Saturday, November17, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Holland, MI

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Sunrise 7:38AMSunset 5:20PM Saturday November 17, 2018 12:36 PM EST (17:36 UTC) Moonrise 2:55PMMoonset 1:23AM Illumination 72% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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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LMZ846 Holland To Grand Haven Mi- 1037 Am Est Sat Nov 17 2018
Rest of today..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Snow through early afternoon, then a chance of snow in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Tonight..East winds 5 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Sunday..Southeast winds around 5 knots veering west 5 to 15 knots, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots late in the day. Partly Sunny with a slight chance of snow showers until midday, then Sunny in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Sunday night..Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
LMZ846 Expires:201811172215;;445709 FZUS53 KGRR 171537 NSHGRR Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI 1037 AM EST Sat Nov 17 2018 For waters within five nautical miles of shore on Lake Michigan LMZ846-172215-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Holland, MI
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Area Discussion for - Grand Rapids, MI
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Fxus63 kgrr 171653
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area forecast discussion
national weather service grand rapids mi
1153 am est Sat nov 17 2018
latest update...

aviation

Synopsis
Issued at 313 am est Sat nov 17 2018
an area of light snow will affect the area through today, bringing
light accumulations to especially western and southern areas. The
snow should move out this evening. Dry weather will be likely then
until later on Monday when the next front will bring chances for
snow showers back in. Another chance of snow showers will come to
northern areas on Wednesday.

Mainly dry weather is then expected for the thanksgiving day holiday
and for Friday as high pressure moves through the area. Warmer
temperatures will move in for the end of the week, with temperatures
possibly approaching 50.

Update
Issued at 1035 am est Sat nov 17 2018
the forecast is on track with no changes needed with the morning
update. As expected, light snow has spread across lower michigan
with snowfall rates on the order of a few tenths per hour. The
small snowflake size has led to visibilities dipping below a mile
in the "heavier" bands of snow, but overall the combination of
above-freezing road temperatures and time of day (e.G. The sun
has an influence) has kept travel impacts and accumulations
minimal. Modest lake enhancement continues along the lakeshore but
the heaviest returns have stayed offshore (and they will most
likely remain so). By and large, the snow today has been a
different story than the past few events.

Updated products will be sent shortly.

Discussion (today through next Friday)
issued at 313 am est Sat nov 17 2018
we have our eye on three smaller systems through the forecast
period. None of these look to bring any significant impacts to the
area, just a few rounds of some light accumulations of snow showers.

The first of these systems is the one that is poised to move through
today. The latest trend is for the light snow to be a little further
south, with some lake contribution to the lakeshore. The light snow
is being driven by a 135 knot upper jet streak to our ne, with our
area under the influence of the rrq of the jet. This snow does not
have a lot going for it, other than the jet dynamics. The short wave
coming in is shearing out, and there is not much of a moisture surge
with it. One thing going for it, is that 850 mb temps are cold
enough for some lake effect. The upper jet core to our north will
limit the strength of the lake effect.

Some of the NRN periphery of the light snow shield could linger
along and south of i-94 tonight, before it entirely moves out by
Sunday. We should be just cool and dry for Sunday with high pressure
overhead.

Our next system of interest will be dropping in late Monday and
Monday night. This will come via the next short wave diving in over
the area on the NW flow aloft. Again, this system should not bring
much more than an inch of snow to any area as it will be rather
moisture starved. Lake michigan may help with that a little, but the
air over the lake ahead of the system is not all that cold, or
sufficient for impactful lake effect. Behind the system, winds look
to shift to become from the ne, pushing any possible lake effect
offshore.

What should be the final system in the series will graze by the
northern portion of the area late Tue night and Wed morning. The
short wave mostly misses southern lower, except for the very srn
tail of it. It will have cold air with it, but again we do not
expect much pcpn with it, with the best support missing the area.

Once the wave move by to our north on wed, we will gradually trend
toward warmer temperatures through Friday. The models differ a
little bit on the moderation of temps. The GFS is a day earlier with
the warmer temps, compared to the euro. This is because it keeps the
sfc high to our north and east, while the euro sits the high over us
through thanksgiving. Either way, we will end up dry. The question
of the forecast is when we warm up. It looks like it may take until
Friday next week for the warmer air to return as return flow from
the S SW brings the warmer air in.

Aviation (for the 18z tafs through 18z Sunday afternoon)
issued at 1153 am est Sat nov 17 2018
light snow and associated ifr visibilities (1-3 miles) will end
from northwest to southeast this afternoon, with mkg grr lan
starting off with 6 mile or greater visibility at the beginning of
the TAF period and azo btl jxn following by 21z 4pm est. Ceilings
will be slower to recover, with mkg grr lan reaching 3500 ft or
so by mid afternoon. At jxn btl azo, MVFR ceilings of 2000 ft or
so are expected to persist through much of the TAF period with
very light rain and snow (e.G. No expected visibility
restrictions) continuing on and off through as late as 12z 7am est
Sunday. Toward the very end of the TAF period, ceilings will rise
considerably toVFR 15000 ft or above from northwest to
southeast. Winds will be light (at or below 5 knots) through the
entire TAF period starting northerly this afternoon, becoming
variable during the overnight hours, and turning westerly Sunday
morning.

Light to moderate aircraft icing will be possible within a layer
from 3000 to 9000 ft at all TAF sites (but possibly as high as
13000 ft at azo btl jxn) through the entire TAF period.

Marine
Issued at 313 am est Sat nov 17 2018
we will be able to let the small craft advisory go on time this
morning. Winds will continue to come down for a little while. Winds
will increase a little over the open waters which will bring waves a
bit. We should see waves stay just under 4 feet in the nearshore
waters. We should then see winds and waves stay below advisory
criteria for a few days.

Hydrology
Issued at 1243 pm est Fri nov 16 2018
there are no hydrologic concerns over the next week. Expected
amounts of rain and snow look light. Liquid equivalent of the
current snowpack is under one-half inch, and even when it all melts,
will not cause any notable rises on the rivers.

The threat for ice jams remains near zero through the next week as
daily average temperatures remain above 20 degrees. Warmer weather
is expected towards the end of next week.

Grr watches warnings advisories
Mi... None.

Lm... None.

Update... Borchardt
synopsis... Njj
discussion... Njj
aviation... Borchardt
hydrology... Hlo
marine... Njj


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
HLNM4 - 9087031 - Holland, MI 6 mi43 min NE 1.9 G 4.1 33°F 1025.3 hPa31°F
SVNM4 - South Haven, MI 27 mi57 min NE 4.1 G 6 34°F
MKGM4 - Muskegon, MI 34 mi27 min NE 4.1 G 5.1 32°F 1028.2 hPa29°F
SJOM4 - St. Joseph, MI 51 mi37 min Calm G 1.9 36°F 1026.4 hPa (+1.3)

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Airport Reports
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Holland - West Michigan Regional Airport, MI1 mi44 minN 01.75 miLight Snow Fog/Mist34°F30°F85%1026.7 hPa

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