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FZUS63 KMQT 191501
GLFLS

Open Lake Forecast for Lake Superior
National Weather Service Marquette MI
1001 AM EST Fri Jan 19 2018

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...A 29.3 inch low pressure system across southern
Manitoba this morning will track eastward to central Quebec by
midday Saturday. Early Sunday morning, a 29.6 inch low over the
Colorado Rockies will eject into the central Plains and deepen to
29.4 inches as it moves across the western Great Lakes late
Monday. The low will reach Quebec late on Tuesday with an area of
high pressure averaging 30.3 inches developing over Saskatchewan
and Manitoba.

LSZ162-192315-
Lake Superior west of a line from Saxon Harbor WI to Grand
Portage MN beyond 5NM-
1001 AM EST Fri Jan 19 2018 /901 AM CST Fri Jan 19 2018/

.REST OF TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. Waves 2 to
4 feet building to 3 to 6 feet occasionally to 8 feet, then
subsiding to 3 to 5 feet occasionally to 7 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 20 knots veering west by
midnight, then diminishing to 5 to 15 knots late. Waves subsiding
to 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots. Waves subsiding to calm to
2 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots veering northeast
after midnight. Waves calm to 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots
in the afternoon. Waves building to 2 to 4 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 20 to 30 knots increasing to gales to
35 knots after midnight. A chance of snow in the evening. A
chance of freezing rain. Snow after midnight. Freezing spray
after midnight. Waves building to 7 to 10 feet occasionally to
13 feet.
.MONDAY...Northeast gales to 40 knots backing north. Freezing
spray. Snow. Waves subsiding to 5 to 8 feet occasionally to
10 feet.
.TUESDAY...North winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots. A chance of snow showers. Waves subsiding to calm to
2 feet.

Note, wave height forecasts are for ice free areas.

$$

LSZ263-192315-
Lake Superior from Saxon Harbor WI to Upper Entrance to Portage
Canal MI 5NM off shore to the US/Canadian border including Isle
Royale National Park-
1001 AM EST Fri Jan 19 2018

.REST OF TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots. A slight chance
of rain showers in the afternoon. Waves 3 to 5 feet occasionally
to 7 feet building to 4 to 7 feet occasionally to 9 feet, then
subsiding to 3 to 6 feet occasionally to 8 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
20 knots late. Waves subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots. Waves subsiding to calm to
2 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots veering northeast
after midnight. Waves calm to 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 20 knots becoming east 15 to
25 knots in the afternoon. Waves building to 2 to 4 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 20 to 30 knots increasing to gales to
35 knots after midnight. A chance of snow, possibly mixed with
freezing rain. Waves building to 6 to 9 feet occasionally to
11 feet.
.MONDAY...Northeast gales to 40 knots. Freezing spray. Snow.
Waves building to 8 to 11 feet occasionally to 14 feet, then
subsiding to 6 to 9 feet occasionally to 11 feet.
.TUESDAY...North winds 20 to 30 knots diminishing to 10 to
20 knots. Heavy freezing spray. A chance of snow showers. Waves
subsiding to calm to 2 feet.

Note, wave height forecasts are for ice free areas.

$$

LSZ264-192315-
Lake Superior from Upper Entrance to Portage Canal to Manitou
Island MI 5NM off shore to the US/Canadian Border-
1001 AM EST Fri Jan 19 2018

.REST OF TODAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots veering west by
mid afternoon. A slight chance of rain showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet
building to 4 to 7 feet occasionally to 9 feet, then subsiding to
3 to 6 feet occasionally to 8 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 25 knots. A slight chance of rain
showers in the evening. Waves subsiding to 3 to 6 feet
occasionally to 8 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots by late morning, then backing west by mid afternoon.
Waves subsiding to calm to 2 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots veering north after
midnight. A slight chance of rain in the evening. Waves calm to
2 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 20 knots. Waves building to 2 to
4 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to
30 knots after midnight. A chance of snow. Freezing spray after
midnight. Waves building to 5 to 8 feet occasionally to 10 feet.
.MONDAY...Northeast gales to 40 knots. Heavy freezing spray.
Snow. Waves building to 5 to 9 feet occasionally to 11 feet.
.TUESDAY...North gales to 35 knots diminishing to 15 to 25 knots.
Heavy freezing spray. A chance of snow showers. Waves subsiding
to 1 to 3 feet.

