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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
852 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE MICHIGAN.

WAVES ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHTS...WHICH
IS THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG
WITH THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES
WHICH WILL OCCASIONALLY BE ENCOUNTERED.

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OF 30.4 INCHES STRETCHED FROM NORTHERN
FLORIDA TO THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY WILL MOVE EASTWARD TODAY AND OFF
THE EAST COAST SATURDAY. A WEAK COLD FRONTAL TROUGH AVERAGING 29.9
INCHES EXTENDS FROM ONTARIO TO CENTRAL KANSAS. ANOTHER AREA OF
LOW PRESSURE OF 29.9 INCHES WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE FRONT OVER
MISSOURI TONIGHT AND MOVE ACROSS CENTRAL LAKE MICHIGAN
SATURDAY...DEEPENING TO 29.6 INCHES AS IT MOVES INTO QUEBEC
SATURDAY EVENING AND DRAGGING THE COLD FRONT SOUTHEAST OF THE
LAKE. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE OF 30.2 INCHES WILL MOVE ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN LAKES SUNDAY...WHILE ANOTHER WEAK TROUGH SAGS ACROSS THE
LAKE FROM THE NORTH. THIS TROUGH AND ITS COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
SOUTH OF THE LAKE BY MONDAY...AS STRONG CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE OF
31.2 INCHES SPREADS SOUTHEAST INTO THE NORTHERN HIGH PLAINS.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-868-262230-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM SEUL CHOIX POINT TO ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN SOUTH OF A LINE FROM SEUL CHOIX POINT TO THE
MACKINAC BRIDGE AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM CHARLEVOIX MI TO SOUTH
FOX ISLAND 5 NM OFFSHORE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM CHARLEVOIX TO POINT BETSIE MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM POINT BETSIE TO MANISTEE MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE TO STURGEON BAY WI-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM STURGEON BAY TO TWO RIVERS WI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM TWO RIVERS TO SHEBOYGAN WI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM PENTWATER TO MANISTEE MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
852 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI NORTH

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY
TO 7 FT SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE IN THE
EVENING...THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT AND INCREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2
TO 4 FT SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 1 TO 3
FT BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
2 TO 4 FT.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.

$$

LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-262230-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM MICHIGAN CITY IN TO ST. JOSEPH MI 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM SHEBOYGAN TO PORT WASHINGTON WI 5 NM OFFSHORE
TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM PORT WASHINGTON TO NORTH POINT LIGHT WI 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM NORTH POINT LIGHT TO WIND POINT WI 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WIND POINT WI TO WINTHROP HARBOR IL 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WINTHROP HARBOR TO WILMETTE HARBOR IL 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WILMETTE HARBOR IL TO MICHIGAN CITY IN 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WHITEHALL TO PENTWATER MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM GRAND HAVEN TO WHITEHALL MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM HOLLAND TO GRAND HAVEN MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM SOUTH HAVEN TO HOLLAND MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM ST. JOSEPH TO SOUTH HAVEN MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
852 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI SOUTH

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT
THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT SUBSIDING TO
4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE
OVERNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST 15 TO 25 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KT OVERNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 4
TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KT BECOMING NORTH. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KT INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT BUILDING
TO 2 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.

$$
LMZ761-262230-
MAFOR 2616/
MICHIGAN NORTH 11420 12510 11600 11700 13117. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
2 TO 4 FT SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT TONIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT SATURDAY
MORNING.

MICHIGAN SOUTH 11440 11430 15420. CHANCE OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE AFTER
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT SUBSIDING
TO 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 4 FT TONIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT
SATURDAY MORNING.

$$

RODRIGUEZ




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