Tuesday, November21, 2017 L-36.com


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Lexington, MI

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Sunrise 7:29AMSunset 5:02PM Tuesday November 21, 2017 5:06 AM EST (10:06 UTC) Moonrise 10:02AMMoonset 7:39PM Illumination 7% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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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LHZ464 Lake Huron From Harbor Beach To Port Sanilac Beyond 5nm Off Shore- Lake Huron From Port Sanilac To Port Huron Beyond 5nm Off Shore- 306 Am Est Tue Nov 21 2017
.gale warning in effect until 10 am est this morning...
Today..South winds to 30 knots with gusts to 35 knot gales becoming southwest 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots. Showers likely early in the afternoon. Snow showers likely late in the afternoon. Waves 8 to 12 feet subsiding to 4 to 6 feet late in the afternoon. Waves occasionally around 15 feet.
Tonight..Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Gusts to 30 knots after midnight. A chance of snow showers early in the evening. Waves 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
Wednesday..Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 6 to 9 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet early in the afternoon. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
Wednesday night..West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest 15 to 20 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
Thursday..Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots late in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet late in the evening.
Friday..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 35 knot gales. A chance of showers in the evening. Showers likely after midnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
Saturday..West winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots. Showers likely early in the morning...then a chance of showers in the late morning and early afternoon. A chance of snow showers after midnight. Waves 5 to 7 feet building to 6 to 9 feet in the late evening and early morning. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
LHZ464 Expires:201711212115;;733399 FZUS63 KDTX 210806 GLFLH Open Lake Forecast for Lake Huron National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI 306 AM EST Tue Nov 21 2017 For waters beyond five nautical miles off shore on Lake Huron Waves are the significant wave height - the average of the highest 1/3 of the wave spectrum. Occasional wave height is the average of the highest 1/10 of the wave spectrum. .SYNOPSIS...A strengthening low pressure system, 29.20 inches, will move just north of Lake Superior this morning, dragging a cold front through the region during the day. Lake-effect will redevelop in the wake of the cold front. A ridge of high pressure, 30.10 inches, will drift into the region during the day Wednesday. A trough of low pressure, 29.90 inches, will advance across the region on Thanksgiving Day. LHZ463-464-212115-

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lexington, MI
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Area Discussion for - Detroit/Pontiac, MI
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Fxus63 kdtx 210805
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national weather service detroit pontiac mi
305 am est Tue nov 21 2017

Discussion
Strong surface pressure gradient in place early this morning as the
narrow mslp depression associated with 986mb low pressure tracking
just north of lake superior impinges on expansive anticyclone
anchored to the south and east. SW wind is commonly gusting in
excess of 20 kts preventing decoupling and ensuring temps struggle
to fall much lower than about 40 degrees. As the parent PV anomaly
begins to pivot south and east through the morning, modest
relaxation of the gradient will be countered by mixing within the
deepening boundary layer. The existing warm column characterized by
850mb temps int he low single digits and ongoing gusty SW flow will
ensure temps warmer than yesterday, at least for locations that
don't experience cold FROPA until later in the afternoon.

Strengthening dynamics as the PV anomaly wraps into the western
great lakes will strengthen the cold front as it approaches the area
with deep, but modest, fgen supported by developing right entrance
dynamics. Dynamic forcing will be strong but short-lived. With
little time to saturate the well-mixed boundary layer and high
static stability through the column to begin with, precipitation
will be quite light with 1-2 hour rain totals expected to average
just a couple hundredths of an inch. FROPA will bring falling temps
to the saginaw valley beginning afternoon with the remainder of se
michigan to follow by 4pm. Nothing more than a few flurries behind
the front. No argument with with consensus low temps falling into
the mid 20s by Wednesday morning, perhaps upper 20s in the lake
plume over washtenaw lenawee counties as well as detroit city.

