Nearshore Marine Forecast
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

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NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST FOR MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
348 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE

WAVES ARE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT - THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST
1/3 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT IS THE AVERAGE OF
THE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM.

LHZ422-280315-
INNER SAGINAW BAY SW OF POINT AU GRES TO BAY PORT MI-
348 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLEAR WITH
ISOLATED LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON...
BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE...THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY SUNNY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. MOSTLY CLEAR.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. PARTLY CLOUDY
EARLY...BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS BY LATE
MORNING. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE
NEEDED.

WAVES OMITTED DUE TO ICE COVERAGE.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LHZ421-280315-
OUTER SAGINAW BAY SW OF ALABASTER TO PORT AUSTIN MI TO INNER
SAGINAW BAY-
348 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS
THROUGH MIDNIGHT...THEN SCATTERED FLURRIES LATE. WAVES 4 TO
6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN BACKING TO THE NORTHWEST BY EARLY
AFTERNOON...BACKING TO THE SOUTHWEST LATE. MOSTLY SUNNY.
SCATTERED FLURRIES EARLY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET BY LATE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. MOSTLY CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. PARTLY CLOUDY
EARLY...BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS BY LATE
MORNING. LIGHT SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3
TO 5 FEET BY LATE MORNING. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET. A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LHZ441-280315-
PORT AUSTIN TO HARBOR BEACH MI-
348 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 8 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING. PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON...
THEN CLEARING. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET BY
LATE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. MOSTLY CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH 20 TO 25
KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. PARTLY CLOUDY EARLY...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH
A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS BY LATE MORNING. CLOUDY WITH LIGHT SHOWERS
LIKELY LATE. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET BY MID
AFTERNOON. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LHZ442-280315-
HARBOR BEACH TO PORT SANILAC MI-
348 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS
THROUGH MIDNIGHT...THEN ISOLATED LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS LATE. WAVES
3 TO 5 FEET. WAVES OCCASIONALLY AROUND 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY
EARLY AFTERNOON...BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE. PARTLY
CLOUDY EARLY...THEN CLEARING. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. MOSTLY CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY EARLY...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH
A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS BY LATE MORNING. CLOUDY WITH LIGHT SHOWERS
LIKELY LATE. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.. BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LHZ443-280315-
PORT SANILAC TO PORT HURON MI-
348 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS
THROUGH MIDNIGHT...THEN ISOLATED LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY LATE MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS BY
MID AFTERNOON. PARTLY CLOUDY EARLY...THEN CLEARING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. MOSTLY CLEAR.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY EARLY...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH
A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS BY LATE MORNING. CLOUDY WITH LIGHT SHOWERS
LIKELY LATE. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.

WAVES OMITTED DUE TO ICE COVERAGE.

SEE LAKE HURON OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

$$

LEZ444-280315-
MICHIGAN WATERS OF LAKE ERIE FROM DETROIT RIVER TO NORTH CAPE MI-
348 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS
EARLY THIS EVENING. WAVES NEARLY CALM.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. MOSTLY SUNNY. WAVES
NEARLY CALM.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. MOSTLY CLEAR. WAVES NEARLY CALM.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS BY MID AFTERNOON. PARTLY CLOUDY EARLY...THEN A CHANCE OF
LIGHT SHOWERS BY LATE MORNING. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH LIGHT SHOWERS
LIKELY LATE. WAVES NEARLY CALM.

WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

SEE LAKE ERIE OPEN LAKES FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 5.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE AT BELLE ISLE IS 33.1 DEGREES.

$$

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