Great Lakes Forecast
Issued by NWS

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Graphics & Text | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
000
FZUS63 KMQT 041953
GLFLS

OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE SUPERIOR
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
353 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE SUPERIOR

.SYNOPSIS...A 29.6 INCH LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER SOUTHEASTERN LOWER
MICHIGAN WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SOUTHEASTWARD TONIGHT AS A 30.1 INCH
HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM BUILDS ACROSS THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. THE
HIGH WILL THEN DRIFT ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY. LOW
PRESSURE OF 29.6 INCHES OVER SOUTH CENTRAL CANADA THURSDAY NIGHT
WILL LIFT ACROSS ONTARIO TO JUST SOUTH OF JAMES BAY FRIDAY NIGHT.
THIS LOW WILL PUSH A 29.7 INCH TROUGH ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR FRIDAY
NIGHT AS 30.1 HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS ON
SATURDAY. A SECONDARY LOW PRESSURE TROUGH OF 29.8 INCHES WILL CROSS
THE UPPER GREAT LAKES LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING BEFORE
THE RIDGE BUILDS ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR SUNDAY NIGHT. THE RIDGE
WEAKENS TO 30.0 INCHES OVER THE UPPER GREAT LAKES ON MONDAY.

LSZ162-050400-
LAKE SUPERIOR WEST OF A LINE FROM SAXON HARBOR WI TO GRAND
PORTAGE MN BEYOND 5NM-
353 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016 /253 PM CDT WED MAY 4 2016/

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO
2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST LESS THAN
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING SOUTH BY MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS VEERING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHWEST BY MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
5 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.

$$

LSZ263-050400-
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-
353 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. WAVES
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET...THEN BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHWEST BY MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS VEERING SOUTH. WAVES CALM TO
2 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS VEERING SOUTHEAST. WAVES CALM
TO 2 FEET.

$$

LSZ264-050400-
LAKE SUPERIOR FROM UPPER ENTRANCE TO PORTAGE CANAL TO MANITOU
ISLAND MI 5NM OFF SHORE TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER-
353 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 2 TO
4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING SOUTH BY MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO CALM
TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET...THEN BUILDING
TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
15 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING WEST BY MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING WEST. WAVES CALM TO
2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.

$$

LSZ265-050400-
LAKE SUPERIOR WEST OF LINE FROM MANITOU ISLAND TO MARQUETTE MI
BEYOND 5NM FROM SHORE-
353 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 3 TO
5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHEAST BY MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KNOTS
BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS VEERING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET...
THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
15 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING WEST. WAVES CALM TO
2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.

$$

LSZ266-050400-
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-
353 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 3 TO
6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING SOUTH BY MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS
BY MID AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BACKING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET... THEN
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
15 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.

$$

LSZ267-050400-
LAKE SUPERIOR FROM GRAND MARAIS MI TO WHITEFISH POINT MI 5NM OFF
SHORE TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER-
353 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. WAVES 3 TO
5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO
2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING WEST BY MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
10 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS
BY MID AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH EARLY
AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET...THEN
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS VEERING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM
TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHEAST. WAVES
CALM TO 2 FEET.

$$

LSZ261-050400-
MAFOR 0421/
SUPERIOR WEST 12400 14500 11510 11410. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET.

SUPERIOR NORTH CENTRAL 12710 12700 11600 11500 12510. WAVES 1 TO 4
FEET.

SUPERIOR SOUTH CENTRAL 11820 13710 11700 11600 11500 11400. WAVES
3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET TONIGHT AND THURSDAY.

SUPERIOR EAST 11820 13810 12800 11700 11500. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET TONIGHT AND THURSDAY.

$$

JS



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.