Port Hope, MI Marine Weather and Tide Forecast

Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Port Hope, MI

December 8, 2023 11:52 PM EST (04:52 UTC)
Sunrise 7:45AM   Sunset 4:45PM   Moonrise  3:07AM   Moonset 2:14PM 

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. Privacy and Cookie policy

Marine Forecasts
    EDIT      Help
LHZ363 Expires:202312091115;;143901 Fzus63 Kdtx 090311 Glflh
open lake forecast for lake huron national weather service detroit/pontiac mi 1011 pm est Fri dec 8 2023
for waters beyond five nautical miles off shore on lake huron
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 low pressure, 29.50 inches, lifts toward the great lakes this evening out of the mid mississippi river valley ramping up winds out of the south-southwest. Widespread rain and increasing southerly winds develops tomorrow afternoon/evening with this system. The departure of this low drags a cold front through the region with a brief period of gusty winds, occasionally to gales with the frontal passage. Troughing and cold air move into the region for Sunday into Monday. Wind speeds top out around 25 knots or below with some lake effect snow showers across portions of lake huron.
lhz362-363-091115- lake huron from presque isle light to sturgeon point mi beyond 5nm off shore- lake huron from sturgeon point to alabaster mi beyond 5nm off shore- 1011 pm est Fri dec 8 2023
Rest of tonight..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
Saturday..South winds 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots with occasional gusts to 35 knot gales in the late morning and early afternoon...then becoming southwest 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots late in the afternoon. A chance of showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet building to 10 to 14 feet. Waves occasionally around 18 feet.
Saturday night..Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening and overnight. Waves 8 to 12 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet in the late evening and overnight. Waves occasionally around 15 feet.
Sunday..West winds 15 to 20 knots. Waves 4 to 6 feet.
Sunday night..Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Waves 5 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.
Monday..Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots becoming west 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots late in the afternoon. Waves 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
Tuesday..Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots veering to the west until early morning. Gusts to 35 knot gales. Waves 8 to 12 feet. Waves occasionally around 15 feet.
Wednesday..West winds 15 to 20 knots. Gusts to 30 knots until afternoon then 30 knots in the late evening and early morning. Waves 5 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around 10 feet.

No data

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Port Hope, MI
   Hourly   EDIT   Help   Map

Area Discussion for - Detroit/Pontiac, MI
      (on/off)   Help   
NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI 657 PM EST Fri Dec 8 2023


Mature low pressure near the MN arrowhead this evening sets the stage for conditions across Lower Mi tonight and Saturday.
Borderline VFR/MVFR ceiling becomes more consistently MVFR during the evening and then drops into the 1500 ft range after midnight with similar timing across the SE Mi terminal corridor. The lower ceiling occurs as the connection to Gulf moisture solidifies in deep SW flow ahead of the southward extending cold front. The nocturnal low level jet is just short of LLWS criteria but is more than adequate for strong low level moisture transport eventually leading to IFR ceiling toward sunrise. The moisture axis is very mild for early December leading to an easy call on all rain showers as precipitation breaks out ahead of the cold front that is set to sweep across SE Mi during Saturday afternoon. A few hours of stronger wind gusts are expected after passage of the front with SW gusts reaching the 30 knot range until closer to sunset Saturday evening.

For DTW... Ceiling settled below 5000 ft during the afternoon and that trend continues this evening gradually settling into MVFR toward midnight. Very mild and moist air moving in on SW wind brings MVFR rain showers and IFR ceiling Saturday morning.


* High for ceiling below 5000 feet tonight and Saturday.

Issued at 420 PM EST Fri Dec 8 2023


Clouds have speared into Lower Michigan today on the nose of strengthening low-level southwesterly warm advection. Moist system- relative isentropic ascent is generally confined to the lowest 7 kft AGL as ample dry air aloft precedes cloud development through the evening hours. Low cloud depths thicken with time tonight as saturation layer improves, but not expecting much more than light drizzle before midnight. A secondary (and more robust) plume of ThetaE begins to lift north of the state-line after 03Z. Models show better agreement in light rainfall beginning late tonight and very early Saturday morning as the slope of the isentropic surface steepens.

