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Marine Weather and Tides
Pleasant Prairie, WI

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Sunrise 7:06AMSunset 6:06PM Friday October 18, 2019 6:15 PM CDT (23:15 UTC) Moonrise 9:17PMMoonset 11:45AM Illumination 73% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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LMZ646 Wind Point Wi To Winthrop Harbor Il- 506 Pm Cdt Fri Oct 18 2019
Tonight..Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots veering south early in the morning. Mostly clear. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet in the late evening and overnight.
Saturday..South wind 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Mostly Sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
Saturday night..South wind 5 to 10 knots veering northwest early in the morning. Slight chance of showers through around midnight. Waves around 1 foot.
Sunday..North wind 5 to 10 knots veering east late in the afternoon. Mostly Sunny. Waves around 1 foot.
LMZ646 Expires:201910190400;;913035 FZUS53 KMKX 182206 NSHMKX Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI 506 PM CDT Fri Oct 18 2019 For waters within five nautical miles of shore on Lake Michigan LMZ646-190400-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pleasant Prairie, WI
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Area Discussion for - Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI
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national weather service milwaukee sullivan wi
349 pm cdt Fri oct 18 2019

Short term
Tonight through Saturday... Forecast confidence is high.

High clouds continue to stream across southern wisconsin this
afternoon. Southeast winds are gusting up to 25 mph at times. This
is a result of the tight pressure gradient between exiting high
pressure and a low pressure trough approaching from the dakotas.

Temperatures have risen into the lower 60s toward southwest wi and
into the mid to upper 50s elsewhere.

Winds will diminish a little overnight due to the inversion, but
winds just above the surface will be in excess of 35 kt with the
low level jet overhead. Low temperatures will be in the lower to
mid 40s. The surface low will move from eastern sd to southwest
ontario overnight. The associated surface front will therefore be
lifting northeast through southern wisconsin during the day
Saturday. As the low pulls further away, the frontal trough will
weaken as it reaches southeast wisconsin.

Expect steady southerly winds ahead of the surface trough Saturday
morning. The trough will be moving through southern wi later than
previous forecasts suggested, with the associated showers reaching
madison just after noon and then clearing the lakeshore areas
around sunset as the showers dissipate. Most people should see a
small amount of rain over a 2 to 3-hr period tomorrow, with
highest amounts up to a tenth of an inch west of madison.

Light winds and clearing skies will allow temperatures to drop
into the upper 30s from madison and west, so patchy frost is
possible in those areas.

Long term
Sunday... Forecast confidence is high.

Sunday will be the nicest day of the weekend. There should be mid
and high clouds in the area, but quiet and mild fall weather with
highs in the lower 60s inland from the lakeshore.

Sunday night through Tuesday... Forecast confidence is medium.

Surface low pressure will be occluding over the upper midwest on
Monday in response to an upper trough digging into the region.

Strong warm air advection ahead of the surface trough will give us
some weak instability, so a few thunderstorms are possible ahead
of the frontal passage. Breezy winds ahead of the front will keep
temperatures mild in the morning hours, especially near the lake.

The precip amounts have been trending downward for southern
wi for this event. This now looks like a quick round of showers
and a few storms Monday morning, with showers ending along the
cold front from west to east Monday afternoon and perhaps into the
early evening.

Dry air will wrap into southern wi behind the front by Monday
evening. We may see some drizzle lingering with low clouds Monday
night. Scattered showers are expected later Monday night through
most of Tuesday as cyclonic flow lingers over the region. Expect
gusty southwest to west winds Monday night through Tuesday.

Wednesday through Friday... Forecast confidence is medium.

That upper low responsible for Monday's system over wi will sit
over hudson bay for much of next week. A weak shortwave trough
will slide through wi Wednesday and cause clouds and maybe a few
showers. Another more amplified shortwave trough is expected to
swing through the midwest Thursday into Thursday night. This
should interact with an 850mb warm frontal boundary over northern
il to bring showers. Precip associated with this feature may
affect southern wi as well. Mentioned small chances for showers
in the forecast for now.

Aviation(21z tafs)
Thin cirrus is streaming across southern wi this afternoon and
this will persist into the evening. Look for the steady southerly
winds to diminish this evening.

Strong winds just above the ground due to the low level jet will
develop later this evening for inland areas and diminish Saturday
morning. Thus, llws is included in the msn TAF but left out of the
other tafs.

A weakening front will track from west to east through southern
wisconsin Saturday afternoon. The timing of the showers associated
with this front is later than previous forecasts. Showers will be
dissipating as they reach lake michigan.

Marine
Breezy southerly winds will cause higher waves over mainly the
north half of the lake through Saturday. Thus a small craft
advisory is in effect for port washington to sheboygan for this
period.

Generally, conditions will quiet down into Sunday with waves and
winds settling. Then a strong low pressure system will begin to
push in overnight Sunday into Monday initially bringing breezy
southeasterly winds that will approach gale force. The front with
this system will push through overnight Monday however winds will
remain breezy from the west with continuing potential for gale
force gusts through Tuesday. Winds will settle some by Wednesday
morning but will remain somewhat breezy.

Mkx watches warnings advisories
Wi... None.

Lm... Small craft advisory until 4 pm cdt Saturday for lmz643.

Tonight Saturday and aviation marine... Cronce
Saturday night through Friday... Cronce


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
KNSW3 - Kenosha, WI 5 mi75 min SSE 9.9 G 13 51°F 1014.2 hPa (-1.7)
45186 11 mi35 min ESE 12 G 14 51°F 49°F2 ft
45174 28 mi15 min ESE 9.7 G 14 50°F2 ft1011.7 hPa
MLWW3 - Milwaukee, WI 34 mi35 min SSE 9.9 G 11 50°F
45013 40 mi45 min SSE 16 G 19 50°F 47°F4 ft1013.7 hPa
45007 - S MICHIGAN 43NM East Southeast of Milwaukee, WI 44 mi25 min SSW 12 G 14 56°F2 ft
CHII2 - Chicago, IL 44 mi25 min SE 12 G 12 55°F 50°F
CNII2 47 mi30 min ESE 4.1 G 8 54°F 44°F

Wind History for Calumet Harbor, IL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Kenosha, Kenosha Regional Airport, WI7 mi23 minSE 810.00 miClear52°F42°F72%1013.5 hPa
Chicago/Waukegan Regional Airport, IL7 mi21 minSE 510.00 miFair50°F42°F74%1014 hPa
Racine, Batten International Airport, WI17 mi23 minSSE 910.00 miFair50°F42°F74%1014.6 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KENW

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