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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
359 AM EST WED JAN 11 2017

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OFF 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...STRONG LOW PRESSURE WILL RAPIDLY LIFT TO JAMES BAY THIS
MORNING AT 28.90 INCHES. SUBTLE RIDGING...30.00 INCHES...WILL BUILD
INTO THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES TODAY BEFORE A WEAK WAVE OF LOW
PRESSURE AT 29.60 INCHES LIFTS NORTHWARD ALONG A FRONTAL BOUNDARY
TONIGHT NEAR DETROIT. THE END OF THE WEEK AND WEEKEND WILL BE
DOMINATED BY A VERY STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM...30.90
INCHES...THAT WILL PUSH DIRECTLY ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES.

LHZ361-112100-
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
359 AM EST WED JAN 11 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES
BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
MORNING...THEN SNOW LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LATE. WAVES
8 TO 12 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
15 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SNOW LIKELY IN THE
EVENING. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET LATE.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO
30 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT...THEN DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE.
GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 12 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE IN
THE EVENING BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
10 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS...THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.


$$

LHZ363-112100-
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
359 AM EST WED JAN 11 2017

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
LATE. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW IN THE EVENING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO
5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING TO THE NORTHWEST
BY MID AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 1 TO 3 FEET BY MID AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BY
MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. WAVES
5 TO 7 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 12 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN VEERING TO THE EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS VEERING TO THE WEST LATE.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.


$$

LHZ362-112100-
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
359 AM EST WED JAN 11 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
BECOMING SOUTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF RAIN LATE. WAVES 8 TO 12 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 15 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. SNOW AND RAIN
IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW LATE. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING TO THE NORTHWEST
BY MID AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING. WAVES 2 TO
4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO
30 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT...THEN DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE.
WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE EVENING BACKING TO THE SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 6 TO
9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 FEET OR LESS. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
12 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.


$$

LHZ462-112100-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
359 AM EST WED JAN 11 2017

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BACKING
TO THE SOUTH LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. A
CHANCE OF RAIN LATE. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW...
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING TO THE NORTHWEST
BY MID AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN
THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET BY MID AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS
LATE. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE EVENING VEERING TO THE EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS VEERING TO THE WEST LATE.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE...THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.


$$

LHZ463-464-112100-
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
359 AM EST WED JAN 11 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING TO THE SOUTH.
RAIN LIKELY LATE. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY...A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN...
SNOW AND SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES
2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET
LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN VEERING TO THE EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THROUGH MID AFTERNOON
BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE...THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS BY
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.


$$

&&STORM

LHZ461-111500-
MAFOR 1110/
HURON NORTH...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11640 19650 13520 11517
11707 11817 11810. A CHANCE OF SNOW THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SNOW THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 8 TO 12 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 15 FEET TODAY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET OVERNIGHT.

HURON SOUTH...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT...11640 19650 11520
12430 11426 11606 11816 11820. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 8 TO 12 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 4 TO 6 FEET. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 15 FEET TODAY.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET OVERNIGHT.

$$

CB

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