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GREAT LAKES ICE OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
500 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

ACTIVE WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES ON THE GREAT LAKES CAN
BE FOUND AT...HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GREATLAKES/?C=HAZ&L=GL&P=A

5 DAY ICE DISCUSSION...

THE ONLY SIGNIFICANT ICE FIELDS ON THE GREAT LAKES CONTINUE TO BE
OVER EASTERN LAKE SUPERIOR FROM WHITEFISH BAY EAST AND NORTH OF
CARIBOU ISLAND. SHORE ICE LINGERS FROM WHITEFISH POINT TO
GRAND ISLAND AND MUNISING. THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE SAINT MARYS
RIVER.

TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW NORMAL INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK...THEN
RECOVER TO NEAR NORMAL FOR MID WEEK. THE DETERIORATION OF ICE WILL
CONTINUE BUT AT A RELATIVELY SLOW PACE SINCE NIGHT TIME TEMPERATURES
WILL BE BELOW FREEZING INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. WATER TEMPERATURES IN
THE VICINITY OF THE ICE FIELDS OF LAKE SUPERIOR REMAIN NEAR FREEZING.

WIND SPEEDS THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK WILL BE GENERALLY BELOW 20
KNOTS. THE GENERAL WIND FLOW INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK WILL BE FROM THE
NORTH. THESE WIND CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN LITTLE CHANGE IN
THE LOCATION AND ORIENTATION OF THE ICE FIELDS. EAST WEST TRACKS MAY
BE UNDER SOME PRESSURE FROM THE NORTH WIND.

THE NORTH FLOW IS THE RESULT OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER CENTRAL CANADA
COMBINED WITH LOW PRESSURE OFF THE EAST COAST. THESE WEATHER SYSTEMS
WILL MOVE VERY LITTLE INTO NEXT WEEK.

THE GREAT LAKES ICE ANALYSIS PRODUCTS CAN BE FOUND AT:

HTTP://WWW.NATICE.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/GREAT_LAKES.HTML

AND

HTTP://WWW.GLERL.NOAA.GOV/DATA/ICE/#CURRENTCONDITIONS

 LOCATION   04/25   04/26   04/27   04/28   04/29   04/30
   DULUTH  32  43  29  50  31  56  36  58  40  62  42  63
MARQUETTE  27  46  26  45  34  43  33  45  36  51  38  52
 GREENBAY  35  50  32  57  34  59  37  62  40  66  42  66
MILWAUKEE  37  40  35  49  35  52  37  53  40  57  43  59
  CHICAGO  42  46  36  52  36  55  38  57  41  62  44  66
 MUSKEGON  34  53  33  59  34  55  37  60  41  63  42  63
   ALPENA  24  45  31  49  32  48  33  56  37  59  38  61
  DETROIT  34  48  36  52  39  54  40  59  43  63  45  64
   TOLEDO  37  49  36  55  36  58  38  58  40  61  43  56
CLEVELAND  35  51  38  55  38  53  39  55  39  58  42  55
  BUFFALO  28  52  36  53  40  51  39  56  41  59  42  60

A FULL GRAPHICAL FORECAST OF THE GREAT LAKES FORECAST TEMPERATURES
CAN BE FOUND AT:
HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GREATLAKES/?C=MAP&L=GL&P=A&M=TE


A FULL GRAPHICAL FORECAST OF WIND ON THE GREAT LAKES CAN BE FOUND AT:
HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GREATLAKES/?C=MAP&L=GL&P=A&M=WS


FREEZING DEGREE DAY ACCUMULATIONS AT SELECTED STATIONS
COMPARED TO NORMAL CALCULATED ON FRI APR 24:

LOCATION           DATE   NORMAL CURRENT
----------------------------------------

   DULUTH,   MN  APR   23 1854 1801
MARQUETTE,   MI  APR   23 1675 2239
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  APR   23 1259 1996
 GREENBAY,   WI  APR   23  955 1036
MILWAUKEE,   WI  APR   23  269  459
  CHICAGO,   IL  APR   23    0  306
 MUSKEGON,   MI  APR   23   10  367
   ALPENA,   MI  APR   23  857 1398
  DETROIT,   MI  APR   23    0  333
   TOLEDO,   OH  APR   23    0  478
CLEVELAND,   OH  APR   23    0  265
  BUFFALO,   NY  APR   23  166  706


NORMAL TEMPS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS AROUND THE
GREAT LAKES FOR FRI APR 24

LOCATION     HIGH LOW
----------------------------------------------

    DULUTH,MN  56  34
 MARQUETTE,MI  54  34
  GREENBAY,WI  56  34
 MILWAUKEE,WI  61  40
   CHICAGO,IL  64  42
  MUSKEGON,MI  60  41
    ALPENA,MI  56  34
   DETROIT,MI  64  43
    TOLEDO,OH  65  42
 CLEVELAND,OH  63  42
   BUFFALO,NY  60  41



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