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Sault Ste. Marie, MI

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Sunrise 5:43AMSunset 9:36PM Friday June 23, 2017 1:23 PM EDT (17:23 UTC) Moonrise 4:34AMMoonset 8:01PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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
LSZ322 1006 Am Edt Sun Jun 18 2017
.an area of strong Thunderstorms lifting across eastern upper... A marine weather statement has been issued for the following areas... 5nm east of mackinac bridge to presque isle light mi including bois blanc island... Lake huron from 5nm east of mackinac bridge to presque isle lt to the us/canadian border beyond 5 nm from shore... St ignace to false detour channel... St. Marys river point iroquois to e. Potagannissing bay... Straits of mackinac within 5 nm of mackinac bridge including mackinac island... Whitefish bay (u.s. Portion)/whitefish point to point iroquois mi... At 1000 am edt...doppler radar showed a line of strong storms capable of producing winds up to 30 knots lifting toward the st. Marys river and whitefish bay. The Thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 8 nm northeast of epoufette to cordwood point and moving northeast at 25 knots. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Mariners can expect gusty winds up to 33 knots with locally higher waves...lightning strikes...and heavy downpours. Boaters should seek safe harbor immediately until these storms pass. && lat...lon 4646 8454 4653 8413 4624 8411 4606 8396 4612 8363 4598 8345 4582 8359 4557 8426 4561 8439 4608 8506 4596 8482 4611 8468 4604 8412 4605 8412 4619 8436 4643 8436 4635 8457 4646 8511 4675 8507 4680 8483
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LSZ322 Expires:201706181500;;429605 FZUS73 KAPX 181406 MWSAPX MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI 1006 AM EDT SUN JUN 18 2017 LHZ345>347-361-LSZ321-322-181500-

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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Area Discussion for - Gaylord, MI
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1246 pm edt Fri jun 23 2017

Update
Issued at 956 am edt Fri jun 23 2017
only some patchy sprinkles remain in NE lower behind a departed
cold front that brought heavy rainfall to many areas of lower
michigan last night. Southern gladwin county got in on that action
with 3 to 5 inches resulting in significant ponding of water with
numerous roads covered in water or washed out. Still have an areal
flood warning out for this area and will be making calls to see if
this needs to be extended in time. Still battling pesky low
stratus and fog, but both are starting to mix out from west to
east with further sun. Drier air seen on satellite starting to
sweep into the region from wisconsin and central upper.

Expectations for the day have not changed. This influx of drier
air and bl mixing will lead to only some cumulus development for
the later afternoon hours. There is still the potential for
isolated rain showers across eastern upper, mainly inland, where
cooler air aloft in upper troughing arrives this afternoon.

Showers will try and develop on sfc troughing or possible lake
breeze convergence. Only seeing maybe a few hundred j kg mlcape.

Doubt thunder is possible.

Near term (today and tonight)
issued at 1237 am edt Fri jun 232017

Widespread showers and thunderstorms end this morning...

high impact weather potential... Still some heavy rain concerns
through early this morning.

Pattern synopsis forecast... Convective cold pool augmented cold
front making slow southeast progress into central lower michigan at
this early hour. Heavy rain producing thunderstorms broke out along
and just ahead of this front, mostly across central lower michigan
(a good 75 miles south of what nearly all of last nights guidance
indicated). Core of upper level forcing tied to robust jet core
bringing mostly lighter showers further north. Strong mid level
shortwave trough and attendant surface low pinwheeling east into
western ontario, with secondary vort MAX extending south into the
northern mississippi valley. This vort will race east and shear out
in the process, with it and eastward progression of upper jet core
forcing a much quicker east exit to the cold front and overhead deep
moisture plume this morning. A much less moist airmass will follow,
quickly ending the rain threat this morning, and bringing much
quieter weather through tonight.

Primary forecast concerns challenges... Addressing lingering heavy
rain concern early this morning.

Details... Still will be dealing with convection through early this
morning, with the focus for much of the stronger activity expected
to be down near saginaw bay. Overnight storms have easily produced
inch per hour rainfall rates across central lower michigan, and see
no reason not to see similar rates in the far southeast yet for a
time this morning. Storms have remained transit, so expect rainfall
totals to not get too out of hand. Still, given such rainfall
efficiency, would expect to see ponding on area roadways and poor
drainage areas. Drier air makes steady southeast progress later this
morning into this afternoon, spreading across all our area by later
today. May see just enough lingering moisture to kick off a few
diurnally driven light showers across northeast lower michigan late
this morning and early afternoon. Cool air aloft and lake augmented
secondary surface trough zone of enhanced convergence might do the
same this afternoon across eastern upper. Dry condtions expected
elsewhere after this mornings lingering activity. Temperatures will
not be too far off from those experienced yesterday, but it will
feel more comfortable as dewpoints begin to tank this afternoon.

Dry conditions expected tonight as northwest flow continues. A
noticeable cooler night with temperatures ranging in the upper 40s
to middle 50s. May see a bit of patchy fog in those sheltered low
lying areas.

