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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
734 PM EDT MON APR 25 2016

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 427 PM EDT MON APR 25 2016

WATER VAPOR IMAGERY AND RAP ANALYSIS SHOW A WELL-DEFINED...BUT
WEAKENING SHORTWAVE MOVING INTO NRN WI. WITH WEAK SRN STREAM RIDGING
OVER THE SE CONUS AND A TROF CONTINUING TO PERSIST IN SE CANADA...
THE SHORTWAVE IS BEGINNING TO SHEAR EASTWARD INTO THE CONFLUENT FLOW
BTWN THE RIDGE AND TROF. RAIN THAT LIFTED THRU THE FCST AREA LAST
NIGHT WAS REPLACED BY SCT SHOWERY PCPN DURING THE MORNING UNDER A
PUSH OF MID LEVEL DRYING. THIS AFTN...APPROACHING DYNAMICS
ASSOCIATED WITH SHEARING SHORTWAVE HAS LED TO MORE ORGANIZED BANDS
OF SHRA AND EVEN EMBEDDED THUNDER LIFTING ACROSS THE AREA. SOO
WEBCAMS HAVE SHOWN SOME SNOW OCCURRING TODAY WITH EVEN A LITTLE
ACCUMULATION. FARTHER W...KERY OB HAS INDICATED SNOW AS PTYPE AT
TIMES WITH SFC TEMP OF 33 TO 34 DEGREES. PROBABLY CAN`T RULE IT
OUT...BUT MODEL FCST SOUNDINGS UNANIMOUSLY DON`T SUPPORT SNOW AT
KERY. UNDER CLOUDS AND PCPN...IT`S BEEN ANOTHER CHILLY DAY ACROSS
THE AREA WITH CURRENT TEMPS IN THE UPPER 30S TO AROUND 40F.

TONIGHT...SHORTWAVE OVER NRN WI WILL RAPIDLY WEAKEN AS IT SHEARS E
ACROSS THE UPPER GREAT LAKES. WITH WEAKENING DYNAMIC SUPPORT...PCPN
COVERAGE/INTENSITY WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH. GIVEN ONGOING THUNDER
JUST AHEAD OF SHORTWAVE...WILL CARRY A MENTION OF THUNDER OVER
ROUGHLY THE S HALF OF THE FCST AREA INTO THE EARLY EVENING.
OTHERWISE...WITH THE ARRIVAL OF COLDER AIR AS LOW-LEVEL WINDS BACK
MORE TO THE NE...MODEL GUIDANCE CONTINUES TO HINT THAT THE PCPN WILL
AT LEAST MIX WITH SOME SNOW BEFORE ENDING...ESPECIALLY OVER THE NRN
TIER AS LOW-LEVEL TEMP PROFILE FALLS AOB 0C. MIGHT SEE A DUSTING OF
SNOW ON GRASSY SURFACES. IF CHANGEOVER IS A LITTLE QUICKER...THERE
COULD BE AN INCH OR TWO OF ACCUMULATION.

SOME PATCHY -SN MAY LINGER OVER THE NCNTRL EARLY TUE MORNING.
OTHERWISE...RATHER SHARP CLEARING LINE NOTED THIS AFTN ACROSS NRN
ONTARIO...JUST N OF LAKE SUPERIOR...IS SIGN OF WHAT`S TO COME ON
TUE. AS HAS BEEN THE CASE THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS...MODELS SHOW
DRAMATIC DRYING OF THE COLUMN FROM N TO S TUE MORNING...WHICH LOOKS
QUITE REASONABLE BASED ON CONDITIONS UPSTREAM. HOWEVER...MODELS DO
SHOW SHEARED OUT VORTICITY PASSING ALONG OR JUST S OF THE MI/WI
BORDER...AND THIS MAY RESULT IN SOME MID CLOUDS ACROSS THE S THRU
THE DAY. DESPITE INCREASING SUNSHINE...GRADIENT NE WIND AND 850MB
TEMPS OF -1 TO -3C AT MIDDAY WILL KEEP CONDITIONS COOL...ESPECIALLY
CLOSER TO LAKE SUPERIOR WHERE TEMPS WILL ONLY RISE TO AROUND 40F.
WELL INLAND...TEMPS SHOULD RISE TO AROUND 50F.

