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Milwaukee, WI

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Sunrise 6:40AMSunset 5:30PM Wednesday February 20, 2019 3:11 PM CST (21:11 UTC) Moonrise 7:59PMMoonset 8:36AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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LMZ644 Port Washington To North Point Light Wi- 305 Pm Cst Wed Feb 20 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through Thursday morning...
Through early evening..South wind 10 to 20 knots. Cloudy, drizzle. Waves 3 to 4 feet.
Tonight..Southwest wind 10 to 20 knots veering west 15 to 20 knots in the late evening and overnight. Gusts up to 25 knots. Patchy drizzle in the evening. Waves 2 to 3 feet subsiding to around 1 foot.
Thursday..West wind 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Mostly Sunny. Waves around 1 foot.
Thursday night..West wind 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest early in the morning. Partly cloudy. Waves nearly calm.
Friday..Northwest wind 5 knots veering southeast late in the morning, then rising to 5 to 10 knots early in the afternoon becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Partly Sunny. Waves around 1 foot. Wave heights are for ice free areas.
LMZ644 Expires:201902211000;;247590 FZUS53 KMKX 202105 NSHMKX Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI 305 PM CST Wed Feb 20 2019 For waters within five nautical miles of shore on Lake Michigan LMZ644-211000-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Milwaukee, WI
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Area Discussion for - Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service milwaukee sullivan wi
1202 pm cst Wed feb 20 2019

Update
Winter weather advisory continues across the area through this
afternoon. Will see how the mesoscale models handle the back edge
of the precipitation moves south to north through the area later
this afternoon early this evening, and if any adjustments to the
ending times of the advisory are needed. May keep it going through
6 pm cst for the area, to account for any lingering icing and snow
impacts for the evening commute.

Mainly freezing drizzle is occurring over the southeast half of
the area, with some snow mixed in. This is due to cloud ice being
lost, with supercooled drops left in the air column. There should
be a transition to mainly freezing drizzle or a little freezing
rain this afternoon in this area. The far southeast may see a
transition to just drizzle, with surface temperatures moving above
freezing. Still, any untreated surfaces will see a glazing of ice
this afternoon.

The northwest half of the area still should see more snow with
some freezing drizzle rain mixed in at times. Another inch or so
of accumulation is expected toward the dells area.

Aviation(18z tafs)
Look for mainly freezing drizzle rain across the eastern terminals
this afternoon, possibly changing to all drizzle as surface
temperatures rise above freezing. Any untreated surfaces will see
a glazing of ice. A little snow may still mix in here into early
afternoon.

Areas toward madison and north west of there should see more of a
snow and freezing drizzle rain mix into this afternoon, with
mainly snow toward the wisconsin dells. May see another inch or so
of snow accumulation toward the dells, lower to the south and
east. The precipitation will move south to north out of the
area by early this evening.

Expect around 1 mile visibilities with ceilings around 500 feet
this afternoon, before improving toVFR category this evening.

Gusty east to southeast winds are expected into early afternoon,
before weakening a bit as they shift south to southwest. Winds
will become gusty as they shift to the southwest to west this
evening, lingering into later tonight before weakening somewhat on
Thursday. Ceilings will gradually rise toVFR category by later
tonight, scattering out on Thursday.

Prev discussion (issued 1013 am cst Wed feb 20 2019)
update...

winter weather advisory continues into this afternoon across the
forecast area. Will watch trends to see if ending times for the
advisory need adjustment.

There is a round of modest 850 mb frontogenesis response that
will push northward through the area late this morning into the
afternoon. This should bring another round of precipitation to
the area, exiting by early this evening. This trend is shown on
most of the latest mesoscale models.

Have seen some freezing rain or drizzle reports in southeastern
parts of the area back into northern illinois. This is indicative
of cloud ice being lost, which should continue across the
southeast half of the forecast area later this morning and this
afternoon. May go with more freezing drizzle drizzle wording than
freezing rain rain, given that it is expected to be mainly light
precipitation. Some areas may go above freezing, which would lead
to drizzle, but untreated road surfaces and shaded areas may
remain below freezing, so slick surfaces are still anticipated.

