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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
856 AM CST WED NOV 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...LOW PRESSURE AT 30.2 INCHES ACROSS WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR
TODAY WILL MOVE EAST TO NORTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN TONIGHT.  OCCASIONAL
GALE FORCE WIND GUSTS WILL DEVELOP FOR A BRIEF PERIOD BEHIND THIS
LOW AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT ACROSS THE LAKE THURSDAY.  WINDS WILL
DIMINISH THURSDAY EVENING AS HIGH PRESSURE AT 30.5 INCHES MOVES
ACROSS THE LAKE OVERNIGHT. SOUTH WINDS WILL DEVELOP ON THE BACK SIDE
OF THIS HIGH PRESSURE AREA FRIDAY. LOW PRESSURE OF 29.5 INCHES OVER
THE NORTHERN PLAINS FRIDAY NIGHT WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE AREA
SATURDAY NIGHT...PUSHING ANOTHER COLD FRONT SOUTH ACROSS THE LAKE
EARLY SUNDAY.

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-
856 AM CST WED NOV 26 2014

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI NORTH

.REST OF TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT BECOMING NORTH. CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT
LATE. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT OVERNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS TO 30 KT. OCCASIONAL GALE FORCE GUSTS TO
35 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10
FT.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
7 FT SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT OVERNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KT. SNOW LIKELY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KT OVERNIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY OR CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES
4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES
3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 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-
856 AM CST WED NOV 26 2014

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI SOUTH

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KT BECOMING EAST. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT LATE. CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT OVERNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT. OCCASIONAL GALE FORCE GUSTS
TO 35 KT. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT
BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 11 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KT OVERNIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT OVERNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING...
THEN CHANCE OF SNOW OR SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KT OVERNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT
OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.

$$

LMZ761-262230-
MAFOR 2616/
MICHIGAN NORTH 12900 12800 11700 11717 11837 11840. CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY TONIGHT. CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS THURSDAY MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT THIS AFTERNOON
BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT TONIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9
FT THURSDAY MORNING.

MICHIGAN SOUTH 12900 12100 11800 11710 11730 11747. CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS TONIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS THURSDAY MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT
THIS AFTERNOON BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT TONIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT THURSDAY MORNING.

$$

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