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GREAT LAKES ICE OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
520 PM EDT FRI APR 17 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...
A COLD FRONT WILL DROP SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE LAKES BEGINNING THIS
EVENING. BY SATURDAY MORNING THE FRONT WILL HAVE REACHED LAKES
ONTARIO AND ERIE. HIGH PRESSURE WILL FOLLOW BUILDING IN BEHIND THE
FRONT. THE HIGH WILL MOVE EAST TO QUEBEC SUNDAY AS LOW PRESSURE
DEVELOPS OVER WESTERN TENNESSEE. THE LOW WILL MOVE NORTH OVER
EASTERN ILLINOIS SUNDAY EVENING AND MOVE NORTH ACROSS THE LAKES
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. LOW PRESSURE WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS
JAMES BAY TUESDAY WHILE HIGH PRESSURE MOVES TO THE GULF COAST
STATES. WEDNESDAY THE HIGH WILL MOVE TO THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES.

GENERALLY LIGHT WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS ACROSS THE LAKES WILL TURN
NORTHWEST ACROSS THE UPPER LAKES BEHIND TONIGHTS COLD FRONT.  NORTH
TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE SOUTHERN LAKES SATURDAY
MORNING. WINDS WILL TURN EAST TO NORTHEAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROGUH SATURDAY NIGHT.  SUNDAY EXPECT INCREASING EAST TO SOUTHEAST
FLOW AHEAD OF THE LOW ADVANCING NORTH OUT OF THE TENNESSEE VALLEY.

NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE LAKES
THROUGH MONDAY.  TEMPERATURES WILL BE MOSTLY BELOW NORMAL TUESDAY
AND WEDNESDAY.

ICE FIELDS WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE. MOST LARGE ICE FIELDS
OUTSIDE BAYS AND INLETS HAVE CONSOLIDATED ON THE NORTHERN AND
EASTERN ENDS OF THE LAKES. ON LAKE SUPERIOR...FROM ROUGHLY TERRACE
BAY TO GRAND MARAIS.  ON LAKE MICHIGAN FROM EAST OF MANISTIQUE TO
WAUGOSHANCE ISLAND.  LAKE HURONS NORTH CHANNEL..THE EASTERN END OF
GEORGAIN BAY AND FROM TOBERMORY PAST POTR ELGIN TO NEAR ZURICH

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   04/18   04/19   04/20   04/21   04/22   04/23
   DULUTH  36  51  39  49  35  44  30  43  28  43  27  44
MARQUETTE  38  49  36  54  37  48  32  40  29  38  27  40
 GREENBAY  43  60  40  55  40  57  33  49  32  49  30  49
MILWAUKEE  45  54  44  48  46  56  39  50  35  48  34  49
  CHICAGO  53  66  49  60  50  60  40  54  37  53  38  52
 MUSKEGON  48  68  42  61  47  58  38  51  34  50  33  51
   ALPENA  38  59  32  51  43  52  35  44  30  41  26  42
  DETROIT  50  66  42  58  50  62  43  54  38  51  37  51
   TOLEDO  47  71  40  65  53  64  41  55  35  53  36  53
CLEVELAND  48  67  41  67  53  67  44  57  38  56  38  55
  BUFFALO  40  64  36  66  50  65  45  55  37  48  35  50


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 17:

LOCATION           DATE   NORMAL CURRENT
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   DULUTH,   MN  APR   16 1922 1859
MARQUETTE,   MI  APR   16 1733 2275
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  APR   16 1334 2047
 GREENBAY,   WI  APR   16 1052 1141
MILWAUKEE,   WI  APR   16  375  564
  CHICAGO,   IL  APR   16   95  435
 MUSKEGON,   MI  APR   16  125  478
   ALPENA,   MI  APR   16  938 1472
  DETROIT,   MI  APR   16    0  471
   TOLEDO,   OH  APR   16    0  607
CLEVELAND,   OH  APR   16    0  407
  BUFFALO,   NY  APR   16  277  817


NORMAL TEMPS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS AROUND THE
GREAT LAKES FOR FRI APR 17

LOCATION     HIGH LOW
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    DULUTH,MN  52  31
 MARQUETTE,MI  51  31
  GREENBAY,WI  52  31
 MILWAUKEE,WI  58  37
   CHICAGO,IL  61  40
  MUSKEGON,MI  57  39
    ALPENA,MI  52  31
   DETROIT,MI  61  40
    TOLEDO,OH  62  39
 CLEVELAND,OH  61  40
   BUFFALO,NY  57  38



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