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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE SUPERIOR
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
402 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE SUPERIOR

.SYNOPSIS...A 29.5 INCH LOW PRESSURE NEAR JAMES BAY WILL PUSH A 29.6
INCH TROUGH ACROSS THE EAST HALF OF LAKE SUPERIOR THIS EVENING. AS
THE TROUGH MOVES EASTWARD TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...30.1 INCH HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS MANITOBA AND FAR NORTHWEST ONTARIO AND
THEN INTO THE UPPER GREAT LAKES WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY. LOW
PRESSURE OF 29.6 INCHES OVER SOUTH CENTRAL CANADA THURSDAY NIGHT WILL
LIFT ACROSS ONTARIO TO JUST SOUTH OF JAMES BAY FRIDAY NIGHT. THIS LOW
WILL PUSH A 29.7 INCH TROUGH ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR FRIDAY NIGHT AS
30.1 HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS ON SATURDAY. A
29.9 INCH RIDGE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE UPPER GREAT LAKE ON SUNDAY AS
THE CENTER OF THE HIGH REACHES SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN.

LSZ162-040415-
LAKE SUPERIOR WEST OF A LINE FROM SAXON HARBOR WI TO GRAND
PORTAGE MN BEYOND 5NM-
402 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016 /302 PM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016/

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS VEERING SOUTH BY MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS VEERING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO
2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS VEERING NORTHWEST. WAVES
CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.

$$

LSZ263-040415-
LAKE SUPERIOR FROM SAXON HARBOR WI TO UPPER ENTRANCE TO PORTAGE
CANAL MI 5NM OFF SHORE TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER INCLUDING ISLE
ROYALE NATIONAL PARK-
402 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO
CALM TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET...THEN
SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS VEERING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS VEERING NORTHWEST. WAVES
CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING SOUTH. WAVES CALM
TO 2 FEET.

$$

LSZ264-040415-
LAKE SUPERIOR FROM UPPER ENTRANCE TO PORTAGE CANAL TO MANITOU
ISLAND MI 5NM OFF SHORE TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER-
402 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET...THEN
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET...THEN
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
20 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS VEERING SOUTH BY MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES
BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING NORTHWEST. WAVES
SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHWEST. WAVES CALM
TO 2 FEET.

$$

LSZ265-040415-
LAKE SUPERIOR WEST OF LINE FROM MANITOU ISLAND TO MARQUETTE MI
BEYOND 5NM FROM SHORE-
402 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET...
THEN SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
5 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHEAST BY MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHEAST BY MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
15 KNOTS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHWEST. WAVES
CALM TO 2 FEET.

$$

LSZ266-040415-
LAKE SUPERIOR EAST OF A LINE FROM MANITOU ISLAND TO MARQUETTE MI
AND WEST OF A LINE FROM GRAND MARAIS MI TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER
BEYOND 5NM FROM SHORE-
402 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH
MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET...THEN
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING SOUTH BY MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO
2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES
BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES BUILDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHWEST. WAVES
CALM TO 2 FEET.

$$

LSZ267-040415-
LAKE SUPERIOR FROM GRAND MARAIS MI TO WHITEFISH POINT MI 5NM OFF
SHORE TO THE US/CANADIAN BORDER-
402 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.LATE THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. RAIN SHOWERS
LIKELY. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET...
THEN SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BACKING WEST BY MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
10 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES CALM TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS VEERING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS. WAVES BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET...THEN SUBSIDING TO CALM
TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BACKING SOUTHWEST. WAVES
CALM TO 2 FEET.

$$

LSZ261-040415-
MAFOR 0321/
SUPERIOR WEST 11610 14820 11820 11710 11500. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

SUPERIOR NORTH CENTRAL 11710 14840 11840 11830 11820. CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS EARLY THIS EVENING. WAVES 2 TO 6 FEET.

SUPERIOR SOUTH CENTRAL 11610 13830 11840 13830. CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS EARLY THIS EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 8
FEET WEDNESDAY.

SUPERIOR EAST 11600 11610 11720 14830 11830. CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS THROUGH EARLY EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 7
FEET WEDNESDAY.

$$

JS


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