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Lexington, MI

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Sunrise 5:52AMSunset 9:01PM Monday May 29, 2017 3:40 AM EDT (07:40 UTC) Moonrise 9:00AMMoonset 11:47PM Illumination 15% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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 Port Austin To Harbor Beach Beyond 5nm Off Shore- Lake Huron From Harbor Beach To Port Sanilac Beyond 5nm Off Shore- Lake Huron From Port Sanilac To Port Huron Beyond 5nm Off Shore- 939 Pm Edt Sun May 28 2017
Rest of tonight..Light and variable winds becoming south 5 to 10 knots after midnight...then veering to the southwest early in the morning. Numerous showers and Thunderstorms this evening. Waves 2 feet or less.
Monday..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Monday night..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of showers early in the evening. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Tuesday..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Tuesday night..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Wednesday..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots late in the morning...then veering to the west late in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Thursday..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of showers until early morning. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Friday..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers early in the morning. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
LHZ464 Expires:201705290815;;372358 FZUS63 KDTX 290139 GLFLH OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI 939 PM EDT SUN MAY 28 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...LOW PRESSURE WILL LIFT INTO ONTARIO TONIGHT AS IT DEEPENS TO 29.60 INCHES. THIS WILL BRING A ROUND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT THAT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE AREA THIS EVENING. CONDITIONS WILL THEN BECOME BREEZY AND UNSETTLED MEMORIAL DAY AND TUESDAY AS LOW PRESSURE BECOMES STALLED OVER NORTHERN ONTARIO. LHZ462>464-290815-

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lexington, MI
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Area Discussion for - Detroit/Pontiac, MI
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area forecast discussion
national weather service detroit pontiac mi
335 am edt Mon may 29 2017

Discussion
Upper low centered just north of lake superior will broaden with the
addition of upper energy dropping through central canada and the
northern plains. This system will encompass the great lakes through
early Wednesday as it slowly wobbles east across ontario.

Upper shortwave pivoting around the low center will swing across
lower michigan today, with a narrow ribbon of theta-e advection
streaming into michigan ahead of it. Lapse rates will steepen with
daytime heating, and as upper cold pool associated with the low
slides in overhead. This looks to generate 500-1000 j kg of sbcape
by afternoon, providing a chance for showers and thunderstorms.

Expecting just a scattered coverage with forecast soundings showing
saturation only between 800-600mb, and a boost from a strengthening
jet streak rounding the base of the upper low.

Breezy conditions will develop by this afternoon as southwesterly
gradient tightens between low pressure over ontario and high
pressure over the gulf states and tennessee valley. Gusts look to
reach between 25 and 30 knots by afternoon as the mixed layer
deepens and winds aloft strengthen slightly. Well-mixed boundary
layer and h925 temps rising to between 16-18c should boost max
temperatures into the mid 70s to near 80.

Chances for showers, or even a thunderstorm, tomorrow and Wednesday
look lower compared today as moist layer looks fairly shallow. Will
retain very low pops however as weak shortwaves look to continue
streaming over the area from around the upper low to our north. Cold
air advection will make for cooler temperatures, with MAX temps
reaching the mid 60s to near 70. Breezy conditions will also
continue as surface features remain fairly stagnant. Upper low will
finally lift out of the area Wednesday night, with high pressure
providing dry weather into Thursday.

Quite a bit of uncertainty then as we head into the end of the week
as an upper ridge builds through the plains and into central canada,
and a strong upper low drops through ontario and quebec. Medium-
range models are still struggling with where to place the larger
features, making it difficult to pinpoint where an active frontal
zone will set up from late Thursday into the weekend. Model
solutions currently range from southern michigan to the southern
ohio valley. Latest GFS euro support better chance for
showers tstorms on Friday, with at least some of the weekend under
high pressure as the frontal zone sinks to our south.

Marine
West to southwest winds will increase today as an upper level low
pressure system settles into the central great lakes. Wind gusts
look to increase to around 20 knots for much of the marine areas.

The exception is over saginaw bay where a small craft advisory has
been issued for this morning through Tuesday evening as winds will
likely reach and exceed 25 knots this upper level low pressure
system is expected to become a persistent feature this week, possibly
reorganizing again late this week and upcoming weekend.

Prev discussion
Issued at 1141 pm edt Sun may 28 2017
aviation...

the slow eastward advancement of the sfc front and approaching upper
trough led to renewed convective development during the mid evening.

These thunderstorms have finally pushed east of the terminals. Post
frontal westerly flow overnight will sustain gradual low level
drying, eroding any remnant low clouds. Light westerly winds and
clear skies below 10k ft will then prevail through the morning.

For dtw... Daytime mixing late Mon morning will give way to gusty
southwest winds by afternoon, with peak gusts pushing 25 knots at
time.

Dtw threshold probabilities...

* none.

Dtx watches warnings advisories
Mi... None.

Lake huron... Small craft advisory from 10 am this morning to 10 pm edt Tuesday
for lhz421-422.

Lake st clair... None.

Michigan waters of lake erie... None.

Discussion... Hlo
marine... ... .Cb
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 mi41 min SE 7.8 G 7.8 53°F 46°F1 ft1004.9 hPa (-0.5)
PSCM4 27 mi41 min SSW 5.1 G 7 60°F 1005.4 hPa (-0.4)
FTGM4 - 9014098 - Fort Gratiot, MI 31 mi41 min SW 6 G 11 61°F 1005.2 hPa (-0.0)59°F
MBRM4 - 9014090 - Mouth of the Black River, MI 33 mi41 min 62°F 1005.2 hPa (-0.0)
HRBM4 - 9075014 - Harbor Beach, MI 47 mi41 min S 8.9 G 11 55°F 1004.5 hPa (-0.0)55°F

Wind History for Fort Gratiot, MI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
St. Clair County International, MI39 mi45 minSSW 47.00 miOvercast61°F57°F88%1005.8 hPa

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Wind Forecast for Detroit/Pontiac, MI (3,6,7,8)
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