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GREAT LAKES ICE OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
455 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

ACTIVE WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES ON THE GREAT LAKES CAN
BE FOUND AT...HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GREATLAKES/?C=HAZ&L=GL&P=A

5 DAY ICE DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT LAKES WILL BUILD IN PLACE THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING AND THEN MOVE SOUTHEAST TO THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS
BY SUNDAY MORNING. MEANWHILE SUNDAY MORNING LOW PRESSURE WILL BE
OVER ONTARIO WITH A COLD FRONT ACROSS MINNESOTA. THE FRONT WILL
CROSS LAKE SUPERIOR SUNDAY AND REACH THE EASTERN LAKES BY MONDAY
MORNING AS THE LOW REACHES QUEBEC. AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WEST FROM
THE LOW WILL BEGIN TO DROP SOUTH ONTO LAKE SUPERIOR. MONDAY WEAK
HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE LAKES. BY TUESDAY MORNING LOW
PRESSURE WILL HAVE MOVED ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS TO LAKE
SUPERIOR. WEDNESDAY WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE OVER THE LAKES
HOWEVER BY EVENING DEEP LOW PRESSURE WILL APPROACH THE WESTERN LAKES
FROM THE WEST.

A NORTH TO VARIABLE WIND WILL TURN SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 15
KNOTS ON LAKE SUPERIOR OVERNIGHT. ELSEWHERE...NORTH TO NORTHWEST
WINDS 1T TO 30 KNOTS WILL DIMINISH TO 10 TO 20 KNOTS.  NORTH TO
NORTHWEST FLOW 10 TO 20 KNOTS WILL PERSIST ON THE EASTERN LAKES
SATURDAY WHILE WINDS ON THE WESTERN LAKES WILL BE FROM THE WEST TO
SOUTHWEST AT 5 TO 15 KNOTS. SATURDAY NIGHT WINDS ON THE WESTERN LAKE
WILL TURN SOUTHERLY AND INCREASE TO 30 KNOTS. SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST
GALES ARE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY.  EASTERN LAKES WILL SEE NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS
BACKING TO SOUTHWEST.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE BELOW TO VERY MUCH BELOW NORMAL SATURDAY AND
SUNDAY. MONDAY TEMPERATURE WILL BE NEAR NORMAL.  TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL. WITH
VERY COLD AIR OVER THE LAKES THROUGH THE WEEKEND ICE DETERIORATION
IS WILL STALL.  THE WESTERN LAKES WILL ALSO SEE ICE MOVEMENT AND
PACKING AS SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST FLOW INCREASES TO GALES LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT AND SUNDAY. ICE WILL BEGIN TO DETERIORATE AGAIN MONDAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THE GREAT LAKES ICE ANALYSIS PRODUCTS CAN BE FOUND AT:

HTTP://WWW.NATICE.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/GREAT_LAKES.HTML

AND

HTTP://WWW.GLERL.NOAA.GOV/DATA/ICE/#CURRENTCONDITIONS

 LOCATION   03/28   03/29   03/30   03/31   04/01   04/02
   DULUTH  17  43  32  47  28  50  33  52  34  47  32  46
MARQUETTE   5  38  25  41  31  41  27  40  28  40  30  42
 GREENBAY  14  38  25  44  31  52  32  54  33  54  37  54
MILWAUKEE  20  35  27  45  32  50  39  54  35  53  40  55
  CHICAGO  19  37  25  46  33  54  40  58  36  62  44  61
 MUSKEGON  10  31  22  40  32  42  32  46  31  50  38  49
   ALPENA   9  33  18  40  31  42  26  41  26  44  30  44
  DETROIT  15  33  22  41  35  46  32  50  33  50  39  54
   TOLEDO  16  33  19  44  32  47  33  53  36  60  44  56
CLEVELAND  15  29  19  43  34  45  31  50  35  55  45  55
  BUFFALO  17  25  14  39  36  41  29  39  29  45  38  50


A FULL GRAPHICAL FORECAST OF THE GREAT LAKES FORECAST TEMPERATURES
CAN BE FOUND AT: HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GREATLAKES/?C=MAP&L=GL&P=A&M=TE

A FULL GRAPHICAL FORECAST OF WIND ON THE GREAT LAKES CAN BE FOUND AT:
HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GREATLAKES/?C=MAP&L=GL&P=A&M=WS

FREEZING DEGREE DAY ACCUMULATIONS AT SELECTED STATIONS
COMPARED TO NORMAL CALCULATED ON FRI MAR 27:

LOCATION           DATE   NORMAL CURRENT
----------------------------------------

   DULUTH,   MN  MAR   26 1987 2036
MARQUETTE,   MI  MAR   26 1759 2324
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  MAR   26 1413 2073
 GREENBAY,   WI  MAR   26 1215 1370
MILWAUKEE,   WI  MAR   26  589  820
  CHICAGO,   IL  MAR   26  376  765
 MUSKEGON,   MI  MAR   26  352  719
   ALPENA,   MI  MAR   26 1056 1577
  DETROIT,   MI  MAR   26  273  778
   TOLEDO,   OH  MAR   26  267  894
CLEVELAND,   OH  MAR   26   49  728
  BUFFALO,   NY  MAR   26  487 1028


NORMAL TEMPS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS AROUND THE
GREAT LAKES FOR FRI MAR 27

LOCATION     HIGH LOW
----------------------------------------------

    DULUTH,MN  41  23
 MARQUETTE,MI  41  24
  GREENBAY,WI  41  23
 MILWAUKEE,WI  49  30
   CHICAGO,IL  53  34
  MUSKEGON,MI  49  32
    ALPENA,MI  41  23
   DETROIT,MI  52  33
    TOLEDO,OH  53  33
 CLEVELAND,OH  53  34
   BUFFALO,NY  48  31



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