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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
1002 AM 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 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 SLOWLY
IMPROVE THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS HIGH PRESSURE APPROACHES FROM THE
NORTHWEST.

LHZ361-112100-
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
1002 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET LATE.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS LATE. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. 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 MID
AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 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...BECOMING NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN VEERING TO THE SOUTH LATE...
INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.


$$

LHZ363-112100-
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
1002 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY LATE IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE
IN THE MORNING. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS LATE. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET LATE. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BY LATE
MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
45 KNOT GALES BY MID AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET...BUILDING TO
10 TO 14 FEET BY MID AFTERNOON. 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. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING. 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 WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS
LATE. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES EARLY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET BY MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.


$$

LHZ362-112100-
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
1002 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT...

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


$$

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-
1002 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY
LATE IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE
MORNING. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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 40 KNOT GALES BY MID
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING. SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET...BUILDING TO 10 TO
14 FEET BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 18 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOT
GALES...DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES LATE.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 12 TO
16 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 20 FEET. A GALE WARNING MAY BE
NEEDED.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES...BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES. WAVES 8 TO 12 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 15 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. 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.


$$

LHZ461-112100-
MAFOR 1116/
HURON NORTH 12717 11627 11630 11620 11630 11637 11727. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING THIS AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 6 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO
5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET OVERNIGHT WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT
AROUND 10 FEET TONIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE
HEIGHT AROUND 11 FEET FRIDAY MORNING. 220204.

HURON SOUTH 11732 11720 11620 13630 12637. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
TONIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH MAXIMUM
WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 10 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 8 FEET TONIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 9 FEET FRIDAY MORNING. 220507.

$$

CB

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GRAPHICAL MARINE FORECASTS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT
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