Mount Clemens, MI Marine Weather and Tide Forecast

Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Mount Clemens, MI

April 23, 2024 4:15 AM EDT (08:15 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:34 AM   Sunset 8:24 PM
Moonrise 7:25 PM   Moonset 5:20 AM 
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LCZ460 Lake St Clair- 359 Am Edt Tue Apr 23 2024

.small craft advisory in effect from 8 am edt this morning through this afternoon - .

Today - South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30 knots late in the morning - .then diminishing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Light showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

Tonight - Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to 15 knots after midnight - .then becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Light showers in the evening. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

Wednesday - North winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to 15 to 20 knots early in the afternoon. Partly Sunny in the morning then clearing. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet early in the afternoon.

Wednesday night - North winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. Clear. Waves 2 feet or less.

Thursday - Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots veering to the southeast in the afternoon - .then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Mostly Sunny in the morning becoming clear. Waves 2 feet or less.

Friday - Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Partly cloudy. A chance of light showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

Saturday - South winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots. Light showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet. A small craft advisory may be needed.

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Area Discussion for - Detroit/Pontiac, MI
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI 352 AM EDT Tue Apr 23 2024


- Rain today with possible thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
The potential for hail exists with any thunderstorm activity.

- Strong winds of 30 mph will be possible in the Thumb late tonight.

- Dry weather with below normal temperatures is expected Wednesday and Thursday

- Periodic rain and/or thunderstorm chances will impact the region late Friday through the upcoming weekend as a series of low pressure systems lift into the central part of the country. Low confidence exists in the timing of rain activity.


A positively tilted upper level trough will deamplify with opening geopotential heights as it swings progressively from the Dakotas to the Eastern Great Lakes during the next 30 hours or so. The first of three phases is arriving now as arrival of 115 knot upper level jet will support warm advection across all of Lower Michigan. Regional radar mosaic supports a fairly thin band of light shower/sprinkles from Lake Superior clear down to the northern Illinois. Modeled RH fields pinpoint the better moisture/saturation north of I 69 between 09-12Z this morning. For the southern cwa including Metro Detroit, there are some serious reservations on how widespread/how much rainfall will occur early with a significant amount of dry air holding in the lowest 5000 ft agl. Given the trends, preference is to have PoPs at less than 50 percent early this morning. After 12Z, tail of midlevel moisture strings out overhead while system relative isentropic ascent becomes neutral. Lower column moisture remains subsaturated and the setup appears to support a period of dry weather over much, if not all of the forecast area.

The second phase of the event today will occur as a subtle right entrance region to an internal jet impulse slides overhead of Southeast Michigan. Models have been consistent in recent days of depicting an area frontogenesis lifting through the region as a frontal wave. The model trends over the past 24 hours have coalesced around the older ECMWF solution which does bring the best 1000-850mb fgen along and south of M59 and I 69 corridors between 17-01Z today.
Was very aggressive in trying to time/locate categorical PoPs for widespread precipitation during the afternoon period. There is some uncertainty with regards to the northern extent, whether or not the precipitation will fill in north of M59. Given the extensive cloud, and precipitation cooler high temps are expected across the southern CWA today.

The third phase of the event today will coincide with the arrival of the height falls/midlevel cold advection that will occur immediately in advance of the deep trough axis. Steepening lapse rates are progged after across western and northern Lower Michigan. Decent model UVV signal in convective shower/tstorm initiation upstream that will then track towards the northern cwa between 21-03Z. There is some question on what the coverage of activity will be here across Southeast Michigan as model soundings are holding onto a residual subsidence bubble between 1.3 and 5.0 kft agl. It is this dry air that will really impact the setup, limiting MUCAPES to 250 J/kg if/when it develops and ensuring that it will remain elevated. There is also the potential for some thunder late along the northern fringe of fgen that could sneak into northern portions of Metro Detroit. That will be dependent on how pervasive and opaque the low cloud will be during the afternoon. Marginal instability with very low freezing heights bring a potential for hail. The latest Swody1 has a Marginal designation for severe weather for the far northern portion of the cwa, and this is for any thunderstorm activity in the aforementioned 21-03Z time window.

The potential exists for a brief period of gusty north winds late tonight in the Thumb, along the Lake Huron shoreline as wind directions abruptly turn northerly. Latest model trends have backed off a bit on the strength of the winds as the low is depicted to be more of en elongated surface trough structure. Overall, the magnitude of the gradient flow is not expected to be as strong as previously expected, but surface wind gusts of 30 to 35 mph are expected.

