Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
944 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

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.

LHZ422-231015-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
944 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS THIS EVENING. PATCHY LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS EARLY. LIGHT SHOWERS LATE.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT
SHOWERS BY AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE AFTER MIDNIGHT...BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE.
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. RAIN.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

WAVES OMITTED DUE TO ICE COVERAGE.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LHZ421-231015-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
944 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. CLOUDY. PATCHY
LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT
SHOWERS EARLY. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4
FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE. LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
LIGHT SHOWERS BY AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING...THEN VEERING TO THE NORTH LATE.
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. RAIN. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LHZ441-231015-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
944 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY.
A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY
LATE. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS BY AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO
5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING...THEN VEERING TO THE NORTHWEST
LATE. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. RAIN. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LHZ442-231015-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
944 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY.
A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY
LATE. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS BY AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO
5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING...THEN BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE LATE.
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
LATE. RAIN. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LHZ443-231015-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
944 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. CLOUDY. LIGHT
SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE. LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
LIGHT SHOWERS BY AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET LATE.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE OVERNIGHT. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS LATE. RAIN. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LEZ444-231015-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
944 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS...THEN LIGHT
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
LATE. CLOUDY. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY EARLY...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT
SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE AFTER MIDNIGHT...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE.
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN LIGHT
SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS LATE. LIGHT RAIN. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

GALES WILL BE POSSIBLE BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO
THE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

SEE LAKE ERIE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE AT BELLE ISLE IS 36.0 DEGREES.

$$

RBP

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