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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
250 AM CDT WED MAR 25 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...LOW OF 29.6 INCHES OVER EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA WILL
MOVE EAST ACROSS NORTHERN MINNESOTA TODAY WHILE A SECOND LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM OF 29.7 INCHES OVER CENTRAL ILLINOIS LIFTS
NORTHEAST OVER SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN EARLY THIS MORNING. THESE
TWO LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS WILL MERGE ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN ONTARIO BY
EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN MOVE NORTHEAST OVER QUEBEC TONIGHT.
ANOTHER AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OF 29.7 INCHES OVER THE SOUTHERN
PLAINS WILL LIFT NORTHEAST THROUGH THE MID MISSISSIPPI AND OHIO
VALLEYS WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...THEN TO NEW ENGLAND
THURSDAY EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE OF 30.5 INCHES WILL THEN MOVE FROM
CENTRAL CANADA TO THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES THROUGH LATE WEEK.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-868-251545-
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-
250 AM CDT WED MAR 25 2015

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI NORTH

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST THIS
MORNING. FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW THIS MORNING WITH A CHANCE OF
RAIN OR SNOW THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
20 KT LATE. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6
FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING NORTH TO 30 KT.
CHANCE OF SNOW AND SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS TO 30 KT. WAVES 7 TO 10 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 13 FT.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS TO 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES
7 TO 10 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 13 FT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KT. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KT BACKING TO SOUTHWEST 10 TO
20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KT BECOMING WEST LATE. CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW. WAVES 8 TO 11 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 14 FT.

$$

LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-251545-
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-
250 AM CDT WED MAR 25 2015

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI SOUTH

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 25 KT SWITCHING TO THE SOUTHWEST
15 TO 25 KT EARLY THIS MORNING. CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING. WAVES
5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
7 FT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING NORTH TO 30 KT.
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS TO 30 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 13 FT.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS TO 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES
7 TO 10 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 13 FT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KT EASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
OVERNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BACKING TO SOUTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT SATURDAY NIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FT DURING THE DAY...THEN BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9
FT SATURDAY NIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
WAVES 8 TO 11 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 14 FT.

$$

LMZ761-251545-
MAFOR 2510/
MICHIGAN NORTH 11230 11430 14530 12630. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
TODAY. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.

MICHIGAN SOUTH 11336 14530 13630. CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS
MORNING. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT TODAY AND TONIGHT.

$$


KJB


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