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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
850 AM CST FRI MAR 6 2015

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...AN EXPANSIVE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE AVERAGING 30.6
INCHES...STRETCHING FROM TEXAS TO NEW ENGLAND THIS MORNING...WILL
GRADUALLY SAG SOUTHWARD THROUGH SATURDAY. MEANWHILE...A 29.6 INCH
LOW OVER NORTHERN ONTARIO WILL REACH NORTHERN QUEBEC THIS EVENING.
A SECOND 29.7 INCH LOW WILL QUICKLY TRACK EASTWARD FROM SOUTHERN
MANITOBA THIS EVENING...AND OVER THE UPPER GREAT LAKES SATURDAY. A
WEAK RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE AT 30.1 INCHES WILL MOVE OVER LAKE
MICHIGAN SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. ANOTHER LOW AVERAGING
29.3 INCHES IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT OVER NORTHERN MANITOBA MONDAY
EVENING AND INTO QUEBEC ON TUESDAY.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-868-062245-
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-
850 AM CST FRI MAR 6 2015

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI NORTH

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT. OCCASIONAL GALE FORCE
GUSTS TO 35 KT POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON. FREEZING SPRAY LIKELY.
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 15 FT
THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST EARLY IN
THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE. CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT
OVERNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.

WAVE FORECAST IS FOR ICE FREE AREAS

$$

LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-062245-
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-
850 AM CST FRI MAR 6 2015

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI SOUTH

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT. FREEZING SPRAY LIKELY.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 13 FT
THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT
FROM LATE EVENING ON. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT OVERNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING WEST EARLY IN
THE AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT LATE. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1
TO 3 FT OVERNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST. CHANCE OF
SNOW OR SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT
OVERNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.

WAVE FORECAST IS FOR ICE FREE AREAS

$$
LMZ761-062245-
MAFOR 0616/
MICHIGAN NORTH 11540 12540 19550 12530 13520. FREEZING SPRAY
LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS TONIGHT AND SATURDAY
MORNING. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT BUILDING TO 8 TO 12
FT OCCASIONALLY TO 15 FT THIS AFTERNOON...THEN SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT TONIGHT...AND TO 4 TO 6 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT SATURDAY MORNING.

MICHIGAN SOUTH 13541 11540 14530. FREEZING SPRAY LIKELY THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT BUILDING TO 7 TO
10 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 13 FT THIS AFTERNOON...THEN SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8
FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT TONIGHT...AND TO 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY
TO 8 FT SATURDAY MORNING.

$$

KJB





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