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Isle, MN

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Sunrise 6:19AMSunset 8:21PM Thursday August 17, 2017 12:59 AM CDT (05:59 UTC) Moonrise 12:44AMMoonset 4:07PM Illumination 26% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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This is a Weather Statement Zone, please check the Date to see if it has expired
LSZ145 732 Pm Cdt Tue Aug 8 2017
.a cluster of Thunderstorms over western lake superior... The areas affected include... Duluth mn to port wing wi... Lake superior west of a line from saxon harbor wi to grand portage mn beyond 5nm... Port wing to sand island wi... Silver bay harbor to two harbors mn... Two harbors to duluth mn... At 730 pm cdt...doppler radar indicated an area of Thunderstorms... Capable of producing winds to around 30 knots and frequent cloud to water lightning. This area of Thunderstorms was located 10 nm southeast of french river...or 12 nm west of port wing safe harbor... Moving southeast at 20 knots. Locations impacted include... Larsmont...duluth lift bridge channel...port wing safe harbor...brule point...herbster...and french river. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Mariners can expect gusty winds to around 33 knots...locally higher waves...and lightning strikes. Boaters should seek safe harbor immediately until this storm passes. && lat...lon 4707 9163 4685 9107 4682 9118 4683 9121 4673 9151 4668 9184 4678 9215
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LSZ145 Expires:201708090100;;088496 FZUS73 KDLH 090032 MWSDLH MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN 732 PM CDT TUE AUG 8 2017 LSZ143>146-162-090100-

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Isle, MN
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Area Discussion for - Twin Cities, MN
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national weather service twin cities chanhassen mn
721 pm cdt Wed aug 16 2017

Short term (this evening through Thursday)
issued at 323 pm cdt Wed aug 16 2017
confidence is increasing on a heavy rain event impacting west
central into central mn tonight. The culprit is a seasonably strong
system currently down near sioux city, ia. Models are in good
agreement on this low deepening to around 998 mb over southern mn
tonight. With a deepening system, the dynamics with this are strong,
which explains the shield of baroclinically induced precipitation
across eastern sd western mn. The surface low is expected to track
into the twin cities by Thursday morning. Just to the west of the
surface low, near the h7 low track, a prolonged precipitation event,
which actually started late this morning, will continue through
tonight. Given pwats nearing 2", have high confidence in some
impressive rainfall amounts in western mn. Right now, both us and
wpc have a swatch of 2-3" of rain through tonight from a little west
of new ulm back to madison and up to between alexandria and mille
lacs lake in central mn. Within this band of 2-3 inches, there is
high confidence in a band of 4-6" falling. Based on where rainfall
has tracked today, think the ECMWF bullseye is pretty close to where
the observed 4-6" area will be, which is around willmar. Adding to
the confidence in seeing these higher amounts is the fact that last
night, widespread 5-7" amounts were seen in eastern nebraska, so
this system has a history of overachieving in the rainfall
department.

What also needs to be watched is the severe threat this afternoon.

Spc mesoanalysis shows nearly 2000 j kg of SBCAPE down in southeast
mn where we have seen albert lea pop up to 81 with a dewpoint of 73.

There is a warm front lifting north across iowa, with winds backed
pretty good to the east across southern mn. CAPE profiles are
skinny, so we are not expecting really strong updrafts, but given
the low level shear helicity with the modest instability, there is
potential to see some low topped supercells with a tornado threat.

The SPC has this threat highlighted with the tornado threat in the
day1 convective outlook.

With the low deepening, we did boost winds on the back side of the
low quite a bit for Thursday, with gusts around 25 mph expected in
our typical windy spots from western into southern mn. Also slowed
down the clearing trend and drying of pops from west to east as
well. Given the expected cloud cover, also knocked highs down
several degrees, with 70 likely being a tough number to achieve from
eastern mn into western wi Thursday.

