Nearshore Marine Forecast
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Nearshore Marine Forecast for Michigan
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
322 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

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.

LHZ422-121615-
Inner Saginaw Bay SW of Point Au Gres to Bay Port MI-
322 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...Northwest winds to 30 knots with gusts to 35 knot gales.
Partly cloudy. Scattered light snow showers early in the
morning...then scattered flurries in the late morning and
afternoon. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds to 30 knots diminishing to 15 to
20 knots. Partly cloudy. Scattered flurries. Waves 2 to 4 feet
subsiding to 1 to 3 feet early in the morning.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots early in the afternoon...then veering to the north late
in the afternoon. Partly cloudy with scattered flurries early in
the morning...then partly cloudy in the late morning and
afternoon. Waves around 2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots after midnight. Mostly cloudy in the evening becoming
partly cloudy. Waves around 2 feet or less.

See Lake Huron Open Lake Forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LHZ421-121615-
Outer Saginaw Bay SW of Alabaster to Port Austin MI to Inner
Saginaw Bay-
322 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...Northwest gales to 35 knot gales with gusts to 40 knot
gales. Partly cloudy until late afternoon becoming mostly cloudy.
Scattered light snow showers. Freezing spray. Waves 10 to
14 feet. Waves occasionally around 18 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds to 30 knots with gusts to 35 knot
gales diminishing to 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots after
midnight. Partly cloudy. Scattered light snow showers early in
the evening...then scattered flurries in the late evening and
overnight. Freezing spray. Waves 8 to 12 feet. Waves occasionally
around 15 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 5 to
10 knots. Partly cloudy. Scattered light snow showers early in
the morning. Waves 4 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet late in
the afternoon. Waves occasionally around 8 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots in the late evening and overnight. Mostly cloudy in the
evening becoming partly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to
3 to 5 feet in the late evening and overnight. Waves occasionally
around 7 feet.

See Lake Huron Open Lake Forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LHZ441-121615-
Port Austin to Harbor Beach MI-
322 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...Northwest gales to 35 knot gales with gusts to 40 knot
gales. Cloudy with numerous light snow showers. Freezing spray.
Waves 12 to 16 feet. Waves occasionally around 20 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northwest gales to 35 knot gales with gusts to 40 knot
gales diminishing to 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots.
Periods of snow showers until early morning...then scattered snow
showers early in the morning. Freezing spray. Snow may be heavy
at times. Waves 10 to 14 feet. Waves occasionally around 18 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Partly cloudy until late afternoon
becoming mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers early in the
morning. Freezing spray early in the morning. Snow may be heavy
at times early in the morning. Waves 6 to 9 feet subsiding to
3 to 5 feet in the afternoon. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots after midnight. Mostly cloudy. A chance of light snow
until early morning. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet in
the late evening and overnight. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.

See Lake Huron Open Lake Forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LHZ442-121615-
Harbor Beach to Port Sanilac MI-
322 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...Northwest gales to 35 knot gales diminishing to 30 knots
in the late morning and afternoon. Gusts to 40 knot gales. Mostly
cloudy with scattered light snow showers. Freezing spray. Waves
8 to 12 feet. Waves occasionally around 15 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds to 30 knots with gusts to 40 knot
gales diminishing to 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots early
in the morning. Periods of light snow showers in the evening...
then partly cloudy with scattered light snow showers after
midnight. Freezing spray. Waves 8 to 12 feet. Waves occasionally
around 15 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Partly cloudy until late afternoon
becoming mostly cloudy. Scattered light snow showers early in the
morning. Freezing spray early in the morning. Waves 4 to 6 feet
subsiding to 2 to 4 feet late in the afternoon. Waves
occasionally around 8 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots after midnight. Mostly cloudy with a chance of light
snow. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet after midnight.
Waves occasionally around 7 feet.

See Lake Huron Open Lake Forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LHZ443-121615-
Port Sanilac to Port Huron MI-
322 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...Northwest winds to 30 knots with gusts to 35 knot gales.
Mostly cloudy with scattered light snow showers. Freezing spray.
Waves 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds to 30 knots diminishing to 20 to
25 knots early in the morning. Gusts to 35 knot gales. Partly
cloudy with scattered light snow showers. Freezing spray. Waves
6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 5 to
10 knots. Partly cloudy until late afternoon becoming mostly
cloudy. Scattered light snow showers early in the morning. A
chance of light snow late in the afternoon. Waves 3 to 5 feet
subsiding to 1 to 3 feet late in the afternoon. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north
15 to 20 knots. Mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow. Waves
1 to 3 feet.

See Lake Huron Open Lake Forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LEZ444-121615-
Michigan Waters of Lake Erie from Detroit River to North Cape MI-
322 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...Northwest winds to 30 knots with gusts to 35 knot
gales diminishing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Partly
cloudy in the morning becoming mostly cloudy. Scattered light snow
showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots
diminishing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Partly
cloudy. Scattered flurries. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 5 to
10 knots in the late morning and early afternoon...then backing
to the south late in the afternoon. Partly cloudy in the morning.
Scattered flurries early in the morning...then a chance of light
snow late in the morning. Snow in the afternoon. Waves around
2 feet or less.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming
northeast 10 to 15 knots late in the evening...then becoming
north 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Snow in the evening. Waves
1 to 3 feet.

See Lake Erie Open Lake Forecast for days 3 through 5.

The water temperature at Belle Isle is 34.2 degrees.

$$

SF

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