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GREAT LAKES ICE OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
442 PM EDT WED APR 1 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 LOW WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS SOUTHERN CANADA THROUGH FRIDAY PULLING A
TRAILING COLD FRONT ACROSS THE LAKES. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN PUSH
EAST ACROSS THE LAKES LATE FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT
WILL DROP SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE LAKES STARTING SATURDAY UNTIL
STALLING NEAR LAKE ERIE ON SUNDAY THEN REMAINING THERE INTO THE
MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

ABOVE TO MUCH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE
LAKES THURSDAY COOLING TO NORMAL TO BELOW NORMAL FOR
SATURDAY...SUNDAY AND MONDAY. THE WARMER TEMPERATURES THROUGH FRIDAY
SHOULD LEAD TO RAPID ICE DETERIORATION...THEN COOLER AIR ARRIVING ON
THE WEEKEND THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK WILL SLOW ICE DETERIORATION OVER
THE NORTH HALF OF THE LAKES...ESPECIALLY AROUND LAKE SUPERIOR. THE
PERSISTENT CLOUD COVER OVER THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE LAKES SUNDAY
THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK WILL ALSO SLOW ICE MELTING.

THE SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT THROUGH
THURSDAY THAT WILL APPROACH GALE FORCE IN PLACES WILL LIKELY CAUSE A
NORTHWARD PUSH TO THE ICE FIELDS. AS WINDS TURN TO THE WEST TO
NORTHWEST BEHIND THE COLD FRONT...THE ICE FIELDS WILL THEN SHOW A
EAST TO SOUTHEAST SHIFT THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY. LATER
SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...WINDS SHOULD STAY LIGHT ENOUGH TO HAVE
LITTLE EFFECT ON THE ICE FIELDS.

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                   04/01   04/02   04/03
   DULUTH  41  60  24  42  26  41  21  38  24  39  27  37
MARQUETTE  42  59  27  33  19  35  17  31  18  35  26  36
 GREENBAY  49  65  34  47  26  48  27  42  27  44  31  44
MILWAUKEE  54  63  39  41  28  53  33  46  34  47  38  48
  CHICAGO  55  67  41  45  28  50  35  55  38  53  43  58
 MUSKEGON  47  54  35  39  28  41  30  42  31  46  34  45
   ALPENA  35  58  34  40  21  36  20  33  20  37  28  40
  DETROIT  38  63  46  48  30  42  30  41  32  46  36  51
   TOLEDO  42  67  44  53  30  47  33  48  35  53  41  54
CLEVELAND  41  67  46  54  31  43  33  48  35  52  41  57
  BUFFALO  33  64  42  48  29  38  25  38  26  45  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 WED APR 1:

LOCATION           DATE   NORMAL CURRENT
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   DULUTH,   MN  MAR   31 1991 2025
MARQUETTE,   MI  MAR   31 1773 2372
SAU_S_MAR,   MI  MAR   31 1414 2124
 GREENBAY,   WI  MAR   31 1194 1352
MILWAUKEE,   WI  MAR   31  552  802
  CHICAGO,   IL  MAR   31  324  738
 MUSKEGON,   MI  MAR   31  314  718
   ALPENA,   MI  MAR   31 1046 1601
  DETROIT,   MI  MAR   31  221  762
   TOLEDO,   OH  MAR   31  214  884
CLEVELAND,   OH  MAR   31    0  720
  BUFFALO,   NY  MAR   31  453 1039


NORMAL TEMPS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS AROUND THE
GREAT LAKES FOR WED APR 1

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

    DULUTH,MN  44  25
 MARQUETTE,MI  43  25
  GREENBAY,WI  44  25
 MILWAUKEE,WI  51  32
   CHICAGO,IL  55  35
  MUSKEGON,MI  50  34
    ALPENA,MI  44  25
   DETROIT,MI  54  35
    TOLEDO,OH  55  34
 CLEVELAND,OH  55  35
   BUFFALO,NY  50  33



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