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|Sunrise 7:11AM||Sunset 7:54PM||Thursday March 30, 2017 6:45 AM EDT (10:45 UTC)||Moonrise 8:03AM||Moonset 10:04PM||Illumination 9%|
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Today..East winds 15 to 25 knots. A slight chance of rain showers through mid morning...then a chance of rain showers late this morning. Rain showers likely this afternoon. Waves 3 to 5 feet building to 5 to 7 feet.
Tonight..East winds 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 knots. Rain showers and Thunderstorms. Waves 5 to 7 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.
Friday..Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. A chance of Thunderstorms in the morning. Showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Friday night..Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming north. A chance of rain showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Saturday..North winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 knots or less. A chance of rain showers in the morning. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
Sunday..North winds 10 knots or less becoming east. Waves 1 foot or less.
Monday..East winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of rain showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet. Winds and waves higher in and near Thunderstorms.
|LEZ166 Expires:201703301430;;300524 FZUS61 KCLE 300749 GLFLE OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE ERIE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH 349 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017 FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE ERIE .SYNOPSIS...A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH ACROSS LAKE ERIE TODAY AS LOW PRESSURE 29.40 INCHES MOVES EAST ACROSS ILLINOIS. LOW PRESSURE 29.50 WILL MOVE ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY FRIDAY AND EXIT OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST FRIDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE 30.20 INCHES WILL BUILD ACROSS THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY. LEZ164>168-301430-|
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Area Discussion for - Cleveland, OH  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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national weather service cleveland oh
350 am edt Thu mar 30 2017
Low pressure over missouri will track toward northern ohio by
Friday. A warm front will push northeast ahead of the low with a
the cold front occluding by Friday. The low will move east of
the area by Friday night. High pressure from the upper midwest
will move overhead by Sunday.
Near term /through tonight/
Closed low tracking across the plains is progged to slide a little
south of east across missouri before beginning to lift out
toward ohio tonight. Wide swath of warm advection and an
increasing low level jet will continue to generate warm
advection showers this morning into early afternoon. The showers
will fight the dry boundary layer but will continue to spread
east and many areas will get at least a passing shower or two.
Cannot rule out a localized rumble of thunder but would rather
emphasize the thunderstorm threat later today into tonight as
the upper trough and occluded front move in.
The models continue to advertise several rounds of convection
spinning around the low, the first which should arrive in northwest
ohio this afternoon. A little concerned for convection being
enhanced in the vicinity of the warm front which will likely remain
in northwest ohio. Favorable shear profiles will exist, little
surface CAPE but increasing CAPE aloft as well as a decent wind
field aloft. It may be difficult to establish a wind threat down to
the surface given the likely inversion but something to be watched.
The main round of convection ahead of the occluded front should
enter western ohio tonight and slide across the entire forecast
area with showers. There should be enough elevated CAPE for a
decent chance of thunderstorms although the highest threat may
remain just south of the forecast area. Areas that get several
rounds of showers/storms may end up with more than an inch of
Short term /Friday through Saturday night/
Showers and potentially a few rumbles of thunder will persist on
Friday especially across northeast ohio and northwest pennsylvania
Friday morning. The surface low and upper low will slide across the
forecast area and the lows may become more stacked allowing for a
more phased and deeper development of showers. Will have to watch
the QPF across NE oh/nw pa if the showers continue to redevelop in
the same areas.
The system should move east Friday afternoon and evening and cooler
and more stable air will spread across the area. It will likely take
a while to shake the cloud cover on Saturday and a few showers could
linger in the snowbelt. Highs on Saturday only in the 40s except
perhaps lower 50s northwest ohio if the Sun comes out later in the
Long term /Sunday through Wednesday/
High pressure over the area Sunday will mean dry conditions and
temperatures in the lower and middle 50s. This high will begin to
slide off to the east Sunday night.
A complex upper-level and surface pattern is in store for late
Sunday night into Monday. A closed upper-level low will swing across
the tennessee valley Monday with an associated surface low
cutting from the deep south into the carolinas by Monday night.
A second, weaker upper-level trough will move eastward across
the northern great lakes region Monday. The GFS has a weak
surface low cutting northeast across the central great lakes due
to its more pronounced short-wave trough swinging through,|
while the ECMWF keeps the surface low well north into canada
with near zonal flow across much of the great lakes.
With these significant differences between the models, what this
means exactly for our area is still uncertain. The southern low will
likely prevent ample deep moisture from making it this far north,
but there should be enough moisture around combined with some weak
forcing to at least get scattered showers across the area. The long
range global models differ in the exact tracks of these features,
with the ECMWF generally being the farthest north and the GFS being
the farthest south. Even with the GFS so far south, cutting off the
main moisture source, it still brings significant moisture into the
area Monday with widespread rain. It seems unlikely for this to
happen with such a strong low across the deep south, so have trended
more toward the emcwf - what else is new? For now have chance pops
everywhere until we get a better handle on how these features will
A ridge will build in behind the trough(s) Tuesday into Tuesday
night, bringing an end to the rain chances through at least
Wednesday morning. Another low will approach from the west Wednesday
evening into Wednesday night. This will bring widespread
precipitation to the area as a cold front moves through sometime
Wednesday night or Thursday. The exact timing is still uncertain,
but if the front holds off until Thursday, there will be a better
chance of seeing some thunderstorms.
Aviation /06z Thursday through Monday/
Ceilings will slowly lower and thicken through the overnight as
a warm front lifts into ohio. MVFR ceilings may arrive across
nw ohio by mid morning with areas of light rain beginning
shortly after. It will take longer for this to occur across the
eastern half of northern ohio into NW pa. Some ifr will be
possible with heavier showers in the morning hours. There may be
a general break in precipitation for several hours this
afternoon, but additional showers and likely a few thunderstorms
will develop and move in from the southwest across all TAF sites
this evening into the overnight hours.
Winds will become east at all locations and increase through
the morning. Winds will become gusty at times beginning later
this morning and continue into the afternoon. Gusts do not
appear that they will exceed the 20 to 25 knot range.
Outlook... Non-vfr continuing into Friday. Non-vfr possible
Sunday night into Monday.
A small craft advisory continues for the western 2 lake nearshore
zones through 5 pm today as easterly winds should allow for waves to
reach 4 to 6 feet, highest during the late morning and early
afternoon hours. For the rest of the marine nearshore, winds should
be just offshore, which will prevent waves from reaching 4 feet.
Otherwise, winds are expected to be fairly light through the rest of
the forecast period.
Marine... Small craft advisory until 5 pm edt this afternoon for lez142-
near term... Kosarik
short term... Kosarik
long term... Mottice
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|AGCM4||40 mi||46 min||40°F||1019.4 hPa (-2.3)|
|45169||47 mi||26 min||SE 18 G 21||39°F||37°F||6 ft||35°F|
|FAIO1 - 9063053 - Fairport, OH||49 mi||46 min||ENE 16 G 18||40°F||1019.3 hPa (-1.9)||38°F|
|CLSM4 - St. Clair Shores, MI||53 mi||46 min||E 17 G 20||41°F||1018.6 hPa (-3.1)|
Wind History for Fairport, OH(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Cleveland, Burke Lakefront Airport, OH||54 mi||53 min||E 10||9.00 mi||Light Rain||46°F||32°F||58%||1018.1 hPa|
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