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Marine Weather and Tides
Mount Clemens, MI

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Sunrise 5:59AMSunset 8:57PM Tuesday May 23, 2017 4:50 AM EDT (08:50 UTC) Moonrise 3:52AMMoonset 5:19PM Illumination 6% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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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LCZ460 Lake St Clair- 342 Am Edt Tue May 23 2017
Today..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots early in the morning becoming becoming south 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
Tonight..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots this evening becoming east 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
Wednesday..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. A chance of light showers until late afternoon...then a chance of showers and Thunderstorms late in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.
Wednesday night..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Showers and a chance of Thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.
Thursday..East winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon...then backing to the north in the evening. Mostly cloudy. Light showers likely and a chance of Thunderstorms early in the morning...then a chance of showers and Thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.
Friday..West winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy. A chance of light showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
Saturday..Light and variable winds. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
LCZ460 Expires:201705232000;;066338 FZUS63 KDTX 230743 GLFSC LAKE ST CLAIR FORECAST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI 342 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017 WAVES ARE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT - THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM. OCCASIONAL WAVE HEIGHT IS THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST 1/10 OF THE WAVE SPECTRUM. .SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE...AVERAGING 29.40 INCHES...NOW POSITIONED OVER THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WILL STRENGTHEN AS IT MOVES SOUTHEASTWARD AND INTO THE OHIO VALLEY THROUGH TONIGHT. THIS LOW WILL LINGER OVER THE NORTHERN OHIO VALLEY THROUGH WEDNESDAY, BEFORE EXITING TO THE EAST. LCZ460-232000-

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Mount Clemens, MI
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Area Discussion for - Detroit/Pontiac, MI
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area forecast discussion
national weather service detroit/pontiac mi
314 am edt Tue may 23 2017

Discussion
Models in decent agreement with the forecast over the next couple of
days, especially for the first 24 to 36 hours. Differences then
noted Wednesday afternoon and evening with the location of the
trowal/deformation on the north side of the upper low which leads to
less confidence in this features evolution.

Today will be focused on a wave lifting out of western wi and
eastern ia as the main upper low over mn dives south. Forcing along
the 850-700 mb front, which will remain nearly stationary over
central lower mi, along with diurnal heating will be the trigger for
likely chances of afternoon showers and storms north and west of a
ozw to sandusky line. Ml capes only reach about 500 j/kg this
afternoon across the northern forecast area, so expect a likely
showers with a chance of thunderstorms afternoon and into the early
evening.

The forecast area is between features for much of the overnight into
Wednesday morning. The shortwave that brings this afternoon's
convection pushes northeast while any showers around the upper low
stay west and south of the forecast area.

From Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night will be watching
the development of a trowal in a region of strong and deep
deformation and fgen on the northeast flank of the upper low that is
diving southeast into the oh and tn valleys. Also some upper support
with a piece of energy rotating around that upper low and good upper
divergence. There is some disagreement with the placement of these
features with the GFS and ECMWF being the farthest north... The nam
and canadian in the farther south camp. Given the position of the
upper low, thinking any errors will be on the north side of the
envelope. Still thinking there will be a good solid rain event for
the southern half of the forecast area, just not widespread 1+ inch
rainfall totals. In addition to the possible error in placement,
precipitable waters only reach 1 to 1.25 inches with modest increase
in theta-e (no theta-e ridging). Suspected the high pops will work
well but that the models are again overdoing the QPF yet again this
spring.

Thursday remains unsettled with cyclonic low level flow with lower
500 mb heights near the upper low. Shortwave ridge with the weak
surface ridge may be enough to keep Friday and Saturday dry (and
warmer on Saturday, closer to average) before the next system moves
through Saturday night and Sunday.

Marine
Relatively light winds will exist today throughout the region as
weak surface troughing lingers. Winds will become northeasterly and
increase tonight and Wednesday as strengthening low pressure lifts
into the ohio valley. This long fetch of moderate onshore flow
could result in waves exceeding small craft advisory threshold for
saginaw bay and southern lake huron late Wednesday and Wednesday
night. Gradual decrease in wind speed and wave heights as low
pressure exits the region Thursday.

Hydrology
Low pressure developing over the ohio valley Wednesday will stall
and intensify through Wednesday night. A band of rain is expected to
develop on the north side of the system and spread into lower
michigan late Wednesday and Wednesday night. Rainfall totals
averaging 0.75 inch are likely with locally higher amounts in
thunderstorms. Ponding of water on area roads and in other prone
areas is likely, especially considering the widespread activity over
the weekend that left the ground saturated in most areas.

Prev discussion
Issued at 1219 am edt Tue may 23 2017
aviation...

a baroclinic zone at 700mb will become increasingly more organized
tonight north of I 69, ahead of the amplifying midlevel trough over
the upper mississippi river valley. Uncertainty persists with
overall potential and longevity for precipitation as a shortwave
ridging component will also work across the area. Quite a little
consensus forming that a duration of light rain will be possible
under this front over the tri cities region. Included a tempo group
for the mid morning hours but did not want to get anymore
pessimistic than MVFR for cigs. Otherwise, high confidence continues
that little to no precipitation chances will exist Tuesday morning
for the detroit terminals. Most recent trend has been for higher
probs creeping into the percentages for greater than .25 inch qpf
Tuesday afternoon north of I 69. Wind is not expected to become an
issue during the next 24 to 36 hours.

//dtw threshold probabilities...

* none.

Dtx watches/warnings/advisories
Mi... None.

Lake huron... None.

Lake st clair... None.

Michigan waters of lake erie... None.

Discussion... Rbp
marine... ... .Mr
hydrology... .Mr
aviation... ..Mr
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CLSM4 - St. Clair Shores, MI 8 mi51 min SSW 5.1 G 8 60°F 1012.9 hPa (-1.3)
AGCM4 16 mi51 min 58°F 1012.3 hPa (-1.3)
MBRM4 - 9014090 - Mouth of the Black River, MI 35 mi51 min 60°F 1011.7 hPa (-1.2)
FTGM4 - 9014098 - Fort Gratiot, MI 37 mi51 min SW 8 G 11 60°F 1011.7 hPa (-1.2)47°F

Wind History for Fort Gratiot, MI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI3 mi53 minS 510.00 miOvercast55°F52°F91%1012.4 hPa
Detroit, Detroit City Airport, MI14 mi58 minS 410.00 miFair58°F50°F75%1012.4 hPa
Troy, Oakland/Troy Airport, MI19 mi57 minSSW 610.00 miFair61°F45°F57%1013.2 hPa

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Wind Forecast for Detroit/Pontiac, MI (4,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Detroit, MI
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