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Stronach, MI

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Sunrise 6:57AMSunset 8:37PM Friday August 23, 2019 5:49 PM EDT (21:49 UTC) Moonrise 11:47PMMoonset 1:51PM Illumination 42% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 23 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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LMZ849 Pentwater To Manistee Mi- 405 Pm Edt Fri Aug 23 2019
Through early evening..North winds 15 to 20 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
Tonight..Northeast winds 10 to 20 knots veering east around 10 knots toward daybreak. Clear. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Saturday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots backing north 10 to 15 knots late in the day. Sunny. Waves around 1 foot.
Saturday night..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots veering southeast after midnight. Clear. Waves around 1 foot.
Sunday..Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
Sunday night..Southeast winds 10 to 20 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
Monday..South winds 15 to 20 knots. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and Thunderstorms. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
Tuesday..West winds 15 to 20 knots. Mostly Sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
Wednesday..West winds 15 to 20 knots. Mostly Sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
LMZ849 Expires:201908240800;;098367 FZUS53 KGRR 232006 NSHGRR Nearshore Marine Forecast National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI 405 PM EDT Fri Aug 23 2019 For waters within five nautical miles of shore on Lake Michigan LMZ849-240800-


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Stronach, MI
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Area Discussion for - Gaylord, MI
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327 pm edt Fri aug 23 2019

Near term (through tonight)
issued at 242 pm edt Fri aug 23 2019

Fog tonight, probably not frost...

high impact weather potential... Areas of fog will be an issue for
the morning. Very patchy frost is possible.

Pattern synopsis forecast... High pressure has settled in over the
upper great lakes. This will lead to calm winds, overnight, and
clear skies. The problem then becomes whether there will be frost
or fog. While locations could see frost, as some temperatures
begin to fall into the mid 30s, more likely, with the dewpoints in
the mid 40s to around 50, during the heat of the day, it is more
likely that we will get radiation fog, which doesn't lend itself
to helping us to get frost.

Primary forecast concerns... Have been contemplating this since
doing the aviation forecasts earlier this afternoon. Looking at
the model certainty procedure for low temperatures tonight, our
lows, were around the lower 10% of the forecast, with the median
around 42f over the region. The colder locations east of i-75,
could see a touch of frost if, and it's a big if, fog doesn't
form. However, if the winds drop off and the sky clears, then with
the crossover temperatures (ups fog method) up where they are,
then when we get to lower 40s for low temperatures will expect
that areas of fog will develop overnight. However, if the fog idea
is wrong, then frost does become a possibility with our colder
spots seeing temperatures close to freezing.

Short term (Saturday through Monday)
issued at 242 pm edt Fri aug 23 2019

Quiet weekend before inbound cold front early next week...

high impact weather potential: none.

Sharp 500mb ridge axis will be overhead Sat night. Associated
surface high pressure will be to the east, over new england, but
with ridging extending back into northern mi. That will keep return
flow relatively weak and dry, at least initially. The pressure
gradient does eventually tighten, between the departing high, and an
incoming cold front that reaches the upper ms valley Monday
afternoon. Warm moist advection, when combined with falling heights
aloft, will result in precip chances returning on Monday.

Saturday into Sunday night continues to look very quiet, and ideal
for a range of outdoor activities. Our airmass is less cool and
relatively drier on Saturday, with building mid-level heights. Do
not expect as much diurnal CU Saturday, though there will still be
some, especially in NE lower mi. Even less CU will be seen Sunday,
with a warming and not yet moistening airmass. MAX temps low-mid 70s
Saturday, 75-80f Sunday. Min temps still cool Sat night, mainly 40s
to around 50f. Milder Sun night, 50s to around 60f.

Initial height falls start to kick in Monday. Models have trended a
little faster with potential precip onset Monday, in particular
lifting a southern stream shortwave into the southern lakes a bit
quicker. The ECMWF does not actually quite spit out QPF here Monday,
but does so downstate. Though continue to favor a touch of slowing
compared to blended model guidance, the idea of some showers
sneaking in during the day (especially in the afternoon) remains
reasonable. Should still be enough heating to warm temps nicely
despite increasing clouds, with highs in the upper 70s to around 80f.

Long term (Monday night through Friday)
issued at 242 pm edt Fri aug 23 2019
cold frontal passage still appears most likely early Tuesday, with
showers likely Monday night. The parent forcing shortwave is taking
on a neutral or even negative tilt, ahead of a deepening upper low
over S central canada. This may will to generate or maintain
instability more than one might expect, given the unfavorable time
of day of fropa. So perhaps a thunder mention is not entirely
unreasonable. Also at least some potential for decent rainfall
totals in spots, not unwelcome given the month has been dry. Monday
night, pre-fropa, looks rather mild.

The upper low translates eastward before ejecting northward, so
heights don't crash particularly low in the northern lakes. Highs
looks to be mainly in the 70s, perhaps easing back into the upper
60s in some spots late in the week. The occasional shortwave may
also pose a small risk for showers, mainly in the Wed thru fri
timeframe.

Aviation (for the 18z tafs through 18z Saturday afternoon)
issued at 241 pm edt Fri aug 23 2019
as high pressure settles in, the main concern is for fog formation
overnight. Have been looking at the situation, short of running
the ups fog tool, which will be next. However with the expected
clear night, and light to calm winds, fog formation looks to be an
issue at several of the TAF sites by tomorrow morning. CIGS are
expected to remainVFR through the rest of the day, and into the
evening, but as winds diminish after sunset, will expect radiation
fog to be an increasing likely. This morning, before the diurnal
cu stratocu set up, there were patches of fog visible on the
satellite image. Considering this, and the likelihood of similar
conditions, am expecting fog to begin to form at pln, and mbl,
mainly. Apn could see some, and tvc should remain restriction free
to very high MVFR (5sm). So while the tafs are out will make some
amendments to them coming up to add some fog into the forecast.

Marine
Issued at 242 pm edt Fri aug 23 2019
tonight through Sunday... High pressure remains over the region
through Saturday night bringing light winds over the region
through Sunday morning.

As the high moves off to the east, Sunday, the pressure gradient
will tighten up, and winds will increase. Small craft criteria
winds will be possible by Sunday afternoon and early evening.

Apx watches warnings advisories
Mi... None.

Lh... None.

Lm... None.

Ls... None.

Near term... Jl
short term... Jz
long term... Jz
aviation... Jl
marine... Jl


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MEEM4 - Manistee Harbor, MI 4 mi70 min N 17 G 19 69°F 1024.7 hPa
BSBM4 - Big Sable Point, MI 18 mi70 min N 11 G 18 69°F 1024.4 hPa
LDTM4 - 9087023 - Ludington, MI 22 mi56 min NNW 8.9 G 14 69°F 54°F
45024 23 mi30 min NW 14 G 18 67°F 71°F2 ft1022.8 hPa58°F

Wind History for Ludington, MI
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Manistee County - Blacker Airport, MI4 mi1.9 hrsNW 810.00 miMostly Cloudy73°F55°F55%1023.3 hPa
Ludington, Mason County Airport, MI20 mi72 minN 11 G 2010.00 miMostly Cloudy68°F55°F64%1023 hPa

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