Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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Nearshore Marine Forecast for Michigan
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
343 PM EST Thu Dec 7 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.

LHZ422-080415-
Inner Saginaw Bay SW of Point Au Gres to Bay Port MI-
343 PM EST Thu Dec 7 2017

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots. Mostly cloudy early in the
evening becoming partly cloudy. A chance of flurries until early
morning. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet early in the
morning.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 15 to
20 knots late in the afternoon. Gusts to 30 knots. Partly cloudy
in the morning becoming mostly cloudy. A chance of light snow
showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest
10 to 15 knots in the late evening and overnight. A chance of
light snow showers in the evening...then snow showers after
midnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north 10 to 15 knots
late in the morning...then increasing to 15 to 20 knots early in the
afternoon increasing to 20 to 25 knots late in the afternoon. Light
snow showers until late afternoon...then a chance of light snow
showers late in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet. A Small Craft
Advisory may be needed.

See Lake Huron Open Lake Forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LHZ421-080415-
Outer Saginaw Bay SW of Alabaster to Port Austin MI to Inner
Saginaw Bay-
343 PM EST Thu Dec 7 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 20 to
25 knots with gusts to 30 knots early in the morning. Mostly
cloudy in the evening becoming partly cloudy. A chance of light
snow showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around
7 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 35 knot
gales. Mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow showers. Waves
4 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest
10 to 15 knots in the late evening and overnight. Cloudy. Light
snow showers likely...mainly after midnight. Waves 3 to 5 feet
subsiding to 1 to 3 feet in the late evening and overnight. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north 10 to
15 knots late in the morning...then increasing to 20 to 25 knots
with gusts to 30 knots in the afternoon. Light snow showers...
mainly in the morning. Waves around 2 feet or less building to
5 to 7 feet in the afternoon. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.

See Lake Huron Open Lake Forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LHZ441-080415-
Port Austin to Harbor Beach MI-
343 PM EST Thu Dec 7 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 20 to
25 knots with gusts to 30 knots early in the morning. Mostly
cloudy with a chance of light snow showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 35 knot
gales. Mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow showers. Waves
4 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to
10 to 15 knots after midnight. Cloudy. Light snow showers
likely...mainly after midnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to
1 to 3 feet after midnight.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots veering to the northwest
late in the morning...then becoming north 20 to 25 knots with gusts
to 30 knots early in the afternoon increasing to 30 knots with gusts
to 35 knot gales late in the afternoon. Snow showers. Waves around 2
feet or less building to 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 12
feet.

See Lake Huron Open Lake Forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LHZ442-080415-
Harbor Beach to Port Sanilac MI-
343 PM EST Thu Dec 7 2017

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots. Mostly cloudy early in the
evening becoming partly cloudy. A chance of light snow showers.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 15 to
20 knots late in the morning...then increasing to 20 to 25 knots
in the afternoon. Gusts to 30 knots. Partly cloudy until late
afternoon becoming mostly cloudy. A slight chance of light snow
showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to
10 to 15 knots after midnight. Light snow showers...mainly after
midnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet in the late
evening and overnight.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 5 to 10
knots late in the morning...then increasing to 10 to 15 knots early
in the afternoon becoming north to 30 knots with gusts to 35 knot
gales late in the afternoon. Light snow showers. Waves around 2 feet
or less building to 6 to 9 feet late in the afternoon. Waves
occasionally around 12 feet.

See Lake Huron Open Lake Forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LHZ443-080415-
Port Sanilac to Port Huron MI-
343 PM EST Thu Dec 7 2017

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots. Partly cloudy. A chance of
flurries until early morning. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to
25 knots with gusts to 30 knots in the afternoon. Partly cloudy.
A slight chance of light snow showers until late afternoon. Waves
1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to
10 to 15 knots after midnight. Light snow showers...mainly after
midnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet in the late
evening and overnight.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10
knots late in the morning...then becoming west 10 to 15 knots early
in the afternoon becoming northwest 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30
knots late in the afternoon. Light snow showers. Waves around 2 feet
or less building to 3 to 5 feet late in the afternoon. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet. A Small Craft Advisory may be needed.

See Lake Huron Open Lake Forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LEZ444-080415-
Michigan Waters of Lake Erie from Detroit River to North Cape MI-
343 PM EST Thu Dec 7 2017

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots. Partly cloudy. A chance of
flurries until early morning. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves
1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet late in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Partly cloudy in
the evening...then cloudy with light snow showers likely after
midnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet in the late
evening and overnight.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 5 to
10 knots early in the afternoon...then becoming northwest 10 to
15 knots late in the afternoon. Light snow showers until late
afternoon...then a chance of light snow showers late in the
afternoon. Waves around 2 feet or less.

See Lake Erie Open Lake Forecast for days 3 through 5.

The water temperature at Belle Isle is missing.

$$

AA

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