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Stormy Conditions Continue in the West; Wintry Weather to Intensify Through This Weekend In the Central and Eastern U.S.

An intense Pacific Storm will continue bringing heavy rain and flooding, strong and gusty winds, heavy snow in the mountains up to 6 feet. As the system shifts east, mountain snow will intensify in the Great Basin and Rockies. Another storm system will bring wintry conditions to the central U.S., spreading snow into the Mid-Atlantic, including the DC Metro area in time for the evening commute. Read More >

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Experimental Tabular Open Lake Forecast FOR Lake Michigan
National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI
205 AM CST Thu Jan 17 2019

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.

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure of 30.4 inches over northern Minnesota will weaken
tonight into Thursday. Meanwhile, low pressure of 29.9 inches
will move from the southern Plains into east central Indiana.
Generally light winds are expected tonight, becoming south to
southeast on Thursday.

Another low pressure system of 29.5 inches will move from the
southern Plains into the central Kentucky and Tennessee Friday
night and Saturday. This will likely bring a return of gusty
north to northeast winds to Lake Michigan, lingering through the
rest of the weekend. Freezing spray is possible Friday into the
weekend.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-868-171600-
Lake Michigan from Seul Choix Point to Rock Island Passage 5 NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan South of a line from Seul Choix Point to the
Mackinac Bridge and north of a line from Charlevoix MI to South
Fox Island 5 NM offshore-
Lake Michigan from Charlevoix to Point Betsie MI 5 NM offshore to
Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Point Betsie to Manistee MI 5 NM offshore to
Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Rock Island Passage to Sturgeon Bay WI-
Lake Michigan from Sturgeon Bay to Two Rivers WI 5 NM offshore to
Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Two Rivers to Sheboygan WI 5 NM offshore to
Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Pentwater to Manistee MI 5 NM offshore to Mid
Lake-
205 AM CST Thu Jan 17 2019

.TODAY...
WEATHER.............Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of light
                              freezing rain and snow, then cloudy with chance
                              of snow and slight chance of light freezing
                              rain early in the afternoon.
SFC WINDS...........South 10 to 15 knots...becoming southwest early
                              in the afternoon.
100-FT WINDS........South 15 to 20 knots...becoming southwest early
                              in the afternoon.
SIG WAVES...........2 to 4 feet / around 1 meter /.
OCNL WAVES..........Around 5 feet / 2 meters /.

.TONIGHT...
WEATHER.............Cloudy with chance of snow and slight chance of
                              light freezing rain, then mostly cloudy with
                              freezing spray, slight chance of light freezing
                              rain and snow in the late evening and
                              overnight.
SFC WINDS...........Northwest 15 to 20 knots.
100-FT WINDS........Northwest 20 to 25 knots.
SIG WAVES...........2 to 4 feet / around 1 meter /...building to 4
                              to 6 feet / 1-2 meters / in the late evening
                              and overnight.
OCNL WAVES..........Around 8 feet / 2 meters /...building to around
                              5 feet / 2 meters / in the late evening and
                              overnight.

.FRIDAY...
WEATHER.............Partly sunny with freezing spray.
SFC WINDS...........North 15 to 20 knots.
100-FT WINDS........North 20 to 25 knots.
SIG WAVES...........4 to 6 feet / 1-2 meters /.
OCNL WAVES..........Around 8 feet / 2 meters /.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
WEATHER.............Mostly cloudy with freezing spray with a chance
                              of snow.
SFC WINDS...........Northeast 15 to 20 knots.
100-FT WINDS........Northeast 20 to 25 knots.
SIG WAVES...........4 to 6 feet / 1-2 meters /.
OCNL WAVES..........Around 8 feet / 2 meters /.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...

