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Friday/Saturday weather
« : August 08, 2012, 08:49:22 AM »
Friday/Saturday looks like it could be just fantastic on the west shore of Lake Michigan. A rare summertime "Alberta Clipper" will usher in October-like weather, with strong NE winds, temps in the 60's and wind chills!

We could see fantastic shorebird fallout on the beaches, and maybe a Long-tailed Jaeger or two!
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Matthew Cvetas

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Friday/Saturday weather
« #1 : August 08, 2012, 09:43:46 AM »
I like the thought, but perhaps a tad early for Long-tailed Jaeger. How about a Little Gull? There are a few August lakefront records.
« : August 08, 2012, 10:13:13 AM Matthew Cvetas »
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Craig Thayer

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Re: Friday/Saturday weather
« #2 : August 08, 2012, 10:18:59 AM »
Later today and Thursday , NE winds are predicted as well but they will be stronger Friday. By Saturday they will have a slightly more northerly component

If birding disappoints, watch for waterspouts on Lake Michigan..they are predicted as possible from late Thursday through Friday morning

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Re: Friday/Saturday weather
« #3 : August 08, 2012, 11:46:09 AM »
Yeah, the updated weather report looks like tomorrow will be better...
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Re: Friday/Saturday weather
« #4 : August 08, 2012, 12:48:16 PM »
Off-topic, but where do you get that detailed weather forecast in the last post?

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Re: Friday/Saturday weather
« #5 : August 08, 2012, 01:04:56 PM »
Off-topic, but where do you get that detailed weather forecast in the last post?

http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi
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Craig Thayer

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Re: Friday/Saturday weather
« #6 : August 08, 2012, 02:11:25 PM »
Latest NWS forecast (late afternoon today)  predicts NE winds tonight through Thursday night then north winds (no easterly component) Friday. Still possible waterspouts Thursday afternoon through Friday morning

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Re: Friday/Saturday weather
« #7 : August 10, 2012, 03:40:26 PM »
8/10
   Today John Kendall, Landon Neumann, Bud Doddril and  I did a Lakewatch
from Miller Beach (6AM-12PM)
    Winds were steady at 20-30mph out of the North with a  few rain squalls.
      Highlights were 3-Long-tailed Jaegers.
     
     Highlights:
       20+D.C.Cormorants
        1-Wood Duck
        1-G.W.Teal
        2-B.W.Teal
        3-Mallards
        8-Turkey Vultures
        1-Black-bellied Plover  (Ad.)
        1-Killdeer
       23-Sanderlings (Ad.)
         2-Semipalmated Sandpipers  (1Ad.,1Juv.)
         2-Least Sandpipers  (2Juvs.)
         3-LONG-TAILED JAEGERS  (2AD., 1Juv.) *
        13-Bonaparte's Gulls  (11Ad.,2Juvs.)
         6-Caspian Terns
         5-Common Terns
         4-Barn Swallows
         2-Tree Swallows
         
            * The  first Jaeger was an Adult Long-tailed with Grayish upper
back moving onto  Darker
                wings.  No underwing flash on dark underwings. Tail had two
Extremely  long streamers.
                This bird flew east.
               The second bird was a Juvenile with grayish tone. Very
little underwing  flash.
               There was contrast between coverts and wings with a few
white outer primary  feathers. Undertail
                coverts were strongly barred. This bird was first seen
along the beach to our  west it then flew
                west but returned a few min. later followed by the 3rd
Jaeger a second  adult.
 
                This bird was similar to the first adult but the white
trailing edge on the  upper wing
                was easier to see. Also had an Extremely long tail
streamers and grayish tone on  back.
                The Juvenile and Adult flew together past us giving us nice
looks and size  comparisons (Similar).
                                                                           
                                     
                                                                           
                                          Michael Topp
                                                                           
                                             Highland IN.
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Matthew Cvetas

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Friday/Saturday weather
« #8 : August 10, 2012, 08:15:41 PM »
Yowza!
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