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Open Lake Forecast for Lake Erie
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
912 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

For waters beyond five nautical miles of shore on Lake Erie

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.

.SYNOPSIS...Low pressure over central Indiana will deepen to
29.40 inches as it tracks to the eastern lakes tonight. An arctic
cold front will follow early Tuesday. A trough averaging 29.50
inches will linger across the eastern Great Lakes into Wednesday.
Another low of 29.60 inches will move across southern Ohio on
Wednesday night. A ridge averaging 30.00 inches will move across
the region Thursday into Friday.

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Lake Erie open waters from Maumee Bay to Reno Beach OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Reno Beach to The Islands OH-
Lake Erie open waters from The Islands to Vermilion OH-
912 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

.OVERNIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest
and increasing to 30 knots. Snow. Waves 2 feet or
less building to 3 to 5 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northwest winds to 30 knots. A chance of snow showers
in the morning. Waves 4 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around
9 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds to 30 knots diminishing to 15 to
25 knots. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west. Waves
3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west
5 to 15 knots. A chance of snow. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to
1 foot or less.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. A chance
of snow showers Thursday night. Waves 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to
2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

$$

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Lake Erie open waters from Vermilion to Avon Point OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Avon Point to Willowick OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Willowick to Geneva-on-the-Lake OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Geneva-on-the-Lake to Conneaut OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Conneaut OH to Ripley NY-
912 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST TUESDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west and
increasing to 15 to 25 knots. Snow. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to
2 to 4 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northwest winds to 30 knots increasing to 35 knot
gales. Snow showers. Waves 5 to 8 feet building to 10 to 13 feet.
Waves occasionally around 16 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest gales to 35 knots diminishing to
30 knots. Snow showers likely in the evening, then a chance of
snow showers overnight. Waves 8 to 12 feet subsiding to 7 to
10 feet. Waves occasionally around 15 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds to 30 knots becoming west 15 to
25 knots. Snow showers in the morning, then a chance of snow
showers in the afternoon. Waves 5 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally
around 11 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers in the evening, then a chance
of snow overnight. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west and
increasing to 15 to 25 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves
1 to 3 feet building to 4 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around
9 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow
showers during the day. Waves 3 to 6 feet.

$$

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Lake Erie open waters from Ripley to Buffalo NY-
912 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

.OVERNIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 knots. Snow. Waves 2 to
4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots increasing to 30 knots.
Snow showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 6 to 10 feet. Waves
occasionally around 13 feet.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds to 30 knots. Snow showers. Waves
6 to 10 feet subsiding to 4 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around
13 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Snow showers likely.
Waves 5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west
and diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow showers in
the evening, then a chance of snow overnight. Waves 4 to 7 feet
subsiding to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. A
chance of snow showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet.
.FRIDAY...South winds around 10 knots becoming west and
increasing to 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves
1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 10 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers during the day. Waves 3 to
5 feet.

$$

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MAFOR 1204/
ERIE WEST 1/3...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11507 11637 11747 11740
11750 13740. A chance of snow showers Tuesday and Tuesday
evening. Waves 2 feet or less building to 3 to 5 feet overnight.
Waves 5 to 9 feet building to 6 to 10 feet...and occasionally
around 13 feet Tuesday. Waves 5 to 9 feet...and occasionally
around 11 feet Tuesday evening.

ERIE CENTRAL 1/3...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11417 11627 11747
14757 11750. A chance of snow showers Tuesday evening. Waves 2
feet or less building to 2 to 4 feet overnight. Waves 5 to 8 feet
building to 10 to 13 feet...and occasionally around 16 feet
Tuesday. Waves 8 to 12 feet...and occasionally around 15 feet
Tuesday evening.

ERIE EAST 1/3...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11417 11407 11627 11737
11747 12757 11747. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet
overnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 8 to 12 feet...and
occasionally around 15 feet Tuesday. Waves 8 to 12 feet...and
occasionally around 15 feet Tuesday evening.

$$



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