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Sunrise 7:13AMSunset 4:48PM Tuesday January 16, 2018 10:53 PM CST (04:53 UTC) Moonrise 7:48AMMoonset 5:37PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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LMZ779 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- 843 Pm Cst Tue Jan 16 2018 Sheboygan Wi To Pentwater Mi South...
.gale watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon...
Rest of tonight..Northwest winds 15 to 25 kt becoming west. Chance of snow showers. Waves 4 to 7 ft occasionally to 9 ft.
Wednesday..West winds to 30 kt becoming southwest gales to 35 kt in the afternoon. Slight chance of snow showers in the morning. Freezing spray in the afternoon. Waves building to 5 to 8 feet occasionally to 10 ft.
Wednesday night..Southwest gales to 35 kt. Freezing spray. Waves 8 to 12 ft occasionally to 16 ft.
Thursday..Southwest gales to 35 kt diminishing to 30 kt. Freezing spray in the morning. Waves 7 to 10 ft occasionally to 13 ft.
Thursday night..Southwest winds to 30 kt diminishing to 15 to 25 kt. Waves 4 to 7 ft occasionally to 9 ft subsiding to 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft.
Friday..Southwest winds to 30 kt. Waves 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft building to 5 to 8 ft occasionally to 10 ft.
Friday night..Southwest winds to 30 kt. Waves 6 to 9 ft occasionally to 12 ft.
Saturday..Southwest winds 15 to 25 kt diminishing to 10 to 20 kt. Waves 4 to 7 ft occasionally to 9 ft subsiding to 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft.
Sunday..South winds 10 to 20 kt. Chance of rain. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
LMZ779 Expires:201801170900;;562556 FZUS63 KLOT 170243 GLFLM OPEN LAKE FORECAST for Lake Michigan National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL 843 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018 FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON Lake Michigan. Waves are provided as a range of significant wave heights, which is the average of the highest 1/3 of the wave, along with the average height of the highest 10% of the waves which will occasionally be encountered. .SYNOPSIS...Strong high pressure of 30.7 inches over the central Plains will continue to slowly sag south to the Gulf coast by Thursday night while weakening to 30.4 inches. The high will then slowly move to the southeast Atlantic coast by Sunday. Meanwhile, a series of low pressure systems, averaging 29.7 inches will track across the Upper Great Lakes region over the next few days. LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-170900-

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Whiting, IN
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Area Discussion for - Chicago, IL
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area forecast discussion
national weather service chicago romeoville, il
927 pm cst Tue jan 16 2018

Update
923 pm cst
lake effect snow showers are beginning to diminish and shift east
of porter county indiana at this time. While some light snow will
continue to be possible over northeastern sections of the county
for the next couple hours, the heavy snow threat has ended. Total
snow amounts up around 10 inches likely have occurred across
northern portions of the county, so area roads are likely still
snow covered. For this reason, I plan to continue the advisory in
porter through this evening. Otherwise, no major changes to the
going forecast for tonight other than to tweak lows down a couple
of degrees.

Kjb

Short term
247 pm cst
through Wednesday...

for the remainder in the afternoon and into early evening, the main
concern will continue to be the lake effect snowfall over nwrn
indiana.

Latest radar trends indicate that the lake effect plume that had
developed earlier today over southern lake michigan is slowly, but
steadily moving east across nwrn il and SRN lake michigan. The back
edge of the snow is along the lake porter county line and snow has
ended over nern illinois and lake and newton counties in nwrn
indiana. There is still the potential for moderate to heavy lake
effect snow, mainly over porter county, with some lighter snow
extending into NRN jasper county. Northern lake county could
possibly see an additional 2 to 3 inches of snow through earlier
this evening. The higher of these amounts should be over portions
of the county that have not yet seen the heavier snow just yet and
snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible. While the
winter weather advisory has been allowed to expire over lake and
cook counties in illinois, the advisory for lake and porter
counties in indiana will continue.

Through the evening and into the overnight hours, high pressure over
the upper missouri valley will slide to the southeast, and will be
centered over the lower ohio valley by Wednesday morning. Winds
across the region will gradually back from nwly to swly, shutting
off the lake effect snow potential through the evening. Under
decreasing cloud cover, diminishing winds and fresh snowfall,
temperatures should drop into the single digits above 0 f overnight.

With winds arnd 5 to 10 mph, wind chill readings should drop to -10
to -15 f overnight.

Winds will strengthen again through the day tomorrow as the center
of the strong high remains parked over the lower ohio valley and low
pressure tracks across south-central canada. With a strengthening
pressure gradient, swly winds should gust to 25 mph by late morning,
with some gusts possibly up to 30 mph in the afternoon. The upper
level pattern is expected to remain high amplitude and slowly
progressive, with deep long-wave upper troughing slowly moving east
of the region while upper ridging remains over the rockies. With
deep layer cold advect and nly flow aloft, temperatures tomorrow
should remain in the upper teens to lower 20s.

