Bloomingdale, MI Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Bloomingdale, MI

April 23, 2024 4:07 AM EDT (08:07 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:47 AM   Sunset 8:37 PM
Moonrise 7:38 PM   Moonset 5:33 AM 
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LMZ845 South Haven To Holland Mi- 1005 Pm Edt Mon Apr 22 2024

.small craft advisory in effect through Wednesday evening - .

Rest of tonight - Southwest winds to 30 knots. A chance of rain showers through about 2 am, then rain showers likely overnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 6 to 8 feet after midnight.

Tuesday - Southwest winds to 30 knots. Rain showers likely and a slight chance of Thunderstorms. Waves 6 to 8 feet.

Tuesday night - West winds 15 to 25 knots veering north to 30 knots after midnight. Rain showers likely and a slight chance of Thunderstorms. Waves 3 to 5 feet building to 6 to 9 feet after midnight.

Wednesday - North winds 15 to 25 knots. Sunny. Waves 5 to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet.

Wednesday night - North winds 10 to 15 knots veering southeast toward daybreak. Mostly clear. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to 3 feet after midnight.

Thursday - Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots veering south, then veering north late in the day. Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.

Friday - Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Rain showers likely. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

Saturday - South winds to 30 knots. Rain showers likely. Waves 5 to 7 feet.

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Area Discussion for - Grand Rapids, MI
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FXUS63 KGRR 230801 AFDGRR

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI 401 AM EDT Tue Apr 23 2024

KEY MESSAGES

- Showers Early this Morning; Marginal Severe Risk Expanded

- Frost/Freeze Risk Wednesday Night/Thursday Morning

- Warmer and unsettled weather moves in for the weekend

DISCUSSION
Issued at 357 AM EDT Tue Apr 23 2024

- Showers Early this Morning; Marginal Severe Risk Expanded

Showers out ahead of the incoming short wave will continue to spread over the region early this morning. The dry air at the surface delayed the onset of precipitation, however scattered showers continue to spread over the region and will continue through the first half of the morning. Coinciding with this short wave will be a strong low level jet. Winds upwards of 35 mph will be possible through the early morning hours. The 925 mb winds should become more amplified with more directional shear from the 850 and 700 mb layers. Looking at BUFKIT soundings CAMS have a weak capping inversion from 2,500 to 4KFT this afternoon. If this is breached, the steep low to mid level lapse rates of 7 to 9 C/KM should greatly aid in convection.

Couple those lapse rates, the strong shear from the LLJ and the cold air aloft and there is a decent chance for severe hail.
Latest mesoscale analysis has decent DCAPE moving into the region.
Given that, SPC has expanded the marginal risk for severe storms for across the region this afternoon. Timing wise, latest CAMS brings the best opportunity for strongest convection will be late in the day associated with the cold front, around 00Z. A secondary LLJ is associated with that boundary as well, though it is weaker then the one moving through this morning.

- Frost/Freeze Risk Wednesday Night/Thursday Morning

Clearing skies under surface high pressure and very dry air at the lower levels will create favorable conditions for radiational cooling Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Temperatures will likely drop into the upper 20s across a wide swath of southern Lower Michigan. The coldest temperatures will probably in the northeast counties where mid 20s can't be ruled out. The good news is that the trend of a slightly warmer airmass at 850 mb continues with recent model runs.

- Warmer and unsettled weather moves in for the weekend

As this final blast of cold air departs the area, a reorientation of the longwave pattern will move into the central CONUS, setting Michigan up initially on the "sunny" side of a building upper ridge, but by Friday afternoon the ridge axis will have passed us and we'll fall into several days of deep southwesterly flow.

This pattern will allow much warmer and more humid air to stream into our state, along with fairly plentiful cloudiness. At least 2 major disturbances/shortwaves will move through this southwest flow, and bring rounds of rain and possibly storms beginning Friday night and continuing all weekend. It's unlikely the whole weekend will be a washout, but the exact timing and placement of these shortwaves are still pretty uncertain at this time, so some of the more pertinent forecast details remain elusive. Instability and the risk of possible severe weather will be monitored over the coming days, as breaks of sunshine during the day followed by one of these shortwaves coming through near peak heating could easily result in a severe threat.

AVIATION /06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z WEDNESDAY/
Issued at 137 AM EDT Tue Apr 23 2024

A first batch of showers is moving onshore from Lake Michigan and will move west to east across the area during the rest of the overnight period. No thunder is expected in this batch, but gusty winds are picking up associated with the arrival of the showers, and even strong winds a few thousand feet above ground will produce some wind shear conditions through 12z or so. VFR conditions will continue throughout most of the day Tuesday, although mid-level ceilings will linger for most of the day.
Additional showers and a few thunderstorms may develop in the afternoon hours and move through Lower Michigan ahead of a cold front that finally comes through Tuesday evening and switches winds back to a northwesterly direction.

MARINE
Issued at 403 AM EDT Tue Apr 23 2024

An active/hazardous period on Lake Michigan will continue through Wednesday. Gusty winds will continue with southerly flow this morning. Winds will briefly slacken over the lake this afternoon.
However winds will shift to the north to 30 kts behind the front tonight into Wednesday. Though the small craft remains, there is still a chance for brief periods of gales. Hazardous winds and waves should subside Wednesday night into Thursday as a sfc ridge builds overhead

GRR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
MI...None.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 8 PM EDT Wednesday for LMZ844>849.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
SVNM4 - South Haven, MI 16 mi158 min S 20G22 56°F
45168 18 mi48 min SW 18G21 54°F 48°F3 ft29.8439°F
HLNM4 - 9087031 - Holland, MI 25 mi50 min S 21G24 52°F 52°F29.7839°F
45029 34 mi48 min SSW 16G23 49°F 46°F4 ft41°F
SJOM4 - St. Joseph, MI 36 mi68 min SSW 17G25 59°F 29.85


Wind History for Holland, MI
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KLWA SOUTH HAVEN AREA RGNL,MI 15 sm12 minSSW 0810 smOvercast Lt Rain 55°F34°F44%29.82
KBIV WEST MICHIGAN RGNL,MI 21 sm14 minSW 20G3110 smOvercast Lt Rain 54°F37°F54%29.80
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