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Open Lake Forecast for Lake Erie
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
945 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

For waters beyond five nautical miles of shore on Lake Erie

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.

.SYNOPSIS...Low pressure tracking out of the Plains will deepen to
29.60 inches as it reaches Wisconsin by tonight. The low will
continue across the central Great Lakes to southern Quebec by
early Thursday pulling a cold front across Lake Erie. High
pressure of 30.40 inches will build east across the lake Thursday
night through Friday night. A stronger low pressure system will
track out of the Plains on Saturday and deepen to 28.90 inches as
it reaches the Central Great Lakes on Sunday. This system will
pull a strong cold front across Lake Erie on Sunday.

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Lake Erie open waters from Maumee Bay to Reno Beach OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Reno Beach to The Islands OH-
Lake Erie open waters from The Islands to Vermilion OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Vermilion to Avon Point OH-
945 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

.REST OF TODAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast.
Snow with freezing rain likely late this morning, then snow, rain
and freezing rain likely early this afternoon. Rain with snow
likely late. The lake is mostly ice covered.
.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. Rain early, then a chance of rain late in the evening.
.THURSDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest
less than 10 knots.
.FRIDAY...Light and variable winds becoming east 5 to 10 knots.
.SATURDAY...East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain during the day, then rain with a
chance of thunderstorms Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...West gales to 35 knots diminishing to 30 knots. A
chance of rain showers during the day.

Winds higher in and near thunderstorms.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$

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Lake Erie open waters from Ripley to Buffalo NY-
Lake Erie open waters from Avon Point to Willowick OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Willowick to Geneva-on-the-Lake OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Geneva-on-the-Lake to Conneaut OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Conneaut OH to Ripley NY-
945 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

.REST OF TODAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast.
Snow and freezing rain likely late this morning, then snow,
freezing rain and rain likely this afternoon. The lake is mostly
ice covered.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest.
Rain in the evening, then a chance of rain after midnight.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming east.
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain during the day, then rain with a
chance of thunderstorms Saturday night.
.SUNDAY...Southwest gales to 40 knots becoming west and
diminishing to 30 knots. A chance of rain showers during the day,
then a chance of snow and rain showers Sunday night.

Winds higher in and near thunderstorms.

Waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$

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MAFOR 2016/
ERIE WEST 1/3 11227 11327 11316 11410 11520 13620. Waves omitted
due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

ERIE CENTRAL 1/3 11227 11327 11316 11426 11520 12530 11630. Waves
omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

ERIE EAST 1/3 11210 11217 11317 12426 12530 11630. Waves omitted
due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

$$


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