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Lake Bluff, IL

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Sunrise 6:47AMSunset 4:26PM Monday November 20, 2017 7:42 AM CST (13:42 UTC) Moonrise 9:31AMMoonset 7:21PM Illumination 3% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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.
Marine Forecasts
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LMZ740 Winthrop Harbor To Wilmette Harbor- Wilmette Harbor To Northerly Island- Northerly Island To Calumet Harbor- 306 Am Cst Mon Nov 20 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through Tuesday afternoon...
Today..Southwest winds 20 to 25 kt increasing to 30 kt. Mostly Sunny. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
Tonight..Southwest winds to 30 kt. Occasional gale gusts to 35 kt. Partly cloudy. Waves 3 to 5 ft.
Tuesday..West winds to 30 kt becoming northwest in the afternoon. Partly Sunny. Waves 3 to 5 ft.
Tuesday night..Northwest winds to 30 kt diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Mostly clear. Waves 3 to 5 ft.
LMZ740 Expires:201711201600;;686914 FZUS53 KLOT 200906 NSHLOT NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL 306 AM CST Mon Nov 20 2017 For waters within 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 waves, along with the average height of the highest 10 percent of the waves which will occasionally be encountered. LMZ740>742-201600-

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lake Bluff, IL
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Area Discussion for - Chicago, IL
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national weather service chicago romeoville, il
530 am cst Mon nov 20 2017

Short term
100 am cst
through tonight...

high pressure is across the ohio tennessee valleys early this
morning, with low pressure digging southeast across the canadian
prairies. The high will only slowly shift to the mid atlantic
today, while the low will deepen as it moves toward lake superior.

The upper air pattern with wnw flow will support some cirrus
drifting through that will thin out with time today, otherwise the
weather story of the day will be the mild conditions and breezy
southwest winds that result from the increased gradient between
the two surface features. There is a pretty strong inversion which
will limit mixing, but winds will be potent enough not far off
the ground to support gusts to 30-35 mph this afternoon. Look for
temperatures to peak near 50 or so. The low will continue through
canada just to the north of lake superior, therefore breezy
southwest winds will continue, and with some increasing clouds
overnight lows will hold in the mid to even upper 30s.

Kmd

Long term
100 am cst
Tuesday through Sunday...

while the forecast largely remains dry, the temperature roller
coaster ride will continue to be the story in the long term. A
sharp positively tilted shortwave trough will shift through
wisconsin, and will steer a decent cold front through our region
through the day. Models do not paint much precip with the front
other maybe some isolated light showers or sprinkles, with better
(though still lower) chances across northwest north central
indiana in the afternoon. Breezy southwest winds do make a sharp
shift to the northwest and we get another shot of cold air. Cold
low in the 20s Tuesday night give way to highs again only in the
mid upper 30s Wednesday. Winds will slacken through the day
Wednesday as high pressure returns to the mid missouri valley,
with the ridge axis extending across northeast il northwest
indiana.

The pattern from earlier in the week repeats itself for
thanksgiving as the high will shift to the tennessee valley on
the thanksgiving holiday while low pressure will return to the
canadian prairies. It should be a decent day with sunshine high
clouds, and highs will be a tad below normal, but winds will be
relatively light. Then the breezy southwest winds kick up for
Friday as the high will cruise off to the mid atlantic and the
canadian low follows a similar path north of lake superior on
Friday. This time the low is deeper and bit closer to the region,
so we may see some more clouds ahead of it. Low level temps are
even warmer than what we expect for today, so it will again be
mild with highs in the 50 ballpark. There are some low precip
chances with the associated cold front. Temps again take a tumble
for the weekend.

Kmd

Aviation
For the 12z tafs...

530 am... Only forecast concern this period are the winds.

Southwest winds 8-12kt will steadily increase this morning with
speeds in the 14-18kt range from late morning through much of this
evening as a tight pressure gradient moves across the region.

Gusts will be in the mid 20kt range with some occasional higher
gusts. Speeds gusts will begin to diminish early Tuesday morning
and slowly shift more westerly. A cold front will move across the
area mid late Tuesday morning shifting winds northwest. Low level
winds increase this evening and despite the strong gusty winds at
the surface... Low level wind shear will be possible. DryVFR
through tonight with increasing high clouds which will slowly
lower to a mid deck tonight. Cms

Marine
205 am... A large area of high pressure over the southeast u.S.

This morning will move off the atlantic coast tonight. Strong low
pressure will move from southern canada this morning... Across
ontario tonight... And into quebec Tuesday. The gradient between
these two features will tighten this afternoon and tonight with
southwesterly gales expected over lake michigan. A trailing cold
front from this low will move across the lake Tuesday morning...

shifting winds to the northwest. Its possible gale force winds may
continue into early Tuesday evening. A large area of high
pressure will build across the plains Tuesday night and then move
east across the ohio valley Wednesday night and Thursday. Another
strong low is expected to move across ontario Friday with
southwesterly gales possible again Friday afternoon into Friday
evening. Cms

Lot watches warnings advisories
Il... None.

In... None.

Lm... Gale warning... Lmz777-lmz779... 3 pm Monday to 3 pm Tuesday.

Small craft advisory... Il nearshore waters until 6 pm Tuesday.

Small craft advisory... In nearshore waters until 9 am Wednesday.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WHRI2 - Waukegan Harbor, IL 6 mi63 min SW 13 G 17 34°F
KNSW3 - Kenosha, WI 21 mi43 min SW 12 G 19 34°F 1012.9 hPa (-1.3)
FSTI2 23 mi103 min SW 15 36°F
OKSI2 28 mi103 min W 8 38°F
CHII2 - Chicago, IL 29 mi43 min SSW 31 G 34 37°F 26°F
CNII2 32 mi28 min S 8 G 11 35°F 24°F
JAKI2 37 mi103 min WSW 8 36°F
CMTI2 - 9087044 - Calumet, IL 41 mi43 min SSW 11 G 17 36°F 1014.4 hPa (-1.1)26°F

Wind History for Calumet Harbor, IL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Chicago/Waukegan Regional Airport, IL10 mi48 minSW 1010.00 miFair33°F25°F72%1014.1 hPa
Chicago / Wheeling, Pal-Waukee Airport, IL12 mi51 minSSW 1010.00 miFair35°F25°F67%1014.8 hPa
Chicago, Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL21 mi52 minSSW 15 G 2010.00 miPartly Cloudy35°F24°F64%1014.5 hPa
Kenosha, Kenosha Regional Airport, WI22 mi50 minSW 810.00 miFair33°F24°F70%1013.5 hPa

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