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Open Lake Forecast for Lake Superior
National Weather Service Marquette MI
354 AM EST Tue Dec 5 2017

For waters beyond five nautical miles of shore on Lake Superior

Waves are the significant wave height - the average of the
highest 1/3 of the wave spectrum. Occasional wave height is the
average of the highest 1/10 of the wave spectrum.

.SYNOPSIS...Low pressure of 28.9 inches over northern Lake
Superior will deepen to 28.7 inches as it tracks over northern
Ontario today. The low will weaken to 29.2 inches over James Bay
on Wednesday and then track into northern Quebec on Thursday while
high pressure of 30.8 inches remains over the Colorado Rockies.
On Friday, a low pressure trough of 29.7 inches will drop
southeast across Lake Superior. In its wake, a high pressure ridge
of 30.1 inches will quickly pass across the western Great Lakes
ahead of the next low pressure trough of 29.6 inches dropping
southeast into northern Ontario late Saturday.

LSZ162-051700-
Lake Superior west of a line from Saxon Harbor WI to Grand
Portage MN beyond 5NM-
354 AM EST Tue Dec 5 2017 /254 AM CST Tue Dec 5 2017/

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.EARLY THIS MORNING...West gales to 45 knots with frequent storm
force gusts to 50 knots. Snow likely. Waves 8 to 11 feet
occasionally to 14 feet building to 9 to 12 feet occasionally to
15 feet.
.TODAY...West gales to 45 knots with frequent storm force gusts to
50 knots. Freezing spray. Scattered snow showers. Waves building
to 10 to 14 feet occasionally to 18 feet, then subsiding to 9 to
12 feet occasionally to 15 feet.
.TONIGHT...West gales to 45 knots. Freezing spray. Scattered snow
showers. Waves subsiding to 5 to 8 feet occasionally to 10 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest gales to 35 knots diminishing to 20 to
30 knots by mid afternoon. Freezing spray. A chance of snow
showers. Waves subsiding to 4 to 7 feet occasionally to 9 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 20 to 30 knots diminishing to
15 to 25 knots after midnight. Freezing spray in the evening. A
chance of snow showers. Waves subsiding to 3 to 5 feet
occasionally to 7 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 20 knots backing west in the
afternoon. Waves subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots. A chance of
snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...North winds 20 to 30 knots. A chance of snow showers.
Waves building to 3 to 5 feet occasionally to 7 feet, then
subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 10 to 20 knots. Waves subsiding to calm to
2 feet, then building to 2 to 4 feet.

$$

LSZ263-051700-
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-
354 AM EST Tue Dec 5 2017

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.EARLY THIS MORNING...West storm force winds to 55 knots. Snow,
possibly mixed with rain. Waves 10 to 14 feet occasionally to
18 feet building to 11 to 15 feet occasionally to 19 feet.
.TODAY...West storm force winds to 55 knots. Freezing spray. Snow
likely in the morning. Snow showers in the afternoon. Waves
building to 15 to 20 feet occasionally to 25 feet.
.TONIGHT...West gales to 45 knots. Freezing spray. Scattered snow
showers. Waves subsiding to 8 to 11 feet occasionally to 14 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest gales to 35 knots diminishing to 20 to
30 knots by mid afternoon. Freezing spray. Snow showers likely in
the morning. A chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Waves
subsiding to 5 to 8 feet occasionally to 10 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 20 to 30 knots. Freezing
spray. A chance of snow showers. Waves subsiding to 3 to 6 feet
occasionally to 8 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 20 knots backing west in the
afternoon. A chance of snow showers. Waves subsiding to 1 to
3 feet, then building to 2 to 4 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 20 knots. A chance of
snow showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...North winds 20 to 30 knots. A chance of snow showers.
Waves building to 3 to 5 feet occasionally to 7 feet, then
subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 20 knots backing west. A chance
of snow showers. Waves subsiding to 1 to 3 feet, then building to
2 to 4 feet.

