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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
1001 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE HURON

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...29.80 INCHES...OVER EAST-CENTRAL ONTARIO
WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK EAST TOWARDS THE EAST COAST TONIGHT. THIS
WILL ALLOW STRONG ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE...AVERAGING 30.60 INCHES...TO
BUILD INTO THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

LHZ361-130915-
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
1001 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST
SATURDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS THIS EVENING. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS MAINLY BEFORE
MIDNIGHT...BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 FEET OR LESS BY MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE SOUTH. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...THEN VEERING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING
TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

$$

LHZ363-130915-
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
1001 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST SATURDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
40 KNOT GALES...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
35 KNOT GALES AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 10 TO 14 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 18 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
BY AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
12 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 5 TO
7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
10 FEET.
.SUNDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
BY LATE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY MID
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 2 FEET
OR LESS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...THEN VEERING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING
TO 1 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE
NORTHWEST LATE...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET BY MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET
BY LATE EVENING.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

$$

LHZ362-130915-
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
1001 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST
SATURDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
35 KNOT GALES...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 8 TO 12 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 15 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY EARLY. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS EARLY...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES
5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY EARLY IN THE EVENING. SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET OVERNIGHT. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.SUNDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
BY LATE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY MID
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 2 FEET
OR LESS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET LATE.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN VEERING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING
TO 1 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE WEST
LATE...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET BY MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET BY
LATE EVENING.


$$

LHZ462>464-130915-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
1001 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST SATURDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
45 KNOT GALES...DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOT
GALES AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY...THEN SNOW SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 12 TO 16 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
20 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO
9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
6 TO 9 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 12 FEET.
.SUNDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
BY LATE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY MID
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...THEN VEERING TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING
TO 1 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.


$$

LHZ461-130915-
MAFOR 1304/
HURON NORTH...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11837 13827 13727
11817. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET OVERNIGHT WITH
MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 10 FEET OVERNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 6 FEET SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
EVENING. 210406 210305.

HURON SOUTH...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11747 19767 11847 19857
14737 11737 11727. WAVES 10 TO 14 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT
AROUND 17 FEET OVERNIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE
HEIGHT AROUND 11 FEET SATURDAY AND SATURDAY EVENING. 211013
210811.

$$

MR

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