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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
346 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE HURON

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 OVER THE SOUTH END OF LAKE HURON...29.50
INCHES...WILL DRIFT TOWARD LAKE ONTARIO TODAY. THIS WILL PRODUCE
INCREASING NORTH WIND OVER LAKE HURON AND LOWER MICHIGAN WHICH WILL
BRING ARCTIC AIR INTO THE REGION TONIGHT. EXPECT BUILDING WAVES...
NUMEROUS SNOW SQUALLS...AND POSSIBLY FREEZING SPRAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. THE WIND WILL DIMINISH BUT ARCTIC AIR WILL
REMAIN IN PLACE AS HIGH PRESSURE...30.80 INCHES...MOVES INTO THE
WESTERN GREAT LAKES FOR THE END OF THE WEEK.

LHZ361-100915-
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
346 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN
THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO
4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY
MID AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE EAST BY LATE
MORNING...THEN VEERING TO THE SOUTH LATE...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.


$$

LHZ362-363-100915-
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
346 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREEZING SPRAY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 5 TO
7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS.
FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
4 TO 6 FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO
6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BACKING TO THE WEST BY LATE
MORNING...THEN BACKING TO THE SOUTH LATE...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY LATE
EVENING.


$$

LHZ462>464-100915-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
346 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. FREEZING
SPRAY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 10 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. FREEZING SPRAY.
SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY EARLY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 5 TO
7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. FREEZING SPRAY. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 10 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING
TO 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BACKING TO THE WEST BY
LATE MORNING...THEN BACKING TO THE SOUTH LATE...INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY LATE EVENING.


$$

LHZ461-100915-
MAFOR 0922/
HURON NORTH 15827 11810 11720. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE
WEDNESDAY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 6
FEET. 220204.

HURON SOUTH 13827 12737 13727. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET WITH MAXIMUM
WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 9 FEET. 210305 210406.

$$

RK

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