Last Week: No forecast, but there was some kiteboarding on Friday and Saturday. A good north wind up in Manistee last Friday and a SW wind along the entire shoreline on Saturday allowed for some riding. There was still some ice along the shoreline in many places, but enough was gone to safely get in and out.
Tally So Far: Nailed It! – 0, Close –0, Way Off – 0
Today: Wind has been cranking all morning long mostly out of the west and should continue into the afternoon but dying down all the while.
Saturday: Looks calm, not really enough wind to kiteboard.
Sunday: Looks promising for a south wind to build late morning and afternoon. It should be in the 15 to 20 knot range from Muskegon and further north with Little Sable Point being the windiest. It looks like there could be a little SSE direction early on which would not be good at LSP, but if the wind is more SSW, than LSP will be good. There are a couple other factors to consider as well. Very cold water can sometimes really kill warm south winds. Where it might be blowing good a mile inland, there could be nothing at the beach. Also, if there is very much moisture in the air blowing over cold water, it can lead to fog.
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