.
A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING SOUTHEAST. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET...THEN
BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.

NOTE...WAVE HEIGHT FORECASTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

$$

LSZ264-022230-
LAKE SUPERIOR FROM UPPER ENTRANCE TO PORTAGE CANAL TO MANITOU
ISLAND MI 5NM OFF SHORE TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER-
926 AM EST TUE FEB 2 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
10 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST GALES TO 35 KNOTS. SNOW. FREEZING SPRAY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW LIKELY IN THE MORNING. A
CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 7 TO 11 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREEZING SPRAY IN THE EVENING. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
30 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS VEERING SOUTHEAST. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET...THEN
BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.

$$

LSZ265-022230-
LAKE SUPERIOR WEST OF LINE FROM MANITOU ISLAND TO MARQUETTE MI
BEYOND 5NM FROM SHORE-
926 AM EST TUE FEB 2 2016

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST GALES TO
35 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW. WAVES BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS KNOTS BACKING NORTH IN
THE AFTERNOON. A FEW GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS POSSIBLE. FREEZING
SPRAY. SNOW. WAVES BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES CALM TO
2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.

$$

LSZ266-022230-
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-
926 AM EST TUE FEB 2 2016

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
10 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BACKING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SNOW. WAVES BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BACKING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. A FEW GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS POSSIBLE. FREEZING
SPRAY. SNOW LIKELY. WAVES BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES BUILDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KNOTS.
A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO
25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET...THEN BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

LSZ267-022230-
LAKE SUPERIOR FROM GRAND MARAIS MI TO WHITEFISH POINT MI 5NM OFF
SHORE TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER-
926 AM EST TUE FEB 2 2016

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BACKING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SNOW. WAVES BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING DRIZZLE IN
THE MORNING. SNOW LIKELY. FREEZING SPRAY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
4 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY. WAVES BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KNOTS.
A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS VEERING EAST. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.

$$
LSZ261-022230-
MAFOR 0216/
SUPERIOR WEST...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11120 11130 11140 13157
12850. FREEZING SPRAY FROM LATE EVENING ON. CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH
EARLY EVENING TONIGHT...AND AGAIN WEDNESDAY MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 4
FEET THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET
TONIGHT. WAVES 7 TO 10 FEET WEDNESDAY MORNING.

SUPERIOR NORTH CENTRAL...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11800 11110
11120 11137 12147 12157. FREEZING SPRAY LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING. CHANCE OF SNOW THROUGH EARLY EVENING TONIGHT.
WAVES AROUND 1 FOOT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 6
TO 9 FEET TONIGHT. WAVES 7 TO 11 FEET WEDNESDAY MORNING.

SUPERIOR SOUTH CENTRAL 11100 11210 12237 14147. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET
TONIGHT. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET WEDNESDAY MORNING.

SUPERIOR EAST 11500 11310 11330 11237 11247 13147. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 7 FEET TONIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 8 FEET
WEDNESDAY MORNING.

$$

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