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Omena, MI

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Sunrise 8:02AMSunset 5:04PM Wednesday December 12, 2018 12:12 AM EST (05:12 UTC) Moonrise 12:01PMMoonset 10:03PM Illumination 21% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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- 1010 Pm Est Tue Dec 11 2018
.small craft advisory in effect from 7 am est Wednesday through Wednesday evening...
Overnight..Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
Wednesday..Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Chance of drizzle and snow showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
Wednesday night..Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
Thursday..South wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less. SEe the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.
LMZ323 Expires:201812121115;;659701 FZUS53 KAPX 120310 NSHAPX Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Gaylord MI 1010 PM EST Tue Dec 11 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. LMZ323-121115-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Omena, MI
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Area Discussion for - Gaylord, MI
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national weather service gaylord mi
1143 pm est Tue dec 11 2018

Update
Issued at 932 pm est Tue dec 11 2018
mslp pattern is broadly col-like, with low pressure to our east
and west, and high pressure north and south. The ridging is
briefly the dominant factor, with a tendency toward
anticyclonically-curved flow resulting in further erosion of low
clouds, even after sunset. Straits area eastern upper mi have the
most prominent holes in the overcast, though atlanta mio are also
seeing breaks. The incoming low, and high to the north, will
combine to produce a se-erly sub-850mb flow overnight. There are
plenty of clouds upstream on that trajectory, but it will take
much of the overnight to bring that up here. In addition, we don't
see cyclonically-curved low level flow until after sunrise, so
there will be continued tendency to manufacture some breaks. As a
further factor, high and eventually mid clouds will ride in from
the west overnight, ahead of the next system.

Temps aren't getting too out of hand just yet (though do need to
lower a smidge in eastern upper), because dew points are high.

What we are seeing as a result of the partial clearing is some
fog, with pln cheboygan both with vsbys less than 1 1 2sm at the
moment. This will be subject to the vagaries of the overhead cloud
cover; fog will dissipate as clouds return to any one location.

But a mention of patchy fog in some areas (especially north of
m-32) is a reasonable addition.

Near term (through tonight)
issued at 321 pm est Tue dec 11 2018

A rather quiet night...

high impact weather potential: none.

Pattern synopsis forecast: weak low pressure sliding southeast
vicinity georgian bay this afternoon, with attendant primary cold
front cutting across southeast lower michigan, while a secondary,
partially lake enhanced, surface trough extends northwest from it
near the saint marys river. Mid level shortwave (responsible for
that surface low) is exiting stage right, with sharp shortwave
ridging following quickly on its heels into the western great lakes.

Large scale pattern remains a progressive one, allowing that
upstream mid level ridge to build quickly overhead tonight, all-the-
while next sharp shortwave trough digs into the upper mississippi
valley by morning.

Primary forecast concerns challenges: cloud and temperature trends.

Details: expect any lingering flurries patchy light freezing drizzle
to come to an end as moisture depth further decreases with time.

Bigger question heading through tonight is just how much clearing is
realized as moisture depth becomes exceedingly shallow and lake
moisture contribution decreases with light winds and a modifying
thermal environment. Always a tough call this time of year, but tend
to believe at least some breaks in the overcast will occur. Just how
cold temperatures become is highly predicated on just how much
clearing is realized. Current thinking is for lows to range from the
upper teens inland to lower and middle 20s closer to the big waters.

If skies do clear, would expect our typical ice box locations to
become quite a bit colder by sunrise Wednesday.

Short term (Wednesday through Friday)
issued at 321 pm est Tue dec 11 2018

A slow warming trend with continued chances of a light wintry
mix...

high impact weather potential: chances for freezing drizzle Tuesday
night and early Wednesday morning and again Thursday.

Primary forecast concerns challenges: timing and type of pcpn with
weak features moving through the great lakes.

