Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
943 AM EST THU JAN 12 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.

LHZ422-122215-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
943 AM EST THU JAN 12 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN BACKING TO THE WEST LATE.
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY EARLY IN THE
EVENING BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THROUGH MID AFTERNOON
BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE. PARTLY CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. MOSTLY CLOUDY.

WAVES OMITTED DUE TO ICE COVERAGE.

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

$$

LHZ421-122215-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
943 AM EST THU JAN 12 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING TO THE
WEST LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY EARLY IN THE EVENING BECOMING PARTLY
CLOUDY OVERNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY.

WAVES OMITTED DUE TO ICE COVERAGE.

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

$$

LHZ441-122215-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
943 AM EST THU JAN 12 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE. CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY EARLY IN
THE EVENING BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET
BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET BY AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS VEERING TO THE EAST
LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN VEERING TO THE SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT
INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ442-122215-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
943 AM EST THU JAN 12 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
LATE. CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY EARLY IN THE
EVENING BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS VEERING TO THE
SOUTHEAST BY LATE EVENING. MOSTLY CLOUDY.

WAVES OMITTED DUE TO ICE COVERAGE.

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

$$

LHZ443-122215-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
943 AM EST THU JAN 12 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS. LIGHT SNOW...LIGHT SLEET AND LIGHT FREEZING RAIN
LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. MOSTLY CLOUDY EARLY IN THE EVENING
BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS VEERING TO THE
SOUTHEAST BY LATE EVENING. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LEZ444-122215-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
943 AM EST THU JAN 12 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. RAIN AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH
MID AFTERNOON BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY.

WAVES OMITTED DUE TO ICE COVERAGE.

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

THE WATER TEMPERATURE AT BELLE ISLE IS 31.7 DEGREES.

$$

DG

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