Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
645 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

WAVES ARE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT - THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT IS THE AVERAGE OF
THE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM.

LHZ422-261615-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
645 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MID AFTERNOON...
BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE BY
LATE EVENING. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS
LATE. CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE EARLY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS
LATE IN THE MORNING. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE.
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE
EVENING. PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LHZ421-261615-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
645 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE
MORNING...BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE BY LATE
EVENING. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25
KNOTS. CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE EARLY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS LATE
IN THE MORNING. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FEET
OR LESS...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE
NEEDED.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS
EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT
SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING. PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LHZ441-261615-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
645 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH
MID AFTERNOON...BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE BY LATE
EVENING. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS. CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE EARLY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS EARLY IN
THE EVENING...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS
LATE IN THE EVENING. PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 7 FEET. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LHZ442-261615-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
645 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE BY LATE
EVENING. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS. CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE EARLY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
SHOWERS BY LATE MORNING. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT
SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE
OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING. PARTLY CLOUDY
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LHZ443-261615-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
645 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. PARTLY CLOUDY EARLY IN THE EVENING...
BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE BY LATE
EVENING. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
LATE. CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE EARLY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT
SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE
OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING. PARTLY CLOUDY
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LEZ444-261615-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
645 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING...BECOMING PARTLY
CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE
EVENING...BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE BY
LATE EVENING. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS. CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE EARLY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY CLOUDY MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT...BECOMING
PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS EARLY IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LATE IN
THE EVENING. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

SEE LAKE ERIE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE AT BELLE ISLE IS 36.0 DEGREES.

$$

MR

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