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Open Lake Forecast for Lake Huron
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
341 PM EST Thu Dec 7 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...An active period of marine weather is expected for the
rest of this week and through the weekend. Some light to moderate
wind and snow showers will hang around through this evening. A
stronger front will approach and produce increased southwest wind
Friday into Friday night, possibly near gales. This front will stall
as a larger low pressure center moves in Friday night and Saturday
at 29.60 inches. This system will move quickly through the region by
Saturday night followed by yet another front later Sunday.

LHZ361-080915-
Lake Huron from 5NM east of Mackinac Bridge to Presque Isle Lt
beyond 5 NM off shore-
341 PM EST Thu Dec 7 2017

.TONIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots after midnight. Snow showers likely early in the
evening...then a chance of snow showers late in the evening. Snow
showers likely after midnight. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
.FRIDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots. Gusts to 30 knots. Snow
showers likely. Waves 5 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around
10 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to
10 knots in the late evening and early morning...then veering to
the north after midnight. Snow showers likely early in the
evening...then a chance of snow showers in the late evening and
overnight. Waves 4 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet in the late
evening and overnight. Waves occasionally around 8 feet.
.SATURDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots early in the afternoon. A chance of snow showers until
late afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to
10 to 15 knots in the late evening and overnight. Waves 2 to
4 feet.
.SUNDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots
with gusts to 30 knots late in the morning...then becoming north
10 to 15 knots late in the evening. A chance of snow showers.
Waves 3 to 5 feet.
.MONDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots early in the morning becoming
light and variable...then becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots early
in the evening becoming north 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 feet or
less.
.TUESDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots
until early evening...then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the
late evening and early morning. Waves 1 to 3 feet.


$$

LHZ362-080915-
Lake Huron from Presque Isle Light to Sturgeon Point MI beyond
5NM off shore-
341 PM EST Thu Dec 7 2017

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

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 20 to
25 knots with gusts to 30 knots early in the morning. Snow
showers likely early in the evening...then a chance of snow
showers in the late evening and overnight. Waves 4 to 6 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 35 knot
gales. A chance of snow showers. Waves 6 to 9 feet. Waves
occasionally around 12 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to
10 knots in the late evening and overnight. A chance of snow
showers in the evening...then snow showers likely after midnight.
Waves 6 to 9 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally
around 12 feet.
.SATURDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots with gusts to 30 knots in the late morning and
afternoon. Snow showers likely in the morning...then a chance of
snow showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 5 to
7 feet in the late morning and afternoon. Waves occasionally
around 10 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Gusts to
30 knots early in the evening. A chance of snow showers early in
the evening. Waves 5 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around
10 feet.
.SUNDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots. Gusts to 30 knots late in
the morning. A chance of snow showers. Waves 4 to 6 feet.
.MONDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots
in the late morning and early afternoon...then becoming northeast
10 to 15 knots until early morning. A chance of snow showers.
Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet in the late morning
and early afternoon...then building to 2 to 4 feet until early
morning. Waves occasionally around 8 feet.
.TUESDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers until afternoon. A chance of
snow showers after midnight. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet in the late evening and early morning.


$$

LHZ363-080915-
Lake Huron from Sturgeon Point to Alabaster MI beyond 5NM off
shore-
341 PM EST Thu Dec 7 2017

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

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots. Gusts to 30 knots early in
the morning. A chance of snow showers. Waves 4 to 6 feet. Waves
occasionally around 8 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots
early in the afternoon...then becoming west 20 to 25 knots late
in the afternoon. Gusts to 35 knot gales. A chance of snow
showers. Waves 8 to 12 feet. Waves occasionally around 15 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 5 to
10 knots. A chance of snow showers in the evening...then snow
showers likely after midnight. Waves 6 to 9 feet subsiding to
2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north 15 to
20 knots with gusts to 30 knots in the late morning and early
afternoon...then increasing to 20 to 25 knots with gusts to
35 knot gales early in the afternoon. Snow showers until late
afternoon...then a chance of snow showers late in the afternoon.
Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 6 to 9 feet in the late morning and
afternoon. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to
35 knot gales becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots with gusts to
30 knots in the late evening and overnight. A chance of snow
showers until early morning. Waves 6 to 9 feet. Waves
occasionally around 12 feet.
.SUNDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots
with gusts to 30 knots late in the morning...then becoming
southwest 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots late in the
afternoon veering to the northwest late in the evening. A chance
of snow showers. Waves 5 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around
10 feet.
.MONDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 5 to
10 knots until early evening...then becoming northeast 10 to
15 knots in the late evening and early morning. A chance of snow
showers. Snow showers likely after midnight. Waves 3 to 5 feet
subsiding to 2 to 4 feet early in the evening...then building to
3 to 5 feet in the late evening and early morning.
.TUESDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Snow showers likely
until afternoon...then a chance of snow showers until early
morning. Waves 3 to 5 feet.


