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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
355 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE HURON

WAVES ARE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT - THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT IS THE AVERAGE OF
THE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM.

.SYNOPSIS...LOW PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTH END OF LAKE HURON...29.50
INCHES...WILL DRIFT TOWARD LAKE ONTARIO TODAY. THIS WILL PRODUCE
INCREASING NORTH WIND OVER LAKE HURON AND LOWER MICHIGAN WHICH WILL
BRING ARCTIC AIR INTO THE REGION TONIGHT. EXPECT BUILDING WAVES...
NUMEROUS SNOW SQUALLS...AND POSSIBLY FREEZING SPRAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. THE WIND WILL DIMINISH BUT ARCTIC AIR WILL
REMAIN IN PLACE AS HIGH PRESSURE...30.80 INCHES...MOVES INTO THE
WESTERN GREAT LAKES FOR THE END OF THE WEEK.

LHZ361-092115-
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
355 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY BY AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET BY AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BY
MID AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

$$

LHZ362-363-092115-
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
355 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS.
SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY BY
LATE EVENING. FREEZING SPRAY BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. FREEZING SPRAY. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 12 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO
6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.


$$

LHZ462>464-092115-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
355 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS LATE. SNOW. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS.
SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY BY
LATE EVENING. FREEZING SPRAY LATE. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS.
FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
30 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO
9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE
EVENING...BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN VEERING TO THE NORTHWEST WITH
GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS LATE. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.


$$

LHZ461-092115-
MAFOR 0910/
HURON NORTH 13817 14827 11827. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET TODAY. WAVES 4
TO 6 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 8 FEET TONIGHT. 220204.

HURON SOUTH 11817 13827 12837 12737. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 8 FEET
TODAY. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 11 FEET
TONIGHT. 220204.

$$

BT

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