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|Sunrise 5:43AM||Sunset 8:09PM||Thursday August 6, 2020 8:35 PM CDT (01:35 UTC)||Moonrise 9:57PM||Moonset 8:27AM||Illumination 90%|
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Area Discussion for - Gaylord, MI  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS63 KAPX 070104 AFDAPX
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Gaylord MI 904 PM EDT Thu Aug 6 2020
UPDATE. Issued at 905 PM EDT Thu Aug 6 2020
Lake-breeze induced cu/altocu and some associated showers have lingered a little longer into the evening than earlier planned. Not much in the way of precip left in eastern upper MI, except for maybe a sprinkle or two in Luce Co. A few showers remain in ne lower MI, in the Pigeon River country. These should be gone by 11 pm. Associated cloud remnants could last another 1-2 hours.
Still reasonable to expect some fog/stratus to reform overnight in eastern upper MI - aided by a rain-cooled airmass in some spots. Indeed, the same may be the case in far northern/ne lower MI, and will add a mention of fog from Cheboygan Co to Alpena Co.
Temps look reasonable.
NEAR TERM. (Through Friday) Issued at 253 PM EDT Thu Aug 6 2020
High Impact Weather Potential: Minimal.
Pattern Synopsis/Forecast: 16z surface/composite analysis shows high pressure extending from Wisconsin/Illinois eastward into southern New England with a 1022mb center over central Lower Michigan. Water vapor imagery shows several vorticity centers rotating across and around Michigan . once moving into the Thumb region with some hints of a second over southern Wisconsin with a broad area of implied upward motion across much of Lower Michigan. Also a pair of vorticity centers dropping southeast across Lake Superior . leading edge of forcing with these features across Upper michigan and sliding toward far northern Lower Michigan. Seeing a few showers pop along the lake breeze across Cheboygan/Presque Isle counties . and some building cloud tops across eastern Upper though no indications of glaciation just yet. Axis of 60+F dew points over Lake Michigan and through the Straits region feeding an axis of shallow instability driving this shower development. Broken cumulus field across much of the forecast area away from the stabilizing influence of the Great Lakes.
Short wave troughing over Lake Superior will continue to track southeast tonight across the forecast area . while surface ridge continues to extend back across Lower Michigan. Surface pattern configuration doesn't change much Friday while short wave ridging builds into the upper Lakes (interesting that NAM-WRF looks like its having a bit of a model convective gravity wave explosion over Minnesota during the day).
Primary Forecast Concerns: Late afternoon/evening showers across eastern Upper and through the tip of the mitt counties . and should fade later this evening with loss of heating. Given axis of better low level moisture across eastern Upper and with light winds tonight may see some fog development similar to this morning. Thursday at this point looks pretty good with ridging at the surface and aloft. The warmup should continue with more widespread highs in the 80-85 degree range.
SHORT TERM. (Friday night through Sunday) Issued at 253 PM EDT Thu Aug 6 2020
. Continued Warmth with Increasing Humidity .
High Impact Weather Potential . Low.
Forecast Concerns . Whether or not to include pops Saturday.
Heights continue to slowly build into Saturday with a nearly zonal flow aloft developing to end the weekend. Instability remains on the low side Saturday so will continue to run with the rain free forecast. A short wave and possible mesoscale convective complex moving through the flow Saturday night into Sunday will increase chances for showers and slight chances for thunderstorms. Humidity will be on the rise as well. One more comfortable night with lows in the mid to upper 50s Friday night then warm and muggy Saturday night with lows in the mid and upper 60s. Highs for both Saturday and Sunday in the low and mid 80s.
LONG TERM. (Sunday night through Thursday) Issued at 253 PM EDT Thu Aug 6 2020
. Warm and Humid then Less Humid and not Quite as Warm .
High Impact Weather Potential . Low.
A long wave trough moving across northern Canada looks like it will drag a surface cold front across the region Monday likely spawning showers and thunderstorms. The front is expected to usher in not quite as warm and less humid conditions into mid-week before more building ridging/heat toward the end of next week. Forecast temperatures will be a few degrees above normal through the period. Overall, it looks like a very warm pattern will be in place well into August.
AVIATION. (For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Friday evening) Issued at 723 PM EDT Thu Aug 6 2020
VFR, though some shallow ground fog might form overnight.
A few showers continue to decay over ne lower and eastern upper MI, and will be in the vicinity of APN for another hour or so. Less in the way of cu is expected on Friday, as warmer and relatively drier air works in from the sw. Not out of the question for patchy ground fog overnight, with mbL the most likely TAF site to see fog.
MARINE. Issued at 253 PM EDT Thu Aug 6 2020
Surface ridge extending across Lower Michigan will keep winds on the light side through Friday . with some lake breeze development likely within the Lake Huron nearshore zones. Some fog overnight also possible on Whitefish Bay and along the St. Mary's River. Headline conditions not expected through Friday night . increasing southwest winds may bring small craft conditions to Lake Michigan nearshore zones Saturday.
APX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MI . NONE. LH . NONE. LM . NONE. LS . NONE.
UPDATE . JZ NEAR TERM . JPB SHORT TERM . AS LONG TERM . AS AVIATION . JZ MARINE . JPB
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|45183||22 mi||66 min||W 7.8 G 7.8||68°F||67°F||1 ft|
|MEEM4 - Manistee Harbor, MI||35 mi||56 min||SSW 4.1 G 4.1||66°F||1020.7 hPa|
|GTLM4 - Grand Traverse Light, MI||43 mi||56 min||WSW 8 G 8.9||78°F||1019.6 hPa|
|BSBM4 - Big Sable Point, MI||52 mi||56 min||S 4.1 G 6||68°F||1020.7 hPa|
Wind History for Ludington, MI(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Frankfort, Frankfort Dow Memorial Field Airport, MI||12 mi||41 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||67°F||60°F||80%||1019.6 hPa|
|Cherry Capital Airport, MI||22 mi||43 min||W 6||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||72°F||48°F||44%||1018.9 hPa|
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