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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
710 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-
710 AM EST WED JAN 11 2017

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS 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.


$$

LHZ362-363-112100-
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-
710 AM EST WED JAN 11 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST 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 10 TO 15 KNOTS
LATE. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE.
WAVES 8 TO 12 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 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. RAIN AND SNOW
IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW 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 INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. 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 DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE EVENING VEERING TO THE EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE...THEN BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT.
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>464-112100-
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-
710 AM EST WED JAN 11 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 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 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
LATE. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW...RAIN LIKELY...
A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO
5 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 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 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING 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 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.


$$

LHZ461-111500-
MAFOR 1113 AMD/
HURON NORTH 13520 11517 11707 11817 11810. A CHANCE OF SNOW
THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 TO 7
FEET. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 10 FEET TODAY. WAVES 3 TO 5
FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET OVERNIGHT.

HURON SOUTH 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 5 TO 7 FEET.
OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 10 FEET TODAY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET OVERNIGHT.

$$

CB

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