Hydrology
Issued at 323 pm cdt Wed aug 16 2017
although we are expecting some healthy rainfall amounts in western
mn, no flood watches were planned for a couple of reasons. First,
this part of our area (out around redwood falls willmar) is not a
flashy area to begin with. This region also has some lingering
effects from drier conditions this summer (d0 on the drought
monitor). Finally, though we may see 4-6" of rain, we'll see that 4-
6" over a 12-18 hour period. All of this adds up to not needing any
watches or flood products at this point.

Long term (Thursday night through Wednesday)
issued at 323 pm cdt Wed aug 16 2017
the main topics of discussion in the long term are a quick moving
disturbance that could bring scattered showers and thunderstorms
through Friday afternoon and evening. The weekend will bring warmer
temperatures than we've seen recently, followed by a frontal
boundary that will slowly move through Monday-Tuesday. This front
could bring thunderstorms and heavy rain to the area.

By tomorrow evening, skies will continue clearing from west to east
as today's system continues pushing eastward through the great lakes
region. But the clearing skies will be short lived as clouds
increase again from west to east Friday as a shortwave moves in from
our northwest, embedded in the longwave trough. This wave will be
progressive, but li's do become negative ahead of the wave, so some
thunder activity is possible. It does look like a weak dry line
with this coming into western mn, providing a potential focus for
thunderstorms. Severe weather potential is rather low as indicated
by the marginal risk issued by the spc.

High pressure moves in behind this wave and winds will become
southerly. Hence, temperatures are expected to increase into the
low to mid 80s Saturday and Sunday.

The guidance is in decent agreement that a frontal boundary will
slowly move in from our north Sunday night into Monday, which will
bring our next chance of widespread showers and thunderstorms. This
front looks to slowly sag south through the end of the period, and
it will bare watching as both heavy rainfall and severe weather
could be in play early next week.

Aviation (for the 00z tafs through 00z Thursday evening)
issued at 715 pm cdt Wed aug 16 2017
surface low over southwest minnesota will continue to deepen this
evening and into the over night hours as it moves toward the twin
cities by day break. For us this means heavy rain, low CIGS and
some really gusty winds as the low exits the area by mid morning
west and central mn and mid afternoon western wi. Short term
models are deeper with the low than models were overnight, which
is slowing down arrival of precip and providing a better chance
for excessive rain. With the low moving over near stc mkt msp,
cigs will get quite low tonight and can't argue much with what the
lamp has. I am hoping they don't bottom out any further. With the
deepening of the low, also boosted wind speeds a bit more for
when NW directions arrive at terminal.

Kmsp... Like the idea of the hrrr. Expect consistent showers and
periods of rain beginning 01z through 06z and then back to periods
of rain. Surface low looks like it will nearly go overhead
tomorrow morning so have high confidence in ifr CIGS being in
place for the morning push Thursday. It will be slow to clear and
for cig conditions improve slightly by mid morning and
considerably more after noon... High confidence in the low CIGS all
morning. If low deviates from expected path winds will slightly
different. I don't expect that though - will be monitored closely.

Outlook for kmsp
fri...VFR. Chance afternoon evening tsra. Wind W 5 kts.

Sat...VFR. Wind W 5 kts.

Sun...VFR. Chance afternoon evening tsra. Wind S 5-10 kts.

Hydrology
Issued at 323 pm cdt Wed aug 16 2017
although we are expecting some healthy rainfall amounts in western
mn, no flood watches were planned for a couple of reasons. First,
this part of our area (out around redwood falls willmar) is not a
flashy area to begin with. This region also has some lingering
effects from drier conditions this summer (d0 on the drought
monitor). Finally, though we may see 4-6" of rain, we'll see that 4-
6" over a 12-18 hour period. All of this adds up to not needing any
watches or flood products at this point.

Mpx watches warnings advisories
Wi... None.

Mn... None.

Short term... Mpg
long term... Spd
aviation... Drl
hydrology... Mpg


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DULM5 - 9099064 - Duluth, MN 85 mi42 min NE 7 G 13 62°F 60°F

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Airport Reports
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Mora Municipal Airport, MN20 mi66 minNE 10 G 155.00 miRain61°F60°F100%1004.7 hPa

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