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FXUS63 KMQT 160804

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Marquette MI
404 AM EDT Fri Mar 16 2018

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 404 AM EDT FRI MAR 16 2018

No major weather impacts expected in the short-term forecast.

High pressure will build across the Upper Great Lakes region today
and linger through tonight. This will provide mostly clear skies
with light and variable winds. High temperatures today will warm
into the mid and upper 30s to low 40s. Overnight lows will cool to
the single digits over the inland west U.P., while the rest of the
area sees low to mid teens.

.LONG TERM...(Friday night through Thursday)
Issued at 251 PM EDT THU MAR 15 2018

Expect a quiet stretch of weather through the weekend and through
most of next week. High pressure will remain over the Upper Great
Lakes through Saturday. Saturday will be the warmest day of the next
7 with plenty of sunshine and highs ranging from the mid 30s east to
mid 40s west. A cold front will drop through the area on Sunday but
with limited moisture no precipitation is expected. 85H temperatures
will be close for some lake effect flurries Sunday night into
Monday...but nothing more than that. Temperatures early next week
will average a couple degrees below normal before western U.S. upper
troughing forces more amplified ridging over the eastern U.S. and
the Great Lakes. Temperatures will then climb back to a little
above normal by late next week.

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Friday night)
Issued at 106 AM EDT FRI MAR 16 2018

Will take a bit longer for lake effect clouds to clear at KSAW.
Otherwise, VFR conditions will continue at all sites through the

.MARINE...(For the 4 AM Lake Superior forecast issuance)
Issued at 404 AM EDT FRI MAR 16 2018

No significant winds are expected through the forecast period, with
winds generally staying at or below 20 knots.

Upper Michigan...
Lake Superior...
Lake Michigan...


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