Tuesday, November13, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Pleasant Prairie, WI

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:39AMSunset 4:31PM Tuesday November 13, 2018 1:27 AM CST (07:27 UTC) Moonrise 12:52PMMoonset 10:35PM Illumination 27% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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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LMZ646 Wind Point Wi To Winthrop Harbor Il- 105 Am Cst Tue Nov 13 2018
Rest of tonight..Northwest wind 15 to 20 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
Tuesday..Northwest wind 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots late in the afternoon. Partly Sunny in the morning then clearing. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 2 feet late in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots. Clear. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
Wednesday..Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots easing to 5 to 10 knots late in the morning, then backing southwest early in the afternoon backing south late in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves around 1 foot.
LMZ646 Expires:201811131000;;227941 FZUS53 KMKX 130705 NSHMKX Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI 105 AM CST Tue Nov 13 2018 For waters within five nautical miles of shore on Lake Michigan LMZ646-131000-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pleasant Prairie, WI
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Area Discussion for - Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI
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Fxus63 kmkx 130445
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area forecast discussion
national weather service milwaukee sullivan wi
1045 pm cst Mon nov 12 2018

Update
The stratus is still expected to begin clearing quickly from
northwest to southeast later tonight. Have made some adjustments
to cloud trends. Despite the clouds, temps are cold and on track
for lows in the teens.

Aviation(06z tafs)
ExpectVFR CIGS of 35-4500ft to gradually clear by around 12z tue.

ThenVFR conditions will prevail with scattered clouds through
the remainder of the TAF period. Gusty northwest winds will
gradually diminish Tuesday morning.

Prev discussion (issued 835 pm cst Mon nov 12 2018)
update...

current forecast is on track. More widespread clearing of the
lower clouds should begin after midnight.

Marine...

the pressure gradient tightens up for a time tonight across lake
michigan, mainly from about 2 am through 8 am Tuesday. This is due
to high pressure building in from the west as low pressure exits
to the east. This will cause the northwest winds to increase a
bit later tonight, with the highest waves on the eastern shore of
the lake. No headlines needed for the open waters or the
nearshore waters from sheboygan to winthrop harbor.

Prev discussion... (issued 514 pm cst Mon nov 12 2018)
update...

the stratus remains extensive across the upper midwest, but it is
thinning upstream. With cold air advection on going, i'll keep it
in a bit longer than the previous forecast, but it should clear
out toward morning. We should get into some decent subsidence in
the wake of a passing mid level wave just after midnight. That
should accelerate the clearing. So, other than the clouds, no
changes to the forecast. The clearing should allow our forecast
lows to be realized.

Aviation(00z tafs)...

the pesky stratus will be with us through most of the evening, but
clearing should work in quickly from northwest to southeast after
midnight. The MVFR CIGS in the east should lift toVFR levels
early this evening as drier air works in. Once that happens,
expectVFR CIGS through the rest of the TAF period. We could see
some very light flurries through about mid evening, but no
accumulations are expected.

Prev discussion... (issued 334 pm cst Mon nov 12 2018)
short term...

tonight and Tuesday... Forecast confidence is medium.

500 mb vorticity maximum and weak 850 mb frontogenesis response
fields should slowly shift eastward across the area into this
evening. These features may continue to bring flurries to parts of
the area during this time. No significant visibility restrictions
were seen upstream or over the area this afternoon, but could not
totally rule out a brief snow shower. No accumulations are
expected.

Otherwise, expect cold air advection to continue tonight into
early Tuesday morning. This should gradually bring drier air into
the area, and help mix out the thin low clouds over the area by
later tonight or early Tuesday morning. There is some uncertainty
here with how long it will take for the clouds to mix out, and
they may hang on more into Tuesday morning. They may linger until
axis of 500 mb shortwave trough moves east of the area Tuesday
morning.

Mostly sunny skies are then expected for the rest of Tuesday.

There may be some diurnal stratocumulus clouds that develop by the
afternoon, though it is fairly dry so not confident in this
occurring. Cold lows tonight will be in the middle to upper
teens, with middle 20s for highs on Tuesday. If clouds linger
longer than forecast, lows tonight may be somewhat milder.

Long term...

