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|Sunrise 5:43AM||Sunset 9:36PM||Saturday June 23, 2018 5:11 PM EDT (21:11 UTC)||Moonrise 4:10PM||Moonset 2:21AM||Illumination 79%|
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|LMZ342 Norwood Mi To 5nm West Of Mackinac Bridge Including Little Traverse Bay- 348 Pm Edt Sat Jun 23 2018 |
Tonight..Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Slight chance of showers early in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight. Waves 2 feet or less.
Sunday..Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Partly Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
Sunday night..Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
Monday..East wind 5 to 10 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less. SEe the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.
|LMZ342 Expires:201806240400;;999222 FZUS53 KAPX 231948 NSHAPX Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Gaylord MI 348 PM EDT Sat Jun 23 2018 For waters within five nautical miles of shore on Lakes Huron... Michigan and Superior LMZ342-240400-|
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national weather service gaylord mi
350 pm edt Sat jun 23 2018
Near term (through tonight)
issued at 349 pm edt Sat jun 23 2018
Significant rainfall possible late tonight for central lower...
high impact weather potential... Potential for locally heavy rainfall
along and south of m-55 late tonight into Sunday morning.
Pattern synopsis forecast... Weakening vertically-stacked low over
the eastern great lakes is shearing out this afternoon with a weak
upper ridge sliding over northern michigan in its wake. Abundant low
level moisture (pws in excess of 1.5") over much of northern lower
led to widespread stratus and areas of fog today, as well as
scattered morning showers. Those showers have mostly fizzled out
with the departure of the better forcing. Daytime heating across
northern lower has been limited by the formidable cloud cover in
most areas, leaving temperatures generally stuck in the 60s (except
for frankfort and manistee... The only areas where temps have pushed
into the low 70s). Meanwhile, fewer clouds over eastern upper
allowed temperatures to climb into the mid to upper 70s there. Late
this afternoon there is a possibility for some additional isolated
showers popping up south of grand traverse bay. Weak low level
convergence is already starting to take shape in that area, and this
may be enough to trigger some convection, which most hi-res guidance
begins to develop around 5pm. Given weak forcing, virtually non-
existent instability, and light wind fields from the surface to the
mid levels per apx vad wind profile and forecast soundings, this
activity should remain weak and diminish with loss of daytime
heating this evening. Had tossed in a slight chance of thunder
earlier today for this area when it looked like it might see more
sun, but since that hasn't happened decided to remove it.
Later tonight, a digging longwave trough over eastern canada will
carve out a potent shortwave over northwest wi and northern lower
mi. This stronger forcing looks much more promising for producing
more significant rainfall south of m-72 where the corridor of higher
pws (in excess of 1.5") will reside, and especially along south of m-
55. Models have been hinting at this since at least yesterday, but
today there is good agreement, and 12z hi-res guidance strongly
supports the idea. Time of arrival will be well after midnight,
perhaps closer to daybreak Sunday for some areas. The concern is
that this activity will be slow-moving given the anemic synoptic
wind profile, and combined with significant forcing and abundant
moisture... Will this lead to prolonged heavy downpours for some
areas? Latest hrrr reflectivity paints this picture and frankly
looks a bit concerning. Href ensemble mean precip shows localized
rainfall in excess of 1 inch along south of m-55 by 8 am Sunday, but
individual members do show potential for locally 2+ inches in spots.
Areas most at risk for this very heavy rainfall would be roughly
from around manistee to gladwin, with lighter amounts across the
rest of northern lower and likely very little across eastern upper.
The good news is that given how dry we've been lately (25 to 75% of
normal for month-to-date rainfall), think the ground shouldn't have
too much issue handling these amounts... Unless significant rainfall
occurs over a very short period of time. Latest 3 and 6 hour flash
flood guidance would require around 2 to 4" of rainfall to lead to
issues along south of m-55, so not anticipating too much cause for
concern. But we'll be monitoring this potential closely as new model
data comes in through the evening. Instability will be limited, but
forecast soundings show classic near-saturated column with tall,
skinny cape. Not anticipating storms given very low instability, but
wouldn't entirely rule out a rumble of thunder or two.
Short term (Sunday through Tuesday)
issued at 349 pm edt Sat jun 23 2018
Active weather pattern continues...
high impact weather potential: possible thunder Tuesday.
Pattern synopsis forecast: a more active weather pattern continues.
