Marine Weather for LH 363

Active Advisory: (US Severe Weather)
Forecast as of 3:32 PM EST on January 28, 2015
Gale watch in effect from Thursday evening through Friday morning
Lake Huron From Presque Isle Light To Sturgeon Point Mi Beyond
5nm Off Shore-
Lake Huron From Sturgeon Point To Alabaster Mi Beyond 5nm Off
Shore-
Tonight
South winds 10 to 15 knots...becoming southeast 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots overnight. Freezing spray after midnight. A chance of snow after midnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet... building to 6 to 9 feet overnight. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
Thursday
South winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots... diminishing to 15 to 20 knots late in the morning...then becoming southwest 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon...then veering northwest 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots late. Freezing spray early. Snow. Waves 5 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
Thursday Night
Northwest winds to 30 knots...increasing to 35 knot gales by midnight...then diminishing to 30 knots late. Gusts to 40 knot gales. Freezing spray early in the evening. Heavy freezing spray by late evening. A chance of snow. Waves 8 to 12 feet...building to 12 to 16 feet by midnight. Waves occasionally around 20 feet.
Friday
Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 40 knot gales...diminishing to 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots. Heavy freezing spray. Waves 8 to 12 feet...subsiding to 3 to 5 feet by mid afternoon. Waves occasionally around 15 feet.
Friday Night
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots...becoming west 5 to 10 knots by midnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet...subsiding to 1 to 3 feet by midnight.
Saturday
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots...increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon...then veering to the northwest after midnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet...building to 2 to 4 feet.
Sunday
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow. Waves 2 to 4 feet...subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
Monday
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of snow. Waves 1 to 3 feet...building to 2 to 4 feet.
Gale Watch
Statement as of 3:40 PM EST on January 28, 2015

...Gale watch remains in effect from Thursday evening through Friday morning...

* wind and waves: during the gale watch...expect sustained winds up to 34 knots from the northwest with gusts up to 43 knots. The largest expected significant waves will be 13 feet with a potential maximum wave height of 19 feet.

* Timing: the maximum winds are expected around 1 am Friday with the largest waves expected around 2 am Friday.

Refer to the latest marine forecasts for greater detail.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A gale watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to 47 knots has significantly increased...but the specific timing and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider altering their plans.

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Place ID Sea Temp Wave Height
S HURON 43NM East of Oscoda, MI 45008 37 °F 1.31 ft
Southern Lake Huron 45149
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0.98 ft
N HURON 37NM Northeast of Alpena, MI 45003 40 °F
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Georgian Bay 45137 31 °F 0.33 ft
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