Long term
207 pm cst
Wednesday night through Tuesday...

pleasant conditions and moderating temps will be the rule for late
week before precipitation chances arrive over the weekend. The
upper trough that brought the current cold snap to the area will
be departing to the east with upper ridging across much of the
western u.S. Spreading eastward. Low mid level temps will rebound
as the ridge moves eastward allowing for a noticeably milder day
for Thursday as highs warm into the lower 30s. A shortwave will
traverse the ridge Thursday but have little influence on our
weather. Once the wave passes, the ridge broadens allowing warmer
air to push toward the region. The snow pack will likely have some
influence on temps by Friday. Dewpoints will also increase Friday
which will bring the potential for some fog development,
especially Friday night. Saturday may be the more likely day for
fog development as a bigger push of moisture arrives but some
erosion of the snow pack will have occurred by then, though it may
be minimal overall. A deep upper trough will be moving across the
southwest u.S. Into Saturday then lift northeast into the central
and southern plains by Sunday. A surface low will track northeast
from the southern plains with guidance pretty consistent on taking
the low north of the local area. Given this is a ways off, details
are subject to change but would expect to see precipitation
chances increase later Saturday or early Sunday as a warm frontal
boundary develops near or over the area. Mixed precip may be a
possibility, especially across northern areas, Saturday night
before transitioning to all rain. Temps still look to surge into
the 40s or lower 50s for Sunday. The surface low and upper trough
pass Monday which would likely bring a change to snow as mid and
upper levels cool. Cooler air will move in with medium range
guidance differing somewhat on the magnitude.

Mdb

Aviation
For the 00z tafs...

538 pm... Only forecast concern this period are the winds. Lake
effect snow showers have shifted mainly east of gyy. Lake effect
MVFR clouds will still be possible for a few hours at gyy along
with some passing flurries or a brief snow shower. Northwest winds
will slowly diminish under 10kts this evening and turn southwest
by mid morning Wednesday. The gradient will slowly tighten and as
the low levels mix... Speeds gusts will slowly increase during the
afternoon and continue into Wednesday evening. Cms

Marine
247 pm cst
an active period of weather is setting up for lake michigan.

As high pressure settles into the lower ohio valley tomorrow morning
and low pressure tracks across south-central canada, winds over the
lake will back from generally northerly to southwesterly tomorrow.

With the high expected to very slowly sag south toward the northern
gulf of mexico and a series of low pressure systems track across
south-central canada and the upper great lakes, winds are expected
to increase to gale force by early Wednesday morning. The surface
pressure pattern is expected to change little from Wednesday morning
through Thursday morning, so an extended period of gales is
possible, with winds initially reaching gale force over the northern
portions of the lake Wednesday morning, and then strengthening to
gale force over the southern portions of the lake in the afternoon.

The gradient over the lake is expected to weaken through the day on
Thursday, with winds diminishing below gale force from north to
south through the day. With wind direction expected to be
southwesterly, winds may not reach gale force over the nearshore
waters, so, have gone with a small craft advisory for the nearshore
waters and a gale watch for the open waters. The gale watch will
likely be replace with a gale warning as exact timing becomes a bit
more certain.

Another low will track across the canadian prairies over the
weekend, bringing another potential period of gales Friday night
into Saturday. The longer range guidance continue to advertise a
deepening low developing over the south high plains on Sunday and
lifting through the middle mississippi valley on Monday and
continuing across the northern portions of the lake Monday night.

Another round of southwest gales is possible in advance of the
system, but the extent of any potential gales will depend on the
exact track of the system, which is still somewhat uncertain at this
time.

Lot watches warnings advisories
Il... None.

In... Winter weather advisory... Inz002 until midnight Wednesday.

Lm... Small craft advisory... Lmz740-lmz741-lmz742-lmz743-lmz744-
lmz745... 1 pm Wednesday to 4 pm Thursday.

Gale watch... Lmz777-lmz779... 1 pm Wednesday to 3 pm Thursday.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CHII2 - Chicago, IL 14 mi54 min NW 18 G 19 21°F 13°F
CNII2 16 mi39 min W 7 G 13 19°F 11°F
JAKI2 16 mi114 min WNW 4.1 19°F
OKSI2 17 mi114 min WNW 2.9 21°F
CMTI2 - 9087044 - Calumet, IL 17 mi54 min W 6 G 8.9 17°F 1032.8 hPa (+0.6)10°F
FSTI2 19 mi114 min WNW 13 18°F
BHRI3 - Burns Harbor, IN 20 mi49 min NW 16 G 23 24°F 1033.2 hPa
MCYI3 - Michigan City, IN 24 mi54 min NW 25 G 28 25°F
WHRI2 - Waukegan Harbor, IL 42 mi74 min WNW 8.9 G 12 15°F
SJOM4 - St. Joseph, MI 45 mi54 min SSE 5.1 G 6 15°F 1032.8 hPa (+0.6)

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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Gary Regional Airport, IN20 mi2.1 hrsW 1010.00 miA Few Clouds18°F10°F73%1033.9 hPa

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