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Marine Weather and Tides
Freeland, MI

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Sunrise 7:13AMSunset 8:06PM Thursday April 2, 2020 5:31 AM EDT (09:31 UTC) Moonrise 12:27PMMoonset 3:13AM Illumination 69% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 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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LHZ422 Inner Saginaw Bay Sw Of Point Au Gres To Bay Port Mi- 345 Am Edt Thu Apr 2 2020
Today..North winds 5 to 10 knots veering to the northeast late in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
Tonight..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
Friday..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
Friday night..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less. SEe lake huron open lake forecast for days 3 through 5.
LHZ422 Expires:202004021500;;443132 FZUS53 KDTX 020745 NSHDTX Nearshore Marine Forecast for Michigan National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI 345 AM EDT Thu Apr 2 2020 For waters within five nautical miles of shore 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. LHZ422-021500-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Freeland, MI
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Area Discussion for - Detroit/Pontiac, MI
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FXUS63 KDTX 020749 AFDDTX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI 349 AM EDT Thu Apr 2 2020

DISCUSSION.

A pattern shift is finally underway early this morning as this week's persistent midlevel troughing has shifted east. Deep layer subsidence ensues today owing to the trough's departure and to simultaneous ridge amplification just upstream. After a chilly morning, abundant sunshine today helps boost temps well into the 50s. Light winds from the north keep the immediate Lake Huron shoreline a bit cooler as is typical for this time of year. Expect another chilly night tonight with clear skies and light to calm surface wind - lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s. A nearly identical sunny and warm day is in store for Friday as the surface ridge moves overhead. Clouds will then be on the increase late Friday night which keeps temps from cratering as efficiently.

A potent lobe of vorticity rotating around the upper low over Alberta will move through the upper Midwest on Friday night, dampening the ridge over the Great Lakes. The associated cold front will lose upper support as the wave lifts northward into northwestern Ontario. Though the front weakens substantially before it reaches SE Michigan, it will pool moisture out ahead of it that will result in a cloudy day Saturday with a chance for some showers by the evening/overnight. Minimal temperature advection occurs with frontal passage and the mild air mass in place stays largely intact. Above average temps continue through the weekend and into the middle of next week.

A split flow pattern emerges Sunday with surface high pressure drifting across the region to keep Sunday and most of Monday dry. A series of shortwaves in the quasi-zonal flow are then progged to track overhead which brings a chance for showers and possibly thunderstorms during the middle of the week. A stronger wave passes through on Wednesday into Thursday which looks to drag some cooler Canadian air back in, ending our streak of above average temperatures.

MARINE.

High pressure will maintain a light northerly component flow through Friday before winds begin to veer to the south Friday night and Saturday while remaining light. A cold front pushing through Saturday evening will bring a narrow band of showers with it before winds back to the north. All in all, the surface gradient will maintain basically light winds into next week.

PREV DISCUSSION. Issued at 1155 PM EDT Wed Apr 1 2020

AVIATION .

Strong midlevel inversion with base at roughly 7.0 kft agl has been conducive for trapped moisture and saturation. Models show continued cyclonic flow tonight, not really giving up until later Thursday morning. This continues to make cloud trend forecast a difficult one. Pattern recognition and forecaster experience suggests that midcloud will remain messy overnight. Suspect pesky VFR cloud will be possible yet until daybreak. Will carry SCT beyond overnight.

For DTW . Satellite imagery suggests that pervasive midcloud deck at 7.0 ft agl will soon dissipate. Will continue to cary a SCT VFR group with lack of any significant dry air advection.

DTW THRESHOLD PROBABILITIES .

* Low for ceiling 5000 ft or less tonight and Thursday.

DTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MI . NONE. Lake Huron . NONE. Lake St Clair . NONE. Michigan waters of Lake Erie . NONE.

DISCUSSION . TF MARINE . DRC AVIATION . CB

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
SBLM4 - Saginaw Bay Light #1, MI 27 mi31 min NW 9.9 G 13 39°F 1017.9 hPa (-0.0)
GSLM4 - Gravelly Shoals Light MI 43 mi51 min WNW 7 G 8.9 38°F
TAWM4 - Tawas City, MI 59 mi51 min NNW 6 G 12 38°F 1017.6 hPa

Wind History for Harbor Beach, MI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
MBS International Airport, MI2 mi38 minWNW 610.00 miFair36°F25°F64%1019.6 hPa
Jack Barstow Airport, MI11 mi36 minN 01.00 miFog/Mist30°F28°F95%1019 hPa
Saginaw County H W Browne Airport, MI15 mi35 minWNW 510.00 miFair34°F32°F93%1019 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KMBS

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Wind Forecast for Detroit/Pontiac, MI (5,6,7,8)
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