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GREAT LAKES ICE OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
507 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

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...

THE COLD WILL SLOWLY LESSEN IT`S GRIP ON THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES INTO
NEXT WEEK BUT AREAS THAT HAVE SEEN ICE GROWTH THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS
WILL CONTINUE TO EXPERIENCE ISSUES WITH THE ICE THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS
TEMPERATURES WILL NOT GET MUCH ABOVE FREEZING. THIS WILL INCLUDE PARTS OF
WHITEFISH BAY, THE SAINT MARY`S RIVER AND THE STRAITS OF MACKINAC. EAST
TO NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 30 KNOTS MAY HINDER ICE BREAKING OPERATIONS AND
MAY RESULT IN DIFFICULTY KEEPING TRACKS OPEN. WARMER WEATHER AND LIGHTER
WINDS EARLY NEXT WEEK WILL RESULT IN INCREASING ICE DETERIORATION ON THE
NORTHERN LAKES NEXT WEEK.

THE WARMER WEATHER WILL BE MORE PRONOUNCED ON THE SOUTHERN LAKES WHERE
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE INTO NEXT WEEK WITH VERY LITTLE OR
NO ICE.

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

     MAX WIND (KNOTS) AT EACH SITE FOR THE 12 HOUR FCST PERIOD

       LOCATION   TONIGHT      SAT  SAT NIGHT      SUN  SUN NIGHT
  WEST SUPERIOR      070/20    070/22    080/16    060/11    340/06
   MID SUPERIOR      060/19    110/16    120/19    110/14    360/10
  EAST SUPERIOR      070/20    090/16    120/21    110/16    340/09
 NORTH MICHIGAN      070/24    070/24    080/21    080/14    040/09
 SOUTH MICHIGAN      080/24    090/24    100/20    140/12    300/06
    NORTH HURON      060/18    080/23    100/23    090/18    120/05
      MID HURON      050/20    060/20    090/15    130/13    220/07
    SOUTH HURON      030/14    100/16    120/17    130/14    220/08
      WEST ERIE      260/07    070/21    080/19    150/12    230/10
      EAST ERIE      040/16    050/21    050/19    160/14    200/10
CENTRAL ONTARIO      040/16    060/22    100/22    100/21    150/12

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

        TEMPERATURE  FORECASTS FOR SELECTED CITIES

 LOCATION   03/25   03/26   03/27   03/28   03/29   03/30
   DULUTH  28  37  29  37  30  45  31  47  30  46  33  50
MARQUETTE  31  35  31  36  33  37  32  39  30  38  32  43
 GREENBAY  34  38  35  44  36  46  35  49  32  47  34  50
MILWAUKEE  38  42  41  48  41  48  38  46  35  46  37  48
  CHICAGO  43  52  47  55  45  52  41  46  38  47  39  50
 MUSKEGON  41  46  41  51  42  52  39  49  33  49  34  51
   ALPENA  31  34  32  40  36  48  35  46  31  43  30  43
  DETROIT  44  47  41  56  48  61  48  57  37  51  35  52
   TOLEDO  52  62  47  61  48  63  47  58  38  53  36  54
CLEVELAND  51  60  49  60  49  60  48  56  39  49  37  51
  BUFFALO  37  38  37  62  47  54  45  55  37  47  32  48

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

FREEZING DEGREE DAY ACCUMULATIONS AT SELECTED STATIONS
COMPARED TO NORMAL CALCULATED ON FRI MAR 24:

LOCATION           DATE   NORMAL CURRENT
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   DULUTH,   MN  MAR   23 1980 1458
MARQUETTE,   MI  MAR   23 1746 1360
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  MAR   23 1406  873
 GREENBAY,   WI  MAR   23 1223  615
MILWAUKEE,   WI  MAR   23  607  157
  CHICAGO,   IL  MAR   23  404   18
 MUSKEGON,   MI  MAR   23  370   24
   ALPENA,   MI  MAR   23 1057  627
  DETROIT,   MI  MAR   23  299   14
   TOLEDO,   OH  MAR   23  294   37
CLEVELAND,   OH  MAR   23   78    2
  BUFFALO,   NY  MAR   23  503   81


NORMAL TEMPS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS AROUND THE
GREAT LAKES FOR FRI MAR 24

LOCATION     HIGH LOW
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    DULUTH,MN  40  22
 MARQUETTE,MI  39  23
  GREENBAY,WI  40  22
 MILWAUKEE,WI  48  30
   CHICAGO,IL  51  33
  MUSKEGON,MI  47  31
    ALPENA,MI  40  22
   DETROIT,MI  51  32
    TOLEDO,OH  52  32
 CLEVELAND,OH  52  33
   BUFFALO,NY  47  30

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