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Sunrise 7:21AMSunset 7:29PM Sunday September 23, 2018 9:23 PM EDT (01:23 UTC) Moonrise 6:13PMMoonset 4:38AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 14 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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LCZ423 938 Am Edt Thu Sep 20 2018
.a strong Thunderstorm approaching the waters... The areas affected include... Lake st. Clair... Detroit river... At 937 am edt, doppler radar indicated a strong Thunderstorm, capable of producing winds to up 30 knots. This Thunderstorm was located near wyandotte, or 8 nm southwest of the ambassador bridge, moving east at 20 knots. Locations impacted include... Elizabeth park marina, belle isle, wyandotte, gibraltar and st. Clair shores. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Mariners can expect gusty winds up to 30 knots, locally higher waves, and lightning strikes. Boaters should seek safe harbor immediately until this storm passes. && lat...lon 4204 8321 4205 8318 4208 8320 4219 8315 4213 8317 4208 8316 4210 8314 4223 8315 4231 8308 4235 8298 4236 8293 4240 8288 4247 8288 4248 8273 4237 8283 4231 8307 4224 8313 4213 8312 4204 8315
LCZ423 Expires:201809201430;;932224 FZUS73 KDTX 201338 MWSDTX Marine Weather Statement National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI 938 AM EDT THU SEP 20 2018 LCZ423-460-201430-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Farmington Hills, MI
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Area Discussion for - Detroit/Pontiac, MI
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728 pm edt Sun sep 23 2018

Aviation
Low level dry air and midlevel anticyclonic flow will keep
conditions quiet throughout the overnight. There remains some
potential for very shallow ground based radiation fog around
sunrise, but light easterly gradient flow will be slightly more
prevalent. A substantial amount of low level moisture advection will
then ramp up on Monday as flow turns southerly ahead of the
approaching plains trough. Model soundings show a significant amount
of low level saturation developing during the midday period for all
of the southern TAF sites. Generally, went slightly slower with
onset timing of MVFR cig heights and hydrometeors timing. Given the
lack of midlevel saturation in the soundings, preference was to just
carry a prevailing mention of -dz during the afternoon. Best
potential for light rainfall may remain near the detroit river and
lake st clair area through 00z Tuesday evening. Plenty of time
remains to iron this out.

Dtw threshold probabilities
* high for cigs AOB 5kft after 15z Monday.

Prev discussion
Issued at 353 pm edt Sun sep 23 2018
discussion...

a "chamber of commerce" day is unfolding for the first full day of
autumn around SE michigan thanks to high pressure in control. Full
sun with light and variable wind and neutral low level thermal
advection allowed afternoon temperatures to reach normal values in
the upper 60s and lower 70s and sets the stage for a typical late
september night. The surface high shrinks eastward and the cold
front dissipates over the northern great lakes tonight as these
features give way to low pressure organizing over the northern
plains and upper midwest. This process sharpens the surface pressure
gradient over lower michigan enough to maintain an easterly wind in
the 5 to 10 knot range that likely holds up against nocturnal
decoupling and prevents temperatures from reaching full radiational
cooling potential across SE michigan. Guidance min temps in the
upper 40s to lower 50s - upper 50s metro detroit - look good across
the board.

Changes then get underway in our area during Monday mainly due to
backing flow aloft and strengthening southerly low level flow ahead
of the upper level trough over the plains. This process sets off a
northward return of moisture from the sharp frontal zone stalled
across the tennessee valley along with a northward move of the upper
wave shearing out of the lower mississippi valley. The broad frontal
system over the plains and upper midwest carries strong 850-700 mb
theta-e advection northward into lower michigan during Monday
afternoon. This results in scattered high based showers increasing
coverage toward evening as the southern stream wave shears toward
the ohio border and adds a dynamic component of lift to the strong
moisture transport. The new round of 12z model data hints at the
bulk of the added short wave influence occuring south of the i-69
corridor with a slight eastward shift in the QPF axis. Coverage and
intensity may then start out lower toward the tri cities Monday
evening before a secondary surge of moisture transport occurs during
the night, originating over the western great lakes and increasing
coverage areawide through the night. The moisture surge occurs as
the southern stream upper wave exits east of lake erie and the
midwest upper trough and frontal system move closer to the western
great lakes. Low level jet enhancement then fuels nocturnal
expansion of showers over lower michigan with a few thunderstorms
possible in weak elevated instability.

