Tuesday, March28, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Spring Park, MN

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Sunrise 6:58AMSunset 7:39PM Tuesday March 28, 2017 4:35 PM CDT (21:35 UTC) Moonrise 6:36AMMoonset 7:31PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 1 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Spring Park, MN
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Area Discussion for - Twin Cities, MN
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national weather service twin cities/chanhassen mn
342 pm cdt Tue mar 28 2017

Short term (this evening through Wednesday)
issued at 343 pm cdt Tue mar 28 2017
a strong closed southern stream trough navigates the
central/southern plains over the next 24 hours. The attendant
severe weather threat will stay well to the south, but the
northern periphery of the rain shield will work as far north as
southern mn and central wi on Wednesday afternoon. The hi-res
models have trended a bit slower, and for the most part do not
bring precip to the i-90 corridor until around 21z. By 00z
Thursday, precip looks to reach a redwood falls, to southern twin
cities, to eau claire line.

In the meantime, we could see patchy fog development again
tonight, especially over west central wi where winds are lighter
and cloud cover will be lesser. Do not expect as many reports of
dense fog given the ridge axis has shifted east, but 1-3sm
visibilities appear possible.

Long term (Wednesday night through Tuesday)
issued at 343 pm cdt Tue mar 28 2017
precipitation will be ongoing at the start of the period across
southern minnesota as isentropic upglide brings the precip shield as
far north as the southern twin cities metro. Profiles cool just
enough as Thursday morning progresses to introduce a rain/snow mix
across west-central wi & the i-90 corridor in far-southern mn,
however no snowfall accumulation is expected. Heaviest QPF amounts
of around 0.25" are expected across far-southern mn by the time
precip moves out early Thursday afternoon, with no more than a few
hundredths for points north.

Split flow across the CONUS will continue to dominate through the
weekend and into next week, with the area stuck in the benign area
between active patterns to our north & south. Upper-level ridging
returns Thursday evening leading to a quiet Friday across the state.

Temperatures through Friday will remain above normal, which should
allow us to just barely eek out our 19th month in a row of above
normal temperatures. The weekend shows glancing blows from systems
in the split flow, with a potent shortwave moving across the us-
canadian border Saturday potentially leading to some light rain for
the far NW cwa. On Sunday, yet another developing low-pressure
across the southern plains may lead to a chance of light rain across
the i-90 corridor. There's still a little uncertainty on just how
much moisture will be available for each system but regardless, it
should be a pleasant spring weekend for much of the cwa.

Another system looks likely to impact the area towards mid-week, but
models are still in disagreement with timing & precipitation
amounts. Temperatures will remain 5-10 degrees above normal.

Aviation (for the 18z tafs through 18z Wednesday afternoon)
issued at 1140 am cdt Tue mar 28 2017
light winds and only a few high clouds will be found through
tonight. Therefore have high confidence inVFR through then, with
the exception of the potential for patchy fog redevelopment near
krnh and keau toward daybreak Wednesday. Otherwise, will see and
increase/thickening of mid level clouds throughout Wednesday, with
-ra inching up toward sites from southern mn during the afternoon
hours. Winds will be east/southeast through the period at speeds
of 4-8kts.

Kmsp...

high confidence inVFR through the period with an increase in
mid/high clouds on Wednesday. Rain chances hold off until after
00z Thursday.

/outlook for kmsp/
wed ngt...VFR. Chc -ra. Wind ese at 7-10kts.

Thu...VFR. Chc -ra. Wind E at 8-10kts.

Fri...VFR. Wind NE 4-8kts.

Mpx watches/warnings/advisories
Wi... None.

Mn... None.

Short term... Ls
long term... Eta
aviation... Ls


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Minneapolis - Flying Cloud Airport, MN10 mi43 minVar 410.00 miFair63°F30°F29%1020 hPa
Minneapolis, Crystal Airport, MN17 mi43 minVar 310.00 miFair62°F27°F26%1020.2 hPa
Buffalo, Buffalo Municipal Airport, MN20 mi42 minNNW 310.00 miFair61°F24°F24%1020.7 hPa
Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN21 mi43 minno data10.00 miMostly Cloudy64°F28°F26%1020.3 hPa

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Last 24hrCalmE6SE8SE6SE4S3NW3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmN3CalmCalmE53CalmCalmW34
1 day agoN3NW7N7N5N5N3NW4N4CalmN4NW4NW7NW4NW4N4N33N6NE5N5N6E6--Calm
2 days agoE9NE8E11E7E7E8E11NE6E5E6E7E5NE7E6NE5NE3NE4N6NE6N6N6N6N6N6

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Wind Forecast for Twin Cities, MN (17,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Minneapolis, MN
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