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OPEN LAKE FORECAST for Lake Michigan
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
253 PM CDT Thu Oct 12 2017

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...A ridge of high pressure of 30.2 inches over the lake
will shift over the Atlantic Coast by Friday evening. Low
pressure will move across Hudson Bay Friday with a trailing cold
front moving down the lake Friday night. This front will become
stationary over the southern tip of the lake Saturday as low
pressure of 29.6 inches develops over Iowa. This low will lift
across the middle Mississippi Valley Saturday afternoon and
evening causing the front to surge back north as a warm front. The
low will continue northeast across the lake Saturday night while
dragging another cold front across the lake by Sunday morning.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-868-130330-
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 CDT Thu Oct 12 2017

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI NORTH...

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 20 kt becoming southwest 15 to
25 kt. Slight chance of rain this evening...then chance of rain
overnight. Waves 3 to 5 ft.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 kt diminishing to 10 to 20 kt
late in the afternoon. Slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
Waves 3 to 5 ft.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 kt becoming northeast 15 to
25 kt late. Chance of showers. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
.SATURDAY...East winds 15 to 25 kt increasing to 30 kt. Chance of
showers in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms in the
afternoon. Waves 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds to 30 kt becoming southwest
gales to 40 kt overnight. Showers and thunderstorms in the
evening...then showers likely overnight. Waves 4 to 6 ft
occasionally to 8 ft building to 6 to 9 ft occasionally to 12 ft.
.SUNDAY...Northwest gales to 45 kt diminishing to gales to 40 kt.
Chance of showers. Waves 7 to 10 ft occasionally to 13 ft.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds to 30 kt becoming west 10 to
20 kt overnight. Waves 4 to 7 ft occasionally to 9 ft subsiding
to 3 to 5 ft.
.MONDAY...West winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds to 30 kt. Waves 4 to 6 ft occasionally
to 8 ft.

$$

LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-130330-
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 CDT Thu Oct 12 2017

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI SOUTH...

.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 20 kt becoming southwest. Slight
chance of rain. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 20 kt becoming south 10 to 15 kt.
Slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 kt becoming southeast 10 to
20 kt. Showers in the evening...then showers with thunderstorms
likely overnight. Waves 1 to 3 ft subsiding to 1 to 2 ft.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 20 kt becoming south 15 to
25 kt. Showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the morning...
then showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves 3 to 5 ft.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds to 30 kt becoming southwest gales
to 40 kt. Showers and thunderstorms in the evening... then showers
overnight. Waves 4 to 7 ft occasionally to 9 ft building to 7 to
10 ft occasionally to 13 ft.
.SUNDAY...West gales to 45 kt becoming northwest gales to 40 kt.
Chance of showers in the morning. Waves 8 to 11 ft occasionally
to 14 ft.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds to 30 kt diminishing to 10 to
20 kt overnight. Waves 5 to 8 ft occasionally to 10 ft subsiding
to 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft.
.MONDAY...West winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
.TUESDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves 3 to 5 ft.

$$

LMZ761-130330-
MAFOR 1221/
MICHIGAN NORTH 11320 12420 14530 11530. Chance of rain late this
evening. Waves 3 to 5 feet.

MICHIGAN SOUTH 13420 14520 11420. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

$$


JEE

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