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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
258 AM CST WED FEB 3 2016

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...LOW PRESSURE OF 29.4 INCHES LIES OVER EASTERN IOWA
EARLY THIS MORNING WHILE A SECOND LOW OF 29.4 INCHES IS OVER FAR
SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN. THESE LOWS WILL CONSOLIDATE AS THEY LIFT
ACROSS MICHIGAN TODAY AND ACROSS QUEBEC TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY. A
RIDGE OF 30.2 INCHES WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES
THURSDAY FOLLOWED BY A WEAK 30.0 INCH TROUGH THAT WILL MOVE ACROSS
LAKE MICHIGAN THURSDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER RIDGE OF 30.4 INCHES WILL
BUILD ACROSS THE REGION FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT FOLLOWED BY
ANOTHER WEAK TROUGH OF 30.1 INCHES SATURDAY. LOW PRESSURE OF 29.7
INCHES WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHERN MANITOBA SATURDAY NIGHT AND THEN
DROP ACROSS LAKE MICHIGAN SUNDAY NIGHT.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-868-031615-
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-
258 AM CST WED FEB 3 2016

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI NORTH

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST THEN
INCREASING TO 30 KT. SNOW LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST.
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
2 TO 4 FT.

$$

LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-031615-
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-
258 AM CST WED FEB 3 2016

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI SOUTH

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 10 KT EARLY THIS MORNING BECOMING
SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 KT...THEN INCREASING TO 30 KT BY LATE MORNING
AND BECOMING NORTHWEST BY LATE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG THIS
MORNING. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
7 FT BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT BECOMING WEST 10 TO 20 KT.
SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY
TO 8 FT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST. CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT SUBSIDING TO
2 TO 4 FT.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST.
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES
1 TO 3 FT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

$$

LMZ761-031615-
MAFOR 0310/
MICHIGAN NORTH 11127 12827 11737 13740 11730. CHANCE OF
FREEZING RAIN TODAY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS TONIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5
FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9
FT TODAY. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT
TONIGHT.

MICHIGAN SOUTH 10903 11513 11530 11540 11640 13747 11737. CHANCE
OF RAIN AND SNOW TODAY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT
BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT TODAY. WAVES SUBSIDING
TO 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT TONIGHT.

$$

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