Areas in the northwest half of the forecast area will see a mix of
snow and freezing rain drizzle, or all snow toward the dells area
and points north and west. Another 1 to 2 inches of additional
snow accumulation is possible in this area, with lower amounts to
the south and east. The freezing drizzle rain will leave a light
glazing on untreated surfaces.

Marine...

nearshore waters...

small craft advisory continues until 9 am cst Thursday. Gusty east
to southeast winds will linger into early this afternoon, with
gusts to 30 knots. Winds will become south to southwest by middle
to late afternoon, briefly weakening to 10 to 15 knots.

They will then become southwest to west tonight, increasing to 15
to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots. Waves will build to 3 to 6
feet in ice free areas into this afternoon, before subsiding to 1
to 2 feet tonight.

Open waters...

gale warning continues for the south half of the lake until 3 pm
cst this afternoon. East to southeast gales to 35 knots are
expected during this time. Waves will build to 6 to 9 feet
occasionally to 12 feet on the western shore of the lake.

Winds will shift to the southwest to west tonight, with a few
gales to 35 knots possible in the late evening and overnight. May
need to extend the gale warning into tonight for the south half
and possibly expand it to the north half as well. High waves will
develop on the eastern parts of the lake tonight, in ice free
areas.

Prev discussion... (issued 529 am cst Wed feb 20 2019)
update...

snow has spread into the entire forecast area early this morning
and will persist through the early morning hours. This will result
in snow covered roads most places for the morning commute. A
transition to wintry mix is still expected mid morning into the
afternoon.

Aviation(12z tafs)...

ceilings and visibilites will continue to go down this morning as
snow moves in from the southwest. A quick 1 to 3 inches is
expected across much of the area by mid-morning. A wintry mix is
then expected mid-morning into the afternoon. Places northwest of
madison may remain snow for a large part of the time. Sleet and
freezing rain will be possible most places, with ice accumulations
up to 0.15 inches, especially from madison southeastward. Precip
will come to and end southwest to northeast late afternoon to
early evening. Snow totals will range from 1 to 2 inches east... To
3 to 5 inches west.

Lower ceilings will hang on into tonight... With decreasing clouds
on Thursday.

Prev discussion... (issued 513 am cst Wed feb 20 2019)
short term...

today and tonight... Forecast confidence is medium to high:
snow continues to move in from the southwest this morning. This
snow will impact the morning commute across southern wisconsin,
with 1 to 3 inches on the ground by the time of the commute. The
highest amounts will be southwest of madison.

Precip will then transition to a wintry mix mid-morning into the
afternoon as ice crystal development will likely be lost for a
time. Some question as to sleet vs freezing rain, especially this
afternoon when it looks more showery. The temp profile will be
completely below freezing, so just a matter of how deep saturation
will be and how much overall cold air through the lower levels for
sleet development. Forecast ice totals of up to 0.15 inches are
based on expecting mainly freezing rain, so these totals would be
less if there ends up being more sleet. Locations west northwest
of madison may remain snow for much of the time, so highest snow
totals remain in these locations.

Could see some blowing snow this morning before mixed precip sets
in.

May see precip turn to just rain for a time in the southeast this
afternoon if surface temps get above freezing as expected.

Precip will wind down quickly from SW to NE later this afternoon
to early evening. Kept the winter weather advisory times as is for
now.

Thursday through Friday... Forecast confidence high.

Brisk wly winds will gradually lessen on Thu as high pressure
approaches. The high will settle over SRN wi for Thu nt with single
digit temps inland. The high will then move to the mid atlantic
states on Fri with an esely flow developing over SRN wi. High temps
will be near seasonal normals for thu-fri.

