Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
410 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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.

LHZ422-121600-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
410 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE
OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT
SNOW SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A
CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...
BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE. PARTLY CLOUDY.

WAVES OMITTED DUE TO ICE COVERAGE.

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

$$

LHZ421-121600-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
410 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST TO
30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A
CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...THEN LIGHT
SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 6 TO
9 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BY
LATE EVENING. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ441-121600-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
410 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
BECOMING NORTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOT GALES
LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY BY AFTERNOON. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY LATE. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FEET
LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 15 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOT
GALES...DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES LATE.
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY. WAVES 8 TO 12 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 15 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
EARLY...THEN GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. MOSTLY CLOUDY
WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY
IN THE EVENING...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ442-121600-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
410 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS
TO 35 KNOT GALES LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS EARLY...THEN LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS
LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
EARLY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...THEN
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ443-121600-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
410 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO 25
KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS EARLY...THEN LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 2
FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES AFTER MIDNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A
CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT
SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS EARLY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

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

$$

LEZ444-121600-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
410 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY
EARLY IN THE EVENING...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING. WAVES 2 TO
4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

THE WATER TEMPERATURE AT BELLE ISLE IS 32.5 DEGREES.

$$

DG

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