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Marine Weather and Tides
Wind Point, WI

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Sunrise 6:48AMSunset 4:25PM Monday November 20, 2017 9:38 AM CST (15:38 UTC) Moonrise 9:30AMMoonset 7:16PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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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LMZ673 Lake Michigan From Michigan City In To St. Joseph Mi 5 Nm Offshore To Mid Lake- Lake Michigan From Sheboygan To Port Washington Wi 5 Nm Offshore To Mid Lake- Lake Michigan From Port Washington To North Point Light Wi 5 Nm Offshore To Mid Lake- Lake Michigan From North Point Light To Wind Point Wi 5 Nm Offshore To Mid Lake- Lake Michigan From Wind Point Wi To Winthrop Harbor Il 5 Nm Offshore To Mid Lake- Lake Michigan From Winthrop Harbor To Wilmette Harbor Il 5 Nm Offshore To Mid Lake- Lake Michigan From Wilmette Harbor Il To Michigan City In 5 Nm Offshore To Mid Lake- Lake Michigan From Whitehall To Pentwater Mi 5 Nm Offshore To Mid Lake- Lake Michigan From Grand Haven To Whitehall Mi 5 Nm Offshore To Mid Lake- Lake Michigan From Holland To Grand Haven Mi 5 Nm Offshore To Mid Lake- Lake Michigan From South Haven To Holland Mi 5 Nm Offshore To Mid Lake- Lake Michigan From St. Joseph To South Haven Mi 5 Nm Offshore To Mid Lake- 834 Am Cst Mon Nov 20 2017 Sheboygan Wi To Pentwater Mi South...
.gale warning in effect from 3 pm cst this afternoon through Tuesday afternoon...
Rest of today..Southwest winds to 30 kt increasing to gales to 40 kt. Waves 7 to 10 ft occasionally to 13 ft.
Tonight..Southwest gales to 40 kt. Waves 10 to 14 ft occasionally to 18 ft.
Tuesday..Southwest gales to 35 kt becoming northwest to 30 kt. Waves 8 to 12 ft occasionally to 16 ft subsiding to 6 to 9 ft occasionally to 12 ft.
Tuesday night..Northwest winds to 30 kt. Waves 6 to 9 ft occasionally to 12 ft.
Wednesday..Northwest winds 10 to 20 kt becoming west 10 to 15 kt. Waves 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft subsiding to 2 to 4 ft.
Wednesday night..West winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
Thursday..Southwest winds 15 to 25 kt becoming west. Waves 3 to 5 ft.
Friday..Southwest winds to 30 kt increasing to gales to 35 kt. Waves 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft building to 6 to 9 ft occasionally to 12 ft.
LMZ673 Expires:201711202230;;698328 FZUS63 KLOT 201434 GLFLM OPEN LAKE FORECAST for Lake Michigan National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL 834 AM CST Mon Nov 20 2017 FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON Lake Michigan. Waves are provided as a range of significant wave heights, which is the average of the highest 1/3 of the wave, along with the average height of the highest 10% of the waves which will occasionally be encountered. .SYNOPSIS...High pressure averaging 30.2 inches is centered across the southeastern states today. Low pressure of 29.2 inches will move from southern Saskatchewan this morning to Quebec late Tuesday. Broad high pressure of 30.4 inches will build across the central and northern Great Plains Tuesday and gradually shift to the lower Mississippi Valley Thursday. LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-202230-

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Wind Point, WI
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Area Discussion for - Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI
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Fxus63 kmkx 201116
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area forecast discussion
national weather service milwaukee sullivan wi
516 am cst Mon nov 20 2017

Update Large area of cirrus will sweep across southern wi next
hour or so from the northwest. Goes-16 microphysics enhancement
showing developing thin spots in cirrus shield so widespread
filtered sunshine still expected later this morning and afternoon,
which will aid in temperatures rising to around 50 and gusty
southwest winds this afternoon. Gusts of 30 to 35 mph will be
possible for several hours this afternoon.

Aviation(12z tafs) Will continue low level wind shear for
several hours at kenw as low level jet brushes far southern wi.

Otherwise, large area of cirrus about to sweep across southern wi
through the morning. Low to mid level moisture remains sparse
ahead of approaching cold front soVFR conditions to continue
through tonight into Tuesday morning. Low level wind shear
conditions return tonight as strong low level jet sets up across
the area.

Prev discussion (issued 326 am cst Mon nov 20 2017)
discussion...

today and tonight - confidence... Medium to high.

