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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE SUPERIOR
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
355 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A 30.3 INCH RIDGE ACROSS CENTRAL LAKE SUPERIOR LATE THIS
AFTERNOON WILL MOVE EASTWARD THROUGH TONIGHT AS A 30.0 INCH TROUGH
CROSSING NORTHERN ONTARIO BRUSHES LAKE SUPERIOR. A 30.1 INCH RIDGE
WILL QUICKLY CROSS LAKE SUPERIOR ON SATURDAY AS 29.4 INCH LOW
PRESSURE DEVELOPS OVER SOUTH CENTRAL CANADA. THIS LOW WILL SLOWLY
DRIFT SOUTHEASTWARD...PASSING JUST SOUTH OF UPPER MICHIGAN SUNDAY
NIGHT. THE LOW WILL THEN GRADUALLY WEAKEN INTO A LINGERING 29.9 INCH
TROUGH EXTENDING WESTWARD ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES REGION BY
WEDNESDAY. MEANWHILE...A 30.4 INCH RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER THE PLAINS
STATES.

LSZ162-060500-
LAKE SUPERIOR WEST OF A LINE FROM SAXON HARBOR WI TO GRAND
PORTAGE MN BEYOND 5NM-
355 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016 /255 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016/

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SCATTERED
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO
3 TO 6 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
20 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES BUILDING
TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET...THEN
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
15 KNOTS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.

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

$$

LSZ263-060500-
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-
355 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SCATTERED
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS VEERING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET...
THEN SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET...THEN BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS VEERING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BACKING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW LIKELY IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW LIKELY. WAVES SUBSIDING TO
3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH GALES TO 35 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. FREEZING SPRAY. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET.

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

$$

LSZ264-060500-
LAKE SUPERIOR FROM UPPER ENTRANCE TO PORTAGE CANAL TO MANITOU
ISLAND MI 5NM OFF SHORE TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER-
355 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. ISOLATED
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS VEERING NORTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. FREEZING SPRAY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
10 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET...THEN BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SNOW LIKELY. WAVES
BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BACKING NORTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SNOW LIKELY. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH GALES TO 35 KNOTS. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH GALES TO 35 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET.

$$

LSZ265-060500-
LAKE SUPERIOR WEST OF LINE FROM MANITOU ISLAND TO MARQUETTE MI
BEYOND 5NM FROM SHORE-
355 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. ISOLATED
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS VEERING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. FREEZING SPRAY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM
TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN
SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN SNOW LIKELY
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET...THEN BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
25 KNOTS. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.

$$

LSZ266-060500-
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-
355 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. ISOLATED SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS...A FEW GALE FORCE GUSTS
FROM THE WEST TO 35 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS.
FREEZING SPRAY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
15 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING...
THEN SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET...THEN BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN
SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BACKING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS INCREASING TO GALES TO
35 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTH GALES TO 35 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY...THEN A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.

$$

LSZ267-060500-
LAKE SUPERIOR FROM GRAND MARAIS MI TO WHITEFISH POINT MI 5NM OFF
SHORE TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER-
355 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. ISOLATED SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS...WITH A FEW GALE FORCE
GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET...THEN BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
15 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING...
THEN SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET...THEN BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
MORNING...THEN SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO
3 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BACKING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO
3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET.

$$

LSZ261-060500-
MAFOR 0522/
SUPERIOR WEST 11530 11540 12640 12630 11520 11510. SCATTERED SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH EARLY EVENING. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS LATE SATURDAY
MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY. WAVES 1 TO 6 FEET.

SUPERIOR NORTH CENTRAL 12530 12641 12730 11820 11110. FREEZING
SPRAY OVERNIGHT THROUGH MID SATURDAY MORNING. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS
TONIGHT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY. WAVES 2 TO 7 FEET.

SUPERIOR SOUTH CENTRAL 11520 11530 11540 12641 11647 11737 11717.
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH MID MORNING SATURDAY. WAVES 2 TO 7
FEET.

SUPERIOR EAST 11620 11530 11540 11640 11647 11747 11737 11720.
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS FROM LATE EVENING TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET TONIGHT. WAVES 5
TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET SATURDAY.

$$

JS



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