Subtle shortwave ridging will build in during Wednesday ahead of a
trailing low amplitude wave to arrive Wed night. Warming low and mid-
levels will degrade overlake instability while high pressure builds
in at the surface. Any lingering lake clouds affecting parts of the
area early Wed will diminish by afternoon giving way to mostly sunny
skies and temps recovering into the mid upper 30s. Antecedent dry
column will greatly limit snow potential late Wed night into thurs
morning as the aforementioned weak shortwave transits the great
lakes. Potential compounded by the poor thermodynamic environment
for dendrite production, expect nothing more than a few hours of
flurries mainly over the saginaw valley thumb early thurs.

Pattern remains largely unchanged through the weekend as temps
moderate back into the 40s before the next, and rather dynamic, wave
tracks north of lake superior Friday into Saturday. Strong nwp
consensus on a considerably stronger low than today's suggests
another round of strong southerly winds and a round of warm
advection-type showers Fri evening.

Marine
Firm southwest winds will transition to west northwest through the
course of the day as a cold front sweeps through the region. Gusts
to gale force will continue across lake huron, especially within and
downstream of saginaw bay during the first half of the day. The cold
front will pass clear the straits prior to noon and the south end of
lake huron, lake st clair, and the west end of lake erie around
sunset. Gale gusts are expected across most of the open waters of
lake huron behind the front, with the best chances for a prolonged
low-end gale within the long fetch regime downstream of the north
arm. Wind potential will maximize during the late evening hours with
a secondary surge of cold air across lake huron. Lake-effect snow
showers will be common in the cold air behind the front. Winds will
relax early Wednesday morning as high pressure builds into the
region.

Prev discussion
Issued at 1146 pm est Mon nov 20 2017
aviation...

sfc winds have held up enough to support good mechanical turbulence
with wind gusts frequently over 20 knots. 2k ft level winds are
forecast to range from 50 to 60 knots through daybreak. With some
potential for a slight decrease in sfc winds, the mention of low
level wind shear will remain in the tafs. A cold front will traverse
se mi in the 15 to 22z time frame on tues. The front will be marked
by a wind shift to the west. A region of MVFR and low endVFR clouds
with a few rain showers will also accompany the front.

For dtw... South-southwest winds will persist through tues morning.

Gusts at times will exceed 20 knots. A wind shift toward the west is
expected with FROPA between 20 and 21z.

Dtw threshold probabilities...

* medium confidence in cigs AOB 5000 feet after 18z Tuesday.

* moderate confidence in precip type falling as all rain Tuesday
evening.

Dtx watches warnings advisories
Mi... None.

Lake huron... Gale warning until 10 am est this morning for lhz363-421-422-
462>464.

Small craft advisory until 4 pm est this afternoon for lhz442-443.

Small craft advisory until 1 pm est Wednesday for lhz441.

Gale warning from 10 am this morning to 10 pm est this evening for
lhz361.

Gale warning until 4 am est Wednesday for lhz362.

Lake st clair... Small craft advisory until 4 pm est this afternoon for lcz460.

Michigan waters of lake erie... Small craft advisory until 4 pm est this afternoon for lez444.

Discussion... Jvc
marine... ... .Mann
aviation... ..Sc
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
45149 - Southern Lake Huron 13 mi67 min SSW 25 G 31 45°F 46°F1005 hPa (-1.5)
PSCM4 27 mi67 min SSW 14 G 21 40°F 1004.4 hPa (-1.7)
FTGM4 - 9014098 - Fort Gratiot, MI 31 mi49 min SW 16 G 25 41°F 1005.2 hPa26°F
MBRM4 - 9014090 - Mouth of the Black River, MI 33 mi49 min 41°F 1005.6 hPa
HRBM4 - 9075014 - Harbor Beach, MI 47 mi49 min SSW 18 G 24 41°F 1002 hPa26°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
St Clair County International Airport, MI39 mi11 minSSW 10 G 1710.00 miFair39°F23°F52%1005.4 hPa

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Wind Forecast for Detroit/Pontiac, MI (5,6,7,8)
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