Heavy rain is forecast south of m-55 with a shortwave over lower
michigan. This may produce an additional 0.25 to 0.50" (locally
higher) than what falls during the overnight hours. Will have to
keep an eye out for any flooding threats. The rest of northern lower|
will see lingering shower chances throughout the day... Before
finally diminishing Sunday evening night as high pressure centered
over hudson bay builds into northern michigan along with much drier
air and aforementioned shortwave departs to the southeast. This high
pressure will diminish cloud cover from north to south beginning
Sunday night and provide a mostly clear and pleasant Monday
afternoon. Clouds will be on the increase once again Tuesday as a
low pressure system over the the central great plains brings our
next chances of rain Tuesday through Wednesday as it tracks through
the northern great lakes. Thunder chances will increase throughout
the day Tuesday as the warm front associated with the aforementioned
low pressure system provides some additional lift. Have thunder in
the forecast, but not too impressed with the bulk shear values (only
in the realm of 20-30kts). Best chances will be during the late
evening into Wednesday as a southwesterly low-mid level jet forms
ahead of the cold front associated with said system, along with
increasing ingredients for thunderstorm development. A fairly light
wind regime will remain throughout the forecast period.
Highs Sunday through Tuesday will reach into the 70s, while lows
will drop into the upper 40s to low 50s.
Long term (Tuesday night through Saturday)
issued at 349 pm edt Sat jun 23 2018
high impact weather potential: possible storms Tuesday night into
A shortwave moving in from the northern plains will support showers
and storms Tuesday into Wednesday. Some deep moisture and
instability have the potential to line up over the region, but
whether or not the best shear support is in the right place at the
right time remains to be seen. As the frontal boundary sweeps
through the region on Wednesday, showers and thunderstorm chances
should diminish late in the day. A ridge starts to build into the
area late in the week, allowing temperatures to climb and stay above
normal to end the workweek.
Aviation (for the 18z tafs through 18z Sunday afternoon)
issued at 200 pm edt Sat jun 23 2018
ifr ceilings will gradually shrink in coverage as afternoon
heating develops, but MVFR will still be fairly widespread. Also
some stubborn br holding on at apn with ifr visibilities expected
for the next few hours. Latest radar and satellite imagery show
showers and widespread cloud cover starting to slowly diminish,
but some additional light showers (perhaps a rumble of thunder)
may develop near tvc mbl later this afternoon.
A fairly strong disturbance will cross northern lower overnight.
With lingering abundant low level moisture, this will likely lead
to more widespread heavier shower activity after 06z. mbl and tvc
will be most impacted by any heavier rainfall. MVFR to ifr cigs
are likely once again, with some visibility restrictions from
heavier rainfall. Apn is likely to be impacted by some additional
br overnight. Shower chances diminish through the day Sunday with
cigs slowly improving towards afternoon. Winds will remain light
(< 10 knots) through the period.
Issued at 349 pm edt Sat jun 23 2018
winds and waves will remain below SCA criteria through the
remainder of the weekend. Rain chances will remain for most of our
nearshore areas over lake huron today through Sunday as an area
of low pressure meanders over the great lakes. Lake michigan may
see some rain showers tonight through Sunday morning. Do not
expect any thunderstorm activity thru the weekend.
Apx watches warnings advisories
Near term... Mk
short term... Tl
long term... Stj
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|45022||14 mi||21 min||ENE 5.8 G 7.8||62°F||60°F||1 ft||1009 hPa||62°F|
|GTLM4 - Grand Traverse Light, MI||28 mi||31 min||NNE 12 G 13||60°F||1008.1 hPa|
|MACM4 - 9075080 - Mackinaw City, MI||42 mi||41 min||SE 13 G 14||59°F||1007.4 hPa||59°F|
|WSLM4||44 mi||41 min||E 13||63°F||60°F||1008.2 hPa||58°F|
|45175||44 mi||11 min||SSE 5.8 G 7.8||60°F||58°F||1 ft||1009 hPa (+1.0)|
|45183||46 mi||41 min||NNW 9.7 G 12||58°F||56°F||1008.6 hPa|
Wind History for Mackinaw City, MI(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Charlevoix, Charlevoix Municipal Airport, MI||15 mi||28 min||NE 8||10.00 mi||Overcast||66°F||60°F||83%||1008.8 hPa|
|Harbor Springs, Harbor Springs Airport, MI||16 mi||16 min||NE 6||10.00 mi||Overcast||64°F||63°F||98%||1007.8 hPa|
|Bellaire, Antrim County Airport, MI||18 mi||16 min||N 3||10.00 mi||Overcast||67°F||61°F||82%||1007.1 hPa|
|Gaylord Regional Airport, MI||22 mi||18 min||ENE 6||10.00 mi||Overcast||63°F||61°F||93%||1008 hPa|
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