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Harbor Springs, MI

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Sunrise 6:43AMSunset 8:30PM Thursday April 18, 2019 1:01 PM EDT (17:01 UTC) Moonrise 6:39PMMoonset 5:51AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 14 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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LMZ342 Norwood Mi To 5nm West Of Mackinac Bridge Including Little Traverse Bay- 1000 Am Edt Thu Apr 18 2019
Today..West wind 5 to 10 knots. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.
Tonight..North wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Slight chance of showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
Friday..North wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Mostly Sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
Friday night..North wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less. SEe the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.
LMZ342 Expires:201904182200;;111724 FZUS53 KAPX 181400 NSHAPX Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Gaylord MI 1000 AM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019 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. LMZ342-182200-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Harbor Springs, MI
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Area Discussion for - Gaylord, MI
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national weather service gaylord mi
1000 am edt Thu apr 18 2019

Update
Issued at 1000 am edt Thu apr 18 2019
low pressure is now centered over the straits area this morning...

with an associated cold front extending thru the length of lake
michigan into illinois... Missouri and further southward into
texas. Two additional surface low centered have developed along
this front... One centered near stl and another along the
oklahoma arkansas. Our temporary break in rainfall is about to
come to an end... At least for the SE half of our CWA as another
wave and resulting batch of showers heads NE thru southern lower
michigan toward our area. Latest near term models still show rain
chances will remain along and SE of line from pzq to tvc to fks
thru this afternoon. Instability will remain insufficient for any
thunder chances... And additional precip amounts will be generally
light (a quart of an inch or less).

Cooler air will slowly push into our CWA from NW to SE this
afternoon as this wave exits our area. Temps will stay steady
and or cool a few degrees as the afternoon progresses and weak caa
commences.

Near term (today through tonight)
issued at 337 am edt Thu apr 18 2019

Wet at times, especially in NE lower mi...

high impact weather potential... None.

997mb surface low is moving NE out of the grb area, and will
cross eastern upper mi this morning. An associated warm front is
moving in central lower mi, while a cold front pushes across
eastern wi and northern il. That cold front will cross the
forecast area this morning, slowed by a wave of low pressure
moving NE along the boundary. And that wave will support further
precip chances today, especially in NE lower mi.

Widespread showers and embedded thunderstorms are moving quickly to
the ne, presently impacting mainly NE lower and eastern upper mi.

There are a few trailing showers near cvx and between cad and
tvc, but overall precip coverage is heading sharply downward. That
trend should hold for a good portion of the morning. Once the
ongoing main batch of precip departs, expect just a few sct
showers until about mid-morning. This is thanks to an area of much
drier mid-level air behind the departing mcs, noting much warmer
cloud top temps upstream as far SW as the chicago area.

However, there are colder cloud tops further upstream on that
trajectory. That deeper moisture is associated with a wave along the
cold front, presently in central mo. This wave will race quickly ne,
reaching the thumb area by early afternoon. Isentropic ascent and
fgen forcing on the cool side of the front will throw precip back to
the nw. Showers become likely again by noon near standish tawas, and
high pops reach their MAX extent by 2-3 pm, with likely as far NW as
cad-grayling-atlanta. This is on the stable side of the front, and
do not expect any thunder. Pops will dwindle somewhat after mid-
afternoon, as the surface wave departs, and the front and associated
deep moisture plume kick east.

However, we're not quite done. A slow-moving northern stream upper
trof is slowly progressing eastward into the northern lakes. There
is another area of better moisture just ahead of this trof, which
eventually merges with the front to the east. The upper trof will
result in plenty of cloud cover today and tonight, and chancy sct
showers this afternoon thru most of tonight. These pops will be
favored N and E of i-75.

However, we're still not quite done. Tonight, as energy digs due
south into the mid-ms valley, cyclogenesis will proceed in parts of
the tn and oh valleys. Deeper moisture will again get thrown
northward into the saginaw bay region very late tonight. Per
collab with dtx, will be boosting pops to likely yet again after 4
am tonight for gladwin-harrisville and points se.

