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FZUS81 KCLE 222052  
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GREAT LAKES ICE OUTLOOK  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO  
452 PM EDT FRI MAR 22 2019  
 
ACTIVE WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES ON THE GREAT LAKES CAN  
BE FOUND AT...HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GREATLAKES/5 DAY ICE DISCUSSION...  
 
NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ON THE GREAT LAKES WILL CONTINUE  
TO SUPPORT A GRADUAL DECAY OF REMAINING ICE FIELDS THROUGH THE  
WEEKEND. TEMPERATURES WILL DROP BELOW NORMAL ON THE LAKES BEHIND A  
COLD FRONT MOVING SOUTH ACROSS THE LAKES SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH  
SUNDAY NIGHT. BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURE WILL PERSIST MONDAY AND  
TUESDAY WITH HIGHS IN THE 20S AND 30S AND LOWS IN THE TEENS AND  
TWENTIES HALTING THE DECAY OF ICE WITH SOME SHORT TERM GROWTH  
POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY IN PROTECTED BAYS. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY  
TEMPERATURE WILL MODERATE TO ABOVE NORMAL AND THE DECAY OF THE ICE  
WILL RESUME.  
 
WINDS WILL BE FROM THE WEST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS ON THE NORTHERN LAKES  
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY, TURNING NORTHEAST SATURDAY NIGHT AND  
SUNDAY. ON THE SOUTHERN LAKES, WINDS WILL BE FROM THE NORTH TO  
NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 KNOTS TONIGHT, TURNING WEST TO SOUTHWEST SATURDAY  
THROUGH SUNDAY. WINDS WILL TURN NORTHEAST SUNDAY NIGHT.  
 
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  
 
MAX WIND (KNOTS) AT EACH SITE FOR THE 12 HOUR FCST PERIOD  
 
LOCATION TONIGHT SAT SAT NIGHT SUN SUN NIGHT  
WEST SUPERIOR 240/21 240/22 060/24 050/20 360/09  
MID SUPERIOR 240/19 240/25 040/23 030/18 290/15  
EAST SUPERIOR 240/16 240/19 030/20 020/14 300/16  
NORTH MICHIGAN 280/11 210/18 220/15 010/21 010/20  
SOUTH MICHIGAN 010/12 190/12 200/12 020/22 030/24  
NORTH HURON 350/19 280/16 250/14 040/14 020/16  
MID HURON 350/22 240/14 250/16 030/19 030/20  
SOUTH HURON 350/23 230/12 240/12 020/18 020/20  
WEST ERIE 330/18 270/10 220/10 230/08 020/18  
EAST ERIE 300/17 240/22 230/13 230/14 030/14  
CENTRAL ONTARIO 310/28 270/24 260/24 240/16 030/16  
 
A FULL GRAPHICAL FORECAST OF WIND ON THE GREAT LAKES CAN BE FOUND AT:  
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GREATLAKES/  
 
TEMPERATURE FORECASTS FOR SELECTED CITIES  
 
LOCATION 03/23 03/24 03/25 03/26 03/27 03/28  
DULUTH 24 50 30 38 15 36 19 42 34 52 41 51  
MARQUETTE 21 51 30 36 16 31 18 38 28 45 38 49  
GREENBAY 18 50 30 48 20 37 18 43 28 50 37 56  
MILWAUKEE 27 45 34 46 29 36 24 40 30 48 40 55  
CHICAGO 29 43 36 45 32 36 27 41 31 49 41 55  
MUSKEGON 23 36 30 45 27 37 21 38 26 45 36 51  
ALPENA 17 40 28 42 18 30 15 36 23 44 35 50  
DETROIT 22 45 32 51 30 38 23 39 27 46 37 57  
TOLEDO 24 45 30 51 32 39 24 39 26 47 37 59  
CLEVELAND 26 39 32 51 35 38 26 37 28 45 37 56  
BUFFALO 21 38 28 44 31 36 20 35 24 42 30 48  
 
A FULL GRAPHICAL FORECAST OF THE GREAT LAKES FORECAST TEMPERATURES  
CAN BE FOUND AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GREATLAKES/  
 
FREEZING DEGREE DAY ACCUMULATIONS AT SELECTED STATIONS  
COMPARED TO NORMAL CALCULATED ON FRI MAR 22:  
 
LOCATION DATE NORMAL CURRENT  
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DULUTH, MN MAR 21 1973 2164  
MARQUETTE, MI MAR 21 1735 2143  
SAU_S_MAR, MI MAR 21 1399 1587  
GREENBAY, WI MAR 21 1226 1163  
MILWAUKEE, WI MAR 21 617 614  
CHICAGO, IL MAR 21 420 537  
MUSKEGON, MI MAR 21 380 516  
ALPENA, MI MAR 21 1055 1254  
DETROIT, MI MAR 21 315 389  
TOLEDO, OH MAR 21 310 299  
CLEVELAND, OH MAR 21 95 125  
BUFFALO, NY MAR 21 511 476  
 
 
NORMAL TEMPS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS AROUND THE  
GREAT LAKES FOR FRI MAR 22  
 
LOCATION HIGH LOW  
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DULUTH,MN 39 21  
MARQUETTE,MI 39 22  
GREENBAY,WI 39 21  
MILWAUKEE,WI 47 29  
CHICAGO,IL 51 32  
MUSKEGON,MI 47 31  
ALPENA,MI 39 21  
DETROIT,MI 50 32  
TOLEDO,OH 51 31  
CLEVELAND,OH 51 32  
BUFFALO,NY 46 29  
 

 
 
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