Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Gaylord, MI

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Nearshore Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
411 AM EST Thu Feb 20 2020

For waters within five nautical miles of shore on Lakes Huron...
Michigan and Superior.

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.

LMZ341-201700-
Seul Choix Point to 5NM West of Mackinac Bridge-
411 AM EST Thu Feb 20 2020

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...West wind 10 to 20 knots. Isolated snow showers early in
the morning. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around
30 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest wind up to 30 knots with gusts to around
40 knots. Sunny. Waves 8 to 11 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to
around 30 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 8 to 11 feet.

Wave heights are valid for ice free areas.

See the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LHZ345-201700-
Straits of Mackinac within 5 nm of Mackinac Bridge including
Mackinac Island-
411 AM EST Thu Feb 20 2020

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...West wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots.
Mostly cloudy early in the morning then becoming mostly sunny.
Waves 2 feet or less.
.TONIGHT...West wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around
25 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...Southwest wind up to 30 knots with gusts to around
35 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around
30 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.

Wave heights are valid for ice free areas.

See the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LHZ346-201700-
St Ignace to False Detour Channel-
411 AM EST Thu Feb 20 2020

.TODAY...Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots becoming west 10 to
20 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to 4
feet in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...West wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around
30 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around
35 knots. Sunny. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around
35 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to 5 feet.

Wave heights are valid for ice free areas.

See the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LMZ342-201700-
Norwood MI to 5NM West of Mackinac Bridge including Little
Traverse Bay-
411 AM EST Thu Feb 20 2020

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around
20 knots becoming west. Scattered snow showers in the morning.
Waves 2 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around
30 knots. Freezing spray. Waves 4 to 6 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest wind up to 30 knots with gusts to around
40 knots. Freezing spray. Waves 7 to 10 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to
around 35 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 7 to 10 feet.

Wave heights are valid for ice free areas.

See the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LMZ344-201700-
Sleeping Bear Point to Grand Traverse Light MI-
411 AM EST Thu Feb 20 2020

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around
20 knots becoming west. Freezing spray early in the morning.
numerous snow showers in the morning. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...West wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around
30 knots. Freezing spray. Waves 4 to 6 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest wind up to 30 knots with gusts to around
40 knots. Freezing spray. Waves 6 to 9 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to
around 40 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 6 to 9 feet.

See the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LMZ345-346-201700-
Point Betsie to Sleeping Bear Point MI-
Manistee to Point Betsie MI-
411 AM EST Thu Feb 20 2020

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...West wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots.
Freezing spray early in the morning. numerous snow showers in the
morning. Waves 2 to 3 feet subsiding to 2 feet or less in the
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...West wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around
30 knots. Freezing spray. Waves 4 to 6 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest wind up to 30 knots with gusts to around
40 knots. Light freezing spray. Waves 8 to 11 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to
around 35 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 8 to 11 feet.

See the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LMZ323-201700-
Grand Traverse Bay south of a line Grand Traverse Light to
Norwood MI-
411 AM EST Thu Feb 20 2020

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...West wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots.
Snow showers in the morning. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southwest wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around
30 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around
35 knots. Sunny. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to
around 35 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to 5 feet.

See the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LHZ347-201700-
5NM East of Mackinac Bridge to Presque Isle Light MI including
Bois Blanc Island-
411 AM EST Thu Feb 20 2020

.TODAY...West wind 10 to 15 knots. Isolated snow showers in the
morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 2 to 3 feet in the
morning.
.TONIGHT...Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around
25 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around
30 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around
30 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

Wave heights are valid for ice free areas.

See the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LHZ348-201700-
Presque Isle Light to Sturgeon Pt MI Including Thunder Bay
National Marine Sanctuary-
411 AM EST Thu Feb 20 2020

.TODAY...West wind 10 to 15 knots. Scattered snow showers early
in the morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 2 feet or less in
the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around
20 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...Southwest wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around
30 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around
25 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

Wave heights are valid for ice free areas.

See the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$

LHZ349-201700-
Sturgeon Pt to Alabaster MI-
411 AM EST Thu Feb 20 2020

.TODAY...West wind 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or
less.
.TONIGHT...Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around
20 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
.FRIDAY...Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around
30 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to
around 30 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

Wave heights are valid for ice free areas.

See the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.

$$





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