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Marine Weather and Tides
Milford, MI

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Sunrise 5:55AMSunset 9:17PM Sunday June 24, 2018 12:27 PM EDT (16:27 UTC) Moonrise 5:02PMMoonset 2:50AM Illumination 86% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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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LCZ423 522 Pm Edt Sat Jun 23 2018
.showers producing heavy rainfall during late afternoon... The areas affected include... Detroit river... Michigan waters of lake erie... At 520 pm edt, doppler radar indicated a shower producing heavy rainfall near estral beach or 8 nm northwest of Monroe harbor, moving east at 10 knots. This and additional showers over Monroe and wayne counties will move over marine areas and produce low visibility and possibly wind gusts near 30 knots. An isolated Thunderstorm is also possible. Locations impacted include... Elizabeth park marina, estral beach, bolles harbor of refuge, woodland beach, Monroe harbor, lake erie metropark harbor, detroit river light, detroit beach, stony point and wyandotte. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Mariners can expect gusty winds up to 30 knots, locally higher waves, isolated lightning strikes, and heavy downpours. Boaters should seek safe harbor immediately until the activity passes. && lat...lon 4189 8337 4189 8338 4206 8319 4219 8315 4211 8317 4211 8316 4213 8314 4225 8314 4232 8308 4227 8312 4236 8296 4225 8313 4212 8313 4200 8318 4192 8327 4197 8326 4195 8327 4174 8346
LCZ423 Expires:201806232245;;004156 FZUS73 KDTX 232122 MWSDTX Marine Weather Statement National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI 522 PM EDT SAT JUN 23 2018 LCZ423-LEZ444-232245-

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Milford, MI
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Area Discussion for - Detroit/Pontiac, MI
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national weather service detroit pontiac mi
954 am edt Sun jun 24 2018

Update
Strengthening deformation yielding underachieving coverage of
showers this morning except for a small area around bay county.

Developing frontal zone is already showing signs of forward progress,
thus further limiting QPF in any one location for the remainder of
the day. Model progs have continually overestimated the quality of
moisture in the resident airmass, suggesting reason to more strongly
weight the most recent initializations of the 06z NAM and 12z hrrr,
both of which support a forecast for shower potential worthy of a chc
pop for most of the area during the late morning and remainder of the
afternoon. Mention of thunder removed per SPC day 1 forecast and
lack of worthy instability across the board. Finally, beach hazards
statements no longer necessary with forecast temps at the shoreline
in the low to mid 60s, overcast, and high shower coverage. Updated
grids products forthcoming.

Prev discussion
Issued at 652 am edt Sun jun 24 2018
aviation...

surface trough axis continues to remain around the m-59 corridor,
with midlevel shortwave moving across southeast michigan focusing
the best low-level moisture axis across kmbs, kfnt, and kptk. The
detroit metro tafs will continue to be in the relative warm sector
of this feature, with dry punch noted in water vapor imagery helping
to better mix out low-level clouds. Ifr MVFR ceilings with
occasional ifr MVFR visibility will continue at kmbs, kfnt, and kptk
through at least the morning hours, with potential for more
persistent ifr conditions if heavier showers can form near those taf
sites. For kdtw, kdet, kyip, will lean more optimistically with
ceiling trends favoring predominately low-endVFR with potential to
dip to MVFR range this morning. Shower activity will also be focused
to the north, with a very low chance of a thunderstorm. Activity
wanes rapidly mid late afternoon as influence of drier air
associated with high pressure building south from the northern great
lakes becomes more apparent. Cloud cover will also dissipate rapidly
towards sunset from north to south withVFR prevailing at all sites.

Nw flow will gradually become NE with time today and into tonight
remaining 10 knots or less except at kmbs where gusts of 15-20 knots
will be possible 18z-00z.

For dtw... Predominately low-endVFR ceilings are anticipated as
greater low-level moisture and shower activity remains further
north. Potential for NE runaway ops this evening into the early
overnight with winds around 7 knots.

Dtw threshold probabilities...

* high for ceiling at or below 5000 ft through mid-morning. Moderate
mid-morning into early afternoon.

* low for thunderstorms during afternoon.

Prev discussion...

issued at 317 am edt Sun jun 24 2018
discussion...

a compact mid level wave now rotating across metro chicago will
traverse the southern mi border this morning. There will be a region
of enhanced deformation across central lower mi on the northern
flank of this wave. This will occur within an axis of mid level
moisture (700mb dewpoints around +3c). Despite little in the way of
elevated instability, the enhanced forcing will be efficient in
sustaining a region of rain during the morning. Model soundings
within the mid level moist axis indicate a deep moist adiabatic
profile, with precip water values around 1.6 inches. So even though
thunder chances look minimal, locally high rainfall totals (in
excess of an inch) are of concern. Mid level dry air will advance
across the southern two thirds of the forecast area (south of the i-
69 corridor) this morning with the passage of this wave. This will
limit the rainfall through much of the morning to the saginaw
valley thumb region.

