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|Sunrise 6:53AM||Sunset 7:13PM||Saturday September 19, 2020 2:24 PM CDT (19:24 UTC)||Moonrise 8:28AM||Moonset 7:49PM||Illumination 6%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service La Crosse WI 209 PM CDT Sat Sep 19 2020
SHORT TERM. (This evening through Sunday) Issued at 209 PM CDT Sat Sep 19 2020
An elevated layer of smoke slowly progresses eastward across the region today into tonight. With the wildfire smoke being aloft, the main impacts would be hazy skies and filtered sunlight which will keep the afternoon temperatures at bay in the 60s. Overnight temperatures will decrease into the 40s.
Continued winds from the south and an upper level ridge moving through the region will slightly bump up Sunday's afternoon temperatures into the upper 60s to low 70s. Surface pressure gradient tightens as a high pressure system moves into the northeast states of the US. This will lead to breezy conditions from mid morning through the afternoon with gusts around 35 mph. Steep low-level lapse rates would lead to possible gusts near 40 mph.
LONG TERM. (Sunday night through Saturday) Issued at 209 PM CDT Sat Sep 19 2020
There only looks to be a couple small chances for some rain through next week. The first will be Sunday night as an upper level low lifts northeast across Saskatchewan and Manitoba. A short wave trough rotating around this upper level is expected to pass by well to the northwest with very minimal if any lift expected to spread across the area. However, in the warm air advection ahead of the incoming cold front, there should be 2 to 4 ubar/s of up glide on the 300K surface that spread across the area Sunday night. The low level moisture transport will be focused well to the northwest ahead of the short wave trough, but where the transport axis overlaps the isentropic up glide there is the potential for some light showers to develop. If this activity does develop, portions of southeast Minnesota would be most likely to get some light rain or sprinkles with the rest of the area staying dry.
The other small chance for some rain will be Wednesday afternoon and night. A short wave trough is expected to cross the northern Rockies and move across the Upper Midwest to the north of the local area. This should keep the best forcing to the north of the area as well with only some isentropic up glide and weak frontogenesis ahead of and along a cold front that will move across the region. With some weak forcing, not expecting much rain to develop with this system and what does, should be rather light.
AVIATION. (For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday afternoon) Issued at 1224 PM CDT Sat Sep 19 2020
VFR conditions are expected through the TAF period. A layer of smoke moves into the region today from the west leading to scattered sky coverage, but will be elevated around 15,000 ft. Winds will remain from the south with gusty winds at KRST subsiding tonight. Winds increase tomorrow morning across the entire region with gusts up to 35 knots possible by the afternoon.
ARX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WI . None. MN . None. IA . None.
SHORT TERM . Peters LONG TERM . 04 AVIATION . Peters
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|Rochester, Rochester International Airport, MN||10 mi||31 min||S 16 G 22||10.00 mi||Fair||65°F||46°F||52%||1024.9 hPa|
|Dodge Center Airport, MN||18 mi||30 min||S 13 G 17||10.00 mi||Fair||66°F||46°F||49%||1024 hPa|
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