Marine Weather and Tides
10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.
|Sunrise 6:50AM||Sunset 5:42PM||Wednesday February 20, 2019 4:20 PM CST (22:20 UTC)||Moonrise 7:11PM||Moonset 7:47AM||Illumination 98%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Boscobel, WIHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - La Crosse, WI  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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national weather service la crosse wi
303 pm cst Wed feb 20 2019
Short term (tonight through Thursday)
issued at 303 pm cst Wed feb 20 2019
water vapor imagery early this afternoon showed a shortwave trough
and mid-level dry punch lifting into the area while a broad upper
level circulation with several embedded troughs was spinning across
the northern plains. The primary warm advective frontogenetical snow
band continues to lift into northern wi while some additional snow
rotates northeastward in association with the mid-level trough. The
snow will diminish from the south and west late this afternoon and
this evening, exiting north-central wi late this evening. No changes
were made to headlines at this time, with advisories warnings in
effect until 6 pm for most of the area and until 9 pm in
clark taylor counties.
The upper trough will push north of the area overnight, gradually
shearing off to the east on Thursday within broadly confluent flow.
High pressure at the surface will sink south and east across the
region later tonight and Thursday with gradually clearing skies.
Clouds may remain more stubborn over northern wi, closer to the
departing trough. Highs will be in the 20s for most areas on
Long term (Thursday night through Wednesday)
issued at 303 pm cst Wed feb 20 2019
evolution of southwest flow aloft and vigorous wave energy ejecting
out of southwest u.S. Will bring numerous forecast challenges for
later periods, especially over the weekend. Until then, broad
ridging should bring at least a day and a half of welcomed quiet
Starting Friday evening, a smaller ejecting short wave and
associated warm air advection will spread some lighter precipitation
into the area. Temperatures aloft 700-900 mb layer will likely be
warming all evening so precipitation that does start off as light
snow could change into a mix of precipitation overnight. Could see
some light glazing before surface temperatures start to climb above
freezing in some areas during the day Saturday. Confidence still
rather low in details but could need an advisory at some point.
Medium range guidance still in fairly good agreement with much
stronger trough ejecting out of southwest Saturday night into Sunday
morning. This more dynamic system will have higher moisture to work
with, but also warmer temperatures, making return to a wet, heavy
snow threat. Track of surface low and associated temperatures will
be everything for this storm but our area still looks to be heavily
impacted, including threat for mixed precipitation, rain, heavy
snow, and blizzard-like winds conditions as storm exits early Sunday.
Have added some details to our forecast database a bit further out|
than we would usually to try and get feel for snowfall and icing
amounts. Wet snow associated with lower liquid-snow ratios will need
to be tweaked as storm draws closer. Any mixed precipitation should
turn over to all snow quickly Saturday night with plenty of ice
saturation aloft and dynamic cooling which will erode warm layer.
20.12z models, like previous, continue to show main deformation area
could track right across forecast area. Potential for higher impact
storm certainly exists with details to be worked out next few days.
Even as snow ends Sunday, strong northwest winds in open areas could
produce significant blowing and drifting.
Some hydro concerns as well with a warmer system like this. If
warmer air wraps into system from the southeast, rain threat could
be a bit longer lived and given current snow pack, some melt and
threat for ice jams could develop.
As flow becomes a bit more zonal, and eventually more northwest next
week, have started a cooling trend in temperatures, including more
sub zero readings. Cloud cover will be player in that though, and
with type of flow setting up, might see weaker impulses sliding
through not only holding temperatures up from what they could bottom
out at, but also some light snow threats.
Aviation (for the 18z tafs through 18z Thursday afternoon)
issued at 1123 am cst Wed feb 20 2019
snow will continue through mid afternoon with primarily ifr
visibilities before conditions gradually improve through late
afternoon as the snow ends. MVFR ceilings will persist into
tonight with clearing expected after midnight tonight and a
return toVFR conditions expected. SE winds will become SW W late
this afternoon and tonight with occasional gusts to 20-25 kts at
Arx watches warnings advisories
Wi... Winter storm warning until 6 pm cst this evening for wiz032>034.
Winter weather advisory until 6 pm cst this evening for
Winter storm warning until 9 pm cst this evening for wiz017-029.
Mn... Winter storm warning until 6 pm cst this evening for mnz079-
Ia... Winter storm warning until 6 pm cst this evening for iaz008>010-
Winter weather advisory until 6 pm cst this evening for iaz011-
Short term... Jm
long term... Shea
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|Boscobel, Boscobel Airport, WI||2 mi||28 min||SW 10||7.00 mi||Light Snow||35°F||28°F||78%||1004.2 hPa|
|Prairie Du Chien Municipal Airport, WI||24 mi||26 min||SW 11 G 14||5.00 mi||Light Snow||33°F||27°F||79%||1003.4 hPa|
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