Forecast for Lake Michigan

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FZUS63 KLOT 280748
GLFLM 

OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
248 AM CDT TUE MAR 28 2017

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 OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVE, ALONG WITH THE
AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 10% OF THE WAVES WHICH WILL
OCCASIONALLY BE ENCOUNTERED.

.SYNOPSIS...LOW PRESSURE OF 29.8 INCHES IS OVER SOUTHWEST OHIO
EARLY THIS MORNING WHILE A 30.4 INCH HIGH IS CENTERED OVER 
HUDSON BAY WITH RIDGING EXTENDING INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS. THE LOW
WILL MOVE TO THE MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY. THE RIDGE AXIS WILL 
SHIFT EAST ACROSS LAKE MICHIGAN THIS EVENING THEN TO THE EASTERN 
GREAT LAKES WEDNESDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER LOW OF 29.6 INCHES WILL FORM 
OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TUESDAY NIGHT AND MOVE EAST ACROSS THE 
MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THURSDAY NIGHT...THEN TO THE MID ATLANTIC 
COAST FRIDAY NIGHT. A 30.2 INCH HIGH WILL BUILD INTO THE WESTERN 
GREAT LAKES SATURDAY AND SHIFT TO THE CENTRAL LAKES REGION SUNDAY.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-868-281530-
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-
248 AM CDT TUE MAR 28 2017

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI NORTH...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 4 FT BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT. 
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
20 KT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT. 
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO
25 KT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT. 
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN
THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING NORTHEAST.
CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT. 
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS TO 30 KT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY
TO 7 FT. 
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST. WAVES
1 TO 3 FT.  

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LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-281530-
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-
248 AM CDT TUE MAR 28 2017

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI SOUTH...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 4 FT BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT. 
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
20 KT. WAVES 3 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO
25 KT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT INCREASING TO 30 KT.
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW OVERNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY
TO 7 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT. 
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS TO 30 KT. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 9 FT. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS TO 30 KT BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO
25 KT. RAIN LIKELY. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT. 
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS TO 30 KT BECOMING NORTH. CHANCE OF
RAIN. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT. 
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.  

$$

LMZ761-281530-
MAFOR 2809/
MICHIGAN NORTH 13820 12830 12130 11120. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT BUILDING 
TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT TODAY. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT 
OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT TONIGHT. 

MICHIGAN SOUTH 15830 12120. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT TODAY. WAVES 3 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT
TONIGHT. 

$$

BMD

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