$$

LSZ264-051700-
Lake Superior from Upper Entrance to Portage Canal to Manitou
Island MI 5NM off shore to the US/Canadian Border-
354 AM EST Tue Dec 5 2017

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.EARLY THIS MORNING...West storm force winds to 55 knots. Rain,
possibly mixed with snow. Waves 8 to 11 feet occasionally to
14 feet building to 10 to 14 feet occasionally to 18 feet.
.TODAY...West storm force winds to 55 knots. Freezing spray. Snow
showers. Waves building to 15 to 20 feet occasionally to 25 feet.
.TONIGHT...West storm force winds to 55 knots diminishing to
gales to 45 knots by midnight. Freezing spray. Snow showers.
Waves subsiding to 10 to 14 feet occasionally to 18 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest gales to 40 knots. Freezing spray. Snow
showers likely in the morning. A chance of snow showers in the
afternoon. Waves subsiding to 7 to 10 feet occasionally to
13 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North gales to 35 knots diminishing to 20 to
30 knots after midnight. Freezing spray. A chance of snow
showers. Waves building to 8 to 11 feet occasionally to 14 feet,
then subsiding to 5 to 8 feet occasionally to 10 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
20 knots in the afternoon. Freezing spray in the morning. A
chance of snow showers. Waves subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 20 knots. A chance of
snow showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...North winds 20 to 30 knots. A chance of snow showers.
Freezing spray. Waves building to 4 to 7 feet occasionally to
9 feet, then subsiding to 3 to 5 feet occasionally to 7 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 20 knots becoming west 15 to
25 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves subsiding to 1 to
3 feet, then building to 3 to 5 feet occasionally to 7 feet.

$$

LSZ265-051700-
Lake Superior West of Line from Manitou Island to Marquette MI
Beyond 5NM from shore-
354 AM EST Tue Dec 5 2017

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.EARLY THIS MORNING...West storm force winds to 50 knots. A
chance of rain, possibly mixed with snow. Waves 5 to 8 feet
occasionally to 10 feet building to 7 to 10 feet occasionally to
13 feet.
.TODAY...West storm force winds to 55 knots. Snow. Freezing spray
in the afternoon. Waves building to 10 to 14 feet occasionally to
18 feet.
.TONIGHT...West storm force winds to 50 knots diminishing to
gales to 45 knots by midnight. Freezing spray. Numerous snow
showers. Waves subsiding to 7 to 10 feet occasionally to 13 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West gales to 40 knots veering northwest. Freezing
spray in the morning. Snow showers. Waves subsiding to 6 to
9 feet occasionally to 11 feet, then building to 7 to 10 feet
occasionally to 13 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest gales to 35 knots diminishing to
20 to 30 knots after midnight. Snow showers likely. Freezing
spray after midnight. Waves building to 8 to 11 feet occasionally
to 14 feet, then subsiding to 5 to 8 feet occasionally to
10 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 20 to 30 knots becoming west 15 to
25 knots in the afternoon. Freezing spray in the morning. A
chance of snow showers. Waves subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots. A chance of snow
showers in the evening, then snow showers likely after midnight.
Waves subsiding to 1 to 3 feet, then building to 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 20 to 30 knots veering north. Snow
showers. Freezing spray. Waves building to 4 to 7 feet
occasionally to 9 feet, then subsiding to 3 to 6 feet
occasionally to 8 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west 20 to
30 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves subsiding to 1 to
3 feet, then building to 2 to 4 feet.

$$

LSZ266-051700-
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-
354 AM EST Tue Dec 5 2017

