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Sunrise 7:42AMSunset 4:34PM Sunday December 15, 2019 6:33 AM CST (12:33 UTC) Moonrise 8:18PMMoonset 10:48AM Illumination 85% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Minneapolis, MN
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Area Discussion for - Twin Cities, MN
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FXUS63 KMPX 151209 AAA AFDMPX

Area Forecast Discussion . UPDATED National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 609 AM CST Sun Dec 15 2019

SHORT TERM. (Today through Monday) Issued at 344 AM CST Sun Dec 15 2019

A wedge of stratus across central MN has had a significant impact on temperatures under them. Readings range from 5 to 10 below across southern MN, to around zero under the stratus, to brutally cold across north central and northwest MN with some locations approaching 30 below! It would have been real easy to have widespread temps in the -20s across the northern CWA in the absence of clouds.

An active mid level flow situated just to the south will steer a disturbance eastward across Iowa this afternoon and tonight. In addition to increasing clouds here, some light snow or flurries could graze southern MN this evening. Left a dry forecast for now, but may need to introduce some small PoPs there at some point.

Temperatures today will rise modestly with an increase in cloud cover, and then remain steady tonight. Some clearing will occur Monday, along with continued below normal highs.

LONG TERM. (Monday night through Saturday) Issued at 344 AM CST Sun Dec 15 2019

Mainly dry conditions expected into next weekend as an active southern branch of the jet stream keeps any appreciable moisture bottled up over the southern and eastern US. A brief return of Arctic air is expected Tuesday-Wednesday behind a cold front, with widespread sub-zero temperatures expected Wednesday morning. Otherwise, temperatures look to take on a warming trend into the weekend as heights rise aloft with ridging building into the central plains. Ensemble guidance shows a good chance at 850 mb temperatures rising above 0C Thursday and then again over the weekend, but surface temperatures will likely struggle to warm much into the 30s given the snowpack in place. Overnight lows do look to be on the warm end so expect at least seasonable high temperatures and low temperatures 5-10 degrees above normal for Thursday through the weekend. Models continue to suggest a shortwave or even a developed upper-level low passing through the central plains/mid-Mississippi valley Friday, which could result in some light precipitation chances. However, model QPF output continues to be little to none with this system across our area, so will keep out any PoP mention at this range.

AVIATION. (For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Monday morning) Issued at 609 AM CST Sun Dec 15 2019

Aside from dissipating MVFR cigs near EAU, VFR conditions will prevail this morning. Cigs will lower this afternoon and continue doing so through tonight, but should remain above IFR in most places. Some light snow or flurries may fall over southern MN this afternoon, and perhaps could reach MKT.

KMSP . No additional concerns.

/OUTLOOK FOR KMSP/ Mon . MVFR early. Wind WNW 5 kts. Tue . MVFR early. Wind NW 10 kts. Wed . VFR. Wind S 5 kts.

MPX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WI . None. MN . None.

SHORT TERM . BORGHOFF LONG TERM . ETA AVIATION . BORGHOFF


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN6 mi40 minNW 37.00 miOvercast0°F-5°F79%1021.5 hPa
Minneapolis, Crystal Airport, MN10 mi40 minN 010.00 miOvercast-1°F-7°F75%1021.2 hPa
South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E. Flemi, MN11 mi38 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy0°F-4°F81%1019.3 hPa
Minneapolis - Flying Cloud Airport, MN12 mi40 minNW 310.00 miOvercast-1°F-7°F75%1021.3 hPa
Downtown Holman Field, MN13 mi40 minNW 410.00 miOvercast0°F-6°F76%1021.6 hPa
Minneapolis / Blaine, MN15 mi38 minNNW 310.00 miOvercast-2°F-5°F84%1018.6 hPa
Minneapolis, Airlake Airport, MN22 mi38 minN 010.00 mi-6°F-7°F92%1019 hPa
Lake Elmo Airport, MN24 mi38 minN 010.00 miOvercast-6°F-9°F84%1019.3 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KMSP

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