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Sunrise 7:29AMSunset 7:46PM Thursday September 20, 2018 5:02 AM EDT (09:02 UTC) Moonrise 4:55PMMoonset 1:53AM Illumination 79% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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LMZ849 Pentwater To Manistee Mi- 337 Am Edt Thu Sep 20 2018
.gale warning in effect from this evening through Friday evening...
Today..Southeast winds 10 to 20 knots. Showers and Thunderstorms until midday, then a chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Tonight..South winds to 30 knots increasing to gales to 35 knots after midnight. Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and Thunderstorms. Waves 4 to 6 feet building to 7 to 10 feet after midnight.
Friday..Southwest winds to 30 knots veering west gales to 35 knots. Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms until midday, then a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Some Thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall until midday. Waves 6 to 9 feet.
Friday night..North winds to 30 knots becoming northeast 10 to 20 knots toward daybreak. Partly cloudy. Waves 6 to 8 feet subsiding to 4 to 6 feet toward daybreak.
LMZ849 Expires:201809201515;;919523 FZUS53 KGRR 200737 NSHGRR Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI 337 AM EDT Thu Sep 20 2018 For waters within five nautical miles of shore on Lake Michigan LMZ849-201515-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ludington, MI
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Area Discussion for - Grand Rapids, MI
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area forecast discussion
national weather service grand rapids mi
320 am edt Thu sep 20 2018
latest update...

synopsis discussion marine

Synopsis
Issued at 320 am edt Thu sep 20 2018
showers and thunderstorms will occur today as a warm front lifts
north into lower michigan. Coverage of rain will decrease tonight
as the warm front lifts well north of the area, but a cold front
approaching from the west will bring another chance of showers
toward daybreak Friday. Breezy conditions will follow on Friday
behind the cold front, then dry but chilly weather is expected
over the weekend with canadian high pressure in control.

Discussion (today through next Wednesday)
issued at 320 am edt Thu sep 20 2018
showers and thunderstorms associated with the elevated warm front
will become more numerous over the next few hours as low level
jet through the central plains bends leans east in our direction.

These storms will be rooted around 850 mb, with the main threat
being heavy rainfall through mid morning as pwats over 1.75 inches
arrive.

Probability-matched mean QPF guidance from the cams indicate
heaviest rain falling generally north of a holland to lansing
line this morning, where widespread 1 to 2 inch amounts appear
likely. Isolated higher amounts are possible, which may produce
localized nuisance flooding.

As morning convection slowly fades, surface based instability
begins to build from southwest to northeast this afternoon with
the arrival of the sfc warm front. Sb capes on the order of
1500-2500 j kg are progged near and south of the front, which
should be located roughly along the i-96 corridor by early
evening.

Progged deep layer shear around 35 kts would be sufficient for
organized storms later this afternoon, and the presence of the
sfc warm front in the area creates concern for spin ups. The
latest idea presented by the cams in terms of late day diurnal sfc
based convection is for scattered storms to develop south and
east of grr around 4 pm along an outflow MCV leftover by morning
convection.

Href guidance does show elevated values of 2-5 km updraft
helicity southeast of grr around 00z, and the jxn hrrr fcst
sounding has a sharply curved hodograph between 0-1 km. Thus any
late day sfc based convection will need to be watched very
closely for rotation.

Much of tonight should be dry and quite warm muggy once the
diurnal evening convection diminishes and the warm front lifts
off to the north. The band of showers with the cold front after
09z does not look very impressive in the cams but could contain
some gusty winds as it comes through. Turning mainly dry but
breezy on Friday as the mid level dry slot arrives. Wind gusts to
35 mph possible once deeper mixing develops.

Sfc ridge and dry air over the weekend will promote pleasant
weather and cold nights with lows in the 40s. We could even see
some patchy frost near north of u.S 10. Our next chance of rain
arrives Monday night Tuesday as moisture streaming north from the
gulf interacts with a cold front approaching from the west. This
has the potential to produce soaking rains which would be followed
by a significant cool down for the mid to late part of next week.

Aviation (for the 06z tafs through 06z Thursday night)
issued at 136 am edt Thu sep 20 2018
storm trends through the period are of most concern with the 06z
fcsts this morning.

The first round of showers and storms are now just starting to pop
just SW of kgrr. We expect these to fill in, and affect the i-96
terminals through about 12z or so. Any storms will have the
potential to bring localized ifr and lower conditions. The more
widespread ifr should develop north of the terminals this morning.

There will likely be a short break after the first round of storms
this morning, and the next one expected to come in from wi and
lake michigan toward late morning. This will progress through the
terminals into mid afternoon. Additional storms are expected to
fire along the i-94 terminals where the most instability will be
found and outflow from the morning storms could trigger new
development. These should last into the early evening hours before
dissipating with the loss of heating of the day. Another line of
dissipating showers and a storm will potentially come in after the
end of this fcst period.

Winds will become gusty overnight tonight with the approach of
the front.

Marine
Issued at 320 am edt Thu sep 20 2018
will convert the gale watch to a gale warning, but only in the
northernmost zone north of pentwater. Elsewhere will have small
craft advisories. Initially tonight the hazard is the strong
southerly flow ahead of the cold front, then on Friday it will be
the strong north-northwest flow behind the front. Waves up to 10
feet are expected.

Hydrology
Issued at 1056 am edt Wed sep 19 2018
river levels are around to a little above normal for the time of
year. Levels are also steady or slowly falling. Rain and
thunderstorms are expected late Wednesday night into Thursday
morning and again Thursday night into Friday morning. Total rainfall
will range up to around two inches through Friday. Local totals
could be higher, if thunderstorms train over the same area. Rainfall
rates in excess of one inch per hour are possible. The quick-hitting
nature of these rounds of heavy rain will be more likely to cause
localized flooding on roads, in low-lying areas, and along small
creeks, than flooding of streams and rivers. Drier weather is
expected Friday afternoon through Sunday.

Grr watches warnings advisories
Lm... Gale warning from 11 pm this evening to 8 pm edt Friday for
lmz849.

Small craft advisory from 8 pm this evening to 8 am edt Saturday
for lmz844>848.

Synopsis... Meade
discussion... Meade
aviation... Njj
hydrology... 63
marine... Meade


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LDTM4 - 9087023 - Ludington, MI 1 mi33 min ENE 4.1 G 7 63°F 60°F
45024 6 mi23 min N 7.8 G 9.7 64°F 66°F1 ft1017.5 hPa62°F
BSBM4 - Big Sable Point, MI 8 mi23 min E 6 G 8.9 63°F 1017.6 hPa

Wind History for Ludington, MI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Ludington, Mason County Airport, MI2 mi68 minE 310.00 miPartly Cloudy62°F60°F96%1016.6 hPa
Manistee County - Blacker Airport, MI24 mi67 minNE 310.00 miOvercast61°F60°F97%1018.9 hPa

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