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Minneapolis, MN

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Sunrise 6:20AMSunset 8:12PM Wednesday August 21, 2019 6:14 AM CDT (11:14 UTC) Moonrise 10:12PMMoonset 11:13AM Illumination 67% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 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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national weather service twin cities chanhassen mn
347 am cdt Wed aug 21 2019

Short term (today through Thursday)
issued at 347 am cdt Wed aug 21 2019
fair and mild will describe the short term forecast period, as
surface high pressure drifts south from canada.

In the meantime, a few showers may graze the southwest part of the
of forecast area this morning as a mid-level trough pivots through.

Otherwise, weak cold air advection will yield highs in the 70s over
the next couple days, with more comfortable dewpoints in the mid 40s
to lower 50s. Nightime conditions will be conducive to opening up
the windows, with lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Any fog concerns
would most likely be restricted to river valleys.

Long term (Thursday night through Tuesday)
issued at 347 am cdt Wed aug 21 2019
the trend in the long term period has been to slow down the
arrival of the an upper trough and surface cold front this
weekend, and that trend continued with the latest guidance.

This period begins with very pleasant conditions thanks to a large
area of high pressure extending south across the upper midwest
from southern canada and upper level ridging in leaning in from
our west. Thursday night will be cool under clear skies and with
the dry airmass in place. Overnight lows will likely fall into the
40s across central mn and parts of western wi, with low 50s
elsewhere. The center of the strengthening surface high will move
due south across ontario toward lake superior by Friday, keeping
the very pleasant conditions in place locally through Friday.

The main change for this weekend was to continue holding the pops
off until later in the weekend. The models are in good agreement
that the upper ridge and the surface high will hold more firmly
through the day on Saturday, which now looks to be dry with
partly cloudy skies and temperatures warming up to near 80 as
southerly wind develops.

The anticipated upper wave will push east across the dakotas
Saturday, so have pops slowly spreading east Saturday night across
western mn, finally reaching the mn wi border midday Sunday.

However if this trend continues, the arrival could be even later.

As of now, the best chance of precipitation is from Sunday (west)
to Monday morning (east). Modest instability along with pwat
values increasing to over 1.5" will lead to thunderstorms with
potnetially efficeint rain producers. Theere is some timing
differences for the frontal passage, but still looks to occur on
Tuesday which will be followed by cooler and drier air once again.

Aviation (for the 06z tafs through 06z Wednesday night)
issued at 1109 pm cdt Tue aug 20 2019
vfr conditions and northwest winds 5-10 kts expected through the
period. Clouds will continue to dissipate overnight, with high
clouds returning to southern mn Wednesday. Some patchy fog appears
likely later tonight across southern eastern mn and western wi.

Kmsp... No concerns.

Outlook for kmsp
thu...VFR. Wind NE 5 kts.

Fri...VFR. Wind SE 5-10 kts.

Sat...VFR. Chc -tsra MVFR. Wind SE 10g20 kts.

Mpx watches warnings advisories
Wi... None.

Mn... None.

Short term... Ls
long term... Spd
aviation... Borghoff


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN6 mi22 minNW 410.00 miFair61°F55°F81%1017.1 hPa
Minneapolis, Crystal Airport, MN10 mi22 minWNW 410.00 miFair58°F54°F87%1016.7 hPa
South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E. Flemi, MN11 mi19 minNW 310.00 miFair61°F55°F82%1017.3 hPa
Minneapolis - Flying Cloud Airport, MN12 mi22 minNW 410.00 miFair61°F54°F78%1016.7 hPa
Downtown Holman Field, MN13 mi22 minNW 610.00 miFair59°F55°F87%1016.7 hPa
Minneapolis / Blaine, MN15 mi20 minNW 410.00 mi59°F57°F94%1016.9 hPa
Minneapolis, Airlake Airport, MN22 mi37 minN 010.00 miFair63°F57°F83%1017.3 hPa
Lake Elmo Airport, MN24 mi36 minN 310.00 mi0°F0°F%1016.3 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KMSP

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