$$

LHZ462-080915-
Lake Huron from Port Austin to Harbor Beach beyond 5NM Off Shore-
341 PM EST Thu Dec 7 2017

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

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of snow showers.
Waves 3 to 5 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 35 knot
gales. A chance of snow showers. Waves 6 to 9 feet. Waves
occasionally around 12 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to
10 to 15 knots in the late evening and overnight. A chance of
snow showers in the evening...then snow showers after midnight.
Waves 4 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet after midnight. Waves
occasionally around 8 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north 20 to
25 knots with gusts to 35 knot gales early in the afternoon. Snow
showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 6 to 9 feet. Waves
occasionally around 12 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots decreasing to
15 to 20 knots after midnight. Gusts to 35 knot gales. Snow
showers likely early in the evening...then a chance of snow
showers in the late evening and overnight. Waves 6 to 9 feet.
Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
.SUNDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots
with gusts to 30 knots late in the morning...then becoming
southwest 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots late in the
afternoon veering to the northwest late in the evening. A chance
of snow showers. Waves 4 to 6 feet.
.MONDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots veering to the northeast
10 to 15 knots until early morning. A chance of snow showers.
Snow showers likely after midnight. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding
to 2 to 4 feet until early morning. Waves occasionally around
8 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 10 to
15 knots until early evening...then increasing to 15 to 20 knots
in the late evening and early morning. Snow showers likely...then
a chance of snow showers in the late evening and early morning.
Waves 3 to 5 feet.


$$

LHZ463-080915-
Lake Huron from Harbor Beach to Port Sanilac beyond 5NM Off Shore-
341 PM EST Thu Dec 7 2017

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots. Gusts to 30 knots early in
the morning. A chance of snow showers until early morning. Waves
3 to 5 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 35 knot
gales. A chance of snow showers until late afternoon. Waves 5 to
7 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to
30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. A chance of
snow showers in the evening...then snow showers after midnight.
Waves 3 to 5 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest
15 to 20 knots with gusts to 35 knot gales early in the
afternoon. Snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 6 to
9 feet early in the afternoon. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to
35 knot gales decreasing to 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Snow
showers likely early in the evening...then a chance of snow
showers in the late evening and early morning. Waves 6 to 9 feet.
Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
.SUNDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots
decreasing to 10 to 15 knots late in the evening. A chance of
snow showers. Waves 4 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around
8 feet.
.MONDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast 10 to
15 knots until early morning. A chance of snow showers. Snow
showers likely until early morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding
to 1 to 3 feet early in the evening...then building to 2 to
4 feet in the late evening and early morning.
.TUESDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots in the late evening and early morning. Snow showers
likely...then a chance of snow showers in the late evening and
early morning. Waves 3 to 5 feet.


$$

LHZ464-080915-
Lake Huron from Port Sanilac to Port Huron beyond 5NM Off Shore-
341 PM EST Thu Dec 7 2017

.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots. Gusts to 30 knots early in
the morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to
25 knots in the afternoon. Gusts to 30 knots. Waves 4 to 6 feet.
Waves occasionally around 8 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to
30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. A chance of
snow showers in the evening. Snow showers after midnight. Waves
3 to 5 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to
10 knots in the late morning and early afternoon...then becoming
northwest 10 to 15 knots early in the afternoon. Snow showers.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet early in the afternoon.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to
35 knot gales decreasing to 15 to 20 knots after midnight. A
chance of snow showers until early morning. Waves 6 to 9 feet.
Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots
becoming west 10 to 15 knots late in the evening. A chance of
snow showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet late in
the evening.
.MONDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots early in the morning
becoming light and variable...then becoming northeast 5 to
10 knots early in the evening increasing to 10 to 15 knots. A
chance of snow showers. Snow showers likely until early morning.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TUESDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots backing to the
northwest until early morning. Snow showers likely until
afternoon...then a chance of snow showers until early morning.
Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet.


$$

LHZ461-080915-
MAFOR 0722/
HURON NORTH 11627 11620 11627 11527 12537 12637. Waves 3 to
5 feet tonight. Waves 5 to 7 feet. Occasional wave height around
10 feet Friday. 210406 210305.

HURON SOUTH 14620 11530 13530 19550. A chance of snow showers.
Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet...then building to 4
to 6 feet. Occasional wave height around 8 feet tonight. Waves 6
to 9 feet. Occasional wave height around 12 feet Friday. 210305
210204.

$$

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