Tuesday, June19, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Port Hope, MI

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Sunrise 5:36AMSunset 9:13PM Tuesday June 19, 2018 10:18 AM EDT (14:18 UTC) Moonrise 11:32AMMoonset 12:17AM Illumination 36% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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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LHZ363 Lake Huron From Sturgeon Point To Alabaster Mi Beyond 5nm Off Shore- 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- 941 Am Edt Tue Jun 19 2018
Rest of today..North winds 5 to 10 knots with gusts to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Tonight..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots in the evening becoming light and variable. Waves 2 feet or less.
Wednesday..Light and variable winds. Waves 2 feet or less.
Wednesday night..Light and variable winds becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 feet or less.
Thursday..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Friday..East winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening and early morning. A chance of showers in the evening. A chance of Thunderstorms until early morning. Rain showers likely after midnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Saturday..East winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots early in the evening...then becoming north 10 to 15 knots in the late evening and early morning. Showers likely and a chance of Thunderstorms...then a chance of showers in the late evening and early morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet in the late evening and early morning.
LHZ363 Expires:201806192015;;779526 FZUS63 KDTX 191341 GLFLH Open Lake Forecast for Lake Huron National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI 941 AM EDT Tue Jun 19 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...A frontal boundary averaging 29.90 inches will remain statonary over the northern Ohio Valley today. High pressure, 30.00 inches, will build into the northern Great Lakes through the middle to end of the week. LHZ363-462>464-192015-

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
703 am edt Tue jun 19 2018

Aviation
Clear signal in nwp for building surface high pressure over
southeast michigan. Near surface extension of the cold front will
clear the far southern forecast area at the start of the period,
becoming stationary just south of the border. Collection of
shortwave energy remains hung up along a broader deformation axis
that will remain over the CWA in some fashion today. It is this
boundary that will bring persistentVFR cloud today and a low chance
for low impact light precipitaton. Per regional mosaic trends,
included a tempo group at start of period for a light shower.

Otherwise, favorVFR conditions today. Models then show midlevel
wave causing warm air and moisture aloft to ripple back into
michigan. Easterly surface flow is expected to result in a
relatively high likelihood for northeast flow operations.

For dtw... Some potential continues to exist for a light shower or
drizzle. Confidence in duration and coverage is low. Midcloud will
persist over dtw throughout the day with models showing wave
tracking back not michigan tonight.

Dtw threshold probabilities
* high for ceilings AOB 5000 feet this overnight, low Tuesday.

* low for thunderstorm activity today.

Prev discussion
Issued at 335 am edt Tue jun 19 2018
discussion...

high pressure continues to build into the region in the wake of
Monday evenings cold frontal passage. Northeasterly flow has ushered
in a cooler and drier airmass providing relief from the hot and
humid conditions over the past few days. 850mb temps have fallen to
around 13c from the 20c they've been hovering around. Thermal
profile will stay fairly steady as the pattern stalls with the cold
front just to our south and a cutoff upper low over the rockies
beginning to meander into the plains. This will produce a pseudo-
zonal pattern aloft with confluence in the mid levels and ridging at
the surface. Current satellite imagery shows the upper level
moisture still in place across lower mi with some light returns on
radar near the ohio border, though the front south of the border
will keep better activity farther south.

Most of today will be dry with only a slight chance of seeing a
stray shower across the far south closer to the frontal surface.

Highs will be a degree or two below normal in the upper 70s today
with the cooler northeast flow and cloud cover around. Models then
indicate a shortwave, currently over iowa, ejecting out of the upper
low and across lower mi tonight into Wednesday morning. This would
attempt to pull the stall front back northward overnight. Moisture
will still be plentiful with pwats around 1.75" and combined with
the shortwave and front, should produce some showers across the
area. Window of highest confidence is around 06-15z tonight into
Wednesday morning but could see some lower coverage showers as early
as this evening. Getting more into the hires windows so should add a
little more clarity by this afternoon. Kept a mention of thunder as
we could see some complex upstream spill over the ridge into the
area providing a bit better organization for convection. Otherwise
model soundings not too promising for convection as lapse rates
are minimal, instability is all south of here, and there remains a
layer of warm air above the surface ridge to deal with.

A mid level trough, backdoor cold front will then sink south through
lower mi Wednesday night through Thursday. This will keep the cooler
northeast flow in place while allowing a second area of high
pressure to build back across the region. This will remain in place
through Friday keeping high temps steady around 80 and keeping the
mid week dry.

Attention then turns toward the aforementioned upper low which by
Friday has drifted into the mid ms valley. Both GFS and euro then
forecast the low to become an open wave while lifting NE through the
great lakes. This slow moving system would result in several periods
of precipitation spanning from late Friday through early Sunday.

These systems are tough to forecast this far out as there is very
little flow across the CONUS so there is a lack of confidence with
steering currents and storm track. In addition, there appears to be
a northern stream trough digging into the great lakes sometime this
weekend which will also influence the outcome.

Marine...

pattern change is underway with the upper level ridge breaking down.

A surface cold front has pushed southward into the northern ohio
river valley. An extended period of easterly winds are now
forecasted, today through Friday at the earliest. Northeast winds of
10 to 15 knots today will veer to the southeast by this evening.

Surface winds on Wednesday are expected to be 15 knots or less.

Dtx watches warnings advisories
Mi... None.

Lake huron... None.

Lake st clair... None.

Michigan waters of lake erie... None.

Aviation... ..Cb
discussion... Drk
marine... ... .Cb
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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 mi88 min NE 12 G 14 53°F 49°F1 ft1018.3 hPa (+1.7)
KP58 41 mi27 min E 11 58°F 1017.6 hPa57°F
HRBM4 - 9075014 - Harbor Beach, MI 48 mi48 min NNE 4.1 G 6 56°F 1017.5 hPa53°F
TAWM4 - Tawas City, MI 61 mi38 min NE 8.9 G 17 61°F 1019.3 hPa

Wind History for Harbor Beach, MI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Port Hope, MI41 mi27 minE 11 mi58°F57°F97%1017.6 hPa

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