Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
935 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

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.

LHZ422-282215-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
935 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.REST OF TODAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS. MOSTLY SUNNY...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE
AFTERNOON...BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY LATE.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS LATE. CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LIGHT SNOW LIKELY LATE.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON...BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SNOW.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30
KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A
CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.

WAVES OMITTED DUE TO ICE COVERAGE.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LHZ421-282215-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
935 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY SUNNY...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE
AFTERNOON...BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER
MIDNIGHT. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY LATE. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN VEERING TO THE WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON...BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SNOW. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 35
KNOT GALES BY LATE EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS LATE.
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE EVENING.. THEN
PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9
FEET BY LATE EVENING. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET. A GALE
WARNING MAY BE NEEDED.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LHZ441-282215-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
935 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY SUNNY LATE IN THE MORNING...BECOMING
PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS
OVERNIGHT. CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON...BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SNOW.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET BY AFTERNOON. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 35 KNOT
GALES WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOT GALES BY LATE EVENING. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A
CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET...BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FEET
BY LATE EVENING. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 15 FEET. A GALE WARNING
MAY BE NEEDED.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LHZ442-282215-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
935 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BACKING TO THE SOUTH
IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY
SUNNY BY LATE MORNING...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST TO
30 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON...BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SNOW.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 35
KNOT GALES WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOT GALES BY LATE EVENING...THEN
DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOT GALES LATE. MOSTLY
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 6
TO 9 FEET BY LATE EVENING. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET. A GALE
WARNING MAY BE NEEDED.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LHZ443-282215-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
935 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. MOSTLY SUNNY BY LATE MORNING...BECOMING
PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 20 TO
25 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES NEARLY CALM.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON...VEERING TO THE NORTHWEST LATE. LIGHT SNOW.
WAVES NEARLY CALM.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 30
KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES BY LATE EVENING. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A
CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE EVENING. WAVES NEARLY CALM. A GALE
WARNING MAY BE NEEDED.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LEZ444-282215-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
935 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.REST OF TODAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. MOSTLY SUNNY BY LATE MORNING...BECOMING
PARTLY CLOUDY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT
SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW LATE.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE WEST BY
AFTERNOON. LIGHT FREEZING RAIN EARLY. LIGHT SNOW. LIGHT RAIN BY
LATE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20
TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH
A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.

WAVES OMITTED DUE TO ICE COVERAGE.

SEE LAKE ERIE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE AT BELLE ISLE IS 31.8 DEGREES.

$$

SC

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