Marine Weather and Tides
5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
|Sunrise 5:56AM||Sunset 9:26PM||Friday June 22, 2018 10:36 PM EDT (02:36 UTC)||Moonrise 3:07PM||Moonset 1:56AM||Illumination 72%|
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|LMZ323 Grand Traverse Bay South Of A Line Grand Traverse Light To Norwood Mi- 339 Pm Edt Fri Jun 22 2018 |
Tonight..Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Slight chance of showers after midnight. Waves 2 feet or less.
Saturday..Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Slight chance of showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
Saturday night..Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
Sunday..North wind 5 to 10 knots. Partly Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less. SEe the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.
|LMZ323 Expires:201806230345;;947066 FZUS53 KAPX 221939 NSHAPX Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Gaylord MI 339 PM EDT Fri Jun 22 2018 For waters within five nautical miles of shore on Lakes Huron... Michigan and Superior LMZ323-230345-|
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national weather service gaylord mi
347 pm edt Fri jun 22 2018
Near term (through tonight)
issued at 345 pm edt Fri jun 22 2018
Showers arriving tonight for some areas...
high impact weather potential... None.
Pattern synopsis forecast... A surface ridge extending across the
northern great lakes continues to be nudged farther north as a
cutoff low spinning over indiana slowly makes its way northeast. An
expansive cirrus deck, thick in some areas, has spread across
northern michigan this afternoon ahead of this low. E NE surface
flow has been pulling in dry air from the surface high downstream of
us. Afternoon mixing has led to a significant drop in rh in some
locations across interior northern lower to 25% or less.
Temperatures also managed to creep into the mid to upper 70s in many
areas, with wind gusts to 15-20 mph at times. This has led to some
mid to late afternoon fire weather concerns, but rh will quickly
recover early this evening as temperatures decline and as moisture
advection develops ahead of the slowly approaching cutoff low.
Pwats will steadily rise from southeast to northwest overnight,
likely in excess of 1.5" across much of the forecast area by
daybreak Saturday. Isentropic ascent and warm air advection will
strengthen a bit across our southeast overnight, with upper level
divergence and a few vort maxes also contributing to the lifting
cause... But overall forcing does not look all that impressive.
Still, given the significant jump in deep layer atmospheric moisture
(forecast soundings across northeast lower becoming nearly saturated
in the low-mid levels later tonight), think it will not be tough to
trigger some showers, especially east of i-75. Do not anticipate any
thunder given instability is very low across northern michigan. Only
some weak elevated instability may creep in near saginaw bay towards
daybreak with MUCAPE < 100 j kg. Hi-res guidance supports localized
rainfall perhaps in excess of a quarter inch across portions of
northeast lower, but generally most locations expected to pick up
less than a tenth of an inch. As the low pinwheels counterclockwise
towards toledo by late tonight, showers will spread from near
saginaw bay this evening to portions of northwest lower late
tonight, with the highest chances found over northeast lower. With
increasing clouds and moisture tonight, it will not be as cool as
last night with lows ranging from the low 50s north to upper 50s
Short term (Saturday through Monday)
issued at 345 pm edt Fri jun 22 2018
Seasonable weather continues...
high impact weather potential: none.
Pattern synopsis forecast: a more active weather pattern begins with
a low pressure system tracking through the southeastern great lakes
and then into quebec. Cloudy conditions and rain chances continue
through Saturday and into Sunday as said system marches
northeastward. The best forcing and deeper moisture will be
juxtaposed with the center of the nearly vertically stacked low.
This will bring the best chances of rain and higher QPF amounts to
northeast lower... Although storm totals appear to be less than a
tenth of an inch at this time by Sunday morning. A couple models are
hinting at a lobe of moisture and shortwave swinging through|
northern lower on the backside of the departing system possibly
putting out more rain amounts than Saturday. Will increase chances
for precipitation Sunday. Precipitation chances will diminish Sunday
evening night as high pressure centered over hudson bay builds into
northern michigan along with much drier air and aforementioned low
pressure system departs to the northeast. This high pressure will
diminish cloud cover from north to south beginning Sunday night and
provide a mostly clear Monday afternoon. A fairly light wind regime
will remain throughout the forecast period.
Highs Saturday may only reach into the low to mid 60s, while Sunday
and Monday reach back into the 70s.
Long term (Monday night through Friday)
issued at 345 pm edt Fri jun 22 2018
high impact potential: possible thunder
another low pressure system developing over the dakotas will bring
our next chances of rain Monday night through at least Wednesday as
it tracks through the northern great lakes. Thunder chances will be
best Tuesday night and Wednesday. Surface high pressure and upper
ridge then build over the great lakes ending precip chances and
moderating temperatures to near 90 by Thursday.
Aviation (for the 18z tafs through 18z Saturday afternoon)
issued at 154 pm edt Fri jun 22 2018
a broken cirrus deck has lifted all the way north into eastern
upper, though still with some pockets of sunshine at times. As
additional moisture steadily streams northward ahead of the
approaching low to our south, we'll eventually see cloud cover
thicken tonight with ceilings gradually lowering from southeast to
northwest. Models are in good agreement for the possibility of
MVFR to perhaps ifr CIGS developing after 06z and lingering
through at least Saturday morning. Ceilings will likely be lowest
across northeast lower where rain chances will also be highest.
Light showers sprinkles are expected to pinwheel counterclockwise
from near saginaw bay this evening into northwest lower and
eastern upper before daybreak... Gradually diminishing after 12z
Saturday. Winds will generally remain light (<10 knots) out of the
east to northeast through the period.
Issued at 345 pm edt Fri jun 22 2018
a low pressure system slowly lifts to near detroit Saturday
morning, then through the eastern great lakes and over into new
england Saturday night and Sunday. A general easterly wind turning
light north over this time. No advisory level speeds anticipated,
but could see some decent gustiness funneling through the straits
again today. Periodic light rain and sprinkles are expected
across primarily lake huron tonight into Saturday and possibly
again on Sunday as the low pressure system swings through srn
Apx watches warnings advisories
Near term... Mk
short term... Tl
long term... Tl
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|GTLM4 - Grand Traverse Light, MI||15 mi||56 min||ENE 14 G 17||63°F||1010.2 hPa|
|45183||19 mi||36 min||NNE 9.7 G 9.7||61°F||56°F||1010.2 hPa (-0.8)|
|45022||35 mi||36 min||E 9.7 G 12||62°F||59°F||1 ft||1010.7 hPa (-0.8)||52°F|
|MACM4 - 9075080 - Mackinaw City, MI||67 mi||54 min||SE 8.9 G 9.9||59°F||1010.2 hPa||44°F|
Wind History for Mackinaw City, MI(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Bellaire, Antrim County Airport, MI||15 mi||41 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||62°F||48°F||61%||1009.5 hPa|
|Cherry Capital Airport, MI||19 mi||43 min||ENE 3||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||70°F||48°F||46%||1008.5 hPa|
|Charlevoix, Charlevoix Municipal Airport, MI||24 mi||54 min||ENE 8||10.00 mi||Fair||66°F||46°F||49%||1010.8 hPa|
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