Short term (Saturday through Sunday)
issued at 328 am edt Fri jun 23 2017

Unseasonably cool with shower chances...

high impact weather potential... Minimal, but a few non-severe
thunderstorms possible Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Pattern synopsis forecast... Active ~100 knot upper jet will meander
south into the ohio valley, carving out a broad longwave trough
over the great lakes this weekend. This will keep an unsettled
weather pattern going and also allow an unseasonably cool airmass
(by late june standards) to establish itself over the region into
early next week; temperatures aloft from 925mb to 700mb will drop
to 1 to 3 standard deviations below the mean. Cold air advection
will continue in earnest on Saturday, though it will gradually
weaken with time as the 1000-500mb thickness gradient slowly
relaxes. Resultant steep low mid level lapse rates will allow for
some diurnal shower activity as daytime instability develops. A
closed upper low will rotate across the upper midwest, crossing the
lower peninsula Saturday night into Sunday morning. This will
provide a little better forcing, but somewhat limited moisture will
make it tough to generate any decent rainfall coverage across
northern michigan. Additional shortwave energy combined with steep
lapse rates will allow for more diurnal shower activity Sunday
afternoon into early evening.

Temperatures will be around 10 degrees below normal over the weekend
with highs in the 60s to around 70 both days, though slightly cooler
Sunday. Lows Saturday night will dip into the upper 40s inland.

Primary forecast concerns... Rainfall coverage and thunder chances
over the weekend will be the main forecast challenge. SPC sounding
climatology for apx shows our expected pwats hovering around 0.8
inches to be right on par with the mean for late june. So, moisture
will be adequate but not impressive. With only weak to moderate
synoptic forcing through the weekend, however, think rainfall
coverage will be limited to scattered. The NAM does show a stronger
vort MAX generating heavier QPF that comes ashore northwest lower
Saturday night, but think it is overdone. Surface trough with weak
low level confluent wind pattern will hang out just north of the
straits on Saturday, providing a little more enhanced lift there.

Despite the anomalously cool airmass overhead, the strong resultant
low mid level lapse rates will yield mlcapes of several hundred j kg
Saturday and Sunday afternoons (highest over northeast lower). This
may lead to a few pulse thunderstorms with perhaps some small hail
and gusty winds, but lack of deep layer shear should preclude any
severe threat.

Long term (Sunday night through Thursday)
issued at 328 am edt Fri jun 23 2017
high impact weather potential... Minimal, but some thunderstorms
possible Wednesday afternoon into Thursday.

Broad upper trough and unseasonably cool conditions will remain over
the great lakes heading into Monday with continued shower chances.

By Tuesday, however, upper ridge over the western CONUS and
surface high pressure over the middle mississippi valley will shift
eastward. Despite the upper ridge flattening out as it moves
overhead, northern michigan should enjoy a rare dry day on Tuesday
with plenty of sun, not to mention a strong boost in temperatures
as warm air advection ramps back up. Models track a developing
surface low from the northern plains into ontario Wednesday into
Thursday. Still plenty of uncertainties with this system's timing
and track, but it looks to bring a return to showers and
thunderstorms for northern michigan. A tight pressure gradient will
also lead to breezy south southwest winds Wednesday and Thursday
afternoons, allowing for near normal temperatures.

Aviation (for the 18z tafs through 18z Saturday afternoon)
issued at 1246 pm edt Fri jun 23 2017
still some spotty low cloud MVFR ifr out there, but it seems to be
mixed out thin enough at the airports to be taken out of all tafs,
even as a temporary conditions. Quite a bit of garbage high cloud
out there, which will be mixed in with scattered cumulus for the
afternoon. Maybe some spotty CU lingering around tonight and
continuing into tomorrow, when also, scattered rain showers and an
outside chance of a thunderstorm will impact NE lower apn.

Winds generally under 10kts with a tendency to turn to lake
breezes Saturday afternoon (where most of the showers will
develop).

Marine
Issued at 328 am edt Fri jun 23 2017
gradient winds and waves not expected to be of any issue over the
next several days. Cold front finishes crossing the area this
morning, with winds become west behind it. Winds are expected to
remain west to northwest right through the upcoming weekend. Just
a few showers linger about parts of the area today, with showers
and perhaps a rumble of thunder becoming a bit more commonplace
both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Apx watches warnings advisories
Mi... None.

Lh... None.

Lm... None.

Ls... None.

Update... Smd
near term... Msb
short term... Mek
long term... Mek
aviation... Smd
marine... Msb


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LTRM4 - 9076032 - Little Rapids, MI 2 mi53 min NW 8.9 G 12 69°F 1001.6 hPa41°F
SWPM4 - 9076070 - S.W. Pier, MI 4 mi53 min NW 7 G 11 67°F 1001.5 hPa
WNEM4 - 9076027 - West Neebish, MI 13 mi53 min NW 9.9 G 15 68°F 1001.6 hPa49°F
RCKM4 - 9076024 - Rock Cut, MI 15 mi53 min NW 9.9 G 13 1001.6 hPa
PTIM4 - 9099004 - Point Iroquois, MI 17 mi53 min W 2.9 G 5.1 58°F 1002.2 hPa54°F
DTLM4 - 9075099 - De Tour Village, MI 39 mi53 min S 8 G 8.9 60°F 1000.7 hPa60°F
WFPM4 - Whitefish Point, MI 40 mi43 min NNW 7 G 8.9 64°F 1001.4 hPa
SRLM4 48 mi83 min 58°F 59°F56°F

Wind History for Little Rapids, MI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Sault Ste. Marie, MI3 mi28 minWNW 810.00 miA Few Clouds71°F51°F49%1000.9 hPa
Sault Ste Marie, Chippewa County International Airport, MI16 mi27 minNNW 710.00 miFair72°F55°F57%1003.2 hPa

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