Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:46AM||Sunset 6:54PM||Wednesday September 23, 2020 2:26 PM CDT (19:26 UTC)||Moonrise 1:14PM||Moonset 10:21PM||Illumination 40%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL 1230 PM CDT Wed Sep 23 2020
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SYNOPSIS. Issued at 327 AM CDT Wed Sep 23 2020
RAP analysis had an upper ridge over the Central Plains and Upper Mississippi Valley. This has led to quiet weather again tonight with temps in the 50s. Some patchy fog is possible in low-lying areas heading into early this morning, but nothing widespread is expected.
SHORT TERM. (Today and Tonight) ISSUED AT 327 AM CDT Wed Sep 23 2020
Another warm early fall day with light SSW to SW winds and highs in the upper 70s on avg. Mild conditions are forecast overnight with lows only falling into the mid 50s to lower 60s.
LONG TERM. (Thursday through Tuesday) ISSUED AT 327 AM CDT Wed Sep 23 2020
Thursday and Friday
Not much change in the forecast for late this week with highs in the mid/upper 70s Thursday and low to mid 80s Friday (about 10-15 F above normal for late September).
There is a slight chance for a few showers or an isolated storm across the north on Thursday as a low amplitude shortwave trough grazes eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois. Chances are a little higher north of our CWA closer to the track of a mid level vorticity max.
Breezy conditions are expected on Friday with SW gusts between 20-30 mph during the afternoon, highest in the northwest.
Saturday and Sunday
The weekend will start out well above normal with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s on Saturday. A cold front is forecast to gradually move through from the late afternoon into Saturday night. NBM temps on Sunday are slightly cooler, although still in the 70s.
Limited forcing aloft and weak convergence along the cold front is not supportive of widespread rain. Therefore have low chances in the forecast for isolated showers and storms.
A 150+ kt Pacific jet is forecast to sharply dig into the Upper Midwest early in the weak as pronounced ridging develops along the U.S. West Coast. Models are developing a strong surface low over the Northern Great Lakes on Monday and push a cold front through the area Monday night.
At this time, the brunt of the steady precip associated with this system may miss our area to the north, staying closer to the core of the upper low. However, there are low chances for periodic showers, and we'll have to watch the potential for windy conditions behind the cold front. NBM temps cool down into the 50s and 60s by Tuesday and Wednesday. Uttech
AVIATION. (For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Thursday Afternoon) ISSUED AT 1227 PM CDT Wed Sep 23 2020
VFR conds through this taf cycle. There may be patchy fog late tonight into early Thursday morning, but confidence too low to mention. Generally south winds less than 10 knots.
DVN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. IA . NONE. IL . NONE. MO . NONE.
SYNOPSIS . Uttech SHORT TERM . Uttech LONG TERM . Uttech AVIATION . Haase
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