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Marine Weather and Tides
Montague, MI

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Sunrise 6:48AMSunset 8:38PM Sunday April 22, 2018 2:11 PM EDT (18:11 UTC) Moonrise 11:36AMMoonset 1:47AM Illumination 49% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 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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LMZ872 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- 852 Am Cdt Sun Apr 22 2018 Sheboygan Wi To Pentwater Mi South...
Rest of today..East winds 5 to 10 kt becoming northeast 10 to 15 kt by early afternoon, then increasing to 10 to 20 kt late in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft or less building to 1 to 3 ft.
Tonight..Northeast winds 10 to 20 kt diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
Monday..Northeast winds 10 to 15 kt becoming north 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
Monday night..Northeast winds 10 to 15 kt becoming east 5 to 10 kt overnight. Chance of rain showers overnight. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
Tuesday..Northeast winds 5 to 10 kt becoming north. Chance of rain showers in the morning. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tuesday night..North winds 15 to 25 kt increasing to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft building to 4 to 7 ft occasionally to 9 ft.
Wednesday..North winds to 30 kt diminishing to 15 to 25 kt. Waves 5 to 8 ft occasionally to 10 ft.
Thursday..Southwest winds 10 to 20 kt becoming south 15 to 25 kt. Waves 3 to 5 ft.
LMZ872 Expires:201804222130;;331456 FZUS63 KLOT 221352 GLFLM OPEN LAKE FORECAST for Lake Michigan National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL 852 AM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018 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...Expansive high pressure of 30.5 inches centered over the eastern Great Lakes will drift to offshore of the Northeast by Monday evening. Meanwhile, low pressure of 29.8 inches across the Lower Mississippi Valley will gradually weaken as it drifts northeast through Monday. Low pressure passing well to the north over Hudson Bay will usher a cold front across the lake Tuesday night. Weakening high pressure of 30.2 inches will then move over the lake on Wednesday night. This will be followed by low pressure moving from the Canadian Prairies to the Great Lakes late in the week. LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-222130-

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Montague, MI
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Area Discussion for - Grand Rapids, MI
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national weather service grand rapids mi
112 pm edt Sun apr 22 2018
latest update...

aviation

Synopsis
Issued at 329 am edt Sun apr 22 2018
high pressure will provide mostly sunny and mild weather, with
the possibility of our first 70 degree reading of the season on
Monday. Low pressure tracking south of michigan on Tuesday will
bring clouds and a chance of light rain, followed by slightly
cooler weather for midweek.

Update
Issued at 1103 am edt Sun apr 22 2018
a band of cirrostratus will tend to persist south of holland,
grand rapids, and lansing today. Expecting filtered sunshine for
most of the day in that area, which should still be enough for
highs to reach the lower to mid 60s. Relative humidity is already
falling to the 20s and 30s percent, promoting dry ground and
moderate fire danger today. Fortunately winds are fairly light,
though could gust 15 mph in southern areas.

Short term (today through Tuesday)
issued at 329 am edt Sun apr 22 2018
less in the way of high clouds expected today and Monday so
warmer high temperatures will occur. Combination of near full sun
and very dry conditions should lead to superadiabatic lapse rates
near the ground and highs exceeding guidance. Will have highs
today in the mid to upper 60s and highs Monday around 70. It is
possible some thicker cirrus will return to areas south of i-96
Monday afternoon. Last time we had highs at or above 70 was
october 22nd. Cooler temps expected at the lakeshore due to
afternoon lake breeze.

Upper low currently over the SRN plains moves only slowly east
the next couple days then heads northeast into the ohio valley on
Tuesday. This system brings increasing clouds Monday night
followed by a chance of rain showers on Tuesday. Only light
amounts under one tenth of an inch are anticipated as the showers
pivoting around the north side of the upper low encounter the dry
air mass over mi.

Long term (Tuesday night through Saturday)
issued at 329 am edt Sun apr 22 2018
a few showers will linger into Tuesday night before fair weather
returns for midweek as a high pressure ridge builds in from the west
for Wednesday through Thursday. Temperatures will continue to
average rather close to normal for this time of year midweek.

A cold front will bring potential for showers late Thursday night
and Friday. A cooler airmass will advect in Friday into the weekend
when high temperatures will only reach the lower to perhaps middle
50s.

Aviation (for the 18z tafs through 18z Monday afternoon)
issued at 106 pm edt Sun apr 22 2018
the main issue with the tafs will be the variable wind conditions
this afternoon. We have already seen the surface winds... Which
have been gusty at times... Varying between northeast and
southeast for inland sites. That will likely continue for the
afternoon. Then along the lakeshore... A lake breeze was developing
near kmkg. This will have to battle the prevailing easterly winds
to make it further inland. It appears that the winds around kmkg
will remain rather light this afternoon and continue to be
variable.

Marine
Issued at 329 am edt Sun apr 22 2018
tranquil conditions expected on lk mi as sfc ridging provides
light wind regime. Offshore winds at night and in the morning
should become onshore in the afternoon as lake breeze
circulations develop related to differential land lake heating.

Fire weather
Issued at 329 am edt Sun apr 22 2018
elevated fire danger will exist today and Monday as fuels continue
to dry out. Minimum relative humidities in the teens are likely
today, and 25-35 pct on Monday. Wind speeds will be relatively
light, but east winds may reach 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Some
gusts to 20 mph will be possible at pk heating when deeper mixing
heights around 6000 ft are present, especially southern sections.

Hydrology
Issued at 314 pm edt Sat apr 21 2018
lowland flooding near riverbanks will be ongoing over the next
several days as water from last weekend's mixed precipitation event
moves through the river basins. Since no heavy rain events are
anticipated in the next week, rivers will gradually crest then
subside with only nuisance level impacts.

Grr watches warnings advisories
Mi... None.

Lm... None.

Update... Cas
synopsis... Meade
short term... Meade
long term... Laurens
aviation... Mjs
fire weather... Meade
hydrology... Cas
marine... Meade


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
45161 36 mi32 min WNW 5.8 G 5.8
MKGM4 - Muskegon, MI 37 mi22 min NNW 11 G 11 48°F 1029.3 hPa32°F
45029 43 mi22 min NNW 3.9 G 5.8 42°F 38°F1029.3 hPa31°F
MLWW3 - Milwaukee, WI 46 mi22 min NNE 7 G 7 40°F
PWAW3 - Port Washington, WI 48 mi32 min NE 7 G 8 45°F 1029.8 hPa

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Airport Reports
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Muskegon, Muskegon County Airport, MI40 mi17 minESE 810.00 miPartly Cloudy64°F25°F23%1028.6 hPa

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