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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
849 AM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

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...
HIGH PRESSURE OF 30.6 INCHES WAS LOCATED ALONG THE EAST COAST THIS
MORNING...WITH RIDGING OF 30.5 INCHES EXTENDING BACK ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN LAKES. THE HIGH WILL MOVE OFF THE ATLANTIC COAST BY THIS
EVENING...WHILE A COLD FRONT CROSSES LAKE MICHIGAN. HIGH PRESSURE
OF 30.6 INCHES WILL THEN SPREAD FROM THE CENTRAL PLAINS INTO THE
SOUTHERN GREAT LAKES ON MONDAY. THE HIGH WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE
EAST MONDAY NIGHT AS LOW PRESSURE OF 29.5 INCHES DEVELOPS OVER THE
PLAINS. THE LOW WILL CROSS LAKE MICHIGAN BY TUESDAY EVENING WHILE
DEEPENING TO 29.4 INCHES...AND WILL CONTINUE INTO NORTHEAST CANADA
ON WEDNESDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE OF 30.5 INCHES SPREADS ACROSS THE
PLAINS.

LMZ261-362-364-563-012300-
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 ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE TO STURGEON BAY WI-
849 AM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

STURGEON BAY WI TO POINT BETSIE MI NORTH

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO
25 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING WEST 10 TO 20 KT
DURING THE EVENING THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 KT
LATE.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KT INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT
OVERNIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW OVERNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 20 KT OVERNIGHT. SNOW LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KT WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.


WAVE FORECAST OMITTED DUE TO EXTENSIVE ICE COVERAGE

$$

LMZ080-366-565-567-669-671-673-675-777-779-868-870-872-874-876-
878-012300-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM MICHIGAN CITY IN TO ST. JOSEPH MI 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM POINT BETSIE TO MANISTEE MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
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 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 PENTWATER TO MANISTEE MI 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-
849 AM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

STURGEON BAY WI TO POINT BETSIE MI SOUTH

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO
25 KT THIS AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT INCREASING TO 30 KT AND BECOMING
NORTHWEST...THEN EASING TO 15 TO 25 KT TOWARD MORNING. CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT EARLY...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KT AND BACKING SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT
OVERNIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT BUILDING TO 3
TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT BY MORNING.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS TO 30 KT BECOMING SOUTH...THEN EASING
TO 15 TO 25 KT AND VEERING WEST TOWARD EVENING. SNOW AND FREEZING
RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW AND RAIN OR SLEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS TO 30 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST. A FEW
GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KT POSSIBLE. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS...
RAIN AND DRIZZLE. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT BECOMING WEST 15 TO 25 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 11 FT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.

WAVE FORECAST IS FOR ICE FREE AREAS

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LMZ761-012300-
MAFOR 0116/
MICHIGAN NORTH 11520 12530 11630 11620 13610. CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING.

MICHIGAN SOUTH 11510 11520 11530 11630 11640 11740 12730. CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS TODAY THROUGH TONIGH . WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY
TO 7 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT TONIGHT AND
CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

$$

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