Lake Forest, IL Marine Weather and Tide Forecast

Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Lake Forest, IL

December 11, 2023 5:27 AM CST (11:27 UTC)
Sunrise 7:08AM   Sunset 4:20PM   Moonrise  6:54AM   Moonset 4:03PM 

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LMZ740 Winthrop Harbor To Wilmette Harbor Il- Wilmette Harbor To Northerly Island Il- Northerly Island To Calumet Harbor Il- Calumet Harbor Il To Gary In-gary To Burns Harbor In- 306 Am Cst Mon Dec 11 2023
Today..Northwest winds around 10 kt becoming west 5 to 10 kt early this morning, then becoming southwest 10 to 15 kt midday. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight..Southwest winds 10 to 20 kt increasing to 15 to 25 kt. Mostly clear. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
Tuesday..West winds 10 to 20 kt. Mostly Sunny. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
Tuesday night..Northwest winds 10 to 20 kt. Becoming partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 ft.

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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lake Forest, IL
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville, IL 519 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2023

Issued at 235 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2023

Through Tuesday night...

Key Message

* Stratus clears out from the west and southwest today

Seasonably symbolic stubborn stratus sticking around this morning, though gradual clearing is expected today as low level flow backs and becomes anticyclonic. With stratus probably lingering into the early afternoon hours over the eastern CWA, did trim a couple degrees off of forecast highs today, but still in the ballpark of seasonal norms.

A south to southwesterly breeze will lock in tonight as the pressure gradient tightens a bit in advance of a cold front trailing south from a low over Canada. Despite mostly clear skies tonight, the south winds should temper the temperature fall a bit with lows mostly in the mid-upper 20s.

Cold front will move across the area Tuesday morning with very little fanfare, just a wind shift to the west-northwest. Brunt of the cold air should stay north of our CWA, so shouldn't see much of a temp drop with the front.

Temps Tuesday night will be a bit tricky. Assuming the encroaching mid-high level cloudiness doesn't put too big of a kibosh on temp fall, then the light/variable winds and ambient cold air mass would support lows in the teens across interior northern IL away from the Chicago metro urban heat island. Assuming those low temps verify, this will probably end up being the coldest night over the next 7-10+ days.

- Izzi

Issued at 235 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2023

Wednesday through Sunday...

Key Message

* Return to warmer than average temps later this week through next weekend with minimal chances of precipitation

Wednesday will be one last cold (temps near average) day before mild Pacific air mass floods east across the country. Still seeing hints of potentially some small scale northern stream disturbance impacting the region this weekend, but guidance continues to vary from run to run and NBM pops are below mentionable, which is fine for now. Thursday through Sunday highs look to be in the 40s, with 50F not out of the question.

- Izzi

For the 12Z TAFs...

Long duration MVFR stratus is expected to persist through early afternoon then gradually clear out from west to east. Winds will be light W to SW today then turning SSW to S after sunset. A cold front moves through early Tuesday morning turning winds NW with increasing gustiness to near 20kt.



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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
WHRI2 - Waukegan Harbor, IL 9 mi88 min WNW 4.1G5.1 27°F
KNSW3 - Kenosha, WI 24 mi88 min NW 6G8 25°F 30.12
OKSI2 26 mi148 min N 1.9G4.1 32°F
CHII2 - Chicago, IL 27 mi38 min WNW 5.1G7 31°F 23°F
CNII2 30 mi43 min W 1.9G8.9 30°F 20°F
CMTI2 - 9087044 - Calumet, IL 39 mi58 min N 1.9G2.9 29°F 30.1022°F

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Wind History for Calumet Harbor, IL
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KPWK CHICAGO EXECUTIVE,IL 9 sm35 minW 0410 smOvercast28°F19°F69%30.14
KUGN WAUKEGAN NATIONAL,IL 12 sm36 mincalm10 smOvercast27°F18°F68%30.12
KORD CHICAGO O'HARE INTL,IL 19 sm36 minSW 0610 smOvercast28°F19°F69%30.12

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