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.EARLY THIS MORNING...Southwest gales to 45 knots with frequent
gale force gusts to 50 knots. Rain likely, possibly mixed with
snow. Waves 6 to 9 feet occasionally to 11 feet building to 7 to
10 feet occasionally to 13 feet.
.TODAY...West storm force winds to 55 knots. Rain likely in the
morning. Snow showers. Freezing spray in the afternoon. Waves
building to 15 to 20 feet occasionally to 25 feet.
.TONIGHT...West storm force winds to 55 knots diminishing to
gales to 45 knots by midnight. Freezing spray. Snow showers.
Waves subsiding to 12 to 17 feet occasionally to 21 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West gales to 40 knots veering northwest. Freezing
spray in the morning. Snow showers. Waves subsiding to 9 to
12 feet occasionally to 15 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest gales to 40 knots. Snow showers.
Freezing spray after midnight. Waves subsiding to 7 to 10 feet
occasionally to 13 feet.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 20 to 30 knots diminishing to 15 to
25 knots in the afternoon. Freezing spray in the morning. Snow
showers likely in the morning, then a chance of snow showers in
the afternoon. Waves subsiding to 3 to 5 feet occasionally to
7 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots. Snow showers likely.
Waves 3 to 5 feet occasionally to 7 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 20 to 30 knots veering north. Freezing
spray. Snow showers. Waves building to 4 to 8 feet occasionally
to 10 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west 20 to
30 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves subsiding to 2 to
4 feet, then building to 3 to 6 feet occasionally to 8 feet.

$$

LSZ267-051700-
Lake Superior from Grand Marais MI to Whitefish Point MI 5NM off
shore to the US/Canadian border-
354 AM EST Tue Dec 5 2017

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.EARLY THIS MORNING...Southwest gales to 45 knots with frequent
gale force gusts to 50 knots. Rain likely. Waves 5 to 9 feet
occasionally to 11 feet.
.TODAY...Southwest storm force winds to 55 knots becoming west
gales to 45 knots by mid afternoon. Rain likely in the morning.
Snow. Waves building to 15 to 20 feet occasionally to 25 feet.
.TONIGHT...West gales to 45 knots increasing to storm force winds
to 50 knots by midnight, then diminishing to gales to 45 knots
late. Snow showers. Waves subsiding to 12 to 17 feet occasionally
to 21 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...West gales to 40 knots veering northwest by mid
afternoon. Snow showers. Waves subsiding to 9 to 12 feet
occasionally to 15 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest gales to 35 knots becoming north
20 to 30 knots after midnight. Snow showers. Waves subsiding to
6 to 9 feet occasionally to 11 feet.
.THURSDAY...North winds 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 15 to
25 knots in the afternoon. Freezing spray in the morning. Snow
showers likely. Waves subsiding to 3 to 5 feet occasionally to
7 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots. Snow showers likely.
Waves 3 to 5 feet occasionally to 7 feet.
.FRIDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots veering north. Snow showers.
Waves building to 3 to 6 feet occasionally to 8 feet.
.SATURDAY...North winds 15 to 25 knots backing west. A chance of
snow showers. Freezing spray. Waves subsiding to 1 to 3 feet,
then building to 3 to 6 feet occasionally to 8 feet.

$$

LSZ261-051700-
MAFOR 0510/
Superior West...Storm Warning in effect...11677 14670 12660
11650. Freezing spray. Scattered snow showers from late morning
on today. Waves 8 to 11 feet building to 10 to 14 feet today.
Waves subsiding to 7 to 10 feet tonight.

Superior North Central...Storm Warning in effect...15677 11677
11667. Freezing spray this afternoon and tonight. Waves 6 to 9
feet building to 14 to 19 feet today. Waves subsiding to 10 to 14
feet tonight.

Superior South Central...Storm Warning in effect...12670 11671
14677 11667. Freezing spray this afternoon and tonight. Chance of
rain early this morning, then chance of snow and rain through mid
morning. Scattered snow showers this afternoon and tonight.
Waves 5 to 8 feet building to 10 to 15 feet today. Waves 10 to 15
feet tonight.

Superior East...Storm Warning in effect...11577 15677 11667.
Waves 6 to 9 feet building to 15 to 20 feet today. Waves 15 to 20
feet tonight.

$$

JLB

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