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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE ERIE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
1000 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE ERIE

.SYNOPSIS...LOW PRESSURE 29.50 INCHES OVER THE WESTERN OHIO VALLEY
WILL MOVE NORTH TO LOWER MICHIGAN BY THIS EVENING DEEPENING TO
29.20 INCHES...FURTHER DEEPENING TO 28.80 INCHES AS IT MOVES
ACROSS QUEBEC ON THURSDAY. THE ASSOCIATED STRONG COLD FRONT WILL
SWING ACROSS LAKE ERIE WEDNESDAY EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE 30.20
INCHES OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS WILL MOVE TO THE SOUTHEAST STATES
BY THE WEEKEND. LOW PRESSURE 29.80 INCHES WILL TRACK ACROSS THE
UPPER MIDWEST FRIDAY AND THE NORTHERN LAKES ON SATURDAY DRAGGING A
COLD FRONT ACROSS LAKE ERIE SATURDAY NIGHT. THE FRONT WILL BECOME
STATIONARY OVER THE OHIO VALLEY ON SUNDAY.

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LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM MAUMEE BAY TO RENO BEACH-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM RENO BEACH TO THE ISLANDS-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM THE ISLANDS TO VERMILION-
1000 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM EST THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
EST THURSDAY...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS INCREASING TO
15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS
BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS INCREASING TO GALES TO
35 KNOTS. RAIN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH EARLY EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO
8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST TO 30 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO
9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. WAVES 3 TO
5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

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LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM RIPLEY TO BUFFALO NY-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM VERMILION TO AVON POINT-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM AVON POINT TO WILLOWICK-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM WILLOWICK TO GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE TO CONNEAUT-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM CONNEAUT OH TO RIPLEY NY-
1000 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS BUILDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO GALES TO 40 KNOTS. RAIN SHOWERS WITH
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 11 TO 15 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST GALES TO 40 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 12 TO 16 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 25 KNOTS. WAVES 8 TO 11 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AND
DIMINISHING TO 10 KNOTS OR LESS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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MAFOR 2416/
ERIE WEST 1/3...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11300 11326 11448 11556
12550 12650. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
THIS EVENING. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS THURSDAY MORNING.
WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET THIS AFTERNOON.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FEET TONIGHT. WAVES 8 TO 11
FEET THURSDAY MORNING.

ERIE CENTRAL 1/3...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11310 11320 11446
11556 11560 11550 12650. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
OVERNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THURSDAY MORNING. WAVES 1
FOOT OR LESS BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 6
FEET BUILDING TO 10 TO 15 FEET TONIGHT. WAVES 11 TO 16 FEET
THURSDAY MORNING.

ERIE EAST 1/3...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11310 11420 11430 11446
11556 12550 11657. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 11 TO 15 FEET TONIGHT.
WAVES 13 TO 17 FEET THURSDAY MORNING.

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