Marine Weather and Tides
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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 6:14AM||Sunset 8:10PM||Tuesday April 23, 2019 5:09 AM CDT (10:09 UTC)||Moonrise 11:58PM||Moonset 8:17AM||Illumination 84%|
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Area Discussion for - Twin Cities, MN  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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national weather service twin cities chanhassen mn
355 am cdt Tue apr 23 2019
Short term (today through Wednesday)
issued at 349 am cdt Tue apr 23 2019
surface analysis early this morning shows the low pressure center
responsible for yesterday's rain now over lake michigan with its
trailing cold front extending southwest across illinois and
missouri. High pressure takes up much of south-central canada
through the northern and central plains. Aloft, a shortwave trough
is accompanying the surface low, with wnw flow aloft in the wake
of the trough.
The wnw flow aloft, the weaker northern portion of split flow
whereas the southern portion is much more active, will maintain
itself through tonight then take on a more direct zonal west-east
flow Wednesday. This will allow the surface high pressure area to
be the dominant feature through midday tomorrow with very little
cloud cover to speak of until tomorrow afternoon. An approaching
shortwave disturbance aloft and associated weak frontal system
will remain to the north through tomorrow afternoon, thus have
maintained a dry forecast through the short-term portion of the
Plenty of sunshine today along with a more southwesterly low level
flow by this afternoon will result in a strong warming of
temperatures from the cool 30s of this morning. Highs will climb
into the 60s throughout the WFO mpx coverage area. The warming
trend will continue through tomorrow as a warm front will push
across northern mn tonight, allowing for lows in the 40s tonight
followed by highs reaching the 70s area-wide on Wednesday.
Long term (Wednesday night through Monday)
issued at 349 am cdt Tue apr 23 2019
a weak front passes through the region Wednesday night into
Thursday, with just enough divergence aloft to kick off at least
some scattered showers along the front. Forecast soundings show
quite a bit of dry air below 700 mb for precipitation to overcome,
so expect precipitation amounts to remain fairly light, generally
around a tenth of an inch. Will keep pops in the 30% range given
the dry air to overcome and likely scattered nature of any showers
models continue to agree on a more organized system approaching on
Saturday, as the jet becomes more active along the us canada
border. A shortwave along with divergence aloft ahead of an
approaching jetstreak will develop a surface low over the central|
plains and track it to our south across iowa. The GFS has now come
into agreement with other models on depicting a colder system
with keeping the low to our south. Our string of pleasant weekends
looks to come to an end, with Saturday likely featuring a cold
and steady rain with temperatures possible struggling to get out
of the 40s. Can't totally rule out a few snowflakes mixing in with
the rain across central minnesota and northwest wisconsin
Saturday morning if guidance continues to trend towards the colder
ecmwf solution. Lapse rates look to remain too weak across our
area for convection which will help limit the heavy rain
potential, but another possible half inch to an inch of steady
rainfall will only add to the already saturated soils and swollen
rivers in some areas.
The active pattern continues into early next week with the strong
jet residing overhead, although models begin to diverge on the
timing of impulses and associated precipitation chances. Will
mention low chances of precipitation Sunday through Tuesday until
these details can be more refined. Temperatures will be on a
cooling trend through the period, with above normal temperatures
ahead of the front on Thursday giving way to temperatures 5-10
degrees below normal by the weekend.
Aviation (for the 06z tafs through 06z Tuesday night)
issued at 1046 pm cdt Mon apr 22 2019
MVFR CIGS are dissipating quickly from west to east and the back
edge is now near eau. Some fog patches may develop overnight, but
vfr conditions are likely at all the TAF sites.
Kmsp... No additional concerns.
Outlook for kmsp
wed...VFR. Wind SW 10-15g25 kts.
Thu...VFR. Chance -ra early a.M. Wind bcmg NW 10-15 kts.
Fri...VFR. Wind W 5-10 kts becoming SW late.
Mpx watches warnings advisories
Short term... Jpc
long term... Eta
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|Minneapolis - Flying Cloud Airport, MN||8 mi||16 min||NNW 5||10.00 mi||Fair||37°F||34°F||89%||1020.4 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Crystal Airport, MN||13 mi||16 min||NNW 5||10.00 mi||Fair||35°F||34°F||96%||1020.7 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN||18 mi||16 min||NNW 5||10.00 mi||Fair||37°F||34°F||89%||1020.8 hPa|
|South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E. Flemi, MN||22 mi||14 min||NNW 4||10.00 mi||Fair||37°F||36°F||99%||1020 hPa|
|Buffalo, Buffalo Municipal Airport, MN||22 mi||14 min||no data||10.00 mi||Fair||35°F||32°F||91%||1020.7 hPa|
|Minneapolis / Blaine, MN||23 mi||14 min||NNW 3||10.00 mi||Fair||34°F||33°F||100%||1020.3 hPa|
Wind History from FCM (wind in knots)
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