Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
940 AM EST WED DEC 17 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.

LHZ422-172215-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
940 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. CLOUDY. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS BY AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET
OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. 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.

$$

LHZ421-172215-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
940 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

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

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. CLOUDY. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS BY AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO
5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE. CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET BY AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. 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.

$$

LHZ441-172215-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
940 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

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

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. CLOUDY. LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS BY AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE
OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET LATE.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. CLOUDY. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.

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

$$

LHZ442-172215-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
940 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. CLOUDY. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS BY AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT
SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET BY AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. CLOUDY. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.

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

$$

LHZ443-172215-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
940 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. CLOUDY. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.

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

$$

LEZ444-172215-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
940 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. CLOUDY. SCATTERED
FLURRIES. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY
BY LATE EVENING...BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. CLOUDY. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.

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

THE WATER TEMPERATURE AT BELLE ISLE IS 36.0 DEGREES.

$$

SS

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