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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Marquette MI
846 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Thursday)
Issued at 338 PM EDT WED AUG 23 2017

Two significant weather concerns in the short term...beach
hazards for Marquette and Alger Counties this evening, but waves
will diminish overnight and not result in poor conditions on
Thursday. The second is frost potential over the interior W tonight
as temps fall into the low to mid 30s. There is potential for some
cloud cover associated with an upstream shortwave to skirt the area,
so left Ontonagon and Gogebic Counties with an SPS and issues a
Frost Advisory for southern Houghton, Baraga, Iron, Marquette, and
Dickinson Counties.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday night through Wednesday)
Issued at 235 PM EDT WED AUG 23 2017

Nam shows a 500 mb trough over the lower Great Lakes 00z Fri with a
shortwave ridge the plains and troughing in the Pacific NW 00z Fri.
The ridge moves into the upper Great Lakes Fri night into Sat. Put
some frost into the forecast for Thu night as lows again dip to the
mid 30s interior west. No real big changes made to the going
forecast overall.

In the extended, troughing remains over the area through this
forecast period as the ECMWF and GFS show. Temperatures will remain
near normal for this forecast period as well.

.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Thursday evening)
Issued at 845 PM EDT WED AUG 23 2017

Mainly VFR conds will prevail through the next 24 hours. A few
patches of fog may develop overnight; however, this should not
impact TAF sites. Winds will generally be less than 7kt overnight
and possibly become calm, then after 16z Thur winds will increase
slightly from the north around 5-8kt.


.MARINE...(For the 4 PM Lake Superior forecast issuance)
Issued at 338 PM EDT WED AUG 23 2017

Winds will diminish to below 20kts tonight and will remain below
20kts through the forecast period.

Upper Michigan...
  Beach Hazards Statement until 9 PM EDT this evening for MIZ005-

  Frost Advisory from 2 AM EDT /1 AM CDT/ to 9 AM EDT /8 AM CDT/
     Thursday for MIZ004-005-010-011-084.

Lake Superior...
Lake Michigan...


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