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NWS Forecast

FZUS63 KLOT 020759
GLFLM

OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
259 AM CDT THU OCT 2 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
SURFACE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE AVERAGING 30.2 INCHES
SPANNING THE ATLANTIC COAST WILL REMAIN SITUATED TODAY WHILE LOW
PRESSURE OF 29.6 INCHES OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS LIFTS NORTHEAST
TO THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. THIS LOW PRESSURE WILL THEN
CONTINUE NORTHEAST TO THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES TONIGHT INTO EARLY
FRIDAY MORNING WHILE STRENGTHENING TO 29.4 INCHES...AND THEN NORTH
TO ONTARIO BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY NIGHT AT 29.3 INCHES.
THIS LOW WILL CONTINUE NORTH THROUGH ONTARIO TO HUDSON BAY
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...AND THEN REMAIN SITUATED ON SUNDAY.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-021545-
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-
259 AM CDT THU OCT 2 2014

TWO RIVERS WI TO MANISTEE MI NORTH

TODAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING SOUTH THIS MORNING.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7
FT.

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25
KT...THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 4
TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.

FRIDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST TO
30 KT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES
6 TO 9 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 11 FT.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 6 TO 9 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 11 FT.

SATURDAY NIGHT
WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
WAVES 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT.

SUNDAY
WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO
7 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT.

MONDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT. 



LMZ080-567-669-671-673-675-777-779-868-870-872-874-876-878-021545-
LAKE MICHIGAN FROM MICHIGAN CITY IN TO ST. JOSEPH MI 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 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 PENTWATER TO MANISTEE MI 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-
259 AM CDT THU OCT 2 2014

TWO RIVERS WI TO MANISTEE MI SOUTH

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

TODAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT THIS
MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY THIS MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY
TO 8 FT.

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25
KT...THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 4
TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.

FRIDAY
WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT INCREASING TO 30 KT. A FEW GALE
FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KT POSSIBLE IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT.

FRIDAY NIGHT
WEST GALES TO 35 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES
BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 18 FT.

SATURDAY
WEST GALES TO 35 KT DIMINISHING TO 30 KT. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. WAVES 10 TO 14 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 18 FT.

SATURDAY NIGHT
WEST WINDS TO 30 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES
8 TO 11 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 14 FT.

SUNDAY
WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 10 FT.

MONDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES
3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT. 



LMZ761-021545-
MAFOR 0209/
MICHIGAN NORTH 12320 14420 12439. CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS
MORNING. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS TODAY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT TODAY. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT
TONIGHT.

MICHIGAN SOUTH 12430 14420 11439 11539. CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY
THIS MORNING. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT TODAY AND
TONIGHT.



RODRIGUEZ