Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
312 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE MICHIGAN

LMZ849-241615-
PENTWATER TO MANISTEE MI-
312 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BACKING NORTHEAST...THEN BACKING
NORTH 10 TO 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE DAY. RAIN AND SNOW. WAVES 1 TO
2 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET LATE.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW
IN THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY OVERNIGHT. WAVES
4 TO 6 FEET.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHWEST LATE IN
THE DAY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL
MIDDAY. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 4 TO
7 FEET.

$$

LMZ848-241615-
WHITEHALL TO PENTWATER MI-
312 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BACKING NORTHEAST...THEN BACKING
NORTH 10 TO 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE DAY. RAIN AND SNOW. WAVES AROUND
1 FOOT BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET LATE.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW
IN THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY OVERNIGHT. WAVES
4 TO 6 FEET.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHWEST LATE IN
THE DAY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL
MIDDAY. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
4 TO 7 FEET.

$$

LMZ847-241615-
GRAND HAVEN TO WHITEHALL MI-
312 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BACKING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE DAY. RAIN AND SNOW. WAVES AROUND 1 FOOT
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET LATE.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW
IN THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY OVERNIGHT. WAVES
3 TO 5 FEET.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL MIDDAY. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
4 TO 7 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET TOWARD DAYBREAK.

$$

LMZ846-241615-
HOLLAND TO GRAND HAVEN MI-
312 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING NORTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE DAY. RAIN UNTIL MIDDAY...THEN RAIN AND SNOW IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET LATE.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW IN
THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO
6 FEET.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL MIDDAY. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
4 TO 7 FEET.

$$

LMZ845-241615-
SOUTH HAVEN TO HOLLAND MI-
312 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING NORTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE DAY. RAIN UNTIL MIDDAY...THEN RAIN...SNOW AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET LATE.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW IN
THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO
5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET TOWARD DAYBREAK.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL MIDDAY. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
4 TO 6 FEET.

$$

LMZ844-241615-
ST JOSEPH TO SOUTH HAVEN MI-
312 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS
LATE IN THE DAY. RAIN UNTIL MIDDAY...THEN RAIN...SNOW AND A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET BUILDING TO 3
TO 5 FEET LATE.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW IN
THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO
5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET TOWARD DAYBREAK.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. PARTLY SUNNY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL MIDDAY. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
3 TO 5 FEET.

$$






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