.SATURDAY...Breezy. Heavy freezing spray. Chance of snow.
Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Waves 6 to 9 feet / 2-3 meters /.
.SUNDAY...Chance of snow. Heavy freezing spray. Northeast winds
15 to 20 knots. Waves 5 to 7 feet / around 2 meters /.
.MONDAY...Breezy. Freezing spray. Chance of snow. Southeast winds
20 to 25 knots. Waves 6 to 9 feet / 2-3 meters /.

$$

LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-171600-
Lake Michigan from Michigan City IN to St. Joseph MI 5 NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Sheboygan to Port Washington WI 5 NM offshore
to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Port Washington to North Point Light WI 5 NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from North Point Light to Wind Point WI 5 NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Wind Point WI to Winthrop Harbor IL 5 NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Winthrop Harbor to Wilmette Harbor IL 5 NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Wilmette Harbor IL to Michigan City IN 5 NM
offshore to Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Whitehall to Pentwater MI 5 NM offshore to Mid
Lake-
Lake Michigan from Grand Haven to Whitehall MI 5 NM offshore to
Mid Lake-
Lake Michigan from Holland to Grand Haven MI 5 NM offshore to Mid
Lake-
Lake Michigan from South Haven to Holland MI 5 NM offshore to Mid
Lake-
Lake Michigan from St. Joseph to South Haven MI 5 NM offshore to
Mid Lake-
205 AM CST Thu Jan 17 2019

.TODAY...
WEATHER.............Cloudy with chance of light freezing rain and
                              slight chance of snow, then cloudy with a
                              slight chance of light freezing rain and snow
                              in the late morning and afternoon.
SFC WINDS...........Southeast 10 to 15 knots...becoming southwest 5
                              to 10 knots early in the afternoon.
100-FT WINDS........Southeast 15 to 20 knots...becoming southwest
                              10 to 15 knots early in the afternoon.
SIG WAVES...........2 to 4 feet / around 1 meter /.
OCNL WAVES..........Around 5 feet / 2 meters /.

.TONIGHT...
WEATHER.............Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain,
                              light freezing rain and snow, then mostly
                              cloudy with a slight chance of light freezing
                              rain and snow after midnight.
SFC WINDS...........Northwest 15 to 20 knots.
100-FT WINDS........Northwest 20 to 25 knots.
SIG WAVES...........2 to 4 feet / around 1 meter /...building to 4
                              to 6 feet / 1-2 meters / in the late evening
                              and overnight.
OCNL WAVES..........Around 8 feet / 2 meters /...building to around
                              5 feet / 2 meters / in the late evening and
                              overnight.

.FRIDAY...
WEATHER.............Mostly cloudy.
SFC WINDS...........North 15 to 20 knots.
100-FT WINDS........North 20 to 25 knots.
SIG WAVES...........4 to 6 feet / 1-2 meters /.
OCNL WAVES..........Around 8 feet / 2 meters /.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
WEATHER.............Cloudy with chance of snow, then snow likely
                              and freezing spray in the late evening and
                              early morning. snow and freezing spray.
SFC WINDS...........Northeast 20 to 25 knots.
100-FT WINDS........Northeast to 30 knots.
SIG WAVES...........4 to 6 feet / 1-2 meters /...building to 6 to 9
                              feet / 2-3 meters / after midnight.
OCNL WAVES..........Around 11 feet / 3 meters /...building to
                              around 8 feet / 3 meters / after midnight.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...

.SATURDAY...Breezy. Heavy freezing spray. Chance of snow.
Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Waves 6 to 9 feet / 2-3 meters /.
.SUNDAY...Chance of snow. Heavy freezing spray. Northeast winds
15 to 20 knots. Waves 5 to 7 feet / around 2 meters /.
.MONDAY...Breezy. Freezing spray. Chance of snow. Southeast winds
20 to 25 knots. Waves 6 to 9 feet / 2-3 meters /.

$$

LMZ761-171600-
MAFOR 1710/
MICHIGAN NORTH 11410 12420 11510 11620 11720 12730. Chance of
snow this afternoon and evening. Waves 2 to 4 ft today. Waves 2
to 4 ft building to 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft tonight.

MICHIGAN SOUTH 13310 11410 11610 13720. Chance of light freezing
rain this morning. Waves 1 to 3 ft today. Waves 2 to 4 ft
building to 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft tonight.

$$

 

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