Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:26AM||Sunset 7:42PM||Thursday March 21, 2019 7:31 AM CDT (12:31 UTC)||Moonrise 7:32PM||Moonset 7:05AM||Illumination 100%|
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Area Discussion for - Grand Forks, ND  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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national weather service grand forks nd
716 am cdt Thu mar 21 2019
Issued at 706 am cdt Thu mar 21 2019
fog appears to be following expected trends with satellite and
obs starting to show improvement erosion of main fog area in mn.
Vis has dropped just west of our NW cwa, but any restrictions
should be brief with short range guidance showing clearing the
devils lake basin by 10am. Decided to continue handling messaging
with special weather statement for now.
Short term (today and tonight)
issued at 407 am cdt Thu mar 21 2019
large scale amplified ridge moving into the western dakotas, while
nw flow is still in place over our CWA this morning. Axis of low
level moisture near surface trough axis in NWS mn where winds are a
little lighter resulted in increasing fog coverage and a narrow
corridor of dense fog from thief river falls to elbow lake. As
surface trough shifts east west-southwest flow increases winds and
moves drier air into NW mn. This supports western extent of fog
dissipating and main axis of fog shifting eastward through 12-15z.
Duration coverage of dense fog uncertain enough that I opted to use
special weather statement and held off on an advisory. Will monitor
and reconsider if trends warrant it.
A shortwave trough moving over ontario will send a brief "cold" push
through our CWA today tonight, and a slightly "cooler" air mass will
be in place through Friday. Ridge begins to shift further east
Friday, but strongest WAA height rises will be after the short term
periods. Periods of cloud cover will be possible, especially where
fog stratus develop, however this is not expected to have too much
of an impact on daytime temps which should still warm to the upper
30s forties today (mid 30s to low 40s fri). Dry stable air mass will
support dry conditions during these periods.
Long term (Friday through Wednesday)
issued at 407 am cdt Thu mar 21 2019
heading into Friday night, the h5 ridge loses amplification and
retreats southeastward. An upper low, situated over the hudson bay
area, will slide southwestward slightly and allow a push of colder
air into the region heading into Saturday and Sunday. At the same
time, we will be tracking an upper low as it moves across the
central high plains and into the middle mississippi valley.|
An area of fgen along the northern reaches of the low will
interact with the approaching cold air, giving us a chance for
mixed precipitation Saturday evening through Sunday evening.
Initially, we will see a chance of light snow in the northwestern
portions of the cwa, which will spread southeastward through the
overnight hours. This will gradually change to light rain in most
areas as we head through Sunday. One exception looks to be the
devils lake basin, where temperatures will remain favorable for
light snow to continue through the day. Overall, QPF will remain
relatively light, with liquid equivalent values generally around
or less than 0.10 inch. There remains some uncertainty regarding
the track as the GFS brings heavier precipitation into the region;
however, it is currently the upper outlier regarding
precipitation values as the ECMWF and ensemble members are much
Sunday night into Monday will be dry and cooler with highs generally
in the lower to middle 30s and lows in the teens. Ridging builds
back into the region from the west on Tuesday with warmer
temperatures expected through the end of the week. Another
disturbance will bring precipitation chances back to the forecast
late Wednesday into Thursday.
Aviation (for the 12z tafs through 12z Friday morning)
issued at 647 am cdt Thu mar 21 2019
areas of fog across west central northwest mn decreasing flight
conditions to vlifr at times, but prevailing conditions at
ktvf kbji are trending towards MVFRVFR. Fog coverage is less
over eastern nd and other than a smaller area of fog near kdvl
that may decrease conditions, there is not as much confidence in
impacts at kgfk and kfar whereVFR is more likely to persist. All
fog should improve around 15z with daytime heating when guidance
also shows prevailingVFR at all terminals. Winds should turn to
the west around 10kt at most terminals eventually turning to the
north behind a front tonight.
Fgf watches warnings advisories
short term... Djr
long term... Lynch
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