Spring Lake, MI Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Spring Lake, MI

June 18, 2024 5:22 PM EDT (21:22 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:03 AM   Sunset 9:29 PM
Moonrise 5:27 PM   Moonset 2:22 AM 
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LMZ846 Holland To Grand Haven Mi- 405 Pm Edt Tue Jun 18 2024

Through early evening - South winds 20 to 25 knots. Mostly Sunny with a slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

Tonight - South winds 15 to 25 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

Juneteenth - Southwest winds around 15 knots veering west late in the day. Mostly Sunny with a slight chance of rain showers. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

Wednesday night - North winds 5 to 10 knots veering northeast toward daybreak. Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms. Waves around 1 foot.

Thursday - Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots backing northwest 10 to 15 knots. Mostly Sunny with a slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms. Waves 1 foot or less.

Thursday night - North winds 5 to 10 knots veering east after midnight. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.

Friday - South winds 5 to 10 knots veering west. Mostly Sunny. Waves less than 1 foot.

Saturday - South winds 15 to 20 knots. Partly Sunny. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

Sunday - West winds 20 to 25 knots. Mostly Sunny. Waves 3 to 5 feet.

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Area Discussion for - Grand Rapids, MI
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI 317 PM EDT Tue Jun 18 2024


- Small Risk for Stronger Storms into Late This Afternoon

- Backdoor Cold Front may drop down from the north Thursday

- Heat/Humidity Persists into Saturday

- Cooler Weather Behind a Cold Front Sunday

Issued at 240 PM EDT Tue Jun 18 2024

- Small Risk for Stronger Storms into Late This Afternoon

Low level convergence has been relatively weak so for and the instability has been building steadily. Surface based instability ranged from around 1000 J/kg south to 2000 J/kg north with ML values about half those values. A mid level vort max was tracking through western parts of the CWA and that feature will push northeast over the next few hours. Based on the instability values and lift, a few storms could get going, primarily over eastern parts of the CWA in the next couple of hours. They could have the potential to produce locally stronger wind gusts, but even that risk looks low given the lack of DCAPE. On the backside of this mid level wave, NVA will generate some subsidence which would limit the storm risk for western parts of the region.

- Backdoor Cold Front may drop down from the north Thursday

This feature could keep temperatures down a few degrees Thursday, lessening the risk for heat related impacts. Ensemble output from the Canadian and GFS suggest the Grand Rapids area will likely fall short of 90 degrees for high temperatures Thursday but the 12z ECMWF still has central parts of the CWA reaching into the low 90's. We will not change the headline for Thursday just yet, but confidence on reaching criteria has trended lower.

- Heat/Humidity Persists into Saturday

No changes to headlines planned. As noted previously, Saturday looks quite hot, perhaps even more so than the preceding days.
This will be at the end of a prolonged and deleterious stretch of heat and humidity. Moreover, being the weekend, there will be even more exposure to the risk. All of this supports the notion of extending the heat advisory into Saturday - but as it currently is only Tuesday, we still more time to assess trends.

- Cooler Weather Behind a Cold Front Sunday

As noted previously, guidance is starting to converge on a solution that brings showers and thunderstorms through the forecast area Saturday night. As is often the case, the best upper PV forcing will be shifted a bit poleward of the best instability, so it's unclear how strong convection will get. But, as I noted previously, the odds favor at least some strong/severe convection during this time given the pronounced airmass change.

Predictability really falls off the shelf after Monday, although generally speaking, we can expect another round of above normal temperatures and precipitation chances right around climatology starting Tuesday.

Issued at 146 PM EDT Tue Jun 18 2024

Main changes were to refine timing for thunder threat this afternoon and to include LLWS for MKG and GRR terminals. A north to south axis of showers and thunderstorms may develop in the 18-19Z timeframe, originating from an approximate AZO to GRR line and moving east towards the BTL/JXN/LAN terminals later this afternoon. Detail certainty is lacking so went with VCTS at the mentioned terminals for now.

A distinct upper level disturbance swinging through the area will be responsible for this different low level wind profile overnight that justifies some LLWS. Additionally, there is less concern for precipitation overnight compared to the past couple of nights due to unfavorable upper level support.

Issued at 240 PM EDT Tue Jun 18 2024

The southwest winds at 925/850 mb are progged to increase this evening as the pressure gradient at those levels tightens. This will likely result in increasing southerly surface winds especially north of Grand Haven. Based on this we will maintain the headlines for small craft and swimmers in those locations. We will need monitor locations further south as conditions are likely to be become marginally hazardous.

MI...Beach Hazards Statement through Wednesday afternoon for MIZ037- 043-050.
Heat Advisory until 8 PM EDT Friday for MIZ043>046-050>052- 056>059-064>067-071>074.
Air Quality Alert from midnight tonight to midnight EDT Wednesday night for MIZ050-056-057-064-071.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM EDT Wednesday for LMZ847>849.

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
45161 12 mi43 min 2 ft
45029 13 mi33 minSSW 7.8G9.7 69°F 64°F2 ft66°F
MKGM4 - Muskegon, MI 13 mi33 minSSE 14G16 71°F 29.9968°F
HLNM4 - 9087031 - Holland, MI 21 mi53 minS 9.9G13 75°F 70°F29.9966°F
45168 47 mi43 minSW 9.7G12 74°F 67°F2 ft30.0265°F
SVNM4 - South Haven, MI 47 mi43 minS 9.9G11 78°F

Wind History for Holland, MI
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KMKG MUSKEGON COUNTY,MI 7 sm27 minSSW 14G2310 smPartly Cloudy88°F70°F55%30.02
KBIV WEST MICHIGAN RGNL,MI 23 sm29 minSSW 17G2610 smA Few Clouds91°F68°F46%30.02
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