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St. Clair Shores, MI

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Sunrise 7:45AMSunset 6:48PM Thursday October 17, 2019 1:55 PM EDT (17:55 UTC) Moonrise 8:14PMMoonset 10:21AM Illumination 83% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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LCZ460 Lake St Clair- 355 Am Edt Thu Oct 17 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through this afternoon...
Today..Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Tonight..Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
Friday..Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the late morning and early afternoon...then becoming light and variable early in the afternoon. Mostly Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
Friday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
Saturday..South winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the evening. Mostly Sunny...then partly cloudy with a chance of light showers in the evening. Waves 2 feet or less.
Sunday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly clear. A chance of light showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
Monday..South winds 15 to 20 knots. Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
LCZ460 Expires:201910172015;;832075 FZUS63 KDTX 170755 GLFSC Lake St Clair Forecast National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI 355 AM EDT Thu Oct 17 2019 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. .SYNOPSIS...A firm northwest wind will remain across the central great lakes today, as the area remains within the influence of strong low pressure, 29.40 inches, now centered over New England. Winds will ease tonight as high pressure averaging 30.00 inches builds across the Great Lakes. High pressure is expected to center over the Great Lakes by Friday morning, producing a brief period of lighter winds to finish the week. LCZ460-172015-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near St. Clair Shores, MI
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Area Discussion for - Detroit/Pontiac, MI
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national weather service detroit pontiac mi
104 pm edt Thu oct 17 2019

Aviation
Cold northwest flow (wind gusts 20-25 knots) this afternoon will
maintain lowVFR clouds into the evening. Diminishing winds and
surface high pressure arriving overnight is expected to lead to
clear skies. Mostly clear skies should persist tomorrow, but a brief
period of MVFR CIGS is possible in the late morning around noon time
as surface heating takes place. Winds look to be light and variable
through the day.

Dtw threshold probabilities...

* high for cigs AOB 5000 feet into the evening.

Prev discussion
Issued at 347 am edt Thu oct 17 2019
discussion...

the surface pressure pattern featuring a low over southern ontario
Wednesday, has shifted eastward as a new area of height falls over
the east coast has become the dominate low with just remnant
troughing lingering over the eastern great lakes. With the weakening
surface trough remains upper level cyclonic flow and a residual cold
pool. This will all change today as amplified upper level ridge and
surface high slide east over the region. The incoming drier airmass
and warm air advection will act to shut off any remaining lake
effect showers this morning although a sharpening subsidence
inversion will lead to a cloudy day as it traps low level moisture
which will take most of the day to scour out.

Surface ridge axis will reach SE mi Friday morning which will clear
skies out overnight and allow winds to go light or even calm. This
could lead to some frost Friday morning as temperatures make a run
at the freezing mark. Earlier arrival of the ridge could allow some
typically colder spots to dip into the upper 20s but at this time
will keep around freezing with patchy frost mention.

High pressure will carry us through most of Saturday with MAX temps
rising back into the 60s with southwesterly flow returning. The next
trough is already taking shape over the west coast which will
traverse the northern plains before reaching the the great lakes
Saturday night pulling a cold front through the region. A narrow
ribbon of moisture advection ahead of the front will present an
opportunity for a period of showers but models are showing a
scattered coverage at best as the low lifting toward hudson bay
pulls the best forcing northward as well. Will keep a chance pop
for Saturday night for now.

Shortwave ridging builds back into the region Sunday into Monday
before the next stronger trough digs across the central plains. This
stronger, more dynamic system looks to have a few shortwaves
rotating around it and potentially up through lower mi with a strong
cold front on Tuesday. Increasing southerly flow ahead of the front
with 850mb temps around 12c will lead to temps into the mid upper
60s Sunday and Monday. The front then ushers in colder air with 850mb
temps near 0c keeping highs on Tuesday in the 50s.

Marine...

a strong cold northwest flow will maintain unsettled marine
conditions across the area through the daylight period. Gusts will
continue to reach gale force over central southern sections of lake
huron particularly during the first half of the day. This will
maintain high wave action, with wave heights in excess of 12 ft at
times. Small craft conditions persist over all nearshore waters with
gusts in excess of 25 knots today. The eastward exit of this system
will bring improving conditions Thursday night, with modest winds
and waves lasting through Friday as high pressure enters the region.

A period of moderate southerly winds then develops Saturday.

Dtx watches warnings advisories
Mi... Lakeshore flood advisory until 4 am edt Friday for miz049.

Lake huron... Gale warning until 4 pm edt this afternoon for lhz362-363-462>464.

Small craft advisory until 4 pm edt this afternoon for lhz422.

Small craft advisory until 4 am edt Friday for lhz421-441>443.

Lake st clair... Small craft advisory until 4 pm edt this afternoon for lcz460.

Michigan waters of lake erie... Small craft advisory until 4 pm edt this afternoon for lez444.

Aviation... ..Sf
discussion... Drk
marine... ... .Mr
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CLSM4 - St. Clair Shores, MI 1 mi56 min WNW 9.9 G 15 49°F 1012.2 hPa (+0.3)
45147 - Lake St Clair 12 mi56 min 47°F 53°F2 ft1011.4 hPa (+0.9)
AGCM4 21 mi56 min 49°F 54°F1011 hPa (+0.4)
MBRM4 - 9014090 - Mouth of the Black River, MI 42 mi56 min 46°F 1010.9 hPa (+0.8)
FTGM4 - 9014098 - Fort Gratiot, MI 43 mi56 min NNW 14 G 24 44°F 1010.8 hPa (+0.8)34°F
THLO1 - Toledo Light No. 2 OH 49 mi56 min WNW 19 G 21 50°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Coleman A Young Municipal Airport, MI8 mi63 minNNW 11 G 2310.00 miMostly Cloudy51°F34°F52%1011.9 hPa
Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI9 mi2 hrsNW 15 G 2210.00 miMostly Cloudy47°F37°F70%1012.2 hPa
Troy, Oakland/Troy Airport, MI16 mi81 minWNW 16 G 2010.00 miPartly Cloudy52°F37°F59%1012.9 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KDET

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