The departure of the upper wave to the east this afternoon will
cause the mid level deformation to fall apart. The remnant moist axis
will then be forced south across the area supporting some scattered
showers. Daytime heating will cause weak destabilization across the
southern half of the forecast area, warranting a chance of a
thunderstorm. There will be some enhancement to the sfc
troughing frontal boundary over SE mi. By late morning this front is
forecast to bisect the area. The expected rain and increasing
north northeast winds off lake huron will hold temps in the 60s
across the saginaw valley and thumb. Diurnal heating south of the
boundary will however allow afternoon highs to rise well into the
70s across metro detroit ann arbor and points south. As the front
pushes south during the afternoon, post frontal northerly winds will
offer a cooling trend into the evening hours.

High pressure now over northern ontario will strengthen as it gets
driven into great lakes region tonight into Monday under an
amplifying mid level ridge across the area. This will send nighttime
temps down into the 50s (perhaps some upper 40s in the thumb).

Diurnal mixing under ample Sun and dry air will boost Monday highs
into the 70s away from lake huron. This ridge will break down tues
with the approach of a deep upper wave from the west. An influx of
moisture and instability will accompany this wave, supporting a good
chance for convection late tues into Wednesday. Although the mid
level wave is forecast to weaken a bit, the upper trough is
currently forecast to pass across SE mi sometime Wednesday. This
wave will have a decent wind field associated with it. If timing
lines up to where the upper trough slides across SE mi during peak
heating on Wed (as shown by both GFS and ecmwf) severe convection
will be of concern.

The medium range model suite are in strong agreement in showing the
subtropical ridge expanding across the ohio valley and great lakes
during the end of the work week, then across the eastern great
lakes mid atlantic over the weekend. This will result in hot and
humid conditions across SE mi.

Marine...

broad and diffuse low pressure will continue to depart to the east
of the region today as high pressure builds in its wake. A
tightening pressure gradient will lead to moderate northeasterly
flow across much of the local waters, and especially across central
and southern lake huron including saginaw bay. Gusts will approach
25 knots at times today across the lake huron nearshore waters
leading to hazardous conditions for small craft. Scattered showers
will continue to be possible for much of today as low-level moisture
lingers. Drier weather will move in on Monday with slightly
diminished northeasterly flow below 20 knots as the high pressure
crests over the region. Winds will veer southeasterly Tuesday as a
low pressure system and attendant warm front approach the region
from the upper mississippi river valley. This system will bring
increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms for the midweek
period.

Hydrology...

scattered to locally numerous showers, and possibly a thunderstorm,
will continue to be possible for much of today mainly north of the i-
69 corridor. Slow movement and training of the shower activity will
lead to locally heavy rainfall possibly in excess of an inch of
accumulation. The locally heavy rainfall will lead to the potential
for some poor drainage flooding, and possibly localized flash
flooding where the heaviest rainfall totals occur. No river flooding
is anticipated due to low water levels. South of the i-69 corridor,
scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm will also be possible
with rainfall amounts generally under a quarter of an inch. Drier
weather will move in this evening and continue into Monday as high
pressure builds across the region. Rain and thunderstorm chances
return Tuesday and continuing into the midweek period as a low
pressure system approaches from the upper mississippi river valley.

Dtx watches warnings advisories
Mi... None.

Lake huron... Small craft advisory from 2 pm this afternoon to 10 pm edt this
evening for lhz441>443.

Small craft advisory until 4 pm edt this afternoon for lhz421-422.

Lake st clair... None.

Michigan waters of lake erie... None.

Update... ... .Jvc
aviation... ..Irl
discussion... Sc
marine... ... .Irl
hydrology... .Irl
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CLSM4 - St. Clair Shores, MI 47 mi27 min NW 4.1 G 8.9 69°F 1012.5 hPa (+2.0)
THRO1 - 9063085 - Toledo, OH 68 mi39 min NW 15 G 17 72°F 1012.3 hPa59°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Howell, Livingston County Airport, MI13 mi32 minWNW 55.00 miOvercast with Haze66°F61°F84%1013.5 hPa
Pontiac, Oakland County International Airport, MI17 mi34 minWNW 92.00 miLight Rain Fog/Mist65°F64°F97%1012.2 hPa
Flint, Bishop International Airport, MI23 mi34 minNE 710.00 miOvercast65°F62°F90%1013.2 hPa

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