The Monday night rain pattern ushers the warm sector air mass into
se michigan by Tuesday morning ahead of the cold front extending
across the western great lakes. Convective trends become the
forecast focus and the subject of the current day 3 slight risk
outlook. At this time range, the 3km NAM is the only high res run
offering output for Tuesday afternoon. It shows a quick recovery of
surface based instability after a wet and cloudy start to the day
for late afternoon convective initiation within a prefrontal trough.

Both high res and synoptic scale model consensus of MLCAPE around
1500 j kg combined with a strong wind field, anchored by 50 knots at
500 mb, does support organized thunderstorms but strongly dependent
on that projected CAPE actually materializes. The cold front itself
then sweeps through with a shower pattern mostly within the mid
levels and trailing the surface front for the rest of Tuesday night.

Showers and thunderstorms chances will continue along an approaching
cold front, however, long-range models diverge regarding the timing
of the front. The gem and ECMWF are the quickest of the group,
pushing the front through during the Wed 06 - 12z timeframe. The gfs
is slower with the passage of the front, bringing the front through
between Wed 12 - 18z. Timing of the front will have implications
regarding the end time of rain and thunderstorm chances. Left in the
chance for rain throughout Wednesday morning in the forecast to
account for the possibility of a slower moving cold front.

The introduction of cooler air and zonal flow aloft will bring an
extended period of slightly below normal temperatures for the
remainder of the forecasting period. Daytime highs are expected to
stay below the 70 mark, peaking in the low 60s north of i-69 up to
the upper 60s souther of i-96. Overnight lows in the 40s are
expected during this timeframe, with warmer lows in the lower 50s
across the urban metro area. Lack of meaningful forcing will keep
conditions relatively dry as an area of higher pressure holds across
the eastern u.S.

The next chance for rain will move in Saturday into Sunday as a
potential baroclinic zone sets up across southern michigan. The
ecmwf run sets up an overrunning scenario across a stationary front
as the main cause of rain chances over the weekend, however, the gfs
and gem are more aggressive with increasing theta-e advection
through the same timeframe, which would also provide rain chances to
the area.

Marine...

fresh easterly flow will gradually veer to southeasterly through
Monday. Onshore flow will build significant wave heights to several
feet during this time. Small craft advisories therefore remain in
effect. By Monday night... The long-duration southeast wind will
build maximum wave heights into the 10 to 15 foot range over much of
central lake huron. Wind will then diminish on Tuesday as low
pressure moves over the waters. However, moderate to fresh northwest
flow will quickly redevelop on Wednesday as a large canadian high
builds from the west.

Hydrology...

numerous showers are expected Monday evening and Monday night as a
warm front lifts into the state. Rainfall totals of one quarter to
one half-inch are anticipated. No flooding is expected.

Dtx watches warnings advisories
Mi... None.

Lake huron... Small craft advisory from 2 am Monday to 10 am edt Tuesday for
lhz441>443.

Small craft advisory from 2 am Monday to 4 am edt Tuesday for
lhz421.

Lake st clair... None.

Michigan waters of lake erie... None.

Aviation... ..Cb
discussion... Bt am
marine... ... .Jvc
hydrology... .Jvc
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CLSM4 - St. Clair Shores, MI 25 mi23 min NE 17 G 19 65°F 1023.4 hPa (+1.0)
45147 - Lake St Clair 36 mi23 min NE 9.7 G 12 65°F 68°F1 ft1022.3 hPa (+0.7)
AGCM4 44 mi35 min 60°F 67°F1023.2 hPa
THLO1 - Toledo Light No. 2 OH 48 mi33 min ENE 19 G 20 66°F
THRO1 - 9063085 - Toledo, OH 57 mi35 min E 11 G 13 65°F 1022.1 hPa55°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Troy, Oakland/Troy Airport, MI9 mi28 minENE 510.00 miFair65°F44°F46%1024 hPa
Pontiac, Oakland County International Airport, MI12 mi30 minENE 610.00 miFair60°F50°F70%1023 hPa
Coleman A Young Municipal Airport, MI18 mi30 minENE 410.00 miFair61°F48°F65%1023.2 hPa
Detroit, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI19 mi30 minE 410.00 miFair62°F50°F65%1022.9 hPa
Detroit, Willow Run Airport, MI22 mi30 minNE 410.00 miFair56°F52°F87%1022.8 hPa

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