Wednesday night through Thursday night... Forecast confidence is
high:
high pressure will depart Wednesday night into Thursday as a
trough of low pressure approaches. The trough will move through
Thursday night, dragging a weak cold front through southern
wisconsin. Temperatures will be back around normal Thursday under
plenty of sunshine and southerly winds.

Friday and Saturday... Forecast confidence is medium:
a shortwave is expected to move through Friday night into early
Saturday, bringing a chance for snow to the forecast area. The
ecmwf was the driest solution earlier today, but the 12z run is
now the wettest among models. There are differences in storm track
north to south among models as well... So still a few details to
be worked out with this one. It does look like precip could start
briefly as rain Friday evening in the south given a current blend
of models... But again, plenty of time for the details to change.

The overall snow total potential is currently on the low
end... Ranging from a dusting to around 3 inches among the
different model solutions.

Near normal temps Friday will cool to around 10 degrees below
normal Saturday behind the departing system.

Sunday and Monday... Forecast confidence is high:
strong high pressure centered to the southwest of wisconsin
Sunday will get pushed southeastward Monday ahead of another
approaching trough. It currently looks like the bulk of moisture
and lift will stay to the north as the trough moves through, so
kept it dry for Sun and mon.

Below normal temps will continue Sun and mon, though Monday will
warm back a few degrees toward normal.

Aviation(21z TAF updates)...

there may be some flurries or brief light snow showers across
parts of the area into early this evening. No visibility
restrictions or accumulations are expected.

Ceilings around 2500 feet in some areas should gradually rise to
around 3500 feet by early this evening. These ceilings should
remain into at least the evening hours, before gradually mixing
out later tonight or Tuesday morning. Some uncertainty here with
when this will occur, and it may remain cloudy into Tuesday
morning. Mostly clear skies are then expected for the rest of
Tuesday.

Northwest winds are expected into Tuesday, remaining around 10
knots. There may be some 15 knot gusts from time to time Tuesday
afternoon.

Marine...

nearshore waters... Northwest winds are expected to strengthen
tonight into Tuesday morning, as the pressure gradient tightens
across the region. Gusts to 22 knots or so may be possible during
this time.

For now, held off on a small craft advisory, as it looks to be a
borderline situation for these gusts to occur. Northwest gusts
should be around 20 knots for Tuesday into Tuesday evening. Any
higher wave action will be out over the open waters of lake
michigan.

Open waters... Northwest winds are expected into Tuesday across the
area. Should see gusts to 25 knots later tonight into Tuesday
morning, as the pressure gradient tightens over the region. Any
higher waves will be toward the eastern parts of the lake.

Southwest gales may be possible later Wednesday night into
Thursday morning over the northern half of lake michigan. Gusty
winds may return at times Friday into the weekend.

Mkx watches warnings advisories
Wi... None.

Lm... None.

Update... Davis
tonight Tuesday and aviation marine... Wood
Tuesday night through Monday... Ddv


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
45187 4 mi28 min 27°F 44°F2 ft
KNSW3 - Kenosha, WI 5 mi28 min WNW 12 G 17 23°F 1027.4 hPa (-0.4)
45186 11 mi28 min NNW 9.7 26°F 45°F2 ft
WHRI2 - Waukegan Harbor, IL 11 mi48 min NW 11 G 14 23°F
45174 28 mi28 min NW 18 G 23 27°F 47°F4 ft20°F
MLWW3 - Milwaukee, WI 36 mi38 min NW 8.9 G 13 24°F
FSTI2 39 mi88 min WNW 18 25°F
CHII2 - Chicago, IL 44 mi38 min NW 17 G 20 27°F 17°F
45007 - S MICHIGAN 43NM East Southeast of Milwaukee, WI 44 mi38 min NNW 16 G 19 31°F 46°F3 ft1026.7 hPa (-0.3)24°F
CNII2 47 mi28 min WNW 5.1 G 14 26°F 15°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Kenosha, Kenosha Regional Airport, WI7 mi35 minNW 1110.00 miMostly Cloudy22°F14°F71%1028.6 hPa
Chicago/Waukegan Regional Airport, IL7 mi33 minNW 7 G 1510.00 miOvercast22°F10°F63%1028.8 hPa
Racine, Batten International Airport, WI17 mi35 minNW 12 G 1910.00 miOvercast24°F12°F60%1028.8 hPa

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