Friday, May26, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Montague, MI

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Sunrise 6:09AMSunset 9:15PM Friday May 26, 2017 10:21 PM EDT (02:21 UTC) Moonrise 6:18AMMoonset 9:18PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 1 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 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 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- 852 Pm Cdt Fri May 26 2017 Sheboygan Wi To Pentwater Mi South To Winthrop Harbor Il To South Haven Mi...
.dense fog advisory in effect until 1 pm cdt Saturday...
Rest of tonight..Northeast winds 5 to 10 kt. Slight chance of showers this evening. Areas of dense fog. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Saturday..Northeast winds 5 to 10 kt veering to southeast 10 to 15 kt. Areas of dense fog in the morning. Waves 1 ft or less.
Saturday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 kt becoming east 10 to 20 kt. Chance of showers overnight. Waves 1 ft or less.
Sunday..Southeast winds 10 to 20 kt veering to west 10 to 15 kt. Showers likely with a chance of Thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft or less.
Sunday night..West winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft building to 1 to 3 ft.
Monday..West winds 15 to 25 kt diminishing to 10 to 20 kt. Chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
Monday night..West winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
Tuesday..Southwest winds 10 to 20 kt becoming west. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Wednesday..West winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
LMZ872 Expires:201705270800;;261809 FZUS63 KLOT 270152 GLFLM OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL 852 PM CDT FRI MAY 26 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...WEAK LOW PRESSURE OF 29.8 INCHES OVER CENTRAL ILLINOIS THIS EVENING...WILL MOVE EAST TO THE MID ATLANTIC REGION SATURDAY. ANOTHER AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OF 29.7 INCHES WILL DEVELOP OVER OKLAHOMA SATURDAY AND MOVE TO NEAR LAKE HURON SUNDAY AFTERNOON... AS A SECOND LOW OF 29.4 INCHES OVER MANITOBA MOVES EAST INTO ONTARIO SATURDAY. THE LOW OVER LAKE HURON AND THE LOW OVER ONTARIO WILL MERGE SUNDAY NIGHT AND REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY NEAR JAMES BAY THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. LMZ669-671-673-675-870-872-874-876-270800-

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Montague, MI
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Area Discussion for - Grand Rapids, MI
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Fxus63 kgrr 262300
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area forecast discussion
national weather service grand rapids mi
700 pm edt Fri may 26 2017
latest update...

aviation

Synopsis
Issued at 330 pm edt Fri may 26 2017
showers and isolated thunder will move across areas mainly along and
south of i-96 tonight. Some areas south of i-94 could pick up as
much as a half inch of rain. Then as we open up the holiday weekend,
Saturday will be dry and comfortable, with highs in the 70s. However
a more widespread area of showers and storms will arrive late
Saturday night, that will linger into Sunday evening. All areas
should see a quarter to a half inch of rain in this period.

More widely scattered showers and storms will be possible memorial
day into Tuesday, before we dry for much of the rest of the week. We
will stay at or slightly below normal next week, with most daytime
highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s.

Short term (this evening through Sunday night)
issued at 330 pm edt Fri may 26 2017
an MCS will slide east across southern lower mi tonight. Then a
break from the rain will occur Saturday, for the best day of the
holiday weekend. Then another period of showers and storms moves in
by late Saturday night and continues on and off Sunday and Sunday
evening.

Mcs was located over north central il as of 19z and is expected to
track east, then east southeast tonight. The jet dynamics and best
instability remains to our south. So only expect showers on the
north end of the mcs, with embedded thunder. Much of the rain will
stay along and south of i-96, with only hit and miss pcpn north. A
period of moderate to heavy will be possible along the i-94 corridor
where some areas may see up to a half inch of rain. However any
severe risk will stay well to our south. I removed lowered pops
toward daybreak as most of the pcpn should be east after 09z.

Weak surface high pressure and upper ridging builds back into the
region for Saturday. Will keep the forecast dry, however their
appears to be a fair amount of lingering low level moisture,
especially south. For that reason I have gone with more clouds on
Saturday, but still most areas should see partly sunny conditions
into the afternoon. Trimmed MAX temps to hold in the 70s, and
staying in the lower 70s for the cloudier SE cwa.

More showers and storms arrive late Saturday night as the upper
ridge moves east and a short wave moves into the upper midwest. This
wave eventually becomes an upper low into Sunday night. A surface
front and low pressure arrives around mid day, so this should spread
a fairly widespread area of pcpn across the area. Maintaining the
likely pops.

Long term (Monday through Friday)
issued at 330 pm edt Fri may 26 2017
a cooler and unsettled wx pattern will develop early next week as
the upper level trough digs and amplifies over the great lakes
region.

High temperatures Monday and Tuesday will reach the 60's with fairly
extensive diurnal cloud cover and scattered instability rain
showers. Showers will be enhanced from time to time by several
shortwaves that will rotate around the base of the upper trough.

Temperatures should moderate a bit toward late next week as the
upper trough axis moves east of our region and h8 temps moderate.

High temperatures should reach the lower to perhaps middle 70's by
Thursday. A high pressure ridge will build in and bring fair wx late
in the week.

Aviation (for the 00z tafs through 00z Saturday evening)
issued at 658 pm edt Fri may 26 2017
regional radar shows an area of showers with embedded storms
moving across northern il and lake michigan and will soon cross
over southwest michigan. This pcpn will affect the TAF sites
through midnight or so and then dry wx should prevail for the rest
of the period.VFR CIGS vsybys expected through the period.

Marine
Issued at 330 pm edt Fri may 26 2017
waves will be held to two feet or less through Sunday night. This
leave the threat of thunder as the main concern for boaters this
holiday weekend. Highest thunder chance will come late Saturday
night through Sunday afternoon.

Hydrology
Issued at 217 pm edt Fri may 26 2017
river levels in the upper grand and the kalamazoo basins are
running above normal for late may while elsewhere the levels are
closer to normal. Rain totals generally under a half inch in
southern michigan Friday night, then across much of the area on
Sunday, will likely not be enough to produce flooding.

Grr watches warnings advisories
Mi... None.

Lm... None.

Synopsis... Jk
short term... Jk
long term... Ostuno
aviation... 04
hydrology... Cas
marine... Jk


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
45007 - S MICHIGAN 43NM East Southeast of Milwaukee, WI 32 mi91 min N 1.9 G 3.9 49°F 47°F1011.5 hPa (+0.3)49°F
45161 36 mi41 min Calm G 0 53°F 52°F1011 hPa
MKGM4 - Muskegon, MI 37 mi31 min E 2.9 G 2.9 56°F 1011.1 hPa54°F
45029 43 mi31 min ENE 1.9 G 3.9 53°F 53°F1 ft1011.3 hPa50°F
45013 44 mi42 min N 3.9 G 3.9 47°F 1011.7 hPa
MLWW3 - Milwaukee, WI 46 mi31 min NNE 1.9 G 1.9 50°F
PWAW3 - Port Washington, WI 48 mi41 min W 1 G 2.9 54°F 1012.2 hPa

Wind History for Holland, MI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Muskegon, Muskegon County Airport, MI40 mi26 minN 010.00 miLight Rain57°F55°F93%1011 hPa

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Wind Forecast for Grand Rapids, MI (22,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Grand Rapids/Muskegon, MI
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