Pattern synopsis forecast... The chances of light wintry mixed pcpn
will linger across northern michigan through the work week, as a
couple of weak clippers and shallow upper lvl troughs push quickly
across the northern great lakes. Precipitation type, chance and
intensity will all be limited across northern michigan through the
period, hindered by weak dynamics and continued lack of deep
moisture through the column. 850 500mb and 500 300mb vector
convergence shows the best forcing to be focused over the northern
great lakes through Wednesday afternoon, the result of a weak
feature moving across the southern great lakes and ohio valley.

Model soundings show abundant low lvl mstr (within temps between
-10c and 0c) trapped below the inversion through around 12z wed
before mid and upper lvl mstr increases in the aftn with clipper
pushing across the state. This vertical mstr and temp profile would
suggest freezing drizzle again Wed morning. However, increasing mstr
and ice crystal seeding for aloft develops in mid and upper lvls,
will chance morning drizzle to snow showers by Wed aftn. An area of
high pressure will briefly settle into the great lakes Thursday
behind the exiting clipper, with model soundings again showing
abundant low lvl mstr (temps of -10c to 0c) favoring drizzle and
freezing drizzle Wednesday night and Thursday.

The chance for snow increases again Thursday night and Friday as mid
and upper lvl mstr increases in advance of a weak 500mb trough
pushing across the upper midwest and great lakes.

Long term (Friday night through Tuesday)
issued at 321 pm est Tue dec 11 2018
there will be several chances for light wintry mixed pcpn across the
northern great lakes through the weekend, as a series of weak
clippers and shallow upper troughing pass over the region. Expect
drier conditions Monday night through Tuesday as sfc and upper ridge
build over the state and upper midwest. Mid lvl temps in this
pattern through the weekend will linger around 0c to -2c before
warming to near 5c Monday night and Tuesday in developing upper
ridge.

Aviation (for the 06z tafs through 06z Wednesday night)
issued at 1143 pm est Tue dec 11 2018
lifr fog pln overnight. MVFR toVFR cigs. Ifr vsbys in snow at
mbl Wed afternoon.

Low clouds will be prevalent in moist coolish air across the
region. There are some breaks in the clouds from the straits area
north. Pln has cleared out enough to fog in hard, and lifr
conditions will only slowly improve late in the overnight.

Elsewhere, CIGS will vary fromVFR to MVFR. Low pressure will move
into southern mn Wednesday, and associated snow will reach mbl in
the afternoon. Ifr vsbys expected there at times.

Light winds tonight, becoming SE and a bit brisk on Wednesday.

Marine
Issued at 321 pm est Tue dec 11 2018
light winds expected this evening, with wind slowly
increasing in speed out of the southeast later tonight into
Wednesday morning. Not a significant wind event, but will likely
experience at least some small craft advisory conditions across
portions of the nearshore waters. Southeast winds, at times gusty,
continue through Wednesday night.

Apx watches warnings advisories
Mi... None.

Lh... Small craft advisory from 7 am Wednesday to 1 am est Thursday
for lhz345>349.

Lm... Small craft advisory from 7 am to 7 pm est Wednesday for lmz323-
341-342-344>346.

Ls... Small craft advisory from 7 am Wednesday to 1 am est Thursday
for lsz321-322.

Update... Jz
near term... mb
short term... Sr
long term... Sr
aviation... Jz
marine... mb


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
GTLM4 - Grand Traverse Light, MI 15 mi32 min SW 4.1 G 6 33°F 1017.6 hPa
MACM4 - 9075080 - Mackinaw City, MI 67 mi42 min SSW 1.9 G 1.9 26°F 35°F1017.4 hPa26°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bellaire, Antrim County Airport, MI15 mi16 minN 010.00 miOvercast32°F25°F78%1017.3 hPa
Cherry Capital Airport, MI19 mi19 minN 010.00 miOvercast32°F25°F75%1017.6 hPa
Charlevoix, Charlevoix Municipal Airport, MI24 mi17 minESE 310.00 miOvercast32°F28°F86%1017.9 hPa

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