Delton, MI Marine Weather and Tide Forecast

Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Delton, MI

December 4, 2023 1:48 PM EST (18:48 UTC)
Sunrise 7:53AM   Sunset 5:11PM   Moonrise  12:00AM   Moonset 1:15PM 

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LMZ845 South Haven To Holland Mi- 1105 Am Est Mon Dec 4 2023
Rest of today..Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers through early afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Tonight..West winds 5 to 10 knots backing south toward daybreak. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Tuesday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots backing northeast late in the day. Rain and snow showers likely. Waves 1 foot or less.
Tuesday night..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
Wednesday..North winds 10 to 15 knots backing southwest 15 to 20 knots late in the day. Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet late in the day.
Thursday..Southwest winds to 30 knots. Mostly Sunny. Waves 6 to 8 feet.
Friday..Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 4 to 6 feet.

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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Delton, MI
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Area Discussion for - Grand Rapids, MI
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI 1240 PM EST Mon Dec 4 2023


(Today through Tuesday)
Issued at 325 AM EST Mon Dec 4 2023

Lingering low-level wrap around moisture from a departing low is supporting scattered showers early this morning for areas south of a line from Holland to Lansing. These showers should gradually diminish throughout the morning as the moisture source from the parent low slowly moves further east. Dry conditions are expected by noon with brief ridging.

Another quick clipper arrives late tonight into Tuesday morning bringing precipitation for the southern half of the state. Highest precipitation chances will be for areas along and south of I-96.
Forecast soundings continue to support snow for this system, though above freezing surface temperatures and light QPF under 0.1 inches will limit accumulations to less than 1 inch.

(Tuesday night through Sunday)
Issued at 325 AM EST Mon Dec 4 2023

Some lingering light snow/rain is possible Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in the wake of the departing clipper system, related to moist/cyclonic NNW flow. Pops will be confined to areas mainly near and west of Highway 131 as this is primary driven by lake effect/enhancement. With the DGZ likely becoming unsaturated after 06Z Wed this could be more like a lake effect drizzle situation before the sfc ridge arrives Wednesday afternoon.

An abrupt pattern flip arrives later Wednesday into Thursday as the wrn upper ridge marches east and replaces our departing longwave trough. Strong southwest flow sends a warm front through the region early Thursday, which could produce a brief bout of light snow/rain on Wednesday night mainly north of I-96.

Predominately dry weather with well above normal temperatures is expected to prevail on Thursday and Friday before the upper ridge gets flattened by new energy streaming in from the Pacific and crossing the Rockies. High temperatures rise well into the 40s on Thursday then into the 50s on Friday before a frontal boundary leans in from the west on Saturday.

Precipitation chances increase next weekend as a longwave trough digs over the central U.S. and a slow moving/stalled baroclinic zone sets up from MI to TX. Deterministic and ensemble guidance is suggesting that a strong cyclone could develop along that baroclinic zone and sweep through the GrtLks Rgn at some point late in the weekend. As is typical that far out though there is considerable spread with respect to sfc low track/timing/strength as well as potential p-types/amounts.

Needless to say this will need watched because if we end up on the cold side of that potential strong system there may be significant snow accumulations while being on its warm side could support locally heavy rainfall and perhaps some strong tstms.

(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday afternoon)
Issued at 1230 PM EST Mon Dec 4 2023

Terminals are mainly MVFR this afternoon with some breaks to VFR expected, especially this evening. Light snow moves in overnight with mainly MVFR cigs expected through 12z, with minimal impacts to visbys through 12z as snow is light. Low level moisture increases after 12-15z Tuesday with winds turning south- southeasterly to easterly. This causes cigs and visbys to deteriorate to IFR at most sites through the end of the TAF window, with LAN being the main potential exception,as being on the far edge of any precipitation keeps IFR chances lower but still existent.

Issued at 325 AM EST Mon Dec 4 2023

Marine conditions will stay quiet through the next couple of days, then conditions deteriorate Wednesday night with strong southwest winds. Gales will be possible Wednesday into Thursday with waves building to 6 to 9 feet.


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
HLNM4 - 9087031 - Holland, MI 46 mi48 min N 1.9G6 37°F 39°F29.9133°F
SVNM4 - South Haven, MI 46 mi38 min S 1G1.9 35°F

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Wind History for Holland, MI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KBTL BATTLE CREEK EXECUTIVE AT KELLOGG FIELD,MI 16 sm55 minNW 0710 smOvercast37°F30°F75%29.91
KAZO KALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK INTL,MI 19 sm22 minWNW 0510 smOvercast39°F30°F70%29.93

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