Nearshore Marine Forecast
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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
343 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.

LHZ422-231615-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
343 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

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

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. LIGHT
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE.
.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 SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT...THEN LIGHT
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...BECOMING WEST TO 30
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE. GUSTS
TO 35 KNOT GALES. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS BY LATE
EVENING. A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED.

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.

$$

LHZ421-231615-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
343 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE. LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE. 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 LIGHT SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT...THEN
LIGHT 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 BY LATE EVENING. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES. 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.
A GALE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED.

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.

$$

LHZ441-231615-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
343 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
LIGHT SHOWERS LATE. 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 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.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
GALES TO 35 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. GUSTS TO 40 KNOT GALES. SHOWERS
MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 5
TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 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.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

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

$$

LHZ442-231615-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
343 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT 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 SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT...THEN
LIGHT 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.
GUSTS TO 40 KNOT GALES. CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY MAINLY BEFORE
MIDNIGHT. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 4 TO 6
FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 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.

$$

LHZ443-231615-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
343 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

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

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE. LIGHT SHOWERS EARLY...THEN LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY
LATE IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS BY AFTERNOON.
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 40 KNOT
GALES. CLOUDY. 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.

$$

LEZ444-231615-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
343 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

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

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
LATE. CLOUDY. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY EARLY...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT
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 LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT 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..
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOT
GALES...BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
OVERNIGHT. CLOUDY. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING. LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 7 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 ERIE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE AT BELLE ISLE IS 36.0 DEGREES.

$$

SF

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