Thursday, August17, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Martinsville, IN

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Sunrise 7:00AMSunset 8:39PM Thursday August 17, 2017 1:35 PM EDT (17:35 UTC) Moonrise 1:34AMMoonset 4:19PM Illumination 21% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Martinsville, IN
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Area Discussion for - Indianapolis, IN
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102 pm edt Thu aug 17 2017

The aviation section has been updated below.

Issued at 207 am edt Thu aug 17 2017
low pressure over the upper midwest will provide a warm and humid
southwest flow of air to central indiana today. This will result
in chances for showers and thunderstorms today. A cold front
associated with the low will pass through indiana tonight ending
the rain chances.

Weak high pressure over the central plains is expected to pass
across indiana on Friday and and Friday evening... Providing dry

A quick moving upper level weather disturbance is them expected
to sweep across the region overnight on Friday and early on
Saturday. This will result in another chance for showers and

The weekend will conclude and the next work week will start with
dry weather as large high pressure builds across the region.

Near term today
Issued at 207 am edt Thu aug 17 2017
surface analysis early this morning shows low pressure in place
over minnesota with a trailing cold front stretching southwest
across iowa to western missouri. Goes16 shows SW flow ahead of
this system streaming in to the ohio valley along with strong
convection across oklahoma. National radar mosaics show more
showers over southern missouri and a few isolated showers storms
within the SW flow across illinois and SRN indiana.

Models remain in pretty good agreement today... Keeping indiana
within the warm and moist SW flow. Dew points across the area
remained in the very moist lower 70s. GFS 310k isentropic surface
shows central indiana within an favorable lift area today with
specific humidities over 9 j kg. Time height sections show a
saturated column amid lift... And forecast soundings show deep
saturation through the morning hours... Suggesting rain with some
drying within the column by afternoon. Furthermore... .Forecast
soundings suggest some instability should convective temperatures
in the middle 80s be reached. By afternoon... CAPE soars to a
healthy 2800 j kg. Thus if it fails to rain this morning... Heating
and instability should lead to rain this afternoon. Hrrr seems to
be taking the approach of pushing the more organized showers north
of the forecast area this morning and developing convection in
the afternoon.

Given all the favorable scenarios for rain will trend pops at or
above the forecast builder blend through the day. Confidence is
low for specific timing location. Will stick close to the forecast
builder blend on highs.

Short term tonight through Saturday night
Issued at 207 am edt Thu aug 17 2017
gfs and NAM show the best forcing... Dynamics and moisture are
lost quickly this evening. The 310k GFS shows drying arriving
within subsidence by 03z. Forecast soundings also show rapid
drying and stabilization within the column after 00z. Best
forcing associated with the upper through to the north looks to
pivot to the east as a weak trough axis moves across indiana. Thus
will keep some low pops prior to 03z... Particularly across the
eastern parts of the forecast area due to proximity. However... The
overall trend will be toward a dry forecast overnight. Will stick
close to the blend on lows.

Gfs and NAM suggest high pressure and a dry column across the
area on Friday. Forecast soundings show a mid level inversion with
attainable convective temperatures that should lead to some flat-
topped afternoon cu. Thus partly cloudy with a blend on temps
will work fine.

The high will maintain control of the weather on Friday
evening... However both the GFS and NAM again suggest a secondary
upper wave pushing toward central indiana after 06z
Saturday... Before exiting by Saturday afternoon. Lower levels
respond by showing a weak surface trough passing across the area
sate wit this feature. Forecast soundings also show a quick surge
of a saturated column. Thus we will need to continue to include
pops for late Friday night and early Saturday. Will trend toward
wetbulbs on Friday night.

By Saturday afternoon the models allow the short wave to quickly
exit as stronger ridging and high pressure build across the area.

Thus will trend toward a dry forecast for Saturday afternoon and
Saturday night.

Long term Sunday through Thursday
Issued at 358 am edt Thu aug 17 2017
long term period looks dry save for the late Monday night through
early Wednesday time frame, when a low pressure system will move
through the great lakes. This will necessitate some chance pops
for showers and storms during that time period, with the highest
chances Tuesday into Tuesday night. Bumped some likelies down to
high chance given model fluctuations in the longer term, but
otherwise left blended initialization alone.

Consensus temperatures appeared reasonable. Should start on the
warmer side then see temperatures cool somewhat as the week wears
on and high pressure builds in behind the frontal system.

Aviation (discussion for the 171800z TAF issuance)
Issued at 102 pm edt Thu aug 17 2017
vfr conditions expected for most of the period. Lower conditions
possible in convection this afternoon.

Main lines of convection has passed the TAF sites, but additional
convection may develop this afternoon with cold front still to the
west. Based on latest hi res model data, have only put vcts in at
kbmg, with just vcsh at most other sites. However, can't rule out
thunder at any site during the afternoon.

Some MVFR ceilings may work into mainly the northern sites this
afternoon based on upstream conditions, but at the moment confidence
is not high enough to put in the taf.

Winds will be gusty this afternoon. Tonight Friday drier air will
work in and keep conditionsVFR.

Ind watches warnings advisories None.

Synopsis... Puma
near term... Puma
short term... Puma
long term... Nield
aviation... 50

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Bloomington, Monroe County Airport, IN18 mi43 minW 710.00 miOvercast78°F71°F79%1011.6 hPa

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