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Saginaw, MI

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Sunrise 5:53AMSunset 9:21PM Thursday June 20, 2019 7:58 PM EDT (23:58 UTC) Moonrise 11:02PMMoonset 7:52AM Illumination 88% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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LHZ422 Inner Saginaw Bay Sw Of Point Au Gres To Bay Port Mi- 354 Pm Edt Thu Jun 20 2019
Tonight..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots in the late evening and overnight. Mostly clear. A slight chance of light showers in the evening. Waves 2 feet or less.
Friday..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
Friday night..East winds 5 to 10 knots until early morning becoming light and variable. Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
Saturday..Light and variable winds becoming east 5 to 10 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Mostly Sunny in the morning becoming partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less. SEe lake huron open lake forecast for days 3 through 5.
LHZ422 Expires:201906210315;;801482 FZUS53 KDTX 201954 NSHDTX Nearshore Marine Forecast for Michigan National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI 354 PM EDT Thu Jun 20 2019 For waters within five nautical miles of shore 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. LHZ422-210315-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Saginaw, MI
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Area Discussion for - Detroit/Pontiac, MI
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area forecast discussion
national weather service detroit pontiac mi
715 pm edt Thu jun 20 2019

Aviation
Extensive area of low level moisture will steadily exit to the
southeast through early tonight. This will translate into improving
aviation conditions as existing low stratus lifts and skies
eventually clear. Dry and stable conditions will then prevail
through Friday as high pressure settles over the region. This will
maintainVFR conditions with plenty of clear sky across the lowest
5000 ft. The moist near surface conditions given the recent rainfall
could lead to some minor visibility restrictions near daybreak, but
a greater response seems unlikely given a 5-7 kt northerly gradient.

Brief period of late day diurnal CU also plausible, but generally of
limited coverage.

For dtw... Lower CIGS in stratus lingering through the evening,
before skies clear overnight.

Dtw threshold probabilities
* high for ceiling 5000 ft or less this evening.

Prev discussion
Issued at 343 pm edt Thu jun 20 2019
discussion...

a low pressure system tracking across northern ohio will continue to
produce light rain across the area as the associated deformation
axis slides through SE mi. Minimal QPF is expected through this time
as the best forcing, which ended up being the 925mb fgen, held south
of the state resulting in a broad weak deformation axis farther
north. A portion of the saginaw valley received up to around 2
inches of rainfall last night which has led to rises in area rivers.

This will be monitored for flood considerations moving forward.

For tonight, the backside of the mid level moisture plume will exit
east of the area with winds turning more northerly. This will result
in a rapidly drying airmass from north to south across the area
after 00z which will in turn promote a clearing trend in cloud
cover. Dewpoints will fall to the upper 40s to low 50s tonight
denoting the bottoming out potential for low temps.

A welcomed break in the rain will come Friday through Saturday (and
potentially Saturday night) as ridge amplification over the midwest
builds east into the great lakes. This occurs while a surface high
over ontario builds southward across the region. This will keep the
area a bit cooler with northerly flow off the lakes but highs should
still reach into the mid 70s away from the lake shores.

Next chance of precip will come Saturday night as the next trough
enters the northern plains. Elevated portions of the leading warm
front will begin encroaching SE mi overnight. Models are nearly all
on board with holding the leading edge of the theta E gradient over
western lower mi as the warm front sets up to our southwest. With
the feed of drier air from the surface high center over ontario,
thinking is that we may remain dry through the Saturday night
period. Will leave an entry level chance pop after 06z to account
for model deviations but wanted the zones to be dry through at least
Saturday at this point.

Upper ridge axis passes overhead on Sunday morning which opens the
door for warmer and more humid air to fill into southeast michigan.

The surface warm front will lift through by Sunday evening which
will bring am increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms through
the day. Highs Sunday will reach the upper 70s to around 80 degrees.

Similar temperatures and showery stormy conditions expected for
Monday as the area remains in the warm sector of low pressure
developing over the upper mississippi river valley. This low will
form in response to height falls from a negatively-tilting trough
that will swing into the great lakes in the Monday night to Tuesday
time frame. The associated cold front will bring another good chance
for showers and storms during this period. Rain chances decrease
through the midweek as drier northwest flow filters back into the
region with temperatures remaining near seasonal normals.

Marine...

a low pressure system will continue its eastward track this
afternoon, allowing for periods of rain and some gustier winds
through the late evening hours. Winds will gradually shift toward
the NW with marine gusts between 15-20 knots. While winds will
diminish early tonight over saginaw bay, the southeastern waterways
will see gusts through the early morning hours on Friday. Winds,
generally from the N nw, will diminish to below 10 knots on Friday
as high pressure settles in. Terrain influenced flow will
exclusively keep winds northeasterly over saginaw bay. Dry
conditions are expected through Saturday night before the next
system arrives on Sunday.

Hydrology...

rainfall totals thus far have been well delineated by the i-69
corridor with 24 hour totals exceeding 2 inches near flint while
metro detroit reports have come in between 0.25 to 0.50 inches. Low
pressure will continue to track eastward through the ohio valley
causing rainfall to diminish in coverage and intensity as the day
progresses. Most of the additional 0.10 inches of rain today will be
focused over the counties comprising the eastern CWA border as drier
air has already begun to fill in toward the north. Area rivers have
responded to the increase in runoff with points along the huron,
saginaw, and shiawassee basins on the rise. Flooding so far has been
limited to low-lying and poor drainage areas, but will continue to
monitor the potential for areal headlines.

Dtx watches warnings advisories
Mi... Lakeshore flood advisory until 10 pm edt this evening for miz048-
054.

Lake huron... None.

Lake st clair... None.

Michigan waters of lake erie... None.

Aviation... ..Mr
discussion... Drk tf
marine... ... .Kk
hydrology... .Kk
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SBLM4 - Saginaw Bay Light #1, MI 30 mi58 min NNE 14 G 17 66°F 1006.8 hPa (+1.0)
45163 43 mi38 min NNE 12 G 14 67°F 62°F1 ft
TAWM4 - Tawas City, MI 63 mi78 min N 8 G 14 69°F 1007.5 hPa

Wind History for Harbor Beach, MI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Saginaw County H W Browne Airport, MI5 mi62 minN 12 G 1710.00 miMostly Cloudy68°F53°F60%1007.1 hPa
MBS International Airport, MI10 mi65 minNNE 1110.00 miFair69°F55°F61%1007.3 hPa
Jack Barstow Airport, MI23 mi83 minNNE 57.00 miMostly Cloudy70°F54°F57%1007.1 hPa

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