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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
951 AM EST WED FEB 3 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...AN ELONGATED REGION OF LOW PRESSURE...29.50
INCHES...EXTENDING FROM IOWA TO SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN EARLY THIS
MORNING WILL LIFT INTO NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN AND LAKE HURON BY
LATE MORNING. THE LOW WILL THEN LIFT OFF INTO CANADA THIS
AFTERNOON...DRIVING A SECONDARY COLD FRONT ACROSS THE SOUTHERN GREAT
LAKES. HIGH PRESSURE...30.40 INCHES...WILL EXPAND INTO THE OHIO
VALLEY FROM THE WEST ON THURSDAY...WHILE WEAK SURFACE TROUGHING
LINGERS ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

LHZ361-032130-
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
951 AM EST WED FEB 3 2016

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE MORNING...
BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE...THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. FREEZING SPRAY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 FEET OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.


$$

LHZ362-363-032130-
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
951 AM EST WED FEB 3 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 TO
6 FEET...BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
15 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES...BECOMING WEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES
BY LATE EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET BY MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE NORTHWEST
BY MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS...THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY LATE
EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY LATE EVENING.


$$

LHZ462-032130-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
951 AM EST WED FEB 3 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7
FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
35 KNOT GALES...BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 10 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET BY MID AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE
NORTHWEST BY MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE EAST BY LATE
MORNING...THEN VEERING TO THE SOUTHEAST LATE...INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS MAINLY
BEFORE MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY
LATE EVENING.


$$

LHZ463-464-032130-
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
951 AM EST WED FEB 3 2016

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS LATE. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET LATE. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 8 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. A CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY MID
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE
NORTHWEST BY MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH MID
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE EAST BY LATE
MORNING...THEN VEERING TO THE SOUTHEAST LATE...INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.


$$

LHZ461-032130-
MAFOR 0316/
HURON NORTH...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11500 11510 11630 11640
19650 11730 11731 12720. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS THIS
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS THURSDAY MORNING. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 6 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 TO 6
FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET OVERNIGHT WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT
AROUND 11 FEET TONIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE
HEIGHT AROUND 6 FEET THURSDAY MORNING. 220204.

HURON SOUTH...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11510 11540 11540 19550
11640 19650 11630 11620 11720 11710. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW
AND RAIN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
TONIGHT. SCATTERED FLURRIES THURSDAY MORNING. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 8 FEET
THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND
11 FEET TONIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT
AROUND 8 FEET THURSDAY MORNING. 210305 210406.

$$

MR

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