Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
344 PM 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.

LHZ422-250415-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
344 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

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

.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 AND SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN SNOW LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. CLOUDY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...
BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE. PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING...BECOMING MOSTLY
CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ421-250415-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
344 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

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

.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 LIGHT SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN
SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. CLOUDY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 4 TO
6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY
IN THE EVENING...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE
MORNING...BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ441-250415-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
344 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

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

.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. RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN
RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET...
BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET BY LATE EVENING. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS THROUGH
MID AFTERNOON. CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...
BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING
TO 1 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE
MORNING...BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

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

$$

LHZ442-250415-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
344 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

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

.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. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT RAIN
LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5
FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET LATE.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...
BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. PARTLY CLOUDY...BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY IN
THE AFTERNOON...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

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

$$

LHZ443-250415-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
344 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

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

.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. LIGHT RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT RAIN AND A CHANCE OF
LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW LATE. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. 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 LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY EARLY IN THE EVENING...
BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

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

$$

LEZ444-250415-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
344 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
EST THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. LIGHT RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
LIGHT RAIN AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. 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.

$$

JVC/SC

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