Note, wave height forecasts are for ice free areas.

$$

LSZ265-192315-
Lake Superior West of Line from Manitou Island to Marquette MI
Beyond 5NM from shore-
1001 AM EST Fri Jan 19 2018

.REST OF TODAY...South winds 10 to 20 knots becoming southwest
5 to 15 knots. Waves calm to 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...West winds 10 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots
by midnight. Waves building to 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots. Waves subsiding to calm to 2 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots. Waves calm to 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to
25 knots in the afternoon. Waves building to 1 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 20 to 30 knots increasing to gales to
35 knots after midnight. A chance of snow in the evening. A
chance of freezing rain. Snow likely after midnight. Waves
building to 5 to 8 feet occasionally to 10 feet.
.MONDAY...East gales to 35 knots becoming northeast gales to
40 knots. Snow, then snow showers. Freezing spray. Waves building
to 8 to 11 feet occasionally to 14 feet.
.TUESDAY...North gales to 35 knots becoming northwest 15 to
25 knots. Heavy freezing spray. Snow showers. Waves subsiding to
1 to 3 feet.

Note, wave height forecasts are for ice free areas.

$$

LSZ266-192315-
Lake Superior East of a line from Manitou Island to Marquette MI
and West of a line from Grand Marais MI to the US/Canadian Border
Beyond 5NM from shore-
1001 AM EST Fri Jan 19 2018

.REST OF TODAY...South winds 15 to 25 knots veering southwest by
mid afternoon. A slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 6 feet occasionally to 8 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots veering northwest late.
A slight chance of rain showers in the evening. Waves 3 to 6 feet
occasionally to 8 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots. Waves subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots veering north after
midnight. Waves subsiding to calm to 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 20 knots. Waves building to 1 to
3 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to
30 knots after midnight. A chance of snow. Waves building to 5 to
8 feet occasionally to 10 feet.
.MONDAY...East gales to 35 knots becoming northeast gales to
40 knots. Freezing spray. Snow. Waves building to 8 to 11 feet
occasionally to 14 feet.
.TUESDAY...North gales to 40 knots diminishing to 20 to 30 knots.
Freezing spray. Snow showers. Waves subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.

Note, wave height forecasts are for ice free areas.

$$

LSZ267-192315-
Lake Superior from Grand Marais MI to Whitefish Point MI 5NM off
shore to the US/Canadian border-
1001 AM EST Fri Jan 19 2018

.REST OF TODAY...South winds 15 to 25 knots veering southwest by
mid afternoon. A slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet occasionally to 7 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots veering west by
midnight. A slight chance of rain showers in the evening. Waves
subsiding to 2 to 4 feet, then building to 3 to 6 feet
occasionally to 8 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
20 knots by mid afternoon. Waves subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots veering northeast
after midnight. A slight chance of freezing rain after midnight.
Waves subsiding to calm to 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 20 knots. Waves calm to 2 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to
30 knots after midnight. A chance of snow. Patchy blowing snow
after midnight. Waves building to 3 to 5 feet occasionally to
7 feet.
.MONDAY...East gales to 35 knots becoming northeast gales to
40 knots. Patchy blowing snow. Freezing spray. Snow. Waves
building to 4 to 8 feet occasionally to 10 feet.
.TUESDAY...North gales to 35 knots diminishing to 15 to 25 knots.
Patchy blowing snow. Freezing spray. Snow showers. Waves building
to 5 to 8 feet occasionally to 10 feet, then subsiding to 2 to
4 feet.

Note, wave height forecasts are for ice free areas.

$$
LSZ261-192315-
MAFOR 1916/
Superior West 13530 12630 12620 11610. Waves 3 to 6 feet this
afternoon, subsiding to 1 to 3 feet tonight through Saturday
morning.

Superior North Central 12530 14630 11730 11720. Waves 3 to 7 feet
this afternoon through tonight. Waves 2 to 5 feet Saturday
morning.

Superior South Central 12420 11510 11520 13630 11720. Waves 1 to
4 feet.

Superior East 11430 11530 11520 11530 12630 12730. Waves 3 to 6
feet.

$$

KCW

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