Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Graphics & Text | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FZUS53 KDTX 231445
NSHDTX

NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
945 AM EST TUE DEC 23 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.

LHZ422-232215-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
945 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE. LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE
AFTER MIDNIGHT...BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE. CLOUDY. A
CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT...THEN LIGHT
RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE.
LIGHT RAIN EARLY...THEN RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
35 KNOT GALES...BECOMING WEST TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN
DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. LIGHT
SNOW SHOWERS BY LATE EVENING.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

WAVES OMITTED DUE TO ICE COVERAGE.

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

$$

LHZ421-232215-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
945 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 3 TO 5
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7
FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING...THEN VEERING TO THE NORTH LATE.
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN LIGHT SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE
MIDNIGHT...THEN LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. WAVES 1 TO 3
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE.
LIGHT RAIN EARLY...THEN RAIN. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FEET BY AFTERNOON. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST TO
30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES BY LATE EVENING. RAIN SHOWERS
IN THE EVENING. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS BY LATE EVENING. LIGHT SHOWERS
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 10 FEET.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ441-232215-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
945 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
RAIN SHOWERS.. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7
FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING...THEN VEERING TO THE NORTHWEST LATE.
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE
MIDNIGHT...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST 15 TO 20
KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE.
LIGHT RAIN EARLY...THEN RAIN AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1
TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET BY AFTERNOON. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 8 FEET. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30
KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOT
GALES BY LATE EVENING. RAIN SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT. LIGHT
SNOW SHOWERS BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER
TO THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ442-232215-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
945 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LIGHT SHOWERS LATE
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS BY
AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING...THEN BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE LATE.
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE
MIDNIGHT...THEN LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. WAVES 1 TO 3
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE.
LIGHT RAIN EARLY...THEN RAIN AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1
TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET BY AFTERNOON. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST GALES
TO 35 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING...THEN BECOMING WEST TO 30 KNOTS LATE.
CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT. LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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

$$

LHZ443-232215-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
945 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET LATE.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE OVERNIGHT. CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS MAINLY
BEFORE MIDNIGHT...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE.
LIGHT RAIN EARLY...THEN LIGHT RAIN AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET BY AFTERNOON. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES. CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT. LIGHT
SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 6 FEET. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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

$$

LEZ444-232215-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
945 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
LATE. CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE
AFTER MIDNIGHT...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE. CLOUDY. A
CHANCE OF RAIN LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20
KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON...BECOMING SOUTH TO 30 KNOTS LATE. LIGHT RAIN EARLY...THEN
LIGHT RAIN AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO 3
FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET BY AFTERNOON. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 7 FEET. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES. CLOUDY. LIGHT
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY BY LATE
EVENING. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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

THE WATER TEMPERATURE AT BELLE ISLE IS 36.0 DEGREES.

$$

SC

YOU CAN OBTAIN YOUR LATEST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTS ONLINE
AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GREATLAKES



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.