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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
943 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE HURON

WAVES ARE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT - THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT IS THE AVERAGE OF
THE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM.

.SYNOPSIS...LOW PRESSURE...29.90 INCHES...SLIDING THROUGH GEORGIAN
BAY THIS MORNING WILL SEND AN ARCTIC FRONT SOUTH THROUGH THE CENTRAL
GREAT LAKES THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE OF 30.50
INCHES WILL THEN BUILD INTO THE AREA THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...MOVING
OVER THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES ON SUNDAY.

LHZ361-122100-
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
943 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES BY AFTERNOON. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS BY LATE MORNING. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY LATE. WAVES 6 TO
9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES...BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY EARLY IN THE EVENING. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS MAINLY BEFORE
MIDNIGHT...BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET BY MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET LATE.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE WEST
LATE...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

$$

LHZ363-122100-
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
943 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH
GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES IN THE AFTERNOON...BECOMING NORTHWEST TO
30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOT GALES LATE. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING. SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET...BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET LATE. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 18 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOT
GALES...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES
OVERNIGHT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING. SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 12 TO 16 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 12 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
20 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS BY
MID AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
12 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. FREEZING SPRAY
IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BACKING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY LATE EVENING.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

$$

LHZ362-122100-
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
943 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS
LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH
GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES IN THE AFTERNOON...INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS
WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOT GALES LATE. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE MORNING. SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
6 TO 9 FEET...BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 18 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOT
GALES...BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOT GALES
BY LATE EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS
TO 30 KNOTS LATE. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
IN THE EVENING. SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 10 TO
14 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 18 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY EARLY. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS
EARLY...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT...THEN
DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO
6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.


$$

LHZ462>464-122100-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
943 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES...BECOMING NORTHWEST TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOT
GALES LATE. FREEZING SPRAY LATE IN THE MORNING. FREEZING SPRAY
LATE. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY BY LATE MORNING. SNOW SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 5 TO
7 FEET...BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 18 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 30 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 45 KNOT GALES. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 12 TO 16 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 20 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 8 TO
12 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 15 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
35 KNOT GALES...BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS OVERNIGHT.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET BY MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY LATE EVENING.


$$

LHZ461-122100-
MAFOR 1216/
HURON NORTH...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11727 11742 19752 11742
19762 11842 19852 11837 13827. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT
AROUND 11 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 8 TO 12 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4
TO 6 FEET OVERNIGHT WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 15 FEET
TONIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 6 FEET
SATURDAY MORNING. 220609.

HURON SOUTH...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11637 11747 19757 13757
11847 19857 12737. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FEET
WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 15 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 12
TO 16 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 20 FEET TONIGHT. WAVES
6 TO 9 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 12 FEET SATURDAY
MORNING. 210406 210508.

$$

CB

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