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NWS Forecast

FZUS63 KLOT 251951
GLFLM

OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
251 PM CDT SAT OCT 25 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
LOW PRESSURE OF 29.2 INCHES MOVING EASTWARD ACROSS JAMES
BAY THIS AFTERNOON WILL WEAKEN TO 29.3 INCHES AS IT REACHES SOUTHERN
QUEBEC SUNDAY MORNING. RIDGING OF 30.0 INCHES WILL BUILD ACROSS LAKE
MICHIGAN SUNDAY QUICKLY SHIFTING TO THE EAST SUNDAY EVENING. BROAD
LOW PRESSURE OF AROUND 29.5 INCHES WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND
NORTHERN PLAINS INTO MONDAY AND REACH THE UPPER GREAT LAKES MONDAY
NIGHT. THE LOW WILL DEEPEN TO 29.4 INCHES WHILE CONSOLIDATING
ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ONTARIO TUESDAY. THE LOW WILL THEN
TRACK NEAR OR ACROSS SOUTHERN JAMES BAY TUESDAY NIGHT WHILE
DEEPENING FURTHER. THE LOW WILL DRAG A SERIES OF COLD FRONTAL
BOUNDARIES ACROSS LAKE MICHIGAN MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY. HIGH
PRESSURE IS THEN EXPECTED TO SPREAD SOUTH OF THE REGION WEDNESDAY
WITH A RIDGE AXIS CROSSING THE LAKE.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-868-260415-
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 PENTWATER TO MANISTEE MI 5 NM OFFSHORE TO MID
LAKE-
251 PM CDT SAT OCT 25 2014

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI NORTH

TONIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY
TO 7 FT BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT.

SUNDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING WEST 10 TO 15 KT
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
WAVES SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT OVERNIGHT.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
8 FT SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT OVERNIGHT.

TUESDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST 20 TO 25 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY NIGHT
WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES
4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.

THURSDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES
1 TO 3 FT. 



LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-260415-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM MICHIGAN CITY IN TO ST. JOSEPH MI 5 NM
OFFSHORE TO MID LAKE-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM SHEBOYGAN TO PORT WASHINGTON WI 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 WHITEHALL TO PENTWATER MI 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-
251 PM CDT SAT OCT 25 2014

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI SOUTH

TONIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT
TOWARD DAYBREAK. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT BUILDING TO
5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT.

SUNDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KT
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SOUTH LATE. WAVES 4 TO
7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KT LATE. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
7 FT OVERNIGHT.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
8 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT OVERNIGHT.

TUESDAY
WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.

TUESDAY NIGHT
WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.

WEDNESDAY
WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT OCCASIONALLY
TO 9 FT.

THURSDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. 



LMZ761-260415-
MAFOR 2521/
MICHIGAN NORTH 11630 14740 11730 11720 11610. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT LATE
THIS AFTERNOON BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT THIS
EVENING...THEN BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT
TONIGHT. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT SUNDAY.

MICHIGAN SOUTH 11630 19730 13740 11730 11720 11710 11600. WAVES 2
TO 4 FT BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT EARLY THIS
EVENING AND TO 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT TONIGHT. WAVES 4 TO
7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT SUNDAY MORNING SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT
SUNDAY AFTERNOON.



MDB