Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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Nearshore Marine Forecast for Michigan
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
340 PM EST Thu Dec 14 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.

LHZ422-151000-
Inner Saginaw Bay SW of Point Au Gres to Bay Port MI-
340 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots in the late evening and early morning...then diminishing
to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Partly cloudy in the
evening...then mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow showers
after midnight. Waves around 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Mostly cloudy with
light snow showers likely. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to 15
knots. Partly cloudy until early morning becoming mostly cloudy.
Light snow showers likely early in the evening. A chance of light
snow showers after midnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet. A Small Craft
Advisory may be needed.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots veering to the east in
the late morning and afternoon. Mostly cloudy. A chance of light
snow showers until late afternoon. Waves around 2 feet or less.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

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

$$

LHZ421-151000-
Outer Saginaw Bay SW of Alabaster to Port Austin MI to Inner
Saginaw Bay-
340 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots in the late evening and overnight. Partly cloudy in the
evening...then mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow showers
after midnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet in the
late evening and overnight.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 20 to
25 knots late in the afternoon. Cloudy with light snow showers
likely. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots
diminishing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Partly
cloudy. Light snow showers likely early in the evening. A chance
of light snow showers after midnight. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Waves
occasionally around 6 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast
5 to 10 knots in the late morning and early afternoon...then
becoming east 10 to 15 knots late in the afternoon. Mostly
cloudy. A chance of light snow showers until late afternoon.
Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet in the late morning
and afternoon.

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

$$

LHZ441-151000-
Port Austin to Harbor Beach MI-
340 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

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

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

$$

LHZ442-151000-
Harbor Beach to Port Sanilac MI-
340 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots after midnight...then diminishing to 10 to 15 knots
early in the morning. Partly cloudy with a slight chance of light
snow showers early in the evening...then partly cloudy this
evening. Mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow showers after
midnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Gusts to 30 knots late
in the afternoon. Light snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet building
to 2 to 4 feet in the late morning and afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 15 to
20 knots after midnight. Partly cloudy until early morning
becoming mostly cloudy. Light snow showers likely early in the
evening...then a chance of light snow showers in the late evening
and overnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 5 to
10 knots late in the morning...then veering to the north early in
the afternoon veering to the northeast late in the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy. A chance of light snow showers until late
afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet late in the
afternoon.

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

$$

LHZ443-151000-
Port Sanilac to Port Huron MI-
340 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Partly cloudy in the
evening...then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of light snow
showers after midnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Cloudy with light snow
showers likely. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet in the
late morning and afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to 15
knots. Partly cloudy. Light snow showers likely early in the evening.
A chance of light snow showers after midnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet
subsiding to 1 to 3 feet after midnight. A Small Craft Advisory may
be needed.
.SATURDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to
10 knots late in the morning...then veering to the north early in
the afternoon veering to the northeast late in the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy. A chance of light snow showers until late
afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

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

$$

LEZ444-151000-
Michigan Waters of Lake Erie from Detroit River to North Cape MI-
340 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

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

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

The water temperature at Belle Isle is 32.2 degrees.

$$

IRL

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