Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
349 PM EST TUE DEC 23 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.

LHZ422-240430-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
349 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS...THEN BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AFTER MIDNIGHT...
BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE. CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. LIGHT RAIN EARLY...THEN RAIN AND
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30
KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS LATE IN
THE EVENING...THEN INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOT GALES
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE EVENING.
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES...
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MID
AFTERNOON...BECOMING 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.

$$

LHZ421-240430-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
349 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS...THEN BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AFTER MIDNIGHT...
BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE. CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY
LATE. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. LIGHT RAIN EARLY...THEN RAIN AND
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS...BUILDING TO
5 TO 7 FEET BY AFTERNOON. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30
KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING.. THEN
INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE
MIDNIGHT. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6
FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 10 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES...
DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. MOSTLY
CLOUDY THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 5 TO
7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ441-240430-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
349 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS...THEN BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AFTER MIDNIGHT...
BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE. CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
LIGHT SHOWERS EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS
BY LATE EVENING. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. LIGHT RAIN EARLY...THEN RAIN AND
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS...BUILDING TO
4 TO 6 FEET BY AFTERNOON. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 30
KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN VEERING TO THE WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT...INCREASING TO 35 KNOT GALES LATE. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 7
FEET...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12
FEET. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED.
.THURSDAY...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MID
AFTERNOON...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ442-240430-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
349 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS...THEN BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT...THEN
LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN VEERING TO THE EAST LATE. LIGHT
RAIN EARLY...THEN RAIN AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7
FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES...
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY BY
AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.

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

$$

LHZ443-240430-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
349 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS...THEN BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AFTER MIDNIGHT...
BECOMING EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE. CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST
20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE. LIGHT RAIN EARLY...THEN RAIN AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 40 KNOT
GALES. SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY BY LATE
EVENING. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES...
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MID
AFTERNOON...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.

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

$$

LEZ444-240430-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
349 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LIGHT
SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...BECOMING SOUTH TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS
TO 35 KNOT GALES LATE. LIGHT RAIN EARLY...THEN RAIN AND A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
45 KNOT GALES...BECOMING WEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 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 WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MID
AFTERNOON...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.

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

THE WATER TEMPERATURE AT BELLE ISLE IS 36.0 DEGREES.

$$

DRK/SC

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