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Variety of Observed and Forecast Information from the
     Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)
Detailed Surface Water Temperature for Lake Michigan and Other Great Lakes
Great Lakes Surface Wind Analysis
Great Lakes Surface Data Plot
Great Lakes Water Levels - NOAA/NOS and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Great Lakes Ice Analysis - National Ice Center


Check out our Graphical Forecast Page with detailed images of our forecasts!

Direct Computer Model Forecast Output of Winds and Waves

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Winds
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 Waves
(hourly)
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blue ball Lake Michigan Nearshore Forecasts (within 5nm of shore)

blue ball Offshore Synopsis and Forecast (beyond 5nm of shore)

Marine Observations

blue ball Current Weather For Western Great Lakes
blue ball South Shore Beach - Milwaukee (USGS Data)

blue ball Real-time Meteorological Observation Network
(for southern half of Lake Michigan)

blue ball Interactive Marine Observations
(current weather from active buoys and C-MAN sites)

Interesting Marine Info

blue ball Guide to Sea State and Winds

Beaufort Force 0  Beaufort Force 1  Beaufort Force 2
Beaufort Force 3  Beaufort Force 4  Beaufort Force 5
Beaufort Force 6  Beaufort Force 7  Beaufort Force 8
Beaufort Force 9  Beaufort Force 10  Beaufort Force 11
Beaufort Force 12  Ocean and Lake Swells

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