Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:05AM||Sunset 7:02PM||Sunday September 27, 2020 11:50 PM CDT (04:50 UTC)||Moonrise 4:43PM||Moonset 1:27AM||Illumination 83%|
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Area Discussion for - Twin Cities, MN  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS63 KMPX 280016 AAA AFDMPX
Area Forecast Discussion . UPDATED National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 716 PM CDT Sun Sep 27 2020
SHORT TERM. (This evening through Monday night) Issued at 250 PM CDT Sun Sep 27 2020
Cyclonic flow will persist through the short term period, with occasional bouts of showers as shortwave impulses move through the flow. Faint shortwave energy coupled with diurnal destabilization will instigate widely scattered activity into early evening, and then attention turns to the shortwave currently over northern Manitoba. This feature drops south tonight, passing across the area during peak heating on Monday. Expect it to spawn additional showers and isolated thunderstorms. Given moisture is pretty scarce, associated precipitation amounts will mostly be a few hundredths of an inch or less. Winds will be brisk again on Monday, with gusts to 40 mph during the afternoon hours. Temperatures will top out around 10 degrees below normal, with highs in the low to mid 50s.
LONG TERM. (Tuesday through Sunday) Issued at 250 PM CDT Sun Sep 27 2020
The main story for this week continues to be the large scale pattern across the CONUS. The upper ridge across the west and troughing to the east will leave the Upper Midwest in a region of northwest flow. Along this northwest flow a few waves will move through to provide chances for rain showers. So the overall forecast will be cool with a chance for light rain showers.
The warmest day of the week is still looking like Tuesday with highs in the mid to upper 60s. This warmer air will occur during a period of 850 mb warm air advection advecting out of South Dakota. This will be short lived before the flow changes back to the north and returns to cold air advection. Despite a few short waves moving through the region generally dry atmospheric conditions will limit precipitation chances through the middle of the week. Some additional moisture will provide some chances for rain showers Wednesday and Thursday. Little QPF is expected with these rain showers.
The coldest morning still look to be Friday and Saturday. Strong northerly flow will advect cold air into the Upper Midwest from Canada. Widespread temperatures in the 30s are likely both mornings across deterministic and ensemble systems. The European systems seem warmer than the GFS based systems, so a spread remains ranging from a widespread freeze to temperature closer to 40. As stated in previous discussions the sky and winds these two mornings will be key factors in determining if this will be a widespread freeze for if we will stay in the upper 30s. Across southern Minnesota this is climatologically the time of year when the first freeze occurs so it seems reasonable that we could see frost and possible freeze conditions across much of the area late this week. If it were to occur this would be the first freeze of the year for most locations south of Interstate 94.
AVIATION. (For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Monday evening) Issued at 716 PM CDT Sun Sep 27 2020
Scattered showers from southwest MN to northwest WI will continue southeast and gradually weaken as the evening progresses. VFR conditions through early Monday morning, then cigs drop to MVFR levels for the rest of the period with additional scattered showers developing during the afternoon. West winds are easing, but will increase and gust to 20-30 kts again late Monday morning onward.
KMSP . Occasional showers through 02Z, then no concerns until mid morning Monday when MVFR cigs return.
/OUTLOOK FOR KMSP/ Tue . VFR. Wind WSW at 10G20 kts. Wed . VFR. Slight Chc -SHRA. Wind NW 15G25 kts. Thu . VFR. Slight Chc -SHRA. Wind NW 15G25 kts.
MPX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MN . None. WI . None.
SHORT TERM . LS LONG TERM . NDC AVIATION . Borghoff
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|Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN||6 mi||57 min||W 7||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||55°F||52°F||90%||1009 hPa|
|Minneapolis - Flying Cloud Airport, MN||9 mi||57 min||WNW 9||10.00 mi||Overcast||54°F||48°F||83%||1009.1 hPa|
|South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E. Flemi, MN||9 mi||55 min||W 7||10.00 mi||Overcast||55°F||52°F||91%||1008.5 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Airlake Airport, MN||14 mi||75 min||W 3||10.00 mi||Overcast||54°F||53°F||100%||1009.1 hPa|
|Downtown Holman Field, MN||16 mi||57 min||W 8||10.00 mi||Overcast||56°F||51°F||84%||1008.7 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Crystal Airport, MN||18 mi||57 min||W 6||10.00 mi||Overcast||53°F||50°F||89%||1008.7 hPa|
|Minneapolis / Blaine, MN||23 mi||55 min||W 6||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||55°F||53°F||94%||1008.5 hPa|
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