Long term... Friday night through Tuesday... Forecast confidence
medium.

An inverted sfc trough will approach from the great plains Fri nt
with fairly strong 850 mb warm advection ahead of it. 850 mb temps
will warm to 2-6c across the area. Snow and freezing rain is likely
with initially snow over the NRN half of the area while the pcpn
will start as freezing rain from msn to mke and south. A winter wx
advisory will likely be needed for expected ice accums.

On sat, a strong shortwave trough will induce rapid deepening of a
sfc low from ok to SE ia. The occluded low, approximately 985 mb,
will then track across SE wi late Sat nt. Temps will warm above
freezing quickly Sat am with mostly rain expected through Sat eve.

The rain will then change to light snow as cold advection cools the
column below freezing. 1-3 inches forecast toward central wi if this
track holds. Windy and cooler conditions will prevail on Sun with
most of the snow ending by afternoon.

Polar high pressure will then return for Monday with below normal
temps forecast. The high will shift east for Tue as a weak low
pressure area affects the region. Light snow will become likely late
mon nt-tue.

Aviation(06z tafs)...

ceilings and visibilites will continue to go down this morning as
snow moves in from the southwest. A quick 1 to 3 inches is
expected across much of the area by mid-morning. A wintry mix is
then expected mid-morning into the afternoon. Places northwest of
madison may remain snow for a large part of the time. Sleet and
freezing rain will be possible most places, with ice accumulations
up to 0.15 inches, especially from madison southeastward. Precip
will come to and end southwest to northeast late afternoon to
early evening. Snow totals will range from 1 to 2 inches east... To
3 to 5 inches west.

Lower ceiling will hang on into tonight... With decreasing clouds
on Thursday.

Marine...

low pressure will lift northeast into wisconsin today and then
across northern lake michigan and into canada tonight. Gusty east
to southeast winds are expected today ahead of the low, with
gusty southwest to west winds tonight into Thursday. Gusts will
likely reach gale force in the south half of the lake today, with
a few gale gusts possible across the lake later this evening into
tonight.

Issued a gale warning for the south half for this morning into
the afternoon. Kept the small craft advisory going for the
nearshore waters into Thursday morning.

Lighter winds are expected later Thursday into Friday, with
strong winds likely to return by late in the weekend.

Mkx watches warnings advisories
Wi... Winter weather advisory until 6 pm cst this evening for wiz046-
047-051-052-056>060-062>065-067>070.

Winter weather advisory until 3 pm cst this afternoon for wiz066-
071-072.

Lm... Gale warning until 3 pm cst this afternoon for lmz080-669-671-
673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878.

Small craft advisory until 9 am cst Thursday for lmz643>646.

Update... Wood
today tonight and aviation marine... Ddv
Thursday through Tuesday... Gehring


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MLWW3 - Milwaukee, WI 5 mi52 min S 8.9 G 14 33°F
PWAW3 - Port Washington, WI 23 mi51 min SSE 12 G 18 33°F 1006.4 hPa
KNSW3 - Kenosha, WI 34 mi72 min SSE 1.9 G 2.9 32°F 1005.1 hPa (-5.1)
WHRI2 - Waukegan Harbor, IL 49 mi72 min SSE 9.9 G 16 32°F

Wind History for Calumet Harbor, IL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Milwaukee-Timmerman, WI6 mi87 minSE 7 G 151.50 miLight Rain Fog/Mist32°F28°F87%1005.1 hPa
Milwaukee, General Mitchell International Airport, WI8 mi80 minSSE 151.25 miLight Drizzle Fog/Mist34°F30°F89%1005.4 hPa
Waukesha County Airport, WI13 mi87 minSE 72.00 miLight Freezing Drizzle30°F30°F100%1004.7 hPa
Racine, Batten International Airport, WI22 mi79 minSSE 13 G 211.00 miLight Rain Fog/Mist33°F30°F92%1006.1 hPa

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