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Marine Forecasts
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LHZ363 Lake Huron From Presque Isle Light To Sturgeon Point Mi Beyond 5nm Off Shore- Lake Huron From Sturgeon Point To Alabaster Mi Beyond 5nm Off Shore- 333 Am Edt Tue Sep 25 2018
Today..South winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to 20 knots early decreasing to 5 to 15 knots late in the afternoon. Numerous showers early in the morning. A chance of Thunderstorms. Scattered showers in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 5 to 7 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet late in the afternoon. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
Tonight..South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to 20 knots. Numerous showers and a chance of Thunderstorms. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet after midnight.
Wednesday..West winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots in the late morning and afternoon. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms early in the morning. Waves 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
Wednesday night..West winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 4 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet after midnight. Waves occasionally around 8 feet.
Thursday..Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Gusts to 30 knots late in the afternoon. A chance of showers after midnight. Waves 3 to 5 feet building to 5 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
Friday..Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and early afternoon...then becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots early in the evening increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening and early morning. A chance of showers early in the morning. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
Saturday..Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of showers early in the morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
LHZ363 Expires:201809252015;;173409 FZUS63 KDTX 250733 GLFLH Open Lake Forecast for Lake Huron National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI 333 AM EDT Tue Sep 25 2018 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, 29.40 inches, organizing over the Midwest today will track northeast from Lake Michigan this evening into Ontario tonight. A moist and milder environment downstream of this system will maintain a risk for showers and isolated thunderstorms, particularly from late afternoon into the evening hours. The attendant cold front will then cross through the central Great Lakes early Wednesday morning. High pressure, 30.15 inches, builds into the region during the midweek period. LHZ362-363-252015-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Port Hope, MI
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Area Discussion for - Detroit/Pontiac, MI
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national weather service detroit pontiac mi
600 am edt Tue sep 25 2018

Aviation
Extensive canopy of low stratus will remain prevalent throughout
much of the daylight period. Existing ifr lifr restrictions likely
to persist into the midday period, as any degree of low level drying
remains limited and daytime heating only slowly mixes into this moist
layer. Some improvement with time anticipated during the afternoon
and evening periods, but with continued uncertainty on the degree and
pace that low cloud can mix out. Forecast maintains a conservative
take on cig trends today. Pockets of showers today will contribute to
some visibility restrictions at times, but a 10-12kt southerly
gradient should minimize the possibility for dense fog. The degree of
airmass recovery will ultimately dictate thunderstorm potential this
period. Upstream radar trends over northern indiana suggest some
potential late morning and early afternoon for elevated convection to
lift into the SE michigan airspace. However, also plausible that this
activity wanes upon entry, so will hold off inclusion until a more
definitive signal become apparent. Greatest window for tsra centered
early tonight 23z-06z in advance of a cold front.

For dtw... Extensive low stratus holds firm through much of the
daylight period, with only gradual improvement in CIGS with time.

Pockets of light rain drizzle will also contribute to some
disruption in visibility at times. Thunderstorm potential through
tonight carries a significant degree of uncertainty. Greatest
potential centered 01z-06z tonight, but some elevated tsra could lift
through the airspace at any point throughout the day.

Dtw threshold probabilities
* high for ceiling AOB 5000 ft today.

* low for ceiling 200 ft this morning.

* very low for thunderstorms through 06z tonight.

Prev discussion
Issued at 310 am edt Tue sep 25 2018
discussion...

robust upper level trough axis 500 mb height fall center tracking
out the central plains today, and moving through the central great
lakes on Wednesday.

Low clouds came in fast and aggressive yesterday, and favor the
clouds holding strong through the day, as low clouds are evident up
and down the mississippi river valley. Thus, MAX temps are expected
to hold in the mid upper 70s. Moist isentropic ascent during the
day, coupled with low instability will likely be sufficient to
sustain scattered-numerous showers and possible thunderstorms. The
trends tonight favor a slower passage of the cold front after
midnight. Despite this, 00z NAM still advertising sbcapes in excess
of 1000 j kg as surface dew pts of 68 to 70 degrees look to advect
in. Strong dynamics wind fields tonight (0-6 km bulk shear of 50+
knots 40 knots at both 700 850 mb) will continue to support chance
of severe storms wind potential (60 mph). Still will have to be
leary of increasing 0-1 km bulk shear during the evening, ramping up
above 30 knots by midnight, and tornadic development can not be
ruled out, as SPC has much of southeast michigan in 2 percent risk,
with a 5 percent risk south of ann arbor-detroit. Mid level lapse
rates look to be weak, 6 c km or less from 700-500 mb, and may prove
to be the saving grace to keep activity muted or certainly limited
in coverage, as suggested by various hires solutions. None-the-less,
a slight chance of severe storms remains valid for late today
through much of tonight.

Aggressive drying subsidence taking place between 9-12z Wednesday, as pw
values crash to just under 0.5 inches. 850 mb temps lowering to 3 to
5 c supports holding maxes in the 60s.

Ridge of high pressure sliding through southeast michigan Wednesday
night, providing favorable radiating night, and looking at lows in
40s, with upper 30s possible if winds decouple, most likely near
ohio border, where there is also fog potential.

Very dry airmass 850-700 mb theta-e minimum hangs around most of
Thursday before narrow moisture axis with next cold front arrives
late in the day. Large scale upper level trough encompassing northern
conus late in the work week, settings us of for a seasonably cool
weekend, as 850 mb temps drop at or below zero (per 00z euro).

Surface high pressure (1030 mb) over the weekend has trended stronger
for the weekend, which favors dry weather before next low pressure
comes out of the plains, with good over running set up for Monday.

Although the good mid level fgen showers could end up being displaced
north over northern lower michigan.

Marine...

a moderate early day southeasterly wind will gradually ease while
turning southerly through the day. Small craft conditions continue
this morning before the decreasing wind speed prompts a
corresponding reduction in wave action this afternoon. A cold front
will track through the region tonight. A mild and moist pre-frontal
environment will bring the chance for thunderstorms during the
evening hours. Winds then turn northwesterly and strengthen with the
frontal passage Wednesday morning. Strongest winds noted across
northern sections of lake huron, where a brief period of gusts to
near gales will be possible. Northwest winds diminish late Wednesday
and Wednesday night as high pressure builds into the region. Winds
become southwesterly and strengthen again Thursday in advance of the
next cold front.

Hydrology...

scattered-numerous showers continue this morning within a very moist
environment. The chance for additional showers, along with isolated
thunderstorms, will exist this afternoon into tonight. Rainfall
totals will average around one quarter of an inch, although any
thunderstorm activity could bring very localized higher amounts. A
cold front will then sweep through the region overnight, bringing
drier conditions for the late week period. No flooding is expected
through the upcoming week.

Dtx watches warnings advisories
Mi... None.

Lake huron... Small craft advisory until 10 am edt this morning for lhz441>443.

Lake st clair... None.

Michigan waters of lake erie... None.

Aviation... ..Mr
discussion... Sf
marine... ... .Mr
hydrology... .Mr
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
45008 - S HURON 43NM East of Oscoda, MI 16 mi31 min S 16 G 18 64°F 62°F5 ft1013.5 hPa (+0.0)
KP58 41 mi30 min 2.9 67°F 1012.9 hPa66°F
HRBM4 - 9075014 - Harbor Beach, MI 48 mi39 min 65°F 64°F1014.1 hPa65°F
TAWM4 - Tawas City, MI 61 mi41 min S 5.1 G 11 66°F 1013.9 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Port Hope, MI41 mi30 minVar 3 mi67°F66°F97%1012.9 hPa

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