Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
353 AM EST WED DEC 24 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.

LHZ422-241615-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
353 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS. LIGHT RAIN EARLY...THEN RAIN AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST TO
30 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
LATE. GUSTS TO 40 KNOT GALES...DIMINISHING TO GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
LATE. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. LIGHT
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. CLOUDY. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ421-241615-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
353 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. LIGHT RAIN EARLY...THEN RAIN AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET BY
AFTERNOON. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST GALES TO
35 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS LATE.
GUSTS TO 40 KNOT GALES. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
SHOWERS AND LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES...
BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. CLOUDY.
WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. CLOUDY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 7 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ441-241615-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
353 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING EAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. LIGHT RAIN
EARLY...THEN RAIN AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOT
GALES BY LATE EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS
TO 40 KNOT GALES LATE. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AND LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES IN THE MORNING. CLOUDY. WAVES 5
TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. CLOUDY.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ442-241615-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
353 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN VEERING TO THE SOUTHEAST LATE.
LIGHT RAIN EARLY...THEN RAIN AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOT
GALES BY LATE EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS
TO 35 KNOT GALES LATE. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BY
AFTERNOON. CLOUDY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. CLOUDY. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.

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

$$

LHZ443-241615-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
353 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE
SOUTHEAST BY AFTERNOON. LIGHT RAIN EARLY...THEN RAIN AND A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST GALES TO
35 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
LATE. GUSTS TO 40 KNOT GALES...DIMINISHING TO GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
LATE. SHOWERS...POSSIBLE SNOW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH 35 KNOT GALES IN THE
MORNING...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 30
KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

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

$$

LEZ444-241615-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
353 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS
WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS LATE. LIGHT RAIN EARLY...THEN RAIN AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. CLOUDY. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY EARLY IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING.
LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS. CLOUDY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. MOSTLY CLOUDY EARLY IN THE
EVENING...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

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

THE WATER TEMPERATURE AT BELLE ISLE IS 36.0 DEGREES.

$$

SF

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