Max temps today will be early, and SE portions of the forecast area
will enter the warm sector for part of the morning. Highs during the
daylight hours today will only be in the mid upper 40s in eastern
upper and along the NW lower mi coastline. By contrast, places near
saginaw bay will take a run at the lower 60s before the cold front
and precip slams the door. Min temps tonight will be in the 30s.

Short term (Friday through Saturday)
issued at 337 am edt Thu apr 18 2019
high impact weather potential... There is a low level threat for
heavy rainfall.

Pattern synopsis forecast... Based on the sref(21z) and 12z ecmwf,
think that the overall, the GFS is backing this storm system into n
lower too far on Saturday Saturday night. So for the
details... Friday morning, the 500 mb low is over arkansas, with the
sfc low near cvg or cmh depending on the model. The lows move about
the same amount, but the difference in the track is about 100-150
miles with the ECMWF a little more east than the gfs. The SREF mean
is even more east near pit by 18z fri. This would favor the ecmwf
track, and the lower QPF through the 24 hours through 12z sat. The
gfs clears out the rain overnight Friday (00z-12z sat) as well, but
with the 500 mb low more north than the ecmwf, the rain moves back
into the upper great lakes by 12z Sat and remains over N lower
through 06z sun. The ECMWF does bring a sliver of precipitation into
ne lower between 00z Sunday and 06z sun, but keeps things dry for
most of the day on Saturday.

Primary forecast concerns... The two solutions are in disagreement
with the rain amounts as the ECMWF sref solution is drier and and
less QPF heavy. The gfs, is looking a little "too heavy". It has a
few looks like some elements are having some convective feedback
issues. So thinking is that while there is as small chance (backed
up by a few members of the ensembles and the gfs) for heavy rain,
will continue with the light minor qpf.

Long term (Saturday night through Wednesday)
issued at 337 am edt Thu apr 18 2019
high impact weather potential... Minimal.

Extended (Sunday through Wednesday)... Showers, and around normal
temperatures are expected through the middle of next week, as the
jet stream GOES somewhat zonal from Sunday to Wednesday, with a few
minor shortwaves rippling through it. Temperatures will vary through
the week + or - a few degrees either side of normal, which for highs
this week range from the lower to mid 50s and lows are around
freezing. With the showers, there is a risk of thunder, especially
if we are in the warm sector with the low bearing down on us. At
this point that would look like maybe Tuesday Wednesday. However,
the threats look minimal.

Aviation (for the 06z tafs through 06z Thursday night)
issued at 707 pm edt Wed apr 17 2019
stratus fog expanding into the region near and behind a cold front,
as low moves thru the straits region. Ifr to lifr conditions will be
common this morning, especially near lake mi. Some gradual
improvement after that, but low-end MVFR to high-end ifr conditions
will be common for the bulk of the forecast.

Marine
Issued at 337 am edt Thu apr 18 2019
gusty easterly winds will quickly transition to W and NW by
midday, as low pressure transits eastern upper mi. Ongoing small
craft advisories will wane for a period. However, gusty
northerly winds return tonight and Friday, behind the departing
low and associated cold front. Additional advisories will be
needed on most waters again tonight Friday.

Apx watches warnings advisories
Mi... None.

Lh... None.

Lm... None.

Ls... None.

Update... Mr
near term... Jz
short term... Jl
long term... Jl
aviation... Jz
marine... Jz


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MACM4 - 9075080 - Mackinaw City, MI 28 mi32 min W 7 G 8.9 38°F 37°F1001 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Harbor Springs, Harbor Springs Airport, MI4 mi67 minSW 40.25 miFog35°F34°F97%1000 hPa
Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County, MI15 mi68 minWNW 510.00 miOvercast42°F39°F92%1000.4 hPa
Charlevoix, Charlevoix Municipal Airport, MI17 mi67 minWSW 81.00 miFog/Mist38°F37°F97%1001.7 hPa

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