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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
253 PM CST THU FEB 11 2016

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...A 30.4 INCH HIGH OVER THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES WILL
SHIFT EAST TOWARDS THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC COAST BY DAYBREAK FRIDAY.
MEANWHILE...A 30.0 INCH LOW WILL SHIFT EASTWARD ACROSS THE UPPER
GREAT LAKES...AND DRIVE AN ARTIC COLD FRONT DOWN THE LAKE FRIDAY
MORNING. A STRONG 30.9 INCH HIGH WILL THEN BUILD OVER THE PLAINS
BY FRIDAY EVENING...THEN SHIFT EASTWARD OVER THE WESTERN GREAT
LAKES SATURDAY EVENING WHILE WEAKENING SLIGHTLY TO 30.6 INCHES.
THE HIGH WILL BECOME CENTERED OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC COAST BY
SUNDAY NIGHT.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-868-120430-
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-
253 PM CST THU FEB 11 2016

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI NORTH

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT INCREASING TO GALES TO 40 KT.
FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING... THEN CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
8 FT BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 13 FT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST GALES TO 40 KT DIMINISHING TO 35 KT.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 8 TO 11 FT OCCASIONALLY
TO 14 FT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT. FREEZING SPRAY IN THE
MORNING. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY
TO 10 FT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7
FT SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES
4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST. WAVES 1 TO
3 FT.

$$

LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-120430-
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-
253 PM CST THU FEB 11 2016

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI SOUTH

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS THIS EVENING...THEN SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
7 FT.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST GALES TO 40 KT.
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. FREEZING SPRAY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 13 FT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST GALES TO 40 KT DIMINISHING TO 35 KT.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 10 TO 14 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 18 FT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
FREEZING SPRAY IN THE MORNING. SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 7 TO 10 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 13 FT SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
9 FT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BACKING TO
SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 KT OVERNIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SNOW LIKELY. WAVES 4 TO
6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.

$$

LMZ761-120430-
MAFOR 1122/
MICHIGAN NORTH...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...
12620 12630 12747 19741 12751. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS TONIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FT BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT
TONIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT BUILDING TO 7 TO 10
FT OCCASIONALLY TO 13 FT FRIDAY.

MICHIGAN SOUTH...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...
12620 12630 12640 12751. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS THIS
EVENING...THEN SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS FRIDAY MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT TONIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 13 FT
FRIDAY.

$$


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