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GREAT LAKES ICE OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
522 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

ACTIVE WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES ON THE GREAT LAKES CAN
BE FOUND AT...HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GREATLAKES/?C=HAZ&L=GL&P=A

5 DAY ICE DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE ACROSS WISCONSIN TUESDAY WILL WEAKEN AND A NEW STRONGER
LOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE DEEP SOUTH AND MOVE NORTH TO MICHIGAN
FOR WEDNESDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN RELATIVELY MILD AS THIS
STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL PULL WARM AIR NORTHWARD ACROSS THE EASTERN
LAKES. THERE WILL BE NO NEW ICE AND SOME DETERIORATION IS POSSIBLE
FOR THE LIMITED ICE COVER ACROSS THE NORTHERN LAKES. WINDS WILL
INCREASE ON THE LAKES WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY AS THIS LOW DEEPENS
AND MOVES ACROSS NORTHERN LAKE HURON. SOME GALE FORCE WINDS ARE
LIKELY. AS THIS LOW PULLS NORTHEAST AWAY FROM THE LAKES THURSDAY...A
RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER THE GREAT LAKES FROM THE SOUTH FOR THURSDAY
AND FRIDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE TO THE NORTHERN LAKES WITH LOW
PRESSURE DEVELOPING ALONG IT. THE LOW WILL MOVE TO ONTARIO BY
SATURDAY MORNING AND IT WILL TAKE THE COLD FRONT ACROSS THE
REMAINDER OF THE LAKES FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. THIS WILL BE THE
FIRST TIME THIS WEEK THAT TEMPERATURES WILL BE CLOSE TO
NORMAL...WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES EXPECTED PRIOR TO SATURDAY.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE NORMAL TO MUCH ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS ALL OF
THE GREAT LAKES THROUGH FRIDAY.  THESE TEMPERATURES WILL RESULT IN
LITTLE ICE GROWTH IN THE SMALLER BAYS AROUND LAKES SUPERIOR AND
HURON AND AROUND GREEN BAY. NO ICE FORMATION WILL OCCUR ON LAKE ERIE
THIS WEEK. TEMPERATURES WILL BE CLOSER TO NORMAL SATURDAY.

THE GREAT LAKES ICE ANALYSIS PRODUCTS CAN BE FOUND AT:

HTTP://WWW.NATICE.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/GREAT_LAKES.HTML

AND

HTTP://WWW.GLERL.NOAA.GOV/DATA/ICE/#CURRENTCONDITIONS

              TEMPERATURE  FORECASTS FOR SELECTED CITIES

 LOCATION   12/23   12/24   12/25   12/26   12/27   12/28
   DULUTH  32  34  30  33  22  29  20  24   4  11  -2  11
MARQUETTE  31  36  33  33  28  33  26  32  19  22   9  18
 GREENBAY  35  39  32  36  27  33  25  33  14  20   5  17
MILWAUKEE  37  45  33  38  30  38  30  38  23  27  17  25
  CHICAGO  39  45  36  37  30  39  32  39  23  29  18  26
 MUSKEGON  37  46  41  43  33  37  28  40  30  33  21  27
   ALPENA  33  40  37  39  32  35  26  35  25  30  18  24
  DETROIT  37  48  42  46  33  38  32  42  33  35  24  30
   TOLEDO  38  50  46  50  33  38  32  42  27  35  21  30
CLEVELAND  38  52  48  52  37  38  33  47  31  38  22  31
  BUFFALO  34  48  44  53  37  41  33  45  33  38  28  30

A FULL GRAPHICAL FORECAST OF THE GREAT LAKES FORECAST TEMPERATURES
CAN BE FOUND AT:
HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GREATLAKES/?C=MAP&L=GL&P=A&M=TE

WIND FORECAST FOR THE GREAT LAKES...
WINDS WILL BE EAST-SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE LAKES TONIGHT WITH THE
STRONGEST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KNOTS ACROSS NORTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN. ON
TUESDAY WINDS ON SUPERIOR WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHEAST AND INCREASE
TO 20 TO 30 KNOTS. LIGHTER EAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS NORTHERN
LAKES MICHIGAN AND HURON. LIGHT SOUTH WINDS WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN EXTENT OF THE LAKES. WINDS ON TUESDAY NIGHT WILL BE 20
KNOTS OR LESS...NORTH-NORTHEAST ACROSS THE WESTERN LAKES WITH
LIGHT/VARIABLE ACROSS THE EASTERN LAKES.

A FULL GRAPHICAL FORECAST OF WIND ON THE GREAT LAKES CAN BE FOUND AT:
HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GREATLAKES/?C=MAP&L=GL&P=A&M=WS

FREEZING DEGREE DAY ACCUMULATIONS AT SELECTED STATIONS
COMPARED TO NORMAL CALCULATED ON MON DEC 22:

LOCATION           DATE   NORMAL CURRENT
----------------------------------------

   DULUTH,   MN  DEC   21  452  518
MARQUETTE,   MI  DEC   21  334  542
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  DEC   21  186  326
 GREENBAY,   WI  DEC   21  215  302
MILWAUKEE,   WI  DEC   21   88  105
  CHICAGO,   IL  DEC   21   65   73
 MUSKEGON,   MI  DEC   21   23   13
   ALPENA,   MI  DEC   21  119  175
  DETROIT,   MI  DEC   21   25   13
   TOLEDO,   OH  DEC   21   31   14
CLEVELAND,   OH  DEC   21    5    8
  BUFFALO,   NY  DEC   21   24   13


NORMAL TEMPS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS AROUND THE
GREAT LAKES FOR MON DEC 22

LOCATION     HIGH LOW
----------------------------------------------

    DULUTH,MN  19   2
 MARQUETTE,MI  24  11
  GREENBAY,WI  19   2
 MILWAUKEE,WI  32  20
   CHICAGO,IL  32  17
  MUSKEGON,MI  30  16
    ALPENA,MI  19   2
   DETROIT,MI  33  20
    TOLEDO,OH  33  19
 CLEVELAND,OH  35  22
   BUFFALO,NY  33  21


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OUDEMAN




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