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Lexington, MI

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Sunrise 7:16AMSunset 7:52PM Monday March 27, 2017 8:21 PM EDT (00:21 UTC) Moonrise 6:16AMMoonset 6:28PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 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- 342 Pm Edt Mon Mar 27 2017
Tonight..West winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 2 feet or less.
Tuesday..North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet in the late morning and afternoon.
Tuesday night..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet after midnight.
Wednesday..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
Wednesday night..North winds 10 to 15 knots veering to the east after midnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet in the late evening and overnight.
Thursday..East winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots late in the morning...then increasing to 10 to 15 knots late in the afternoon. A chance of snow early in the afternoon. A chance of rain early in the afternoon...then rain and snow early in the evening. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet late in the evening.
Friday..East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 15 to 20 knots. Rain likely...then a chance of rain in the late evening and early morning. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
Saturday..North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots in the late evening and early morning. A chance of rain and snow early in the morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet until early morning.
LHZ464 Expires:201703280815;;172508 FZUS63 KDTX 271942 GLFLH OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI 342 PM EDT MON MAR 27 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 WEAK LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY TONIGHT...AVERAGING 29.80 INCHES. STRONG HIGH PRESSURE...30.50...CENTERED OVER ONTARIO WILL THEN EXPAND INTO THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. LHZ462>464-280815-

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
718 pm edt Mon mar 27 2017

Aviation
Weak cold front is beginning to slip south across southeast michigan
this evening. The boundary is accelerating south through the st
clair valley with substantial assistance from a cold lake huron.

Winds will quickly flip to northerly in the first few hours of the
forecast, then remain, as a surface low passes to the south of the
region. Increasing moisture from the south, in combination with
lower inversion heights in the wake of the surface front, will
establish a good conduit for ifr stratus to take up residence
tonight. Light fog and pockets of drizzle are possible at the
detroit area terminals, as the system skirts through the ohio valley
tonight. Ceilings will slowly improve through the day - but still
remain MVFR. Clearing will begin to take place by late afternoon
across the far north, then slowly settle south through Tuesday
evening.

For dtw... Ceilings will drop below 2kft before midnight then below
1kft overnight. Some light fog and patchy drizzle is expected as
well through the early morning hours. Ceilings will then have a very
slow climb through Tuesday. Otherwise, winds will quickly turn to
the north in the next couple of hours.

//dtw threshold probabilities...

* high for CIGS below 5000 feet through the TAF period.

* moderate for visibilities around 3sm between 07-15z.

Prev discussion
Issued at 315 pm edt Mon mar 27 2017
discussion...

cloudy to mostly cloudy skies around today, but temps still able to
reach into the upper 40s north to lower 60s south.

Upper level wave/circulation currently over southern missouri will
be unraveling/shearing out, with bulk of the upper level PV tracking
through to the ohio river tonight. Meanwhile, upper level trough
tracking through northern great lakes this evening/tonight, with
southeast michigan caught in between two systems. Best chance of
rain looks to be toward ohio border with 700 mb
forcing/fgen/deformation potentially getting that far north, but 12z
nam/regional gem are both mainly dry (local probabilistic sref
weighted guidance trends are trending down as well, along with
latest hrrr), with maybe just some light showers with the weak cold
front/low level convergence dropping south through lower michigan.

Good drying out occuring during Tuesday as pw values drop into
the 0.25 to 0.5 inch range with stout subsidence/drying continuing
Tuesday night underneath pronounced upper level northwest confluent
flow as upper level ridge axis builds over the western great lakes.

Problem is northerly flow off lake huron may be sufficient for low
clouds trapped underneath the strengthening low level inversion,
but it does drop below 3000 feet late in the day Tuesday, likely
allowing for clearing skies toward sunset Tuesday. Favorable
radiating night with surface ridge extending from large high
centered over ontario, sending temps at or below freezing,
with rural locations/good radiators potentially slipping into the
20s. Although, development of lake huron stratus could become an
issue, with these clouds potentially impacting the Wednesday
forecast (see 12z GFS 925 mb rh/temps). SREF plumes at detroit
indicating highs anywhere from 40 to 60 degrees. As this time,
forecast will favor mostly sunny skies on Wednesday which will will
help ease the chill, but northeast flow at the surface off lake huron
and 925 mb temps averaging 3 c (per 12z euro) points to highs in the
upper 40s to around 50 degrees, or close to normal.

Low pressure will continue to push from mo and into the ohio valley
Thursday morning into Friday, bringing the likely chance for
precipitation. Current thinking is precipitation seen throughout the
morning hours will have the chance to fall as snow or a rain/snow
mix as wet-bulb processes dominate due to a dry low level
environment. As the column saturates and temperatures warm up, a
transition to rain will take place throughout the afternoon, from
south to north. Pop values will increase throughout Thursday
afternoon into Friday morning as the low pushes east across in.

The ECMWF and gem models are exhibiting a more southerly track of
the low compared to yesterday's run, and as a result, the column of
air is not quite as warm as what was seen yesterday heading into
Friday. This brings the possibility of seeing additional snow or a
rain/snow mix, mainly near the thumb, throughout the early morning
hours, as temperatures have the potential to dip near the freezing
mark. Any snow solution near the thumb is expected to be short-lived
as temperatures warm up quickly through the late morning and
afternoon, transitioning any remaining precipitation back to rain as
the low starts to exit the area. Pop values are expected to diminish
late Friday into Saturday, as high pressured starts to edge in from
the west. Dry conditions will then be expected through the weekend
as temperatures stick around in the low to mid-50s for a high.

Marine...

fog over lake huron will dissipate from north to south during the
late afternoon and evening as a cold front drops through the area.

The front will also switch winds to the north, but speeds will
remain fairly light overnight. Strong high pressure building into
ontario will then increase north to northeast winds Tuesday and
Wednesday. The strongest gusts look occur over southern lake huron,
lake st clair, and western lake erie, but are expected to only just
top 20 knots. While sustained wind speeds are expected to stay in
the 10 to 20 knot range, the persistent northerly flow and long
fetch over the water will increase wave heights over southern lake
huron. Low-end small craft advisories could be needed for portions
of the nearshore waters during the mid-week period. Approaching low
pressure will then prompt increased east winds Thursday night into
Friday, allowing waves to grow once again over southern lake huron
and western lake erie.

Dtx watches/warnings/advisories
Mi... None.

Lake huron... None.

Lake st clair... None.

Michigan waters of lake erie... None.

Aviation... ..Mann
discussion... Sf/am
marine... ... .Hlo
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PSCM4 27 mi82 min N 7 G 8.9 1013.2 hPa (+1.3)
FTGM4 - 9014098 - Fort Gratiot, MI 31 mi52 min NNE 4.1 G 5.1 47°F 1011.7 hPa42°F
MBRM4 - 9014090 - Mouth of the Black River, MI 33 mi52 min 57°F 1011.6 hPa
HRBM4 - 9075014 - Harbor Beach, MI 47 mi52 min N 6 G 8 36°F 1012.8 hPa36°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 mi26 minN 010.00 miOvercast54°F48°F82%1012.2 hPa

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