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NWS Forecast

FZUS63 KLOT 190755
GLFLM

OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
255 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014

FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE MICHIGAN.

WAVES ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHTS...WHICH
IS THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG
WITH THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES
WHICH WILL OCCASIONALLY BE ENCOUNTERED.

SYNOPSIS
A LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OF 30.4 INCHES CENTERED
OVER WESTERN QUEBEC WILL SLIDE EAST AND BECOME CENTERED OFF NEW
ENGLAND LATE TONIGHT. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE AVERAGING 29.4
INCHES OVER CENTRAL CANADA WILL SLIDE EAST TO WESTERN ONTARIO
TONIGHT WITH A TRAILING FRONTAL BOUNDARY STRETCHING SOUTH THROUGH
THE CENTRAL PLAINS. ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE AVERAGING 29.5 INCHES IS
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ON SATURDAY MORNING ALONG THE FRONT...OVER
LAKE SUPERIOR. THIS LOW WILL THEN LIFT TO THE NORTHEAST ACROSS
QUEBEC SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WHILE DRAGGING THE COLD
FRONT ACROSS THE LAKE. HIGH PRESSURE OF 30.2 INCHES IS EXPECTED TO
BUILD ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS AND WESTERN GREAT LAKES REGION
SUNDAY AND THEN SPREAD INTO THE OHIO VALLEY ON MONDAY.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-669-868-870-191530-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM SEUL CHOIX POINT TO ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN SOUTH OF A LINE FROM SEUL CHOIX POINT TO THE
MACKINAC BRIDGE AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM CHARLEVOIX MI TO SOUTH
FOX ISLAND 5 NM OFFSHORE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM CHARLEVOIX TO POINT BETSIE MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM POINT BETSIE TO MANISTEE MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM ROCK ISLAND PASSAGE TO STURGEON BAY WI-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM STURGEON BAY TO TWO RIVERS WI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM TWO RIVERS TO SHEBOYGAN WI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM SHEBOYGAN TO PORT WASHINGTON WI 5 NM OFFSHORE
TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM PENTWATER TO MANISTEE MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WHITEHALL TO PENTWATER MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
255 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014

PORT WASHINGTON WI TO WHITEHALL MI NORTH

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

TODAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING SOUTH WINDS TO 30
KT BY MIDDAY...THEN BECOMING SOUTH GALES TO 35 KT THIS AFTERNOON.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 11 FT.

TONIGHT
SOUTH GALES TO 35 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 8 TO 12 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 15 FT.

SATURDAY
SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KT DIMINISHING TO WINDS TO 30 KT
AFTER DAYBREAK...THEN BECOMING WEST 15 TO 25 KT. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
11 FT.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.

SUNDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.

MONDAY
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

TUESDAY
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING NORTHEAST. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT.



LMZ080-671-673-675-777-779-872-874-876-878-191530-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM MICHIGAN CITY IN TO ST. JOSEPH MI 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM PORT WASHINGTON TO NORTH POINT LIGHT WI 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM NORTH POINT LIGHT TO WIND POINT WI 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WIND POINT WI TO WINTHROP HARBOR IL 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WINTHROP HARBOR TO WILMETTE HARBOR IL 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM WILMETTE HARBOR IL TO MICHIGAN CITY IN 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM GRAND HAVEN TO WHITEHALL MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM HOLLAND TO GRAND HAVEN MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM SOUTH HAVEN TO HOLLAND MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM ST. JOSEPH TO SOUTH HAVEN MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO
MID LAKE-
255 AM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014

PORT WASHINGTON WI TO WHITEHALL MI SOUTH

TODAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT BECOMING SOUTH WINDS TO 30
KT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST. OCCASIONAL
GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS FROM LATE EVENING ON. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT.

SATURDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT.

SATURDAY NIGHT
WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY
TO 7 FT.

SUNDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.

MONDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.

TUESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING NORTH. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT.



LMZ761-191530-
MAFOR 1909/
MICHIGAN NORTH...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...
11330 11440 12450 14456. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT BUILDING
TO 6 TO 9 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 11 FT TODAY. WAVES 8 TO 12 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 15 FT TONIGHT.

MICHIGAN SOUTH...
11320 11430 12440 12440 19450 12540. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY
TO 7 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT TODAY. WAVES 5 TO
8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT TONIGHT.



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