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Nearshore Marine Zone Forecasts by the Gaylord, MI Forecast Office


Click on the links in the table to get a forecast for each zone. Clicking on the map links to text forecast that includes all of the zones including a synopsis.


Lake Michigan Lake Superior Lake Huron
LMZ323: Grand Traverse Bay south of a line Grand Traverse Light to Norwood MI

LSZ321: Whitefish Bay (U.S. Portion)/Whitefish Point to Point Iroquois MI

LHZ345: Straits of Mackinac within 5 nm of Mackinac Bridge including
Mackinac Island

LMZ341: Seul Choix Point to 5NM West of Mackinac Bridge

LSZ322: St. Marys River Point Iroquois to E. Potagannissing Bay

LHZ346: St Ignace to False Detour Channel

LMZ342: Norwood MI to 5NM West of Mackinac Bridge including Little Traverse Bay   LHZ347: 5NM East of Mackinac Bridge to Presque Isle Light MI including Bois Blanc Island
LMZ344: Sleeping Bear Point to Grand Traverse Light MI   LHZ348: Presque Isle Light to Sturgeon Pt MI Including Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
LMZ345: Point Betsie to Sleeping Bear Point MI   LHZ349: Sturgeon Pt to Alabaster MI
LMZ346: Manistee to Point Betsie MI    


map showing marine forecast zones near Gaylord, MI

Great Lakes Marine Weather Portal - Includes point forecasts

Nearshore Marine Forecast which includes all these zones

Special Marine Warning(s) and Marine Weather Statement(s) for these zones

Marine Weather Message for these zones

Surf Zone Forecast

Open Lake Forecast for Lake Michigan      (All Zones - Includes Synopsis and MAFOR)   (individual zones)

Experimental Modernized Open Lake Forecast for Lake Michigan

Open Lake Forecast for Lake Huron      (All Zones - Includes Synopsis and MAFOR)   (individual zones) 

Experimental Modernized Open Lake Forecast for Lake Huron

Graphical Marine Forecasts are available here. Choose the map background and forecast element and zoom in to your area of interest.

Marine Weather for Canada

Great Lakes nearshore forecasts are subdivided by zone, each identified by text description and a Universal Generic Code (UGC). The different colors used in the map above have no meaning and are only intended to assist in differentiating the zones.

Great Lakes nearshore marine forecasts are issued throughout the boating season, typically beginning around April 1 and ending around December 31, dependent on ice conditions on the entrances to each individual lake. During periods of climatological extremes leading to erratic ice coverage patterns (shifting of ice edge, late/early freeze, etc.), and based on customer needs, nearshore forecasts may be issued throughout the winter to support the National Weather Service mission of protecting life and property on the waters of the Great Lakes.

These forecasts are also available via e-mail

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Visit the Gaylord, MI Forecast Office which provides links to additional products as well as regionally focused information such as point-specific marine forecasts, predicted tides and buoy observations.