Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
345 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 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.

LHZ422-241515-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
345 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS VEERING TO THE WEST EARLY
IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN VEERING TO THE NORTHEAST LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING. RAIN. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. RAIN. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS. LIGHT RAIN. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ421-241515-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
345 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS VEERING TO THE WEST EARLY
IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN VEERING TO THE NORTHEAST LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN
LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
RAIN EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN IN THE LATE EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. RAIN. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET
BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
10 FEET. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS. LIGHT RAIN. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 8 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ441-241515-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
345 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN VEERING TO THE NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN
LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN
EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN IN THE LATE EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. RAIN. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8
FEET. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. RAIN. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.

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

$$

LHZ442-241515-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
345 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN VEERING TO THE WEST EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
EARLY IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN INCREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
RAIN EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE LATE EVENING
AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. CLOUDY WITH LIGHT
RAIN LIKELY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.

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

$$

LHZ443-241515-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
345 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON VEERING TO THE NORTHWEST LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. CLOUDY. LIGHT RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. CLOUDY WITH LIGHT
RAIN LIKELY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE
LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

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

$$

LEZ444-241515-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
345 AM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. MOSTLY
CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
EARLY IN THE MORNING...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE LATE MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN VEERING TO THE NORTHEAST EARLY IN
THE MORNING. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS BECOMING EAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS. CLOUDY WITH LIGHT RAIN LIKELY. WAVES AROUND 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. CLOUDY WITH LIGHT RAIN LIKELY.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

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

THE WATER TEMPERATURE AT BELLE ISLE IS 35.8 DEGREES.

$$

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