Strong upstream dynamics embedded within an energetic longwave trough across central CONUS interfaces with a closed low over the Upper Midwest Saturday into Sunday as a thermodynamically homogeneous warm sector/conveyor extends from the Tennessee Valley into The Thumb marked by 850 mb temps near 7C (above 90th percentile). This suggests higher confidence in high temperatures climbing into at least the mid, if not upper, 50s Saturday. Latest NWP solutions continue to drift the axis of strongest CVA further west which translates to greater spatial displacement of the surface low and QPF bullseye closer to western Lake Michigan or eastern Wisconsin. Winds veer west-southwesterly Saturday afternoon with the passage of the system's cold front. Forecast soundings reveal some lag between the development of a shallow mixed-layer with a flip to cold advection and the arrival of drier air. Low-grade instability arises within several thousand feet of saturation that should be enough to touch off a few additional showers anchored to the frontal slope/FGEN until stratus settles in through the overnight hours.

A subset of solutions continue to glance precip through from the Ohio Valley system late Saturday night and into Monday morning, but most of this activity remains too far east to be of much impact locally. Did include Chance PoPs with a steady transition from rain to snow as column cooling extends into the daylight hours Sunday. As temperatures crawl into the mid to upper 30s Sunday, any full transition to snow will produce inconsequential accumulations should enough snow fall on grassy/elevated surfaces through the first half of the day. Potential then exists for lake effect snow streamers Sunday night into Monday with cyclonic northwesterly flow.
Confidence in this outcome is rather low as bands conditionally struggle to extended into the forecast area based on current projected low-level wind trajectories. Monday should be the coldest day of the forecast period with lows in the mid 30s under thermal troughing. Next ridge and accompanying moderation in thickness values arrives Monday night into Tuesday while dry conditions likely prevail though mid-week with near-normal temperatures.


The central Great Lakes are under the influence of a southerly pressure gradient within the warm sector of a system over the northern plains. The relatively mild air is keeping stable conditions across the marine zones and expect wind gust potential to stay below 30 knots through this evening. A low pressure system is then expected to develop tonight and lift out of the the mid Mississippi River Valley and arrive over Lake Michigan tomorrow morning. This system will drag a cold front across the central Great Lakes bringing widespread rainfall and an uptick in south-southwest wind speeds along the front during the afternoon/evening. Wind gusts may reach gales occasionally, but the expected shorter duration of these gusts precludes any headlines at this time. Troughing overtakes the region with west to northwest winds ushering colder air for the remainder of the weekend with the main frontal system off to our east. Precipitation chances will be limited to lake effect snow showers Sunday evening into Monday across the southeastern half of Lake Huron with the favorable flow. The cold air brings greater instability over the lakes, but gust potential should top out around 25 knots or less for the early week period with a weak surface pressure gradient field.


Lake Huron...None.
Lake St Clair...None.
Michigan waters of Lake Erie...None.

Weather Reporting Stations
   EDIT       (on/off)   Help
Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
KP58 41 mi57 min SSW 7 50°F 29.7939°F
HRBM4 - 9075014 - Harbor Beach, MI 48 mi52 min S 9.9G12 47°F 41°F29.7840°F

toggle option: (graph/table)

Wind History for Harbor Beach, MI
(wind in knots)    EDIT      (on/off)   Help

Airport Reports
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help   Click EDIT to display multiple airports. Follow links for more data.
AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KP0 sm57 minSSW 07--50°F39°F66%29.78

Wind History from P58
(wind in knots)

Tide / Current for
   EDIT      (on/off)   Help

Weather Map
       (on/off)   Help

GEOS Local Image of great lakes   

Gaylord, MI,

NOTICE: Some pages have affiliate links to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Please read website Cookie, Privacy, and Disclamers by clicking HERE. To contact me click HERE. For my YouTube page click HERE