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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
841 AM CST MON FEB 8 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...A 29.5 INCH LOW OVER THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN
WILL DRIFT OVER LAKE MICHIGAN TODAY...AND THEN WEAKEN TO 29.6
INCHES AS IT MOVES OVER THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES LATE THIS
AFTERNOON. THE LOW WILL THEN REACH NEW ENGLAND BY EARLY WEDNESDAY.
FARTHER WEST...HIGH PRESSURE OF 30.6 INCHES WILL SLOWLY MOVE
SOUTHEAST FROM CENTRAL CANADA. THE RIDGE WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE
UPPER AND MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. ANOTHER
LOW OF 30.1 DEVELOPS OVER SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND DROPS SOUTHEAST
ACROSS THE EASTERN LAKES THURSDAY NIGHT.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-868-082215-
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-
841 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI NORTH

.REST OF TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 10 KT BECOMING NORTH AND
QUICKLY TO 30 KT. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS TO 30 KT. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
EVENING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. FREEZING SPRAY LIKELY
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS TO 30 KT. OCCASIONAL GALE FORCE GUSTS TO
35 KT. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
10 FT.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH GALES TO 35 KT. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 6 TO 9 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 11 FT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. OCCASIONAL
GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KT EARLY IN THE MORNING. FREEZING SPRAY.
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 11 FT.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS TO 30 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
25 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
9 FT SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FT SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT INCREASING TO 30 KT. WAVES
3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.

$$

LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-082215-
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-
841 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI SOUTH

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
25 KT. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KT INCREASING TO 30 KT. SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT. OCCASIONAL GALE FORCE
GUSTS TO 35 KT. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 11 FT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT. OCCASIONAL GALE FORCE GUSTS
TO 35 KT EARLY. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 11 FT.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
10 FT SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.

$$
LMZ761-082215-
MAFOR 0816/
MICHIGAN NORTH 10907 11817 11837 15847. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT BUILDING
TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT TODAY. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT TONIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10
FT TUESDAY MORNING.

MICHIGAN SOUTH 11627 13737 14747. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT TODAY BUILDING
TO 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT TONIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT TUESDAY MORNING.

$$

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