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|Sunrise 6:01AM||Sunset 8:34PM||Wednesday August 5, 2020 7:42 PM CDT (00:42 UTC)||Moonrise 9:02PM||Moonset 6:52AM||Illumination 96%|
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Area Forecast Discussion . UPDATED National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 716 PM CDT Wed Aug 5 2020
SHORT TERM. (This evening through Thursday night) Issued at 309 PM CDT Wed Aug 5 2020
We've been in full retreat mode with pulling back PoPs during the short term, despite the fact that we have a fairly strong circulation approaching Aberdeen this afternoon. The problem is the instability has stayed back across the Dakotas. So although we have background lift from the vorticity advection with the wave, this lift is happening in a relatively stable environment, so all we've done is create stratiform type clouds in the mid-levels, with a diurnally driven cu-field underneath. Did leave some slight chance pops out in western MN, closer to where the path of the upper low is forecast to go, but models show what we see now continuing through the rest of the day, very sparse, if any precip.
Today, there is a little better support for precip developing down by Fairmont at the nose of a weak nocturnal LLJ develops, but kept pops in the slight range until it becomes more obvious we'll actually be able to develop precip in the environment.
For Thursday, we'll see surface dewpoints increase, along with CAPE, with HREF showing 1000-2000 j/kg of sbCAPE developing west of I-35. Although we may add moisture and instability tomorrow for seeing thunderstorm generation, we loose the lift. We'll rising heights and no discernible surface boundary to focus mesoscale lift, which means Thursday looks mainly dry as well. Just left some slight chances for thunderstorms along the instability axis the HREF highlights.
For Thursday night, kept it dry, even though we see weak h85 theta-e advection as southerly winds develop at this level. The NMM and NAMnest do develop some storms in western MN Thursday night, but until confidence increases that we'll actually see anything develop, kept Thursday night dry.
LONG TERM. (Friday through Wednesday) Issued at 309 PM CDT Wed Aug 5 2020
Not much has changed with the long term, with warm and humid conditions expected this weekend, while a front early next week brings some relief from the high dewpoints anyways by the middle of next week.
For Friday/Friday night, models are starting to trend toward what the ECMWF has been showing for the last several runs. Thunderstorms erupting along a cold front Friday afternoon in central NoDak, that head east through Friday night as a complex of some variety. However, models disagree quite a bit on where those storms go after leaving NoDak. The NAM/Canadian indicate a line of storms going across northern MN, while the ECMWF/GFS show more southern MN. Ensembles show similar spread, so NBM PoPs didn't change much from the previous forecast, with some likelies into central MN and chances elsewhere.
After that, we should see a relative lull in activity Sunday night, which is when the ECMWF and GFS show a more pronounced cold front coming through. Looks rather moist and unstable along this boundary, though right now, the pattern has the look of more of a heavy rain producer than a significant severe weather producer. High pressure coming in behind this front is coming from the Rockies, so it will provide some dewpoint relief, but highs won't change much behind it (though the drier airmass will allow lows to dip back into the 50s/60s).
AVIATION. (For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Thursday evening) Issued at 716 PM CDT Wed Aug 5 2020
Isolated showers have developed over eastern MN along an area of weak surface convergence. These showers should dissipate by 02Z. Otherwise, stratus will remain in place across MN overnight, lowering to MVFR toward morning across southern and western MN.
KMSP . VFR conditions are likely through the period, but there is a low chance of MVFR cigs Thursday morning which will need to be watched.
/OUTLOOK FOR KMSP/ Fri . VFR. Chc -TSRA overnight. Wind S 15G20 kts. Sat . VFR. Chc -TSRA. Wind S 10 kts. Sun . VFR. Chc -TSRA. Wind SW 10G20 kts.
MPX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MN . None. WI . None.
SHORT TERM . MPG LONG TERM . MPG AVIATION . Borghoff
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|Downtown Holman Field, MN||8 mi||49 min||WSW 8||10.00 mi||Overcast||73°F||59°F||62%||1016.2 hPa|
|South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E. Flemi, MN||8 mi||47 min||SSW 6||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||73°F||57°F||60%||1016.6 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN||12 mi||49 min||SW 10||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||73°F||55°F||55%||1016.2 hPa|
|Lake Elmo Airport, MN||14 mi||47 min||SSE 4||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||70°F||59°F||69%||1016.9 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Airlake Airport, MN||18 mi||47 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||72°F||51°F||50%||1016.9 hPa|
|Stanton Airfield, MN||24 mi||47 min||SW 4||10.00 mi||Fair||70°F||59°F||70%||1016.6 hPa|
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