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Sunrise 7:28AMSunset 7:13PM Thursday October 1, 2020 6:01 PM EDT (22:01 UTC) Moonrise 6:33PMMoonset 6:00AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 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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LCZ460 Lake St Clair- 342 Am Edt Thu Oct 1 2020
Today..West winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Partly Sunny. A chance of waterspouts. Numerous showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.
Tonight..Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening and overnight. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. A chance of waterspouts. Waves 2 feet or less.
Friday..Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
Friday night..Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots early in the evening becoming light and variable. Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
Saturday..Light and variable winds. Partly cloudy. Waves nearly calm.
Sunday..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
Monday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
LCZ460 Expires:202010012015;;632621 FZUS63 KDTX 010742 GLFSC Lake St Clair Forecast National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI 342 AM EDT Thu Oct 1 2020 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 secondary cold front 29.70 inches drops across the lakes today reinforcing the colder air already in place. Cold airmass settles over region with conditions remaining favorable for showers and waterspouts through late week. LCZ460-012015-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near New Baltimore, MI
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Area Discussion for - Detroit/Pontiac, MI
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FXUS63 KDTX 011953 AFDDTX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI 353 PM EDT Thu Oct 1 2020

DISCUSSION.

Mid afternoon radar trends indicate showers and thunderstorms burning quickly through available instability. Cellular coverage and the pulsy nature of stronger updrafts reflects the overall lower convective potential compared to yesterday. Slower storm motion as a function of the weaker wind profile has also played into the convective mode. Forcing from the upper level circulation and surface trough maintain activity having a gradually decreasing trend in coverage and intensity as surface based instability becomes exhausted by early evening.

The cold front helping to focus today's showers/storms moves through SE Michigan tonight. The colder air inbound post front takes low temperatures down into the mid and upper 30s while NW wind lingers at 5 to 10 knots through sunrise Friday. That wind speed is high enough to prevent frost development at interior locations where clouds have a chance of decreasing during the night. The typically colder regions of the Thumb are influenced by the additional warming effects of clouds and onshore wind direction off the warmer water of Lake Huron. The warming effect of the lake is also reflected in model soundings that show the boundary layer remaining well above freezing and capable of lake effect rain showers that linger through Friday morning. Inland locations experience dry weather but plenty of diurnal cumulus through Friday afternoon as high temperatures struggle to reach the lower and mid 50s.

Diffuse high pressure settles over lower Michigan Friday night while broadly cyclonic flow and cold air aloft remain in place. The wind and temperature pattern support model RH depictions of diurnal cumulus Friday afternoon lifting into meaningful coverage of mid level clouds Friday night. This is combined with thickening high clouds ahead of the next short wave to make the low temperature forecast and potential for frost difficult to evaluate. These cloud trends are definitely something to monitor before getting too aggressive with low temperatures and frost potential heading into Saturday morning.

Thickening high clouds occur ahead of the above mentioned short wave that continues approaching while surface high pressure departs eastward during Saturday. The system produces backing flow in the mid and upper levels that starts weak moisture transport during the day. Model plan view depictions of wind and theta-e suggest weak advection that may not be able to overcome dry air lingering in the low levels before evening. There is general agreement on the slower trend of saturation in QPF fields among today's mid range model solutions but it will be a close call. The upper level trough axis is still more over the Midwest than Great Lakes by Saturday night but is able to influence forcing with increased SW flow through the mid levels. The orientation of the mid level theta-e gradient also becomes more SW-NE while contracting through Sunday morning. This is a good sign of implied mid level Fgen downstream of the 500 mb trough to enhance the vertical motion response prior to arrival of the trough itself. The rapidly improved organization in these features is worthy of at least scattered to numerous coverage of showers late Saturday night through Sunday.

The short wave feature producing the wet weather to finish the weekend carries the larger scale trough axis eastward by Monday. The upper level ridge moving in from central Canada brings surface high pressure for improved weather and a gradual warming trend. Highs return back toward normal by Tuesday before the next front arrives for the mid week period.

MARINE.

Afternoon observations verify moderate north wind developing on the north end of Lake Huron as cold front settles through the central Great Lakes. Wind speed remains around 20kts or less during the night while the long fetch over Lake Huron leads to high waves around the Thumb shoreline. Small Craft Advisories remain in effect tonight and Friday for these conditions. The colder air mass settles over the Great Lakes and lasts through the weekend keeping conditions unsettled with the potential for rain showers and waterspouts in Lake Huron lingering into the weekend.

PREV DISCUSSION. Issued at 122 PM EDT Thu Oct 1 2020

AVIATION .

Similar afternoon compared to yesterday will unfold across the airspace as the region remains entrenched within a cool, cyclonic flow regime characterized by steep lapse rates, sufficient boundary layer moisture, and ample forcing aided by an approaching cold front boundary from the west. The result will be another afternoon into early evening of numerous showers and embedded thunderstorms, with thunderstorm coverage across the northern sites mainly before 21z, and the southern sites centered in the 19z-23z window. Small hail will continue to be a concern with any stronger convection, but a decreased wind field will lessen the gusty wind threat. Flying conditions will be variable ranging from low end VFR at times to low end MVFR in convection. Cold front looks to track through during the evening hours flipping westerly winds in the 10-15 knot range to the northwest at similar magnitudes, with fairly good push of dry air accompanying the front allowing for a decent clearing response in the wake of ending showers with loss of daytime heating. Exception may be for KPTK, KFNT, and KMBS, where a more northerly trajectory off Saginaw Bay may allow for MVFR stratocu to hang around through at least the first half of the night. Reinvigorated diurnal stratocu then redevelops to end the period during the day Friday.

For DTW . Thunderstorm confidence remains moderate, although timing is fairly high in the 19z-23z window. Trended a bit more optimistic with clearing with this issuance with surge of dry air in wake of cold front passage late evening into the overnight hours.

DTW THRESHOLD PROBABILITIES .

* Moderate in ceilings at or below 5000 feet this afternoon. Low tonight.

* Moderate in thunderstorms this afternoon into early this evening.

DTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES.

MI . Lakeshore Flood Advisory from 10 PM this evening to 4 PM EDT Friday for MIZ049-055-063.

Lake Huron . Small Craft Advisory from 10 PM this evening to 4 PM EDT Friday for LHZ421-441>443.

Lake St Clair . NONE.

Michigan waters of Lake Erie . NONE.



DISCUSSION . BT MARINE . BT AVIATION . IRL

You can obtain your latest National Weather Service forecasts online at www.weather.gov/detroit.


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
AGCM4 10 mi43 min 51°F 62°F1013 hPa
45147 - Lake St Clair 12 mi61 min WNW 18 G 21 2 ft1011.5 hPa (+1.0)
CLSM4 - St. Clair Shores, MI 13 mi61 min WNW 6 G 12 56°F 1013.5 hPa (+1.0)
MBRM4 - 9014090 - Mouth of the Black River, MI 30 mi43 min 56°F 1011.5 hPa
FTGM4 - 9014098 - Fort Gratiot, MI 32 mi43 min WNW 5.1 G 8 53°F 1011.1 hPa44°F

Wind History for Fort Gratiot, MI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI7 mi65 minNW 710.00 miMostly Cloudy53°F50°F90%1013.2 hPa
Coleman A Young Municipal Airport, MI20 mi68 minN 510.00 miA Few Clouds57°F44°F62%1013.2 hPa
St Clair County International Airport, MI24 mi66 minW 810.00 miLight Rain54°F44°F72%1012.9 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KMTC

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