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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
947 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF 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...BRIEF HIGH PRESSURE...AVERAGING 30.20 INCHES...WILL
SLIDE SOUTH OF THE GREAT LAKES REGION TODAY BEFORE ANOTHER AREA OF
LOW PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS. THIS LOW...AVERAGING 29.80 INCHES...WILL
BRING HIGH END GALES AND HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TO LAKE HURON FRIDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. MARINE CONDITIONS WILL SLOWLY
IMPROVE THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS HIGH PRESSURE APPROACHES FROM THE
NORTHWEST.

LHZ361-120915-
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
947 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

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


$$

LHZ363-120915-
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
947 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET LATE.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES IN THE AFTERNOON...BECOMING NORTHWEST TO 30 KNOTS WITH
GUSTS TO 45 KNOT GALES LATE. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY...
THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET...BUILDING TO 10 TO
14 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 18 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOT
GALES...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES
OVERNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SNOW
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 12 TO 16 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 8 TO
12 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 20 FEET. A GALE WARNING
MAY BE NEEDED.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS BY
MID AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
12 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 5 TO
7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
10 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BACKING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE
EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING
TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY LATE EVENING.


$$

LHZ362-120915-
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
947 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES BY LATE EVENING. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SNOW SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
10 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
35 KNOT GALES IN THE AFTERNOON...INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS WITH
GUSTS TO 45 KNOT GALES LATE. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY EARLY...THEN
SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS BY
AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET...BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET LATE.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 18 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOT
GALES...BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES
BY MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SNOW
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 10 TO 14 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO
9 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 18 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY IN THE MORNING. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT...THEN
DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO
6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET LATE.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE WEST
LATE...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.


$$

LHZ462>464-120915-
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-
947 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO
6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
BECOMING NORTHWEST TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOT GALES LATE.
A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY BY LATE
MORNING. SNOW SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET...BUILDING TO 10 TO
14 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 18 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
30 KNOTS LATE. GUSTS TO 45 KNOT GALES. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
IN THE EVENING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 12 TO
16 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 20 FEET. A GALE WARNING MAY BE
NEEDED.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 8 TO
12 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 15 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
6 TO 9 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 12 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY LATE EVENING.


$$

LHZ461-120915-
MAFOR 1204/
HURON NORTH...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11637 11547 19557 11637
11737 11727 12740 19750 11840 19850. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
FRIDAY EVENING. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND
9 FEET OVERNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET WITH
MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 12 FEET FRIDAY. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET WITH
MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 12 FEET FRIDAY EVENING. 220406.

HURON SOUTH...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...14630 11637 11747 19757
12757. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 8 FEET OVERNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET
BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 15 FEET
FRIDAY. WAVES 12 TO 16 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 20
FEET FRIDAY EVENING. 220305.

$$

MR

EXPERIMENTAL MODERNIZED OPEN LAKE FORECAST IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT
WEATHER.GOV/DTX/GLFTABLE (ALL LOWER CASE)

GRAPHICAL MARINE FORECASTS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT
WEATHER.GOV/GREATLAKES (ALL LOWER CASE)


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