Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:27AM||Sunset 6:27PM||Monday October 15, 2018 6:38 AM CDT (11:38 UTC)||Moonrise 12:59PM||Moonset 10:12PM||Illumination 34%|
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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
610 am cdt Mon oct 15 2018
Short term (today and tonight)
issued at 343 am cdt Mon oct 15 2018
we begin the week with dry conditions and below normal temperatures.
The upper level low in northern mn will continue its gradual
eastward progression into northern wisconsin and will be followed by
northwest flow. This will allow for clouds to clear over southern
minnesota during the mid to late morning and cloud cover to linger
over west central mn through the afternoon.
Warm air advection will cause 850 mb temperatures in western mn to
be near -5c and warmer than the remainder of the forecast area.
Thus, we will see a about a ten degrees range in high temperatures
with upper 40s across western mn to lower 40s over western wi. A
shortwave trough will progress southeastward and extend from ontario
into the western great lakes region and cause an increase in cloud
cover Monday night. The pressure gradient will keep winds near 10
kts overnight into Monday morning. Otherwise, we will remain dry
with temperatures cooling into the low to mid 30s.
Long term (Tuesday through Sunday)
issued at 343 am cdt Mon oct 15 2018
not much change in the extended, with a very quiet stretch of
weather expected into next week. This week, we'll see convergent
split flow across the central conus. Over the weekend, the split
flow GOES away, with the flow becoming more amplified with a ridge
west and trough east and northwest flow for us in between. Next
week, that western ridging looks to build east into the plains.
This week, the convergent northwest flow will keep us dry and allow
us to warm up. Cold front coming through Tuesday morning will keep
cooler air in place both Tuesday and Wednesday, but WAA kicks in
Wednesday night ahead of the next cold front which comes in on
Friday. Thursday continues to look like the warmest day, though the
warmest part of the thermal ridge will reside across nodak into
northern mn. Still will be plenty warm enough here with breezy
southwest winds helping to enhance mixing and potential highs. Still
anticipate low mid 60s for most of our mn cwa, with upper 50s in wi.
Given full sunshine and favorable southwest winds, there's certainly
potential for Thursday to be a few degrees warmer than currently
forecast. Highs Friday will be dependent on how quickly the cold
front works through. Current forecast is on the faster side of the
model envelop for frontal speed with highs in the 50s, but if we get
a slower FROPA like the ECMWF is showing, then highs Friday could be
5-10 degrees warmer than what we currently have. At this point
either solution is plausible, so stuck with a blended forecast.
Best chance for precip will come with that Friday cold front. Models|
show dewpoints increasing into the mid 40s ahead of the boundary,
which may be just enough to spark off some scattered showers, but we
aren't looking at anything significant, with the best chances over
For the weekend, we transition into northwest flow. Still quite a
bit of uncertainty with the deterministic and ensembles with the
strength position of the eastern trough. The ECMWF canadian are
stronger farther west with the trough and keep us under the
influence of a cooler airmass, while the GFS has an adiabatically
warmed airmass back in place by Sunday. Ensembles show an equal
amount of spread, so stuck with a blended forecast for now, which
keeps us toward the cooler end of the model spectrum. Beside
determining how warm we'll be, the position of the trough will
determine whether or not a strong shortwave coming down in the
northwest flow allows for a chance of a mix for mainly western wi
sat into Sat night.
Next week, the western ridge looks to move out into the plains,
which will promote another warmup, along with a continuation of our
drier weather pattern.
Aviation (for the 12z tafs through 12z Tuesday morning)
issued at 533 am cdt Mon oct 15 2018
low clouds near 3000-3500 ft have been reported across central mn
this morning causing mfvr ceilings at axn. A few flurries may also
be possible for eau this morning. Conditions will improve during
the late morning as there will be an overall decrease in cloud
cover from west to east. Southwesterly winds will be sustained
near 10-15 kts with gusts near 20-25 kts during the late morning
and afternoon. Winds will remain sustained near 10-15 kts during
the evening then become northwesterly overnight into Tuesday.
Otherwise, mid-level cloud cover will increase again tonight.
Kmsp... No additional concerns.
Outlook for kmsp
tue pm...VFR. Wind W bcmg NW 10-20 kts.
Wed...VFR. Wind NW 5-10 kts.
Thu...VFR. Wind SW 10-15 kts.
Fri...VFR. Wind SW becoming NW 10-15 kts.
Mpx watches warnings advisories
Short term... Amk
long term... Mpg
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|Cambridge Municipal Airport, MN||20 mi||42 min||W 7||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||32°F||19°F||60%||1020.7 hPa|
|L O Simenstad Municipal Airport, WI||20 mi||43 min||WNW 14 G 19||10.00 mi||Overcast||32°F||25°F||76%||1021.7 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Crystal Airport, MN||24 mi||45 min||WNW 11 G 23||10.00 mi||Overcast||33°F||21°F||64%||1021.9 hPa|
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