Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
348 AM EST MON DEC 15 2014

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.

LHZ422-151615-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
348 AM EST MON DEC 15 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND
FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS THROUGH MID
AFTERNOON...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN
THE EVENING. LIGHT SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG BY LATE
EVENING. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BACKING TO THE NORTH LATE.
AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. CLOUDY WITH LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ421-151615-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
348 AM EST MON DEC 15 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND
FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS THROUGH MID
AFTERNOON...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING.
LIGHT SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG BY LATE EVENING. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. CLOUDY WITH LIGHT
SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20
KNOTS BY LATE EVENING...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE.
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
MAY BE NEEDED.

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

$$

LHZ441-151615-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
348 AM EST MON DEC 15 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
LATE. CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...THEN A CHANCE OF
LIGHT SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
LIGHT SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY BY
LATE EVENING. AREAS OF FOG BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...
BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. CLOUDY WITH LIGHT SHOWERS
LIKELY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING WEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.

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

$$

LHZ442-151615-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
348 AM EST MON DEC 15 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
LATE. CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...THEN A CHANCE OF
LIGHT SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN
THE EVENING. LIGHT SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG BY LATE
EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. CLOUDY WITH LIGHT SHOWERS
LIKELY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET BY
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.

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

$$

LHZ443-151615-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
348 AM EST MON DEC 15 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND
FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS EARLY IN THE
EVENING...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE EVENING. LIGHT
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE
LATE. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. CLOUDY WITH LIGHT SHOWERS
LIKELY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS OVERNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY
BE NEEDED.

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

$$

LEZ444-151615-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
348 AM EST MON DEC 15 2014

.TODAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
BY AFTERNOON. MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY DRIZZLE AND FOG IN THE
MORNING. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS EARLY IN THE
EVENING...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE EVENING. LIGHT
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG BY LATE EVENING. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN VEERING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON...BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. AREAS OF FOG
IN THE MORNING. LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS
LIKELY BY AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF FLURRIES AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.

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

THE WATER TEMPERATURE AT BELLE ISLE IS 35.8 DEGREES.

$$

CB

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