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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
957 AM EST TUE FEB 28 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...HIGH PRESSURE OF 30.20 INCHES WILL CONTINUE TO SHIFT
EAST OF THE REGION TODAY. MEANWHILE...LOW PRESSURE WILL DEEPEN TO
29.30 INCHES AS IT TRACKS FROM THE MID MISSOURI VALLEY TODAY TO NEAR
LAKE HURON BY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. SURFACE TROUGHING WILL PERSIST
ACROSS THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN THE
WAKE OF THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD INTO
THE REGION FROM THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY.

LHZ361-282100-
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
957 AM EST TUE FEB 28 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BACKING TO THE NORTHEAST LATE
IN THE EVENING...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY EARLY IN THE MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING
TO 1 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO
35 KNOT GALES. SHOWERS LIKELY EARLY IN THE MORNING. SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO
30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE LATE EVENING AND
EARLY MORNING. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS VEERING TO THE
SOUTHEAST IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN
INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS UNTIL EARLY MORNING. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.


$$

LHZ362-363-282100-
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-
957 AM EST TUE FEB 28 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE EVENING
BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE...THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SHOWERS AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY
AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES
4 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO
30 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 40 KNOT GALES.
SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING. WAVES 8 TO 12 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 15 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET
LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE IN THE EVENING. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS UNTIL EARLY MORNING. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS VEERING TO THE SOUTH
UNTIL EARLY EVENING...THEN INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE
LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.


$$

LHZ462-463-282100-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
957 AM EST TUE FEB 28 2017

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO
4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
EARLY IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KNOTS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS. SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET EARLY IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
TO 30 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN
DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES. SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING. WAVES 8 TO 12 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 15 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN
THE MORNING. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET LATE IN
THE MORNING...THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET LATE IN THE AFTERNOON
BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE IN THE EVENING. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS UNTIL EARLY MORNING. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING TO THE SOUTH UNTIL
EARLY MORNING. RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.


$$

LHZ464-282100-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
957 AM EST TUE FEB 28 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING
NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KNOTS EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS.
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FEET EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN
DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES. SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING. SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING.
WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN VEERING TO THE NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN
THE MORNING. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN
DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY IN THE EVENING INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. WAVES 2 TO
4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY
MORNING.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN BACKING
TO THE SOUTH UNTIL EARLY MORNING. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET UNTIL EARLY
EVENING...THEN SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET IN THE LATE EVENING AND
EARLY MORNING.


$$

LHZ461-282100-
MAFOR 2816/
HURON NORTH 12326 11316 11206 11106 11126 11136 11137
19157. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET
TONIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET WEDNESDAY MORNING. 220305.

HURON SOUTH 12320 11426 12416 11206 11116 11120. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET. 220204.

$$

CB

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