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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
939 AM EST THU JAN 12 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...A SECONDARY SURFACE WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE...AT 29.80
INCHES...WILL LIFT NORTHEASTWARD TODAY ALONG A FRONTAL BOUNDARY
DRAPED OVER NORTHERN OHIO. SURFACE RIDGING WILL PUSH INTO THE
CENTRAL GREAT LAKES TONIGHT. A SPRAWLING ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE
SYSTEM...30.90 INCHES...WILL SLOWLY EXPAND ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES
REGION THIS WEEKEND.

LHZ361-122115-
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
939 AM EST THU JAN 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS LATE. A CHANCE OF SNOW LATE IN
THE MORNING. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS BY
LATE EVENING...THEN DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE. GUSTS TO
35 KNOT GALES. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
12 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 FEET OR LESS. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE...THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BACKING TO THE SOUTHEAST BY
LATE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.


$$

LHZ363-122115-
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
939 AM EST THU JAN 12 2017

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


$$

LHZ362-122115-
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
939 AM EST THU JAN 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING TO THE WEST
LATE. A CHANCE OF SNOW BY LATE MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS BY
LATE EVENING...THEN DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE. GUSTS TO
40 KNOT GALES. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
11 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE...THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE INCREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS...THEN BACKING TO THE SOUTHEAST BY LATE EVENING. A
CHANCE OF RAIN LATE. A CHANCE OF SNOW MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.


$$

LHZ462>464-122115-
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-
939 AM EST THU JAN 12 2017

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


$$

LHZ461-122115-
MAFOR 1216/
HURON NORTH...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11800 11700 11620 13640
19650 11730 11720. A CHANCE OF SNOW THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SNOW THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 3
TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FEET OVERNIGHT. OCCASIONAL WAVE
HEIGHT AROUND 15 FEET TONIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3
TO 5 FEET. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 10 FEET FRIDAY MORNING.

HURON SOUTH 11810 11710 11620 12630 11730 12720. A CHANCE OF
SNOW THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET
OVERNIGHT. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 10 FEET TONIGHT. WAVES 4
TO 6 FEET FRIDAY MORNING.

$$

DG

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