Tuesday, December18, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Suttons Bay, MI

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 8:06AMSunset 5:05PM Tuesday December 18, 2018 2:11 PM EST (19:11 UTC) Moonrise 2:39PMMoonset 3:16AM Illumination 85% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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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LMZ323 Grand Traverse Bay South Of A Line Grand Traverse Light To Norwood Mi- 1030 Am Est Tue Dec 18 2018
.small craft advisory in effect through late Wednesday night...
Today..South wind 10 to 20 knots. Gusts up to 20 knots increasing to 30 knots early in the evening. Mostly Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to 3 feet in the afternoon.
Tonight..Southwest wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
Wednesday..South wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
Wednesday night..South wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less. SEe the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.
LMZ323 Expires:201812182330;;983745 FZUS53 KAPX 181530 NSHAPX Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Gaylord MI 1030 AM EST Tue Dec 18 2018 For waters within five nautical miles of shore on Lakes Huron... Michigan and Superior. 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. LMZ323-182330-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Suttons Bay, MI
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Area Discussion for - Gaylord, MI
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national weather service gaylord mi
1222 pm est Tue dec 18 2018

Update
Issued at 1008 am est Tue dec 18 2018
warm air advection regime beginning to ramp up, helping slowly
scour out thin veil of moisture and attendant clouds across the
area. One exception remains across lake michigan where increased
wind speed moisture flux in a still relatively unstable near
surface layer has resulted in the development of shallow lake
induced clouds. These clouds will rotate north, impacting portions
of upper michigan into this afternoon. Increasing amounts of sun
should be the rule south of the big bridge. Combination of that
increasing sunshine and strengthening south surface winds will
allow temperatures to exceed freezing for most, with regions near
and south of grand traverse bay making a run toward 40 degrees.

Near term (today through tonight)
issued at 409 am est Tue dec 18 2018
high impact weather potential: minimal.

Pattern synopsis and forecast:
upper level troughing was over new england and just off the western
canadian coast early this morning, while mid level ridging was over
the mississippi valley. A weak positively sheared mid level trough
was moving into the plains, associated with a developing warm front
with the strongest WAA pressing across the upper mississippi valley.

Sfc high pressure was moving into NRN michigan resulting in
weakening winds. The great lakes, plains and deep south are buried
in very dry air, but here in NRN michigan, we continue to see
shallow moisture coming off lakes superior and michigan and getting
stuck under a very shallow inversion. This was continuing to result
in a thin deck of stratus clouds over much of the region.

Winds will continue to weaken into daybreak under high pressure
(less moisture flux off the lakes), and the upstream ridging moves
overhead. Fcst soundings suggest that the moisture clouds thin even
more due to subsidence warming drying aloft, with the possibility of
skies clearing out. The weak positively tilted upstream trough and
associated warm front blow through our neck of the woods for the
remainder of the day. The moisture will too limited with the front
to produce any precipitation, but winds increase out of the SW while
low level temperatures remain cold enough for shallow overlake
instability. Can foresee moisture flux increasing along with the
winds, with lake clouds blossoming for awhile, while pushing into
eastern upper. Ultimately, by late in the day and this evening, we
lose that instability due to stronger waa, to erode all that
stratus. We will transition to more of a zonal flow behind the
departing weak mid level trough. Some upstream vorticity will be
trying to advect into NRN michigan allowing for an increase in
mid upper level clouds.

Highs today climbing into the mid and upper 30s most areas, slightly
cooler eastern upper. Lows tonight in decent wind just off the sfc,
ranging from the mid 20s SE CWA (weakest winds aloft), to the upper
20s and lower 30s elsewhere.

Short term (Wednesday through Thursday)
issued at 409 am est Tue dec 18 2018

Rain snow shower chances Thursday...

high impact weather potential... Very low.

Primary forecast concerns... Minimal.

Slowly falling heights Wednesday out ahead of a developing trough
which will move through the region Thursday into Friday. This will
lead to increasing clouds during the day on Wednesday. Moisture
associated with the trough and an approaching surface cold front
will bring chances for rain showers overnight Wednesday night into
Thursday morning. Colder air moving in behind the front may mix the
rain showers with snow showers during the day Thursday. Temperatures
will remain a few degrees above normal.

Long term (Thursday night through Monday)
issued at 409 am est Tue dec 18 2018

Maybe a little more active...

high impact weather potential... None expected.

An upper level trough moves across the region Thursday night into
Friday with a developing area of surface low pressure moving by well
to our east. The upper trough will lead to more chances for mainly
snow showers into Friday with little to no snow accumulation
expected. Colder air moves in over the weekend. The flow is out of
the north northwest but there is little moisture to work with so
only slight chances for light lake effect snow showers Saturday.

Another upper trough will bring better chances for snow showers
Sunday. Temperatures look to be near normal.

Aviation (for the 18z tafs through 18z Wednesday afternoon)
issued at 1219 pm est Tue dec 18 2018
low clouds from earlier have largely scattered out of the taf
locations, and what remains should soon exit. High and mid level
clouds will spread ahead overnight, with lower CIGS and possible
MVFR conditions returning across western TAF sites later Wednesday
morning. Developing low level jet tonight will force wind shear
development across all of the area, with this wind shear ending
near or shortly after sunrise Wednesday.

Marine
Issued at 409 am est Tue dec 18 2018
winds have died off to end the remaining advisories. Winds ramp
right back up again out of the sw, behind a warm front that will
blow through the region. We will still have shallow overlake
instability to mix enough of this wind down to result in new
advisories needed for today, advisories that may continue through
Wednesday and Wednesday night for lake michigan. Could see some
light rain showers Wednesday night, otherwise no precipitation.

Apx watches warnings advisories
Mi... None.

Lh... Small craft advisory until 5 am est Wednesday for lhz345>347.

Small craft advisory until 5 am est Thursday for lhz348-349.

Lm... Small craft advisory until 5 am est Thursday for lmz323-341-342-
344>346.

Ls... Small craft advisory until 5 am est Wednesday for lsz321-322.

Update... mb
near term... Smd
short term... As
long term... As
aviation... mb
marine... Smd


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
GTLM4 - Grand Traverse Light, MI 16 mi92 min SSW 7 G 14 32°F 1021.7 hPa
FPTM4 - Fairport, MI 69 mi70 min S 19 G 22 34°F

Wind History for Port Inland, MI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Cherry Capital Airport, MI18 mi19 minSSE 810.00 miMostly Cloudy37°F23°F57%1019.7 hPa
Bellaire, Antrim County Airport, MI23 mi17 minS 710.00 miFair35°F20°F57%1019.3 hPa

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