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OPEN LAKE FORECAST for Lake Michigan
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
234 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

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 of the highest 1/3 of the wave, along with the
average height of the highest 10% of the waves which will
occasionally be encountered.

.SYNOPSIS...Low pressure of 29.3 inches across Hudson Bay will
steer a cold front across the lake this evening. High pressure of
30.4 inches will move into the Ohio Valley by early Sunday, with
weaker ridging extending north across the western Lakes. Low
pressure of 29.6 inches will move from the Plains to the northern
Lakes by Sunday night, trailing a cold front across northern
parts of the lake early Monday. This front will stall, and
another low of 29.7 inches will move across southern portions of
the lake later in the day. Another weak low will move along the
front on Tuesday, before the front slowly moves southeast Tuesday
night. High pressure of 30.6 inches will build into the region
early Thursday.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-868-180515-
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-
234 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI NORTH...

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds to 30 kt veering to west and diminishing
to 10 to 20 kt. Slight chance of snow this evening. Waves 5 to 8
ft occasionally to 10 ft subsiding to 3 to 5 ft.
.SUNDAY...West winds 10 to 15 kt becoming south 10 to 20 kt late
in the morning...then increasing to gales to 40 kt in the
afternoon. Chance of snow in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 ft
building to 10 to 14 ft occasionally to 18 ft.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South gales to 40 kt becoming southwest 10 to
20 kt. Chance of snow in the evening. Waves 10 to 14 ft
occasionally to 18 ft subsiding to 6 to 9 ft occasionally to
12 ft late.
.MONDAY...North winds 10 to 20 kt becoming northeast to 30 kt in
the afternoon. Chance of snow and rain showers in the morning...
then rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Waves 4 to 7 ft
occasionally to 9 ft.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds to 30 kt. Rain showers, possibly
mixed with snow and sleet. Waves 4 to 7 ft occasionally to 9 ft
subsiding to 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft overnight.
.TUESDAY...North winds 10 to 20 kt. Rain showers likely in the
morning...then snow showers likely in the afternoon, possibly
mixed with sleet or freezing rain. Waves 3 to 5 ft.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 25 kt. Chance of snow and
freezing rain. Waves 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves 3 to 5 ft.
.THURSDAY...West winds 10 to 15 kt becoming south. Waves 1 to
2 ft.

$$

LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-180515-
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-
234 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI SOUTH...

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 kt veering to west. Snow
ending this evening. Waves 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft
subsiding to 3 to 5 ft late.
.SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 kt increasing to 15 to 25 kt late
in the morning...then increasing to gales to 35 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 ft building to 8 to 11 ft occasionally to
14 ft.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South gales to 35 kt diminishing to 15 to 25 kt
overnight. Chance of rain overnight. Waves 8 to 12 ft
occasionally to 16 ft subsiding to 5 to 8 ft occasionally to
10 ft.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 25 kt. Rain showers likely in the
morning...then rain showers in the afternoon. Waves 4 to 6 ft
occasionally to 8 ft.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 kt veering to northwest.
Rain showers. Waves 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 20 kt veering to southwest. Rain
showers. Waves 3 to 5 ft.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 25 kt. Wintry mix. Waves 3
to 5 ft building to 4 to 7 ft occasionally to 9 ft overnight.
.WEDNESDAY...North winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves 4 to 7 ft
occasionally to 9 ft.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 kt becoming east. Waves 1 to
3 ft.

$$

LMZ761-180515-
MAFOR 1722/
MICHIGAN NORTH...Gale Warning in effect...11540 12640 11630 11620
11510 11430 11450. Chance of snow early Sunday afternoon. Waves 5
to 8 ft occasionally to 10 ft subsiding to 3 to 5 ft tonight, then building
to 8 to 12 ft occasionally to 15 ft Sunday afternoon.

MICHIGAN SOUTH...Gale Warning in effect...11537 13630 11610 11420
11430 11450. Chance of snow this evening. Waves 4 to 6 ft
occasionally to 8 ft tonight. Waves 2 to 4 ft building to 7 to 10
ft occasionally to 13 ft Sunday afternoon.

$$


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