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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
848 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

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 30.6 INCHES CENTERED OVER THE OHIO
VALLEY IS EXPECTED TO DRIFT SOUTHEAST AND BECOME CENTERED OVER
THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION FRIDAY. THIS RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE
WILL REMAIN ANCHORED OVER THE SOUTHEAST STATES THROUGH THE WEEKEND
BEFORE SHIFTING EAST OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN EARLY NEXT WEEK.
MEANWHILE...A 29.5 INCH LOW WILL DROP ACROSS LAKE ONTARIO TONIGHT
INTO FRIDAY AND ANOTHER 30.0 INCH LOW WILL MOVE ACROSS THE
NORTHERN LAKES REGION FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. A 29.8 INCH LOW
WILL THEN MOVE ACROSS ONTARIO ON SUNDAY...FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER 29.7
INCH LOW ON TUESDAY.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-868-060900-
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-
848 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI NORTH

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT INCREASING TO 30
KT OVERNIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GALES TO 35 KT.
FREEZING SPRAY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 8 TO 12
FT OCCASIONALLY TO 15 FT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY
TO 10 FT OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.

WAVE FORECAST IS FOR ICE FREE AREAS

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LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-060900-
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-
848 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI SOUTH

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO
15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT. FREEZING SPRAY. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 7 TO
10 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 13 FT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KT OVERNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.

WAVE FORECAST IS FOR ICE FREE AREAS

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LMZ761-060900-
MAFOR 0604/
MICHIGAN NORTH 12530 11540 14540 19550 11630. FREEZING SPRAY
FRIDAY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
7 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT TONIGHT AND TO
8 TO 12 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 15 FT FRIDAY.

MICHIGAN SOUTH 12520 11530 11540 14540. FREEZING SPRAY FRIDAY.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT
TONIGHT AND TO 7 TO 10 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 13 FT FRIDAY.

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