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FXUS63 KMQT 170713
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
313 AM EDT SUN AUG 17 2014

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 313 AM EDT SUN AUG 17 2014

UPPER AIR PATTERN CONSISTS OF A UPPER TROUGH OVER THE ERN U.S. AND A
TROUGH OVER THE SOUTHERN CANADIAN PRAIRIES AND A RIDGE OVER THE
DESERT SW. THE TROUGH OVER THE SOUTHERN CANADIAN PRAIRIES DIGS
SOUTHEAST INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS TONIGHT.

NAM BRINGS IN SOME 850-500 MB Q-VECTOR CONVERGENCE AND SOME DEEPER
MOISTURE COMES IN LATE TONIGHT. NAM BRINGS IN SOME LIFT AND MOISTURE
ON THE I300K-I315K SURFACES LATE TONIGHT ACROSS THE WESTERN CWA.
WILL NOT MAKE TOO MANY CHANGES TO THE GOING FORECAST FOR
TEMPERATURES. WILL HAVE CHANCE POPS COMING INTO THE WESTERN CWA LATE
TONIGHT. LOW CLOUDS WILL BE STUBBORN TO MOVE OUT THIS MORNING...BUT
FLOW BECOMES INCREASINGLY ANTI CYCLONIC AND DRIER AIR WILL GRADUALLY
MOVE IN...SO LOW CLOUDS WILL ERODE BY THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE CWA.

.LONG TERM...(MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 313 AM EDT SUN AUG 17 2014

DEFINITELY LOOKING AT A DIFFERENT PATTERN THIS WEEK THAN LAST. A
SHORTWAVE TROUGH CURRENTLY OVER THE NRN ROCKIES WILL MOVE TO THE
ND/SASKATCHEWAN BORDER BY 12Z MON /START OF THE LONG TERM
PERIOD/...TO NEAR DLH BY 06Z TUE...TO THE CENTRAL CWA BY 00Z
WED...THEN OFF TO THE LOWER GREAT LAKES BY 00Z THU. MODELS CONTINUE
TO BE FASTER IN BRINGING PRECIP INTO THE CWA SUN NIGHT AND MON...SO
WILL BE A LITTLE MORE AGGRESSIVE WITH POPS ON MON.
OTHERWISE...EXPECT PERIODS OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH TUE...AND WILL
START TO TAPER OFF POPS TUE NIGHT AND WED AS THE SHORTWAVE EXITS SE.
TEMPS MON THROUGH WED LOOK TO TOP OUT IN THE UPPER 60S TO LOW 70S
EACH DAY.

UPPER RIDGING BUILDS OVER THE CENTRAL AND ERN CONUS FROM MID WEEK
ON. THERE ARE QUITE A FEW DISCREPANCIES IN SMALL SCALE DETAILS
CONCERNING PRECIP CHANCES THU THROUGH SAT...BUT WITH RIDGING
OVERHEAD WE WILL SEE LOWER PRECIP CHANCES THAN MON AND TUE. SHOULD
SEE AN OVERALL WARMING TREND AS THE RIDGE BUILDS. RAN WITH CONSENSUS
GUIDANCE FOR THIS PORTION OF THE EXTENDED.
&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z SUNDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1259 AM EDT SUN AUG 17 2014

LOW CLOUDS WILL BE THE MAIN CONCERN THRU THIS MORNING...MAINLY AT
KCMX/KSAW. WITH A GENERAL DOWNSLOPE EASTERLY FLOW AT KIWD...NOTHING
MORE THAN SCT LOW CLOUDS ARE EXPECTED. SO...VFR CONDITIONS SHOULD
PREVAIL. SATELLITE IMAGERY CONTINUES TO SHOW LOW CLOUDS
MOVING/DEVELOPING S AND AFFECTING KCMX/KSAW. THESE MVFR CIGS SHOULD
PERSIST THRU THE NIGHT. EXACTLY WHEN THE CLOUDS WILL CLEAR OUT IS
UNCERTAIN...BUT IMPROVEMENT TO VFR SHOULD OCCUR AT KCMX/KSAW NO
LATER THAN LATE MORNING/EARLY AFTN AS FLOW BECOMES INCREASINGLY
ANTICYCLONIC AND MOISTURE MIXES OUT.
&&

.MARINE...(FOR THE 4 AM LAKE SUPERIOR FORECAST ISSUANCE)
ISSUED AT 313 AM EDT SUN AUG 17 2014

EXPECT WINDS UNDER 20 KTS OVER THE NEXT WEEK AS A RELATIVELY WEAK
PRESSURE GRADIENT DOMINATES THE UPPER GREAT LAKES ABOVE THE CHILLY
WATERS OF LAKE SUPERIOR.
&&

.MQT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
UPPER MICHIGAN...
NONE.
LAKE SUPERIOR...
NONE.
LAKE MICHIGAN...
NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...07
LONG TERM...TITUS
AVIATION...ROLFSON
MARINE...07






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