Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
943 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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.

LHZ422-122200-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
943 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A
CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY EARLY IN THE EVENING...BECOMING
PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY EARLY...
BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...
BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE. PARTLY CLOUDY.

WAVES OMITTED DUE TO ICE COVERAGE.

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

$$

LHZ421-122200-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
943 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST
TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A
CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS BY LATE MORNING...THEN LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET
LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BY
LATE EVENING. MOSTLY CLOUDY EARLY IN THE EVENING...BECOMING
PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ441-122200-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
943 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
40 KNOT GALES LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS
LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY BY
AFTERNOON. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY LATE. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...
BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 15 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOT
GALES...DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES LATE.
MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT.
A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. WAVES 8 TO
12 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 15 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
EARLY...THEN GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. MOSTLY CLOUDY
WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY
IN THE EVENING...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ442-122200-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
943 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST
TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE
OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS
LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY
OVERNIGHT. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
EARLY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...THEN
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WAVES OMITTED DUE TO ICE COVERAGE.

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

$$

LHZ443-122200-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
943 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 20
TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A
CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 35 KNOT GALES...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES AFTER MIDNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY
MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. A CHANCE
OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT
SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS EARLY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LEZ444-122200-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
943 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE
OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN
PARTLY CLOUDY BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

THE WATER TEMPERATURE AT BELLE ISLE IS 32.0 DEGREES.

$$

CB

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