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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE SUPERIOR
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
413 AM EST WED FEB 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS...BROAD LOW PRESSURE OF 29.4 INCHES CENTERED OVER SOUTHERN
LAKE MICHIGAN WILL TRACK NORTHEAST...REACHING SOUTHERN QUEBEC THIS
EVENING. IN ITS WAKE...A 30.2 INCH HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE OVER THE
PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON WILL MOVE ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR THURSDAY. AS
THE RIDGE SHIFTS TO THE LOWER GREAT LAKES THURSDAY NIGHT...A 30.2
INCH LOW PRESSURE TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR. ANOTHER LOW
PRESSURE TROUGH OF 30.0 INCHES WILL THEN DROP SOUTH ACROSS LAKE
SUPERIOR FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING. IN ITS WAKE...HIGH
PRESSURE OF 30.4 INCHES WILL BUILD OVER NORTHERN ONTARIO SATURDAY.
AS THE HIGH SHIFTS TO QUEBEC SUNDAY...LOW PRESSURE OF 29.8 INCHES
WILL DROP INTO THE UPPER GREAT LAKES.

LSZ162-031715-
LAKE SUPERIOR WEST OF A LINE FROM SAXON HARBOR WI TO GRAND
PORTAGE MN BEYOND 5NM-
413 AM EST WED FEB 3 2016 /313 AM CST WED FEB 3 2016/

.EARLY THIS MORNING...NORTH WIND 20 TO 30 KNOTS. A FEW GALE FORCE
GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW. WAVES 8 TO 11 FEET.
.TODAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW LIKELY IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...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...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS VEERING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO
CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING NORTHWEST. A CHANCE
OF SNOW. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET...THEN BUILDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET.

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

$$

LSZ263-031715-
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-
413 AM EST WED FEB 3 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.EARLY THIS MORNING...NORTH GALES TO 35 KNOTS. FREEZING SPRAY.
SNOW. WAVES 8 TO 11 FEET.
.TODAY...NORTH GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KNOTS BY
AFTERNOON. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREEZING SPRAY IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET...THEN BUILDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING NORTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO
25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BACKING NORTH. A CHANCE OF
SNOW. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.

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

$$

LSZ264-031715-
LAKE SUPERIOR FROM UPPER ENTRANCE TO PORTAGE CANAL TO MANITOU
ISLAND MI 5NM OFF SHORE TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER-
413 AM EST WED FEB 3 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.EARLY THIS MORNING...NORTHEAST GALES TO 35 KNOTS. FREEZING SPRAY.
SNOW. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET.
.TODAY...NORTH GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KNOTS BY
AFTERNOON. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 7 TO 11 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREEZING SPRAY IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET...THEN BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BACKING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS VEERING NORTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO
25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET...THEN
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

LSZ265-031715-
LAKE SUPERIOR WEST OF LINE FROM MANITOU ISLAND TO MARQUETTE MI
BEYOND 5NM FROM SHORE-
413 AM EST WED FEB 3 2016

.EARLY THIS MORNING...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. A FEW GALE
FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS. SNOW. WAVES 5 TO 8 FEET.
.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. A FEW GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.
FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW. WAVES BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN
THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT 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 IN THE
EVENING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING
TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO
25 KNOTS. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES
BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES
BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

LSZ266-031715-
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-
413 AM EST WED FEB 3 2016

.EARLY THIS MORNING...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. A FEW GALE
FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS. SNOW. WAVES 5 TO 9 FEET.
.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. A FEW GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS. SNOW. FREEZING SPRAY
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREEZING SPRAY. NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5
FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM
TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
15 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING
TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BACKING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO
25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET...THEN BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS. FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES BUILDING TO
5 TO 8 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

LSZ267-031715-
LAKE SUPERIOR FROM GRAND MARAIS MI TO WHITEFISH POINT MI 5NM OFF
SHORE TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER-
413 AM EST WED FEB 3 2016

.EARLY THIS MORNING...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. SNOW AND
PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET.
.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BACKING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING. SNOW. FREEZING
SPRAY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET...THEN
BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 6 TO 9
FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING EAST. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES
BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.

$$

LSZ261-031715-
MAFOR 0310/
SUPERIOR WEST...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11857 11840 19850 11840
12830 12820 11710. FREEZING SPRAY THIS MORNING. CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY
THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 7 TO 11 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 9 FEET TODAY.
WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET TONIGHT.

SUPERIOR NORTH CENTRAL...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11157 11847 19157
12847 13840 11820. FREEZING SPRAY THROUGH EARLY EVENING. CHANCE OF
SNOW LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT. WAVES 6 TO 11 FEET TODAY SUBSIDING TO 3
TO 5 FEET TONIGHT.

SUPERIOR SOUTH CENTRAL 12147 14847 11837 11730. FREEZING SPRAY.
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE TONIGHT. WAVES 6 TO 11 FEET TODAY
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET TONIGHT.

SUPERIOR EAST 13147 13847 11840 11830. FREEZING SPRAY. CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS TONIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 8 FEET TODAY. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET TONIGHT.

$$

ROLFSON


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