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Open Lake Forecast for Lake Huron
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
326 PM EST Tue Jan 9 2018

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...High pressure, 30.30 inches, will continue to slide
through the Great Lakes followed by mild southerly wind on
Wednesday. Moderate wind speed and wave height will continue through
Thursday before the next cold front arrives Thursday night. There is
potential for north gales Friday into Saturday behind the front and
as a strong low pressure system, 29.40 inches, moves through the
Ohio valley.

LHZ361-100915-
Lake Huron from 5NM east of Mackinac Bridge to Presque Isle Lt
beyond 5 NM off shore-
326 PM EST Tue Jan 9 2018

.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to
15 knots late in the afternoon. A chance of snow showers and
freezing rain early in the morning. A chance of showers. Waves
6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to
10 knots in the late evening and early morning...then increasing
to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. A chance of showers in the
evening...then showers likely after midnight. Waves 4 to 6 feet.
Waves occasionally around 8 feet.
.THURSDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Showers likely. Waves
3 to 5 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest
15 to 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots in the late evening and
overnight. Showers likely in the evening. A chance of freezing
rain late in the evening. A chance of snow showers after
midnight. Waves 4 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 8 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots
becoming north 10 to 15 knots late in the morning...then
increasing to 15 to 20 knots late in the evening. A chance of
snow showers early in the morning. Waves 4 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 8 feet.
.SATURDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to
15 knots until early morning. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
.SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots backing to the northwest in
the late morning and early afternoon...then becoming light and
variable until early morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$

LHZ362-363-462-100915-
Lake Huron from Presque Isle Light to Sturgeon Point MI beyond
5NM off shore-
Lake Huron from Sturgeon Point to Alabaster MI beyond 5NM off
shore-
Lake Huron from Port Austin to Harbor Beach beyond 5NM Off Shore-
326 PM EST Tue Jan 9 2018

.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet after
midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to
25 knots in the afternoon. A chance of snow showers in the
morning. A chance of showers. Waves 8 to 12 feet. Waves
occasionally around 15 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of
showers in the evening...then showers likely after midnight.
Waves 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
.THURSDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to
25 knots early in the afternoon. Showers likely. Waves 6 to
9 feet. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to
15 knots with gusts to 30 knots in the late evening and early
morning...then becoming northwest 20 to 25 knots with gusts to
35 knot gales after midnight. Showers. A chance of snow showers
after midnight. Snow showers likely early in the morning. Waves
6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
.FRIDAY...North winds 20 to 25 knots becoming northeast to
30 knots late in the evening. Gusts to 40 knot gales. Heavy
freezing spray. Snow showers likely early in the morning. A
chance of snow showers early in the morning...then a chance of
snow showers late in the evening. Waves 8 to 12 feet. Waves
occasionally around 15 feet.
.SATURDAY...North winds to 30 knots with gusts to 40 knot gales
decreasing to 10 to 15 knots. Heavy freezing spray. A chance of
snow showers. Waves 8 to 12 feet. Waves occasionally around
15 feet.
.SUNDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots backing to the northwest in
the late morning and early afternoon...then becoming west 5 to
10 knots until early morning. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet until early morning.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$

LHZ463-464-100915-
Lake Huron from Harbor Beach to Port Sanilac beyond 5NM Off Shore-
Lake Huron from Port Sanilac to Port Huron beyond 5NM Off Shore-
326 PM EST Tue Jan 9 2018

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south 10 to
15 knots after midnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to
4 feet early in the morning.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Areas of fog. A chance
of freezing rain and snow showers in the morning. A chance of
showers in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 4 to 6 feet.
Waves occasionally around 8 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Areas of fog early
in the evening. A chance of showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
.THURSDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of showers in
the morning...then showers likely in the afternoon. Waves 4 to
6 feet. Waves occasionally around 8 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to
15 knots in the late evening and early morning...then becoming
northwest 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Showers. A chance of
freezing rain and snow showers early in the morning. Waves 3 to
5 feet.
.FRIDAY...North winds 20 to 25 knots becoming northeast to
30 knots late in the evening. Gusts to 40 knot gales. Showers and
a chance of freezing rain. Snow showers. Heavy freezing spray.
Waves 8 to 12 feet. Waves occasionally around 15 feet.
.SATURDAY...North winds to 30 knots with gusts to 40 knot gales
decreasing to 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 40 knot gales in the
late morning and early afternoon...then decreasing to 15 to
20 knots with gusts to 35 knot gales early in the evening
becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots in the late evening and early
morning. Heavy freezing spray. Snow showers...then a chance of
snow showers after midnight. Waves 8 to 12 feet. Waves
occasionally around 15 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 5 to
10 knots until early morning. A chance of snow showers early in
the morning. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet until
early morning.

Wave heights are for ice free areas.

$$

LHZ461-100915-
MAFOR 0922/
HURON NORTH 11500 12410 13420 12430. A chance of rain and snow
showers in the morning...then a chance of showers Wednesday
afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet tonight.
Waves 6 to 9 feet. Occasional wave height around 12 feet
Wednesday. 220102.

HURON SOUTH 11500 11400 11410 13420 12430. A chance of rain
and snow showers in the morning...then a chance of showers
Wednesday afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet
tonight. Waves 5 to 7 feet. Occasional wave height around 10 feet
Wednesday. 220102.

$$

SC

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