Differential cold air advection in the lowest 5.0 kft of the atmosphere and rising geopotential heights will support a prototypical stable spring anticyclone over Southeast Michigan Wednesday through much of the daytime Friday. Wind trajectories will classically begin out of the north Wednesday then veer to the southeast for both Thursday and Friday. Very low to nil sky fraction anticipated through the middle of the day Friday. Favorable radiative cooling conditions are expected both Thursday and Friday mornings. Frost and Freeze warnings will likely be needed. The coldest will be Thursday morning with temperatures down into the middle to upper 20s areawide.

An anomalously deep upper level trough with a southern stream connection will remain very progressive as it pushes into the upper Midwest for the weekend. Model trends are holding that a double barrel low pressure system will plague the region from late Friday throughout the upcoming weekend. The first of the low centers is expected to be impacted by the stable blocking ridge here locally which should force the strong potential vorticity anomaly well to the west of Lower Michigan. As a result, there is a thought the initial precipitation activity to fall across Lower Michigan will remain elevated, forced by a strong low level jet primarily Friday night and early Saturday. There has been a consistent signal that flow trajectories will remain overwhelmingly anticyclonic Saturday and into Sunday as short wavelength ridging amplifies downstream of the main upper level trough energy.


Surface low pressure associated with an upper level disturbance crosses central Ontario and northern Lake Superior today driving an uptick in gradient flow. A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect until 4 pm today as 25+ knot gusts and 4+ feet waves spread from Saginaw Bay to the rest of the nearshore zones by sunrise. The system also provides some rounds of showers which include potential for a few thunderstorms later in the day, particularly ahead of an evening frontal boundary. Colder post-frontal air filters in tonight leading to brisk northerly flow. Some low-end potential for gusts to gales exists while lapse rates remain steep and forecast soundings are well-mixed while the stronger LLJ winds clip central Lake Huron.
More favorable marine conditions are expected Thursday with high pressure in control, at least until midday Friday.

Issued at 1214 AM EDT Tue Apr 23 2024


VFR conditions will prevail through tonight as greater coverage of high clouds arrive along with scattered showers. These VFR showers will move eastward across the terminals mainly between the hours of 08Z and 13Z this morning. Brief dry period in the mid morning to early afternoon as a southwest gradient continues to support gusts to around 25 knots that pick up in the early morning hours. The lower level winds will transport greater moisture into the region and bring an area of rainfall lifting northeastward during the afternoon. This will affect mainly PTK and terminals to the south.
Have include a tempo group for FNT as they may get clipped by these afternoon showers. This rainfall is expected to come with MVFR ceilings, but it is possible these may remain VFR showers. A surface low moving in from Wisconsin will keep showers in the forecast after 23/00Z with the potential for thunderstorms as well, especially across mbS.


* Low for ceilings aob 5kft late tonight, medium to high Tuesday afternoon.

Lake Huron...Small Craft Advisory from 8 AM this morning to 4 PM EDT this afternoon for LHZ441>443.

Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM EDT this afternoon for LHZ421-422.

Lake St Clair...Small Craft Advisory from 8 AM this morning to 4 PM EDT this afternoon for LCZ460.

Michigan waters of Lake Erie...Small Craft Advisory from 8 AM this morning to 4 PM EDT this afternoon for LEZ444.

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
CLSM4 - St. Clair Shores, MI 8 mi16 min S 7G11 53°F 29.92
AGCM4 16 mi46 min 51°F 46°F29.89
MBRM4 - 9014090 - Mouth of the Black River, MI 35 mi46 min 53°F 29.87
PBWM4 36 mi46 min 51°F 29.87
FTGM4 - 9014098 - Fort Gratiot, MI 37 mi46 min SSW 9.9G15 52°F 29.8634°F

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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KMTC SELFRIDGE ANGB,MI 2 sm20 minS 0810 smClear52°F37°F58%29.87
KDET COLEMAN A YOUNG MUNI,MI 15 sm22 minSSW 1010 smClear54°F34°F47%29.91
KVLL OAKLAND/TROY,MI 19 sm12 minSSW 0710 smClear54°F30°F41%29.91
CYQG WINDSOR,CN 22 sm15 minSSW 119 smOvercast50°F37°F62%29.91
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