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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
835 AM CST THU DEC 25 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...LOW PRESSURE OF 28.8 INCHES WILL DEEPEN TO 28.6 INCHES
AS IT LIFTS ACROSS QUEBEC TODAY. HIGH PRESSURE OF 30.3 INCHES OVER
THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL MOVE NORTHEAST TO THE CAROLINAS FRIDAY...
AND MOVE OFF THE COAST SATURDAY. A WEAK COLD FRONTAL TROUGH
EXTENDS FROM WESTERN ONTARIO TO THE TEXAS PANHANDLE...AND WILL
SLOWLY MOVE TOWARD THE WESTERN LAKES FRIDAY. LOW PRESSURE OF 29.9
INCHES WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE FRONT AND MOVE ACROSS CENTRAL LAKE
MICHIGAN SATURDAY...DEEPENING TO 29.7 INCHES AS IT MOVES INTO
QUEBEC SATURDAY EVENING AND DRAGS 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.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-868-252100-
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-
835 AM CST THU DEC 25 2014

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI NORTH

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

$$

LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-252100-
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-
835 AM CST THU DEC 25 2014

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI SOUTH

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25
KT THIS AFTERNOON. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS THIS
MORNING. WAVES 5 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY
TO 8 FT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH PATCHY
DRIZZLE OVERNIGHT. PATCHY FOG OVERNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST 15 TO 25
KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT BUILDING TO 3 TO 5
FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KT.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$
LMZ761-252100-
MAFOR 2516/
MICHIGAN NORTH 11640 14530 13520. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
10 FT SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT TODAY AND TO 3
TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT TONIGHT.

MICHIGAN SOUTH 11640 11540 15530. WAVES 5 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
9 FT TODAY AND 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT TONIGHT AND FRIDAY
MORNING.

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