Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:53AM||Sunset 8:46PM||Sunday May 19, 2019 6:19 AM EDT (10:19 UTC)||Moonrise 8:48PM||Moonset 5:44AM||Illumination 100%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Forestville, MIHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Detroit/Pontiac, MI  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service detroit pontiac mi
344 am edt Sun may 19 2019
Warm front will lift through the forecast area this morning as
surface low pressure, driven by strong negative tilt upper trough,
lifts into the upper midwest. This will bring a steady influx of
higher theta-e air into the area and allow for increasing instability
by later this morning into early afternoon (it should not be lost in
the fray that detroit stands a decent shot at reach 80 degrees for
the first time this spring). However, the forecast for severe
thunderstorms remains the main question today and is complicated
mainly by the timing of early arriving initial convection in advance
of pre-frontal trough (and how long this early activity persists
into the afternoon).
Hires model consensus early this morning suggests coverage of
showers and thunderstorms will be rather expansive by midday as a
majority of this activity begins to spread into the forecast area.
An earlier arrival looks possible over the saginaw valley and
perhaps areas west of us-23 or so as theta-e ridge axis initially
surges up through western lower michigan. So far, regional radar
loop supports this general idea.
This will limit the period for destabilization with sbcapes perhaps
reaching 1500 j kg (mlcapes perhaps pushing 1000 j kg) in some
locations by the time this activity overspreads the area. This will
limit severe potential to some extent despite a very strong wind
profile in place over the area with deep layer shear in excess of 50
knots. The initial push through the northwest forecast area suggests
that east-southeast areas may destabilize a bit more into the early
afternoon and allow for a better chance strong severe storms as
initial convection lifts through area in the early mid afternoon.
This would theoretically include a corridor from the ohio michigan
state line through metro detroit on into the thumb. Very tough call
though for sure.
Another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms are still
expected late in the day, mainly by evening, as the low pressure
lifts into northern lower michigan and pushes a cold front east to
northeast through the area. Wind field remains very strong and will
support strong wind gusts with any organized convection. This period
seems to have the least confidence as the degree of boundary layer
recovery in the wake of afternoon activity is very uncertain. Fwiw,
the last few hrrr runs early this morning suggest very little
recovery over the area with activity along the cold front being fed
by a very thin band of instability advecting into lower michigan on
ssw flow immediately in advance of the front itself.
A return to cooler weather is expected for a few days early next
week as canadian high pressure builds into the great lakes in the
wake of this passing low pressure system. Highs will be limited to
the 50s Monday and 60s Tuesday. There is even some potential for
frost early Tuesday morning as conditions will be dry and generally
clear by that point of the forecast.
Upper ridging builds back into the area from mid to late next week
bring a moderation in temperatures (back near 80 by Thursday Friday).
Periodic scattered widely scattered showers storms will be possible
as shortwave race through strong westerlies on the periphery of the
upper ridge. The first of these episodes will occur late Tuesday
night into Wednesday as increased southerly flow in advance of an
strong system occluding over the plains overrides pushes warm front
back north into the area.
A low pressure will be deepening as it moves into the western great
lakes this afternoon and drive draw a warm front northward into
southern lake huron. This will allow for easterly wind gusts of
around 20 kts north of this front across northern portions of lake
huron. To the south of this warm front will be gusty southerly winds
of around 25-30 kts. The stability over water will limit gust
potential to a degree, but small craft advisories will be in effect
for these zones this afternoon and evening for the wind potential
along the shorelines of saginaw bay, thumb region, lakes st. Clair
and western erie. Lingering warm front will also result in|
considerable marine fog. The low pressure system will drive a cold
front through the region tonight. Ahead of the front will be rain
and thunderstorm chances this afternoon and evening. Post cold front
winds will bring gusty w-sw winds tonight into Monday, which may
result in more small craft conditions, particularly across saginaw
A few rounds of rain and thunderstorms expected through tonight.
Rainfall amounts will be highly variable due to the convective
nature of precipitation as activity moves through michigan.
Prolonged heavy rainfall is not expected given a fast storm motion.
However, pwat values are around 1.50 inches, which will allow for
brief heavy rainfall. So any flooding potential will limited to the
typical prone areas if these areas are impacted by multiple rounds
of heavy rainfall. Basin average rainfall amounts will range between
a quarter inch to three quarters of an inch.
There will be some flooding concerns along lake st. Clair shorelines
this afternoon into tonight as winds strengthen out of the south.
Wind direction will drive waters northward with the already high
lake levels to result in lakeshore flooding concerns from lake st.
Clair metropark north to anchor bay and across to harsens island.
Issued at 1204 am edt Sun may 19 2019
stable warm sector environment will remain in place overnight,
ensuring quietVFR conditions with plenty of clear sky across the
lowest 5-7k ft. There does remain a low probability for a few
showers isolated thunderstorm to lift near mbs tonight as a warm
front settles across this corridor. Confidence in occurrence still
too low to highlight at this time. Strengthening southerly winds
throughout Sunday, turning gusty by midday. Potential for gusts to
reach 30 knots at times late in the day. Thunderstorm potential on
Sunday carries considerable uncertainty yet in terms of possible
coverage and timing. Plausible scenario exists for a lead area of
convection to lift into the region by late morning early afternoon,
with a secondary window focused on a cold frontal passage during the
evening 22z-02z . Greater potential for strong to severe storms
will exist with any evening development.
For dtw... Marginal conditions for possible low level wind shear in
strengthening southerly winds overnight. Potential for thunderstorms
Sunday afternoon and evening, with exact timing still quite
Dtw threshold probabilities...
* low in ceilings at or below 5000 ft through Sunday morning.
Moderate Sunday afternoon and evening.
* moderate in thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and evening.
Dtx watches warnings advisories
Mi... Lakeshore flood advisory from 2 pm this afternoon to 4 am edt
Monday for miz063-070.
Lake huron... Small craft advisory from 2 pm this afternoon to 8 pm edt this
evening for lhz421-422-441>443.
Lake st clair... Small craft advisory from noon today to 10 pm edt this evening for
Michigan waters of lake erie... Small craft advisory from noon today to 10 pm edt this evening for
marine... ... .Aa
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|45149 - Southern Lake Huron||22 mi||80 min||ESE 3.9 G 5.8||45°F||38°F||1 ft||1009.6 hPa (-0.4)|
|PSCM4||47 mi||20 min||49°F||1009.1 hPa (-1.1)|
|HRBM4 - 9075014 - Harbor Beach, MI||48 mi||32 min||ESE 6 G 7||44°F||52°F||1009.4 hPa||43°F|
|FTGM4 - 9014098 - Fort Gratiot, MI||62 mi||32 min||SSW 7 G 11||56°F||1008.9 hPa||51°F|
|MBRM4 - 9014090 - Mouth of the Black River, MI||64 mi||32 min||53°F||1008.9 hPa|
Wind History for Harbor Beach, MI(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Port Hope, MI||59 mi||29 min||ESE 6||mi||48°F||45°F||89%||1009 hPa|
Wind History from P58 (wind in knots)
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