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|Sunrise 6:21AM||Sunset 8:07PM||Friday August 23, 2019 7:03 AM CDT (12:03 UTC)||Moonrise 11:13PM||Moonset 1:21PM||Illumination 46%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Landfall, MNHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Twin Cities, MN  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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national weather service twin cities chanhassen mn
546 am cdt Fri aug 23 2019
Short term (today through Saturday)
issued at 411 am cdt Fri aug 23 2019
the short term period will be dry, so the main focus is the clouds
and winds, especially for Saturday.
High pressure centered over the great lakes will continue to
dominate through Saturday afternoon. Daytime highs and dew points
will be very similar to yesterday given the airmass remains the
same. Like yesterday, mixing my later morning through the afternoon
should yield scattered fair weather cumulus. Highs in the mid to
upper 70s and dew points in the 50s will make for another gorgeous
late summer day.
The high will drift slowly east through tomorrow, but a shortwave
trough will move east from wyoming into the dakotas tomorrow,
enhancing the pressure gradient over mn and wi, leading to
increasing southeasterly winds, especially across western mn. 15 to
20 mph looks reasonable for there, with lower speeds of around 10 to
15 mph for eastern mn and wester wi by Saturday afternoon. High
clouds from storms in the dakotas may spill into western mn by late
Saturday afternoon, but the remainder of the area will be partly
cloud. Very similar temepratures to today are expected for Saturday,
in the mid to upper 70s.
Long term (Saturday night through Thursday)
issued at 411 am cdt Fri aug 23 2019
high pressure holds over the great lakes through the first half of
the weekend, which should keep things dry and pleasant through at
least Saturday night. The main story continues to be the potent
trough passing throughout the upper midwest Sunday through Tuesday,
with widespread showers and thunderstorms expected along a cold
front slowing crossing the region. The slowing trend in this system
has mostly halted with the 00z guidance tonight, with the bulk of
the weekend now looking to stay dry. Some of the quicker solutions
bring precipitation in to western minnesota during the day on
Sunday, but expect the bulk of the precipitation to occur Sunday|
night through Monday. Instability does not look to be high enough
ahead of the front to warrant much of a severe weather threat, but
ensemble guidance has pw values rising to the 90th percentile and
the relatively slow motion of the front through the area could lead
to areas of heavy rainfall.
Fall-like weather moves in behind the cold front Tuesday through
Friday as the low becomes cut-off over hudson bay and keeps cool
temperatures aloft over the region. Some cold-air advection showers
look possible Tuesday-Wednesday with weak vorticity aloft, but
precipitation amount should remain light. Temperatures will be quite
cool for august standards with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s,
and lows in the 40s to low 50s.
Aviation (for the 12z tafs through 12z Saturday morning)
issued at 502 am cdt Fri aug 23 2019
vfr conditions will persist through the forecast period with
mostly clear to partly cloudy skies expected. Daytime cumulus will
likely develop, especially in eastern mn and western wi. Southeast
winds will develop later this morning and increase to near 10
knots for most.
Kmsp... No additional concerns.
Outlook for kmsp
sat...VFR. Wind SE 10g20 kts.
Sun... MVFR ifr psbl. Chc of pm -tsra . Wind SE 10g20 kts.
Mon... MVFR psbl. -tsra likely. Wind S 10-15 kts.
Mpx watches warnings advisories
Short term... Spd
long term... Eta
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|Downtown Holman Field, MN||3 mi||71 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||57°F||51°F||81%||1021.9 hPa|
|South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E. Flemi, MN||9 mi||69 min||ENE 4||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||57°F||51°F||82%||1022 hPa|
|Lake Elmo Airport, MN||9 mi||68 min||ENE 4||10.00 mi||0°F||0°F||%||1022.7 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN||12 mi||71 min||ENE 5||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||58°F||52°F||81%||1021.9 hPa|
|Minneapolis / Blaine, MN||20 mi||68 min||N 0||10.00 mi||52°F||51°F||100%||1022.3 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Crystal Airport, MN||23 mi||71 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||53°F||50°F||89%||1021.9 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Airlake Airport, MN||23 mi||2.1 hrs||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||52°F||51°F||100%||1021.3 hPa|
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