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GREAT LAKES ICE OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
445 PM EST MON DEC 15 2014

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...

LOW PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL TRACK ACROSS THE CENTRAL
LAKES TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY...THEN MERGE WITH A COASTAL LOW OFF THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  A TROUGH WILL LINGER ACROSS THE
LAKES UNTIL FRIDAY...WHEN A LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS
THE GREAT LAKES.  THE HIGH WILL REMAIN ANCHORED OVER THE LAKES INTO
THE WEEKEND.

THE TEMPERATURES ACROSS ALL THE LAKES WILL REMAIN ABOVE TO MUCH
ABOVE NORMAL TUESDAY.  CONDITIONS WILL RETURN TO NEAR NORMAL BY
WEDNESDAY MORNING AND REMAIN SEASONAL THROUGH SATURDAY.  ICE
DEVELOPMENT IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE BAYS OF THE NORTHERN LAKES WITH
LOWS IN THE TEENS TO SINGLE DIGITS.

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

       TEMPERATURE  FORECASTS FOR SELECTED CITIES

 LOCATION   12/16   12/17   12/18   12/19   12/20   12/21
   DULUTH  17  21   9  20   9  23   8  25  13  27  15  26
MARQUETTE  33  35  24  27  20  27  18  29  19  30  22  29
 GREENBAY  36  37  22  28  19  28  17  30  19  30  20  30
MILWAUKEE  41  40  22  29  20  29  22  32  24  33  23  34
  CHICAGO  43  43  23  29  21  28  21  32  24  33  23  34
 MUSKEGON  42  47  29  32  25  31  23  32  23  33  24  34
   ALPENA  38  40  30  32  25  28  20  29  23  32  24  33
  DETROIT  43  50  33  35  26  33  27  33  27  34  27  35
   TOLEDO  43  50  30  33  23  33  23  35  28  37  28  36
CLEVELAND  41  49  31  33  26  32  26  35  29  37  31  36
  BUFFALO  36  46  38  40  28  32  28  32  26  36  28  37


WIND FORECAST FOR THE GREAT LAKES...

WINDS ACROSS THE WESTERN LAKES WILL TURN TO THE NORTH AND INCREASE
TO 10 TO 20 KNOTS OVERNIGHT AS A LOW PRESSURE CENTER MOVES OVER
SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN.  THE WINDS ACROSS ALL THE LAKES WILL TURN TO
THE NORTHWEST TO WEST AS THE LOW MOVES ACROSS THE CENTRAL LAKES.
WINDS WILL REMAIN FROM THE NORTHWEST TO WEST ON WEDNESDAY AS THE LOW
MOVES OFF THE EAST COAST...BUT A TROUGH LINGERS ACROSS THE LAKES.

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 MON DEC 15:

LOCATION           DATE   NORMAL CURRENT
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   DULUTH,   MN  DEC    9  242  465
MARQUETTE,   MI  DEC    9  170  472
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  DEC    9   69  260
 GREENBAY,   WI  DEC    9   86  271
MILWAUKEE,   WI  DEC    9   19  117
  CHICAGO,   IL  DEC    9   10   94
 MUSKEGON,   MI  DEC    9    0   25
   ALPENA,   MI  DEC    9   34  146
  DETROIT,   MI  DEC    9    0    3
   TOLEDO,   OH  DEC    9    0   30
CLEVELAND,   OH  DEC    9    0    0
  BUFFALO,   NY  DEC    9    0    0

NORMAL TEMPS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS AROUND THE
GREAT LAKES FOR MON DEC 15

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

    DULUTH,MN  21   5
 MARQUETTE,MI  25  13
  GREENBAY,WI  21   5
 MILWAUKEE,WI  34  22
   CHICAGO,IL  34  19
  MUSKEGON,MI  32  18
    ALPENA,MI  21   5
   DETROIT,MI  35  22
    TOLEDO,OH  35  21
 CLEVELAND,OH  37  24
   BUFFALO,NY  35  23

NOTE: ALL WEB SITE ADDRESSES SHOULD BE ENTERED INTO YOUR BROWSER IN
LOWER CASE.

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