Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:38AM||Sunset 6:09PM||Monday October 26, 2020 4:45 AM CDT (09:45 UTC)||Moonrise 3:37PM||Moonset 1:28AM||Illumination 72%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service La Crosse WI 230 AM CDT Mon Oct 26 2020
SHORT TERM. (Today through Tuesday) Issued at 230 AM CDT Mon Oct 26 2020
Light snow persisting across parts of the local area early this morning, mostly stretching from IA into southern/eastern WI. The responsible upper level shortwave trough was slipping southeast across northern parts of the region, and will continue this progress through the day. Light snow could linger for the early part of the morning for parts of NE IA/SW WI before sinking southeast. Minimal/if any additional accumulation expected.
A bitter cold start to the new work week, with a taste of December as we start to round out October. 850 mb temps as cold as -12 C with NAEFS 850 temps anomalies from -1.5 to -2 over today/Tue. Highs will be in the 30s, maybe peaking at 40 for a few locations. Meanwhile, tue morning still shaping up to bring the coldest temperatures of the young winter season - record to near record possible. That said, the EC trended warmer about 4 runs previous, and has stayed a bit more optimistic. NAM also leans toward the EC while the GFS is much colder. Blends a bit on the cool end too. Variable clouds, although trending toward clearing for most, but a fair amount of snow could/will be lost today even with relatively cold temps expected. So not sure we can rely on a clear night, snow cover to help crater temps. All that said, not going to stray too much from the blends for now. Honestly, it is going to be a cold start to the day Tue anyway you want to slice it.
LONG TERM. (Wednesday through Sunday) Issued at 230 AM CDT Mon Oct 26 2020
After the cold start to the week, trends in the models continue to favor moving to a more zonal upper level pattern, with long wave ridging even building in for the end of the weekend. A return to more normal, typical for season temps would result - potentially even above normal for a change. The EC has been trending this way for the past couple days, and the GFS may be catching on to more aggressive warming/ridge building too. Will side with model blends for now.
As for pcpn chances, the dry trend also continues in the EC and GFS. There is one potential rain/snow maker that could scoot across the far south with both the models kicking a shortwave trough out of the desert SW and across the OH River valley Thu. Something to monitor.
AVIATION. (For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Monday night) Issued at 1155 PM CDT Sun Oct 25 2020
As the 300 mb right entrance region moves away from the area tonight, the snow will come to an end at KLSE. In addition, the MVFR clouds will move out too. Skies will become VFR at KLSE by 26.10z and remain that way through the remainder of the period. Skies will gradually clear at both TAF locations by late afternoon.
CLIMATE. Issued at 330 PM CDT Sun Oct 25 2020
Record Low Maximum La Crosse is forecast to have a high in the upper 30s Monday. Their record of 34 degrees for 10/26 was set in 1887. RST has a high of 32 forecast, but their record low max is 22 set in 1887.
Tuesday, the record low maximum is 29 set in 1925 for La Crosse and the forecast is 40. For RST, the record is 33 set in 1967 and 1933 and the forecast is 34.
Record Low Tuesday Morning At La Crosse, the record low of 17 was set in 1976 and the forecast is 20. At Rochester, the record low of 13 was set in 1936 and the forecast is 14.
ARX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WI . None. MN . None. IA . None.
SHORT TERM . Rieck LONG TERM . Rieck AVIATION . Boyne CLIMATE . Zapotocny
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|Rochester, Rochester International Airport, MN||10 mi||52 min||WNW 7||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||21°F||19°F||92%||1028.9 hPa|
|Dodge Center Airport, MN||18 mi||51 min||WNW 7||10.00 mi||Fair||21°F||19°F||93%||1026.7 hPa|
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