Short term guidance in good agreement. Core of colder air which
accompanied 300h jet axis has shifted off to the east late Sunday.

This has allowed more zonal flow to usher warmer air into southern
wi and the region overnight, which will continue into tonight ahead
of approaching strengthening cold front.

A warmer day lies ahead as increasing southwest winds carry milder
925h temperatures in the 5 to 7c range into southern wi. Can not
get too excited however as breezy southwest winds will add a chill
to the air. In addition, widespread cirrus over the northern plains
continues to race southeast and will be spreading across southern wi
early this morning. This cirrus is a result of high level warm air
and moisture advection as well as passing right entrance region of
upper jet. Cirrus should thin later this morning or early afternoon
so at least partial sunshine can be expected. The limited sunshine
and dry southwest breezes should still allow daytime temperatures to
warm into the upper 40s to around 50. Could even be a little
warmer, but hesitant to go to warm due to high clouds. Low level
winds strengthen this afternoon and tonight. Could experience some
gusts of 30 to 35 mph for an hour or two before surface cools a few
degrees this evening. The strong low level mixing and passing mid-
high clouds will keep temperatures mild until late tonight and
Tuesday morning when cold front sweeps through.

Tuesday - confidence... Medium
cold advection will be dominant with gusty northwest winds. 925
temps fall into the single digits celsius. Low level rh progs
show increasing stratus stratocu potential from mid morning into
the afternoon so expect a good deal of cloud cover as low level
thermal trough becomes established.

Wednesday - confidence... Medium
low level thermal trough eases with westerly 925 850 flow setting
up. More Sun and less wind than Tuesday with high pressure
ridging into into the area from the south.

Thanksgiving - confidence... Medium
fairly benign northwest mid level flow. Weak surface 850 trough
swings through that heralds in a little more warm air advection.

Dry pattern continues.

Friday - confidence... Medium
low level thermal ridging maxes out ahead of cold front approaching
from the northwest. 925 temps reach 10c or even a little higher.

Seeing some cloud potential increasing a bit earlier so not ready
to boost the superblend in a meaningful fashion just yet. Looks
like best potential for shra arrives Friday night.

Saturday and Sunday - confidence... Medium
another round of cold air advection sets up in the wake of the
fropa. Coldest 925 temps arrive Saturday night into Sunday
morning.

Aviation(09z tafs)... Amdar descent sounding into kmke measured
southwest winds at 44 knots at about 1500ft above the ground.

Hence added low level wind shear into eastern tafs through the
early morning.VFR conditions to continue with passing mid-high
clouds this period. Even stronger low level winds expected over
southern wi later this afternoon and tonight. Winds are expected
to increase to 45 to 55 knots less than 2k feet off the surface
resulting in an even stronger case for low level wind shear
despite gusty surface winds.

Marine... Several vessels in and near the near shore waters have
been reporting sustained winds of 18 to 23 knots last several hours.

Lake temperature is in the mid to upper 40s, which is creating a
steep low level inversion over the lake surface. This is allowing
gusty southwest winds to mix down to the lake surface and will
continue to do so through the morning with gust potential up to 30
knots. Hence wl move up start of small craft advisory to current
time.

Strongest low level winds expected to be this afternoon into
the evening. Possible a few gusts could reach gale levels but with
strengthening low level inversion over the lake, thinking
strongest wind gusts will remain elevated. Hence wl hold off on
upgrading to gale warning for now. Strong cold front will pass
across the near shore waters Tuesday morning resulting in the
winds shifting to the northwest and strengthening once again after
a brief 1-2 hour lull.

Mkx watches warnings advisories
Wi... None.

Lm... Small craft advisory until 6 pm cst Tuesday for lmz643>646.

Update... mbk
today tonight and aviation marine... mbk
Tuesday through Sunday... Collar


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
45007 - S MICHIGAN 43NM East Southeast of Milwaukee, WI 13 mi48 min WSW 21 G 27 43°F 49°F7 ft1012.2 hPa (-1.2)
KNSW3 - Kenosha, WI 42 mi38 min SW 15 G 22 40°F 1011.2 hPa (-1.7)
MLWW3 - Milwaukee, WI 44 mi48 min SW 17 G 19 37°F
MKGM4 - Muskegon, MI 47 mi38 min WSW 22 G 24 43°F 1012.6 hPa (-1.1)35°F
HLNM4 - 9087031 - Holland, MI 47 mi50 min S 24 G 28 1012.1 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Racine, Batten International Airport, WI39 mi45 minSW 13 G 2010.00 miFair39°F27°F62%1011.8 hPa

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