Updated: 3:39 PM EDT on April 28, 2016
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Updated: 3:45 PM EDT
|Temperature: 52.3 °F||Dew Point: 27 °F||Humidity: 38%||Wind: SSE at 6.0 mph||Pressure: 30.02 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Graphs|
Location: MesoWest, Gulliver, MI
Updated: 3:10 PM EDT
|Temperature: 52 °F||Dew Point: 27 °F||Humidity: 37%||Wind: SE at 3 mph||Pressure: 29.34 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Graphs|
Location: Forest Glen, Michigan, MI
Updated: 3:45 PM EDT
|Temperature: 51.8 °F||Dew Point: 24 °F||Humidity: 34%||Wind: South at 5.4 mph||Pressure: 30.34 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Graphs|
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Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Marquette Michigan 128 PM EDT Thursday Apr 28 2016 Short term...(today and tonight) issued at 404 am EDT Thursday Apr 28 2016 Upper low and surface low over Iowa will continue to weaken today as it runs into persistent ridging over northern Ontario and Lake Superior region. Bands of light showers are trying to move over northern WI but greater coverage over western WI into Minnesota closer to the surface low. Impressive moisture gradient this morning with dewpoints still in the single digits over western Upper Michigan and northern WI but as high as 40 degrees over western WI. Main impact thus far from the upper low is a lot of thick high clouds. Increased sky cover today to partly to mostly cloudy as a result. A sprinkle may affect far SW Upper Michigan late this afternoon into early evening...but given the dry air in low-levels and seeing the bands of rain drying up as they lift toward Upper Michigan at this time...going to keep with a dry forecast. For temperatures...more clouds and 850 mb temperatures a degree or two cooler than Wednesday afternoon point to slightly lower readings than Wednesday for highs. Expect near 50 to low 50s inland near WI border and around 40 along Lake Superior with persistent NE wind out of Hudson Bay. Dewpoints and relative humidity values crashed on Wednesday afternoon...and as alluded to already...the dewpoints at least for West County warning area are still very low at this time. Expect less mixing today though with the middle-high clouds...so do not have relative humidity values as low as Wednesday. But still may see relative humidity down to 25-30 percent in the afternoon. If skies become mostly sunny...dwpnts/rh would likely return to similar values as Wednesday. Middle-high clouds still in picture for tonight as the upper low slides slowly across WI and lower Michigan and another shortwave drops across northern Ontario toward upper Great Lakes. Similar to this morning the radiational cooling potential will be cut down so increased temperatures to upper 20s over cold spots of northern County Warning Area and in the low or even middle 30s elsewhere. Long term...(friday through wednesday) issued at 345 am EDT Thursday Apr 28 2016 Hudson Bay hi pressure will remain the dominant influence on Upper Michigan into early next week...bringing an extended period of dry weather to the area until at least Monday. There will be a low pressure developing over the plains on Sat associated with a strong disturbance lifting out of a southern branch upper trough over the SW Continental U.S.. but since this shortwave/surface low will encounter a confluent northwest flow aloft on the SW flank of persistent northern branch troffing over Quebec...the low pressure/accompanying deep moisture and precipitation will be shunted to the S as the shortwave shears out through the Ohio River valley. Many of the medium range models show a pair of shortwaves in the northern branch northwest flow sliding southeast just to the east of the upper lakes over the weekend...but dryness of low level airmass associated with the NE flow out of the Hudson Bay hi pressure...which is climatologically favored to bring dry weather to Upper Michigan...should limit the impact to just some clouds over mainly the eastern County Warning Area. Temperatures should run at or below normal through the coming weekend with 850 mb temperatures forecast from about 0c to a few degrees below 0c. Early morning lows will dip to around 30 at the colder interior locations on Sat through Monday with dry air dominating and favoring good nocturnal cooling...but a good deal of sunshine will also allow for sharp diurnal temperature recovery during the afternoon to at least near 60 where there is more sunshine and away from the cooling influence of the lakes. In the longer term...temperatures should warm up at least briefly early next week as the Hudson Bay hi pressure drifts farther east toward the Canadian Maritimes and Upper Michigan becomes dominated by a west-southwest flow on the northwest flank of a ridge axis extending southwestward from that hi to another hi pressure center over the Central Plains. Some of the models show 850 mb temperatures rebounding to as hi as 8c late Monday into Tuesday. But any warmup is likely to be brief as the upper trough over Quebec is forecast to deepen and strengthen the northwest flow aloft into the upper lakes next week. Shortwaves dropping through this northwest flow and attendant cold fropas will bring some cooler weather along with at least a chance for some showers to the upper lakes as early as Tuesday. Timing differences among the models and absence of moisture inflow will limit probability of precipitation to the low chance category during this time. Despite the recent MDT to heavy rain and expected at or below normal temperatures through the weekend...the upcoming extended period of dry weather before Greenup may cause fire weather issues to become a concern...especially early next week during the expected brief warmup. Some of the longer range models show a tighter pressure gradient developing for a time before the initial cold frontal passage on Tuesday. If the stronger west-southwest flow ahead of the fnt occurs during daytime warming/mixing...gusty winds/low relative humidity could heighten fire weather issues. && Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z Friday afternoon) issued at 127 PM EDT Thursday Apr 28 2016 VFR conditions will persist through the taf period with scattered to broken middle-high clouds and NE winds generally under 12 kts. Gusts of 15 to 20 kts are possible this afternoon. && Marine...(for the 4 am Lake Superior forecast issuance) issued at 345 am EDT Thursday Apr 28 2016 Lake Superior will remain situated between hi pressure near Hudson Bay and a pair of low pressure systems drifting east through the Ohio River valley/ far southern Great Lakes through this weekend. This pressure pattern favors continued NE winds under 20 kts for most of Lake Superior. The best chance for stronger east-northeast winds up to 25 kts will be over the Western Lake...where terrain influences will funnel and accentuate the NE flow...today and perhaps Sat when the pressure gradient will be sharpest. As a hi pressure ridge drifts over the upper lakes Sun night...winds should become light. West-southwest winds up to 20 kts will prevail early next week as this ridge axis shifts to the S ahead of a cold front dropping through Ontario. && MQT watches/warnings/advisories... Upper Michigan... none. Lake Superior... none. Lake Michigan... none. && $$ Short term...jla long term...kc aviation...jlb marine...kc