Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
944 AM EST WED DEC 24 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.

LHZ422-242215-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
944 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH
15 TO 20 KNOTS. AREAS OF FOG. RAIN AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST TO
30 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
LATE. GUSTS TO 40 KNOT GALES...DIMINISHING TO GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
LATE. RAIN SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY...THEN LIGHT
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. CLOUDY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ421-242215-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
944 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS. AREAS OF FOG. RAIN AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET BY AFTERNOON. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST GALES TO
35 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS LATE.
GUSTS TO 40 KNOT GALES. RAIN AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EARLY EVENING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES...
BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. CLOUDY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. CLOUDY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 7 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ441-242215-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
944 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING EAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE.
AREAS OF FOG. RAIN AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO 3
FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOT
GALES BY LATE EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS
TO 40 KNOT GALES LATE. RAIN SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
EARLY...THEN LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES. CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. CLOUDY.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ442-242215-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
944 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE
SOUTHEAST BY AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG LATE IN THE MORNING. LIGHT
RAIN LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOT
GALES BY LATE EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS
TO 35 KNOT GALES LATE. RAIN SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BY
AFTERNOON. CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. CLOUDY. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.

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

$$

LHZ443-242215-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
944 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE
SOUTHEAST BY AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG. RAIN AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST GALES TO
35 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
LATE. GUSTS TO 40 KNOT GALES...DIMINISHING TO GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
LATE. RAIN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 2 TO
4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

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

$$

LEZ444-242215-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
944 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS
WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS LATE. AREAS OF FOG. RAIN AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 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...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS. CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. MOSTLY CLOUDY EARLY IN THE
EVENING...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

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

THE WATER TEMPERATURE AT BELLE ISLE IS 36.0 DEGREES.

$$

SC

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