Friday, July28, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Falcon Heights, MN

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 5:53AMSunset 8:44PM Friday July 28, 2017 8:06 AM CDT (13:06 UTC) Moonrise 10:50AMMoonset 10:48PM Illumination 24% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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 Falcon Heights, MN
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Area Discussion for - Twin Cities, MN
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632 am cdt Fri jul 28 2017

Updated for 12z aviation discussion
Issued at 628 am cdt Fri jul 28 2017

Short term (today and tonight)
issued at 308 am cdt Fri jul 28 2017
no significant changes to the forecast. Decreased cloud cover
slightly across the east and adjusted temperatures up about a degree
above forecast guidance. Today will be another dry, seasonable day
with light winds winds.

If the lack of clouds on Thursday was any indication, today will be
mostly sunny aside from some thin cirrus moving overhead. For that
reason decreased cloud cover for today. Forecast soundings off the
gfs and NAM continue to show scattered to broken clouds atop the
boundary layer during the afternoon, but this appears to be overdone
based on what occurred Thursday. In return, increased temperatures
about a degree above the guidance since it over-achieved on Thursday
and the same air mass remains in place across the region.

Long term (Saturday through Thursday)
issued at 308 am cdt Fri jul 28 2017
simply put, the upcoming weekend looks incredible. Expect light
winds and plenty of Sun as high pressure centers itself across the
st croix river valley. Dewpoints will be in the upper 50s Saturday,
and lower 60s on Sunday. A frontal boundary will be the focus for
thunderstorms across the dakotas, but this boundary will weaken as
it reaches minnesota and especially wisconsin, so not anticipating
widespread convection. Instead expect a few showers and
thunderstorms to develop, but most locations to stay dry.

Looking ahead, this boundary will become a bit more defined and move
through the region on Tuesday, bringing the best chance for showers
and thunderstorms. The GFS remains the wettest model, depicting a
solid line of storms moving across the region on Tuesday, but even
the ECMWF seems to have become a bit more bullish on the chance for
precip. Since this event is still 4 days away did not get too
carried away with pops, but did increase them slightly above the
guidance. This boundary will push well south of the region on
Wednesday setting up another streak of dry and sunny weather, but
heat and humidity will build heading toward next weekend.

Aviation (for the 12z tafs through 12z Saturday morning)
issued at 628 am cdt Fri jul 28 2017
vfr conditions throughout. Expect light winds with a few clouds
in western minnesota, and mostly clear skies elsewhere.

Kmsp...

vfr conditions throughout.

Outlook for kmsp
sun...VFR with small chance of -tsra. Wind SW at 10 kt
mon...VFR. Wind SW at 05kt.

Tue...VFR with -tsra possible. Wind SW at 05kt.

Mpx watches warnings advisories
Wi... None.

Mn... None.

Short term... Jrb
long term... Jrb
aviation... Jrb


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Downtown Holman Field, MN6 mi73 minNNE 310.00 miFair66°F61°F84%1018.2 hPa
Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN6 mi73 minVar 510.00 miA Few Clouds67°F59°F76%1018.3 hPa
South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E. Flemi, MN8 mi72 minN 010.00 miFair67°F59°F78%1018.6 hPa
Minneapolis, Crystal Airport, MN14 mi73 minN 310.00 miFair63°F57°F84%1018.1 hPa
Minneapolis / Blaine, MN14 mi71 minN 010.00 miPartly Cloudy63°F62°F100%1019 hPa
Lake Elmo Airport, MN16 mi74 minNE 310.00 miFair63°F60°F94%1019.3 hPa
Minneapolis - Flying Cloud Airport, MN18 mi73 minNE 410.00 miFair67°F61°F81%1017.8 hPa
Minneapolis, Airlake Airport, MN23 mi72 minN 010.00 miFair61°F60°F100%1018.6 hPa

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Wind Forecast for Twin Cities, MN (9,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Minneapolis, MN
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