.LONG TERM...(TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY)
ISSUED AT 236 PM EDT MON APR 25 2016

SFC HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN IN CONTROL THROUGH THE EXTENDED...WITH
ONLY A COUPLE MINIMAL CHANCES FOR RAIN. POTENTIAL FOR A SHORTWAVE TO
BRING SOME LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS TO THE SCENTRAL LATE WED NIGHT AND
THU...BUT CONFIDENCE IS LOW. THE OTHER CHANCE FOR RAIN IS OVER THE
SRN CWA SUN INTO NEXT MON...BUT MODELS DISAGREE SUBSTANTIALLY AND
ARE ALSO VARIABLE RUN TO RUN...SO POPS WILL BE SLIGHT CHANCE AT BEST.

TEMPS WILL BE MILD WITH HIGHS FROM THE MID 40S TO MAYBE UPPER
50S...COOLEST NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR. LOWS WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE
MID 20S INTERIOR TO MID 30S NEAR THE GREAT LAKES...COOLEST TEMPS
DOWN TO THE LOW-MID 20S ON TUE NIGHT. SKIES WILL BE PARTLY CLOUDY TO
MOSTLY SUNNY FOR THE MOST PART...WITH MORE CLOUDS WHERE/IF PRECIP
DEVELOPS.
&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z TUESDAY EVENING)
ISSUED AT 730 PM EDT MON APR 25 2016

WITH PERIODS OF RAIN AND A SHALLOW E FLOW OF CHILLY...MOIST AIR TO
THE N OF A WEAKENING WAVE OF LOW PRES TRACKING E FROM ACROSS WI TO
LWR MI TONIGHT...EXPECT IFR/LIFR CONDITIONS TO DOMINATE KIWD/KCMX/KSAW
THRU TONIGHT. AS SLIGHTLY COLDER AIR ARRIVES TONIGHT...RAIN MAY MIX
WITH OR CHANGE TO SNOW FOR A TIME AT KCMX/KSAW BEFORE ENDING. STRONG
DRYING WILL OCCUR TUE MORNING... RESULTING IN QUICK IMPROVEMENT TO
VFR AS LOW CLOUDS CLEAR OUT...BEGINNING FIRST AT KCMX.
&&

.MARINE...(FOR THE 4 PM LAKE SUPERIOR FORECAST ISSUANCE)
ISSUED AT 427 PM EDT MON APR 25 2016

WITH HIGH PRES BUILDING INTO NORTHERN ONTARIO AND WEAKENING LOW PRES
TRACKING ACROSS WI TO SOUTHERN LWR MI...STRONG E TO NE WINDS WILL BE
THE RULE ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR TONIGHT. OVER THE WESTERN LAKE WHERE
COASTAL CONVERGENCE/FUNNELING ENHANCE E TO NE WINDS...GALE FORCE
WINDS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THIS EVENING. ACROSS THE REST OF LAKE
SUPERIOR...PLAN FOR WINDS OF 20-30KT...WITH A FEW GALE FORCE GUSTS
INTO SCNTRL LAKE SUPERIOR. AS THE PRES GRADIENT BEGINS TO WEAKEN
OVERNIGHT...WINDS WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH. WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO
DIMINISH TUE INTO TUE NIGHT AS THE NORTHERN ONTARIO HIGH PRES BUILDS
INTO THE UPPER LAKES. E TO NE WINDS GENERALLY UNDER 20KT WILL
PREVAIL WED...THOUGH GUSTS TO 25 KTS MAY OCCUR OVER WRN LAKE
SUPERIOR. WINDS WILL GENERALLY REMAIN UNDER 20KT THU-SAT ACROSS
THE LAKE AS HIGH PRES SETTLES OVER THE AREA.
&&

.MQT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
UPPER MICHIGAN...
NONE.
LAKE SUPERIOR...
  GALE WARNING UNTIL 1 AM EDT /MIDNIGHT CDT/ TUESDAY FOR LSZ162-
     263.

LAKE MICHIGAN...
NONE.
&&

$$

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



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