Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:09AM||Sunset 8:27PM||Tuesday August 11, 2020 7:16 PM CDT (00:16 UTC)||Moonrise 11:17PM||Moonset 1:08PM||Illumination 44%|
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Area Discussion for - Twin Cities, MN  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS63 KMPX 112346 AFDMPX
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 646 PM CDT Tue Aug 11 2020
UPDATE. Issued at 640 PM CDT Tue Aug 11 2020
SHORT TERM. (This evening through Wednesday night) Issued at 258 PM CDT Tue Aug 11 2020
Sprawling high pressure centered over the Ohio Valley will maintain its western extent over the Upper Midwest thru late tonight, making for a gradual increase in high clouds from the west but otherwise mainly clear and cool conditions tonight with lows down into the upper 50s to lower 60s. A small buckle in the upper level zonal flow combined with the approach of a warm front over the northern-central Plains may be just enough to spark a few isolated-scattered showers and t-storms overnight in western MN which may spread across the rest of the WFO MPX coverage area during the day tomorrow. While the coverage will be rather sparse, storm motions will be rather weak which means that, within a continued moist atmosphere (dewpoints into the mid-upper 60s), some storms could produce localized heavy rain. But these instances will be few and far between with PoPs limited to the chance range. The cloud/rain complications will hold high temperatures back tomorrow, with highs only expected in the upper 70s to lower 80s. As this one weak shortwave exits the area Wednesday evening, a stronger shortwave will approach from the west Wednesday night, rounding the base of a large upper level low over western Canada. Additional scattered showers/t-storms are possible for much of Wednesday night across the coverage area, thus continued chance range PoPs.
LONG TERM. (Thursday through Tuesday) Issued at 258 PM CDT Tue Aug 11 2020
Fairly active weather looks to continue through Saturday with more tranquil conditions expected starting on Sunday and continuing into early next week. Weak ridging aloft on Thursday along with a lack of appreciable surface features will keep precipitation activity rather subdued but the moist atmosphere and small H7-H5 shortwaves will be enough to continue the trend of scattered showers/t-storms. More organized activity looks to be the case for Friday into Saturday as a cold front slowly approaches from the west and at least one, and more apparently two, upper level shortwave troughs swing through the northern tier states per the EC/GFS models. With a continued unstable atmosphere, more organized precipitation can be expected for Friday into Saturday, along with the potential for some severe weather. There is still too much model uncertainty to highlight any specific areas or timing but more signals are gradually becoming apparent so we will need to see how the models evolve the thinking and how SPC frames the severe potential. Once the cold front pushes across the region Saturday night into early Sunday, a noticeable cool down along with drier and more tranquil conditions will take hold across the region.
AVIATION. (For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Wednesday evening) Issued at 640 PM CDT Tue Aug 11 2020
VFR conditions this evening and overnight, but could see some showers and thunderstorms Wednesday morning across the western TAF sites. This are of precipitation should weaken is it moves eastward during the day, but it could bring some MVFR conditions at times. Winds will be out of the southeast.
KMSP . VFR conditions this evening and overnight, but could have some showers move in around late morning on Wednesday. Winds will be out of the southeast.
/OUTLOOK FOR KMSP/ Thu . Mainly VFR. Chance MVFR/TSRA. Wind SE 10-15 kts. Fri . Mainly VFR. Chance MVFR/TSRA. Wind SE 10-15 kts. Sat . VFR with MVFR/TSRA possible late. Wind NW at 5-10 kts.
MPX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MN . None. WI . None.
SHORT TERM . JPC LONG TERM . JPC AVIATION . JRB
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|Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN||6 mi||23 min||SSW 8||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||80°F||57°F||47%||1014.5 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Crystal Airport, MN||10 mi||23 min||SW 6||10.00 mi||Fair||80°F||57°F||45%||1013.9 hPa|
|South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E. Flemi, MN||11 mi||21 min||SSW 7||10.00 mi||Fair||80°F||56°F||45%||1014.9 hPa|
|Minneapolis - Flying Cloud Airport, MN||12 mi||23 min||SSW 7||10.00 mi||Fair||78°F||57°F||50%||1014.5 hPa|
|Downtown Holman Field, MN||13 mi||23 min||SSW 8||10.00 mi||Fair||80°F||57°F||45%||1014.2 hPa|
|Minneapolis / Blaine, MN||15 mi||31 min||SW 6||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||81°F||55°F||42%||1014.6 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Airlake Airport, MN||22 mi||21 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||79°F||53°F||42%||1015.2 hPa|
|Lake Elmo Airport, MN||24 mi||41 min||SSW 7||10.00 mi||Fair||77°F||57°F||51%||1015.2 hPa|
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