Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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Nearshore Marine Forecast for Michigan
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
356 AM EST Fri Dec 15 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.

LHZ422-151615-
Inner Saginaw Bay SW of Point Au Gres to Bay Port MI-
356 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Light snow showers until
late afternoon...then a chance of light snow showers late in the
afternoon. Waves nearly calm.
.TONIGHT...West winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Partly cloudy until early morning becoming mostly
cloudy. A chance of light snow showers early in the evening...
then a slight chance of light snow showers in the late evening
and overnight. Waves nearly calm.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots veering to the
northeast in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Waves nearly calm.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves
nearly calm.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

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

$$

LHZ421-151615-
Outer Saginaw Bay SW of Alabaster to Port Austin MI to Inner
Saginaw Bay-
356 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 20 to
25 knots late in the afternoon. Light snow showers until late
afternoon...then a chance of light snow showers late in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots
diminishing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Partly
cloudy. A chance of light snow showers early in the evening...
then a slight chance of light snow showers in the late evening
and overnight. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around
6 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy
late in the morning becoming mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy
late in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves
around 2 feet or less.

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

$$

LHZ441-151615-
Port Austin to Harbor Beach MI-
356 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 20 to
25 knots with gusts to 30 knots late in the afternoon. Light snow
showers until late afternoon...then a chance of light snow
showers late in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to
5 feet late in the afternoon. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots
diminishing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Partly cloudy
with a chance of light snow showers. Waves 4 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 8 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 5 to
10 knots late in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. A chance of light
snow showers early in the morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves
1 to 3 feet.

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

$$

LHZ442-151615-
Harbor Beach to Port Sanilac MI-
356 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Gusts to 30 knots late
in the afternoon. A chance of light snow showers early in the
morning...then light snow showers in the late morning and early
afternoon. A chance of light snow showers late in the afternoon.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 15 to
20 knots after midnight. Partly cloudy with a chance of light
snow showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet early in
the morning.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. A chance of light snow
showers early in the morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves
1 to 3 feet.

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

$$

LHZ443-151615-
Port Sanilac to Port Huron MI-
356 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of light snow
showers early in the morning...then light snow showers in the
late morning and early afternoon. A chance of light snow showers
late in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Partly cloudy until early morning becoming mostly
cloudy. A chance of light snow showers early in the evening...
then a slight chance of light snow showers late in the evening. A
chance of light snow showers after midnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet
subsiding to 1 to 3 feet after midnight.
.SATURDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 5 to
10 knots in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. A chance of light snow
showers until late afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to
15 knots early in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

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

$$

LEZ444-151615-
Michigan Waters of Lake Erie from Detroit River to North Cape MI-
356 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TODAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 20 to
25 knots with gusts to 30 knots. Mostly cloudy. A chance of light
snow showers in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet
building to 2 to 4 feet late in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Partly cloudy early in
the evening becoming mostly cloudy. A chance of light snow
showers early in the evening...then a slight chance of light snow
showers late in the evening. A chance of light snow showers after
midnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots late in the morning...then veering to the east in the
afternoon. Mostly cloudy until late afternoon becoming partly
cloudy. A chance of light snow showers until late afternoon.
Waves around 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy early
in the evening becoming partly cloudy. Waves around 2 feet or
less.

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

The water temperature at Belle Isle is 31.9 degrees.

$$

MR

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