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|Sunrise 8:09AM||Sunset 4:20PM||Monday December 18, 2017 3:07 AM CST (09:07 UTC)||Moonrise 9:55AM||Moonset 4:38PM||Illumination 0%|
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national weather service grand forks nd
1149 pm cst Sun dec 17 2017
Issued at 1141 pm cst Sun dec 17 2017
visibilities continuing to improve across NW mn as mixing and
clouds increase. Metars showing 3 miles or more across the area.
Light snow Monday morning in the devils lake basin will spread to
the ese into the the northern valley and across NW mn for the
afternoon. A quick 1 to 2 inches of accumulation with localized 4
inches remains possible.
Update issued at 954 pm cst Sun dec 17 2017
fog with variable reductions of visibilities continues to spread
across portions of the valley and most of NW mn. Southern edge
lifting out of fm metro area currently. Expected evolution of the
stratus will push it to the northeast as mixing increases thorugh
the overnight. Light snow into the northern valley is on track
for mid morning.
Update issued at 629 pm cst Sun dec 17 2017
fog and low stratus deck the main concern and impact this evening
and overnight. Lowest visibilities so far at crookston metar
showing a half mile. Will continue to monitor its evolution and
coverage. Dense fog advisory a definite possibility this
evening, will see how observations do over the next couple hours.
Short term (this evening through Monday)
issued at 200 pm cst Sun dec 17 2017
concerns will be fog potential tonight and then snow chances on
Monday. 12z guidance in good agreement.
Lots of questions regarding clouds and fog potential for tonight.
Clouds and fog remain this afternoon where sfc dewpoint values
are in the upper 20s low 30s. Latest rap guidance indicates this
low level moisture will remain in place, and advect northward this
evening, placed along and east of the valley. With this thinking
in mind, will go mostly cloudy with fog east of the valley. Not
sure about dense fog potential but will monitor into the evening
hours. Anticipate high clouds overtaking the region by 12z mon.
Warm air advection overnight will make min temp forecast tricky.
Steady temps along with clouds. Areas with no clouds this evening
will likely see a quick temperature drop before steadying and
possibly slowly rising. How far these temps fall is uncertain.|
Left exit region of a strong upper level jet brings forcing and
snow chances to the northern half of the region on Monday.
Increase these snow chances based on the latest guidance. Most
guidance also indicating weak MUCAPE (up to 50 j kg). Given the
forcing along with the potential for weak instability, convective
type snow showers could lead to a quick 2-4 inches on Monday. Main
message is for widespread snowfall totals of 1-2 inches with
localized snowfall up to 4 inches possible.
Long term (Tuesday through Sunday)
issued at 200 pm cst Sun dec 17 2017
a sfc ridge builds into the area on Tuesday with NW flow aloft
becoming more zonal by Wednesday. This will allow an abundance of
pacific moisture to move across the northern rockies and into the
northern tier as sfc low pressure develops lee of the rockies and
moves across the plains. Models continue to show a band of snow
across the CWA Wed aftn... For the best chance of widespread snowfall
accumulations in the long term period. Models are showing
significant snowfall accumulation in the cascades northern rockies
so QPF amounts still in question as well as track of sfc features,
but do think one to three inch accumulations across at least eastern
nd is possible. QPF amounts and calculated snow fall accumulations
did come in a bit lower today which makes sense with what is
expected in the pac nw. Beyond wed, low chances of snow continuing
across the far south into Friday but main feature is a push of cold
air that brings christmas eve highs possibly into the single digits
below zero across the northern two thirds of the cwa. Adjusted
temps with a 50 50 superblend consall solution for thu-sun, however
coldest temps will be dependent on cloud cover, winds, and where
exactly the freshest snowfall sets up mid week.
Aviation (for the 06z tafs through 06z Monday night)
issued at 1141 pm cst Sun dec 17 2017
ifr at bji and tvf expected to improve overnight with stratus deck
eroding from the south and west. Light snow to impact all but the
far TAF Monday with some MVFR CIGS or vsbys.
Fgf watches warnings advisories
short term... Tg
long term... Speicher
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Mon -- 01:30 AM AKST 10.96 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:52 AM AKST 3.61 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 09:51 AM AKST Moonrise
Mon -- 09:57 AM AKST Sunrise
Mon -- 12:46 PM AKST 13.16 feet High Tide
Mon -- 03:29 PM AKST Sunset
Mon -- 04:34 PM AKST Moonset
Mon -- 07:32 PM AKST -0.92 feet Low Tide
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