Monday, April23, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
St. Joseph, MI

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3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.

Sunrise 5:54AMSunset 7:44PM Monday April 23, 2018 4:39 AM CDT (09:39 UTC) Moonrise 12:45PMMoonset 2:33AM Illumination 56% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 8 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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LMZ878 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- 246 Am Cdt Mon Apr 23 2018 Sheboygan Wi To Pentwater Mi South...
Today..Northeast winds 10 to 15 kt increasing to 10 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
Tonight..Northeast winds 10 to 20 kt becoming east 10 to 15 kt. Slight chance of rain showers overnight. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
Tuesday..Northeast winds 5 to 10 kt becoming north 10 to 15 kt. Chance of rain showers in the morning. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tuesday night..North winds 10 to 20 kt increasing to 30 kt. Waves 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft building to 5 to 8 ft occasionally to 10 ft.
Wednesday..North winds to 30 kt diminishing to 15 to 25 kt. Waves 5 to 8 ft occasionally to 10 ft.
Wednesday night..North winds 10 to 20 kt becoming northwest 5 to 10 kt overnight. Waves 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft subsiding to 2 to 4 ft.
Thursday..Southwest winds 10 to 20 kt becoming south. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
Friday..North winds 15 to 25 kt diminishing to 10 to 20 kt. Chance of rain showers. Waves 4 to 7 ft occasionally to 9 ft.
LMZ878 Expires:201804231530;;366775 FZUS63 KLOT 230746 GLFLM OPEN LAKE FORECAST for Lake Michigan National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL 246 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 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...High pressure of 30.4 inches is centered over New England with ridging extending west across the Great Lakes. Low pressure of 29.7 inches is over western Tennessee and will meander over the area through Tuesday then shift to the mid Atlantic Coast by early Wednesday. A cold front will move across Lake Michigan Tuesday night. Another 30.4 inch high will build across the Central Plains Tuesday night with a ridge extending into the western Great Lakes, which will shift to the Ohio Valley Thursday. Low pressure of 29.5 inches will move from Hudson Bay Wednesday night to northern Quebec Thursday night as a trailing cold front pushes across Lake Michigan. LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-231530-

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near St. Joseph, MI
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Area Discussion for - Northern Indiana, IN
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national weather service northern indiana
413 am edt Mon apr 23 2018

Synopsis
Issued at 341 am edt Mon apr 23 2018
a weak and slow moving low pressure area will move north of the
ohio river and bring a chance for light rain and sprinkles to the
forecast area from this afternoon through Tuesday night. Mainly
dry weather is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday. Highs today
will be in the 60s to around 70. Lows tonight should be in the
upper 40s. Highs Tuesday through Thursday will be in the mid 50s
to lower 60s all 3 days.

Short term (today and tonight)
issued at 325 am edt Mon apr 23 2018
an upper low was near memphis early this morning. This system was
drifting east, but should curve north as an interaction with an
upstream system takes place. Some bands of light rain or light
showers are likely to spread north of the ohio river with a chance
for some rain reaching areas east and south of warsaw by this
evening. More of a widespread light rain is likely tonight over
much of the area into early Tuesday. Precipitation amounts will
be light as the bulk of the system passes to the southeast. Highs
today will approach 70 near the michigan border; however, cooler
highs should prevail farther south where clouds and possible rain
hold temps down.

Long term (Tuesday through Sunday)
issued at 325 am edt Mon apr 23 2018
lingering areas of light rain or showers should end Wednesday
morning as the upper low moves east. Temperatures should be a
little below normal from Tuesday thru Thursday with highs in the
middle 50s to lower 60 each day. One last system may bring some
light rain Friday. Limited cold air behind this system may allow
lows to drop to 34-37 Friday night. Otherwise, much warmer weather
is ahead just past next weekend as an upper level ridge builds
east.

Aviation (for the 06z tafs through 06z Monday night)
issued at 147 am edt Mon apr 23 2018
vfr flight conditions through the forecast period. Upper level
vortex translating from ak into western tn through the period with
increasing amount of mid level moisture advancing northward.

Slight chance of sprinkles light rain into kfwa late in the
period, though confidence sufficiently low enough for only vcsh
mention at this time.

Iwx watches warnings advisories
In... None.

Mi... None.

Oh... None.

Lm... None.

Synopsis... Skipper
short term... Skipper
long term... Skipper
aviation... Murphy
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
45168 32 mi40 min NE 7.8 G 9.7 44°F 40°F1 ft1024.4 hPa (-1.0)27°F
SVNM4 - South Haven, MI 34 mi40 min ENE 8 G 11 45°F
SJOM4 - St. Joseph, MI 34 mi40 min NNE 1.9 G 2.9 44°F 1023.4 hPa (-0.6)
HLNM4 - 9087031 - Holland, MI 44 mi52 min ENE 6 G 8 44°F 1023.5 hPa29°F
WHRI2 - Waukegan Harbor, IL 47 mi60 min NNE 8.9 G 11 44°F
45029 47 mi40 min ENE 5.8 G 7.8 42°F 38°F1025.4 hPa (-0.5)31°F
KNSW3 - Kenosha, WI 48 mi40 min 41°F 1024 hPa (-0.4)
CHII2 - Chicago, IL 50 mi50 min NE 8.9 G 9.9 44°F 32°F

Wind History for Holland, MI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Southwest Michigan Regional Airport, MI34 mi47 minENE 510.00 miFair44°F23°F43%1023.2 hPa

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