Waterspouts

Great Lakes Waterspout Analysis/Forecasting Data

GLERL Nowcast/Forecast H2O Surface Temps
CoastWatch H20 Sfc Temps
KGRR Nearshore Forecast
KGRR AFD
KGRR HWO
KGRR Main
KAPX Nearshore Forecast
KAPX AFD
KAPX HWO
KAPX Main
Current South Haven Lighthouse Winds
Current Muskegon Lighthouse Winds
South Haven Buoy/Station
Muskegon Buoy/Station
Manistee Buoy/Station
Ludington Buoy/Station
Holland Buoy/Station
South Central Lake Michigan Buoy
Great Lakes H2O Temp Climatology
Great Lakes Statistics

Current Mesoanalysis Products (Updated Hourly)

MSLP & Surface Winds
925mb Winds
850mb Winds
Sfc-850mb Delta T & Boundary-Layer RH
Boundary-Layer Winds, Strmlns & Convergence

850mb Winds (should be less than 35kts!)

RAP

OU HOOT: 00hr-01hr-02hr-03hr-04hr-05hr-06hr-09hr-12hr-Loop

NAM

OU HOOT: 00hr-03hr-06hr-09hr-12hr-15hr-18hr-21hr-24hr-27hr-30hr-33hr-36hr-39hr-42hr-Loop

850mb Temps

RAP

OU HOOT: 00hr-01hr-02hr-03hr-04hr-05hr-06hr-09hr-12hr-Loop

NAM

OU HOOT: 00hr-03hr-06hr-09hr-12hr-15hr-18hr-21hr-24hr-27hr-30hr-33hr-36hr-39hr-42hr-Loop
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*NOTE* BUFKIT is highly recommended for forecasting waterspouts, as it includes a feature to input water temp, and it calculates your delta-t's (x-axis shown below)as well as lake induced CAPE. It is also very easy to estimate the cloud deck thickness by looking at a profile in BUFKIT and overlaying the LI CAPE. BUFKIT profiles near Lake Michigan posted below.

BUFKIT Profiles

*Lake Michigan*

http://www.lblaforce.com/pics/waterspouts_LakeMI.txt