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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
243 AM CST THU FEB 4 2016

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE MICHIGAN.

WAVES ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHTS...WHICH
IS THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG
WITH THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES
WHICH WILL OCCASIONALLY BE ENCOUNTERED.

.SYNOPSIS...LOW PRESSURE OF 29.4 INCHES OVER QUEBEC WILL CONTINUE
TO LIFT NORTHEAST ACROSS THE CANADIAN MARITIMES TODAY. AN
EXPANSIVE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OF 30.4 INCHES SPANS THE CENTRAL
AND SOUTHERN PLAINS WITH A RIDGE EXTENDING NORTHEAST INTO
MINNESOTA. THIS RIDGE WILL MOVE ACROSS LAKE MICHIGAN TODAY
FOLLOWED BY A WEAK TROUGH OF 30.2 INCHES TONIGHT. ANOTHER LOW OF
30.1 INCHES WILL MOVE OVER THE DAKOTAS EARLY FRIDAY AND THEN
ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY DEEPENING TO
29.7 INCHES SATURDAY NIGHT OVER QUEBEC. LOW PRESSURE OF 29.6
INCHES WILL DROP ACROSS THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES AND MOVE OVER
NORTHERN MINNESOTA SUNDAY...THEN ACROSS LAKE MICHIGAN SUNDAY NIGHT
INTO MONDAY.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-868-041615-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM SEUL CHOIX POINT TO ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN SOUTH OF A LINE FROM SEUL CHOIX POINT TO THE
MACKINAC BRIDGE AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM CHARLEVOIX MI TO SOUTH
FOX ISLAND 5 NM OFFSHORE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM CHARLEVOIX TO POINT BETSIE MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM POINT BETSIE TO MANISTEE MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE TO STURGEON BAY WI-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM STURGEON BAY TO TWO RIVERS WI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM TWO RIVERS TO SHEBOYGAN WI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM PENTWATER TO MANISTEE MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
243 AM CST THU FEB 4 2016

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI NORTH

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT EASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AND
BECOMING SOUTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
2 TO 4 FT SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST. CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KT.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO
25 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT BUILDING
TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
20 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
7 FT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT INCREASING TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT VEERING TO NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT.

$$

LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-041615-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM MICHIGAN CITY IN TO ST. JOSEPH MI 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM SHEBOYGAN TO PORT WASHINGTON WI 5 NM OFFSHORE
TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM PORT WASHINGTON TO NORTH POINT LIGHT WI 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM NORTH POINT LIGHT TO WIND POINT WI 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WIND POINT WI TO WINTHROP HARBOR IL 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WINTHROP HARBOR TO WILMETTE HARBOR IL 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WILMETTE HARBOR IL TO MICHIGAN CITY IN 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WHITEHALL TO PENTWATER MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM GRAND HAVEN TO WHITEHALL MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM HOLLAND TO GRAND HAVEN MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM SOUTH HAVEN TO HOLLAND MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM ST. JOSEPH TO SOUTH HAVEN MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
243 AM CST THU FEB 4 2016

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI SOUTH

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 KT.
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST. CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KT.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FT SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT
BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT INCREASING TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT.

$$

LMZ761-041615-
MAFOR 0410/
MICHIGAN NORTH 11720 11710 11600 12510 12520 11620. CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT TODAY...THEN
BUILDING BACK TO 2 TO 4 FT TONIGHT.

MICHIGAN SOUTH 13620 11610 11510 12520 11620. CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4
FT TODAY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT TONIGHT.

$$

BMD


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