Saturday, March25, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Watersmeet, MI

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Sunrise 6:48AMSunset 7:19PM Saturday March 25, 2017 6:32 AM CDT (11:32 UTC) Moonrise 5:42AMMoonset 4:35PM Illumination 5% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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This is a Weather Statement Zone, please check the Date to see if it has expired
LSZ241 Lake Superior West Of A Line From Saxon Harbor Wi To Grand Portage Mn Beyond 5nm-saxon Harbor Wi To Black River Mi- Black River To Ontonagon Mi- Ontonagon To Upper Entrance Of Portage Canal Mi- Upper Entrance Of Portage Canal To Eagle River Mi- Eagle River To Manitou Island Mi- Manitou Island To Point Isabelle Mi- Point Isabelle To Lower Entrance Of Portage Canal Mi- Lower Entrance Of Portage Canal To Huron Islands Mi Including Keweenaw And Huron Bays-huron Islands To Marquette Mi- Marquette To Munising Mi-munising To Grand Marais Mi- Grand Marais To Whitefish Point Mi- Lake Superior From Saxon Harbor Wi To Upper Entrance To Portage Canal Mi 5nm Off Shore To The Us/canadian Border Including Isle Royale National Park- Lake Superior From Upper Entrance To Portage Canal To Manitou Island Mi 5nm Off Shore To The Us/canadian Border- Lake Superior West Of Line From Manitou Island To Marquette Mi Beyond 5nm From Shore- Lake Superior East Of A Line From Manitou Island To Marquette Mi And West Of A Line From Grand Marais Mi To The Us/canadian Border Beyond 5nm From Shore- Lake Superior From Grand Marais Mi To Whitefish Point Mi 5nm Off Shore To The Us/canadian Border- 304 Pm Est Tue Nov 15 2016 /204 Pm Cst Tue Nov 15 2016/
.strong fall storm expected this weekend... A deepening low pressure system will move from the central plains on Thursday to the upper great lakes late Friday and to east of lake superior on Saturday. Northeast winds of 30 to 40 knots will develop on Friday...strongest over western lake superior. Winds will shift to the northwest Friday night into Saturday with gales of 40 to 45 knots expected across most of lake superior and storm force winds over 50 knots possible. Heavy snow showers and squalls Friday night into Saturday will sharply reduce visibility at times. Boating interests on lake superior should stay tuned for additional statements and the latest forecasts as the week progresses.
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LSZ241 Expires:201611162200;;423832 FZUS73 KMQT 152004 MWSMQT MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI 304 PM EST TUE NOV 15 2016 LSZ162-240>251-263>267-162200-

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Watersmeet, MI
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Area Discussion for - Green Bay, WI
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national weather service green bay wi
423 am cdt Sat mar 25 2017
forecast discussion for routine morning forecast issuance

Synopsis
Issued at 420 am cdt Sat mar 25 2017
cloudy, chilly, and wet weather for the weekend, then a little
warmer next week.

The large scale pattern across north america will be dominated by
split flow during the period. A series of southern stream upper
level cyclones will slowly cross the country. The first will
continue to bring wet weather to the area for the rest of the
weekend. A second will pass south of the area early next week. A
third appears likely to bring precipitation to the area late in
the week and into next weekend. Clouds, precipitation, and
northeast winds will keep temperatures cool the next couple days.

Readings should warm to near or a little above normal for the
upcoming work week. Precipitation amounts are likely to end up
above normal, especially across the southern part of the forecast
area which will be closer to the southern stream storm track.

Short term Today... Tonight... And Sunday
issued at 420 am cdt Sat mar 25 2017
aligning pops and determining precipitation type tonight were the
main forecast challenges this morning. The main rain band has now
shifted south, even more so than expected yesterday. It will
shift back north as the upper low from the plains edges closer,
but models differed on how quickly that would happen. Trended
forecast strongly toward the ECMWF which usually verifies well
with this type of system.

The toughest part of the forecast was determining precipitation
type tonight. On one hand, dry air was just to the northeast of
the area. Surface dew points northeast of lake superior were in
the single digits early this morning, and the low clouds in that
area were being scoured out. A continuous feed of that air into
northeast wisconsin today and tonight favors evaporational
cooling once the precipitation returns, which could easily take
temperatures below freezing over the northeast part of the
forecast area. On the other hand, there will be thick overcast
and temperatures have not been falling as much as expected at
night. Readings barely dropped to freezing last night (though
roads over the north did ice-up from the precipitation that fell
then). Raised mins for tonight a little above the broad-based
blend of guidance products to account for the recent cool bias.

But precipitation type will still come down to a degree or two one
way or the other in temperatures, so opted to go with a mention
of both r/zr in the forecast. Confidence was just not high enough
to post an advisory with the morning issuance, but will issue an
sps detailing the threat of getting some icing of roads over the
northeast tonight. It will be up to the day shift will need to
make a final decision on an advisory. They will also have the
benefit of seeing just how much dew points drop as the drier air
starts to filter in from the northeast.

The upper system will pass just southeast of the area Sunday.

But with the system weakening, expect precipitation to gradually
become more scattered with time.

Long term Sunday night through Friday
issued at 420 am cdt Sat mar 25 2017
00z models were not as consistent as one would like during this
part of the forecast. Finer details are different but the general
consensus is that pops decrease Sunday night through Monday as an
upper system and surface low depart. Precipitation type is a
concern in north central wisconsin again on Sunday night as
temperatures there fall into the 29 to 32 degree range. Freezing
rain was included Sunday night for this reason.

There were significant differences in the forecast strength
and track of a system that is expected to pass to the south of
wisconsin Monday/Monday night but its associated QPF should
remain south of the forecast area.

A surface ridge and building upper ridge should help to keep the
area dry from Monday night into Wednesday evening. After that, a
system developing over the southwest CONUS approaches the great
lakes, but models showed large differences in the track of the
system. The model blend had a chance for precipitation in the
area from late Wednesday night through Friday, with snow and/or
rain at night and rain during the day.

Near or above normal temperatures are expected through the end of
the forecast.

Aviation For 12z TAF issuance
issued at 420 am cdt Sat mar 25 2017
fairly uniform ifr ceilings were across the area early this
morning. Ceilings will probably lift some during the day (to MVFR)
as drier air tries to work in from the northeast. The far north
could even have clouds scatter out for a time. But ceilings and
visibilities will trend down again late tonight and tonight as
the rain shifts back north over the area.

Grb watches/warnings/advisories
None.

Synopsis... ... .Skowronski
short term... ..Skowronski
long term... ... Mg
aviation... ... .Skowronski


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SXHW3 - Saxon Harbor, WI 66 mi53 min ENE 8 G 8.9 33°F 1024.7 hPa
PCLM4 - Portage Canal, MI 83 mi53 min ENE 4.1 G 6 32°F 1027.4 hPa

Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Land O' Lakes, Kings Land O' Lakes Airport, WI5 mi38 minENE 410.00 miOvercast32°F31°F99%1023.7 hPa
Eagle River Union Airport, WI20 mi58 minE 97.00 miOvercast32°F31°F96%1023 hPa

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