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OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
943 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE HURON

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 OVER LAKE ONTARIO DURING THE MORNING...
29.50 INCHES...WILL DRIFT TOWARD THE NEW ENGLAND STATES TODAY. IT
WILL LEAVE BEHIND STRONG NORTHWEST WIND WITH FREQUENT GALE FORCE
WIND GUSTS THAT WILL CARRY ARCTIC AIR INTO LAKE HURON AND LOWER
MICHIGAN. EXPECT HIGH WAVES...NUMEROUS SNOW SQUALLS...AND FREEZING
SPRAY TODAY INTO THURSDAY. THE WIND WILL DIMINISH FOR A SHORT TIME
THURSDAY AND THEN INCREASE AGAIN AHEAD OF ANOTHER ARCTIC FRONT
FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND.

LHZ361-102115-
LAKE HURON FROM 5NM EAST OF MACKINAC BRIDGE TO PRESQUE ISLE LT
BEYOND 5 NM OFF SHORE-
943 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS LATE. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS BY AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS LATE. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO
6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS IN THE
EVENING...THEN BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH EARLY
AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE EAST BY LATE
MORNING...THEN VEERING TO THE SOUTHEAST LATE...BECOMING SOUTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS MAINLY
BEFORE MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

$$

LHZ362-102115-
LAKE HURON FROM PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT TO STURGEON POINT MI BEYOND
5NM OFF SHORE-
943 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
THIS EVENING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES
5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS LATE. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY
MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY MAINLY BEFORE
MIDNIGHT...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 4 TO
6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS LATE. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS IN THE
EVENING...BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO
35 KNOT GALES. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN
A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS BY MID AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOWERS LATE.
WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO
6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE...BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE...THEN BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE...INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY LATE EVENING.

$$

LHZ363-462-463-102115-
LAKE HURON FROM STURGEON POINT TO ALABASTER MI BEYOND 5NM OFF
SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
LAKE HURON FROM HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
943 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
12 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 8 TO
12 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 15 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY
EARLY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
8 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS...
BECOMING NORTHWEST TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOT GALES. SNOW
SHOWERS LIKELY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS BY LATE EVENING. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET...BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FEET.
WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 18 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY THROUGH MID AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET BY MIDNIGHT. WAVES
OCCASIONALLY AROUND 12 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...VEERING TO THE EAST BY
LATE MORNING...THEN VEERING TO THE SOUTH LATE...INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY LATE EVENING.

$$

LHZ464-102115-
LAKE HURON FROM PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON BEYOND 5NM OFF SHORE-
943 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SNOW SHOWERS
LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY BY AFTERNOON.
WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY
BY LATE EVENING. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
12 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
30 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY
EARLY. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 10 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT GALES IN THE EVENING...THEN
INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOT GALES AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS BY LATE EVENING. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY
AROUND 15 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOT
GALES...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY EARLY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET BY MIDNIGHT. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND
10 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BACKING TO THE WEST BY
LATE MORNING...THEN BACKING TO THE SOUTH LATE...INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS LATE. A
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS MAINLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

$$

LHZ461-102115-
MAFOR 1016/
HURON NORTH...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...11827 11727 12837
12820 12827. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS TONIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 8 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 TO
6 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 8 FEET TONIGHT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 6 FEET THURSDAY MORNING.
210204 210305.

HURON SOUTH...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...12737 13737 19757 13737.
WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET WITH MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT AROUND 12 FEET.
220406.

$$

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