Suttons Bay, MI Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Suttons Bay, MI

April 23, 2024 1:41 PM EDT (17:41 UTC) Change Location
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LMZ323 Grand Traverse Bay South Of A Line Grand Traverse Light To Norwood Mi- 1019 Am Edt Tue Apr 23 2024

.small craft advisory in effect through Wednesday afternoon - .

Today - West wind 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest early in the evening. Scattered showers and slight chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to 3 feet in the afternoon.

Tonight - North wind 15 to 25 knots. Slight chance of Thunderstorms, snow showers and isolated showers. Waves 4 to 7 feet.

Wednesday - North wind 10 to 15 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

Wednesday night - East wind 5 to 10 knots. Clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
winds and waves higher in the vicinity of Thunderstorms.
see the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.

LMZ300
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Suttons Bay, MI
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Area Discussion for - Gaylord, MI
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FXUS63 KAPX 231623 AFDAPX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Gaylord MI 1223 PM EDT Tue Apr 23 2024

KEY MESSAGES

- Showers and a few thunderstorms into this evening. Marginal risk for a severe wind gust in southern areas.

- Cool tonight and Wednesday, turning warmer Friday into the weekend.

- Active weather this weekend with a chance for thunderstorms.

SHORT TERM /THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
996mb surface low is diving toward the north shore of Lk Superior.
An initial cold front is crossing western upper MI and central WI. Warm advection ahead of the front is contributing to a band of rain showers, now over the center of this forecast area.
These will progress east out of the area this morning, though a few trailing showers could form a bit behind the primary band.
Then, mid-level moisture departs for a time, at least up until more substantial height falls arrive late today.

Low clouds are tending to expand in the region. The south half of the forecast area will stay somewhat cloudier, but will still warm thru thin spots with late April sun angle. The north half will likely go partly sunny at times, especially in the 1st half of the day. That will contribute to them redeveloping showers sooner, by late morning/midday in eastern upper MI and the Straits. A few hundred J/kg of MlCape may allow for a few thunderstorms up there, but shear up there is far less than further south (0-6km bulk shear circa 25kt). That meager instability is unlikely to result in stronger t-storms.

Eventually, forcing and instability migrate south into northern lower MI this afternoon/evening. Instability will have a hard time exceeding 200J/kg, but wind fields are far stronger, and 0-6km shear values are some 50-60kt. Perhaps there's a chance for a strong/severe wind gust...aided by strong wind fields of course, but also by the relatively dry sub-cloud layer. (That's assisting us in getting gusty winds early this morning, as the showers move in). SPC has suppressed the marginal svr risk a bit southward, along and south of an mbL-Harrisville line, which seems fine.

Max temps today 55-60f eastern upper MI, in the 60s in most of northern lower.

Chillier and much drier air pours in tonight. Precip chances will get carried off to the south and east with time. Maybe a few snowflakes are seen toward the tail end. Dawn temps will range from near 20f in eastern upper MI, to near 30f in the far south.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/
Pattern Synopsis and Forecast:

Cool northwest flow aloft on Wednesday behind a departing trough axis with below average daytime temperatures. Rapid moderation expected thereafter for the end of the week as ridging aloft builds overhead in response to a deep upper low in the Central Plains.
Upper low and attendant sfc cyclone then move northeast into the Upper Midwest resulting in warm, moist advection across northern Michigan. Consequently, rain showers, and thunderstorms, are likely this weekend.

Primary Forecast Concerns:

System departs to the east Wednesday with cooler, below average temperatures expected (especially during the morning hours when wind chills will be in the 10s and 20s). Atmosphere will quickly rebound, however, as heights rise and ridging builds into the area late week.
Temperatures will rise into the 50s and 60s once more during this time. Warm temperatures will remain through the weekend due to breezy southerly sfc winds and continued above normal height anomalies aloft.

A series of potent, compact upper lows will advect from the C Plains to the Upper Midwest Friday into this weekend. Consequently, warm, moist advection is anticipated with a mix of showers and thunderstorms possible Friday night through the weekend (in addition to breezy winds). Current guidance suggests the best period for thunderstorm activity will be Saturday as dewpoints surge into the 50s and perhaps low 60s fostering instability values ~500-1000j/kg (GFS/CMC ENS guidance shows 50%+ chance for 500j/kg). As the upper level features move to the west of the region, robust southwest flow overspreads northern Michgian. Progged GFS/CMC soundings are quiet impressive through the lower to middle troposphere with 40-50kts around 850 mb and vicinity. It does appear there will be showers earlier in the day on Saturday and so the degree of afternoon instability will potentially be in question (which is usually an issue for northern Michigan) but the potential for robust thunderstorms is at least hinted at given the current progged pattern. As a reference, CSU-MLP (Colorado State University Machine Learning Probabilities) do(es) suggest the potential for severe weather across northern Michigan on Saturday with a 5-15% probability (albeit this run was from Sunday evening, latest data is blank for some reason). That being said, we'll take our time and monitor this in the coming days, the finer details will certainly change.

AVIATION /18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z WEDNESDAY/
Low pressure will continue to sink south across northern lower Michigan this afternoon. Occasional showers and perhaps a few isolated thunderstorms expected through this evening. While most of this falls out of a VFR deck, brief restrictions are possible in any heavier storms or storms. More widespread lower CIGS (low MVFR to high IFR) are expected this evening/overnight before VFR returns from north to south by early Wednesday morning.

Occasionally gusty southwest winds this afternoon turn more north to northeasterly by late tonight into Wednesday.

APX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
MI...None.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory from 11 PM this evening to 2 PM EDT Wednesday for LHZ345>348.
Small Craft Advisory until 2 PM EDT Wednesday for LHZ349.
Small Craft Advisory until 2 PM EDT Wednesday for LMZ323-341- 342-344>346.
Small Craft Advisory from 8 PM this evening to 6 AM EDT Wednesday for LSZ321.




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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
GTLM4 - Grand Traverse Light, MI 16 mi61 min SW 11G14 58°F 29.62


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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KTVC CHERRY CAPITAL,MI 18 sm48 minSW 11G1910 smMostly Cloudy63°F43°F48%29.61
KACB ANTRIM COUNTY,MI 23 sm26 minSW 08G1510 smClear61°F39°F45%29.62
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