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St. Louis Park, MN

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Sunrise 6:27AMSunset 7:59PM Wednesday April 14, 2021 5:29 AM CDT (10:29 UTC) Moonrise 6:52AMMoonset 9:44PM Illumination 6% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near St. Louis Park, MN
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Area Discussion for - Twin Cities, MN
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FXUS63 KMPX 140907 AFDMPX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 407 AM CDT Wed Apr 14 2021

SHORT TERM. (Today through Thursday) Issued at 407 AM CDT Wed Apr 14 2021

Latest radar imagery shows a broad area of precipitation pivoting over east-central Minnesota. The culprit is a occluded low pressure over the Upper Mississippi Valley that will begin to slowly move off to the east and into the Great Lakes.

A good burst of snow is currently moving through the Metro and into west-central Wisconsin, with a drop off in coverage and intensity behind it. Minor snow accumulation will be limited to grassy and elevated surfaces and will quickly melt with sunrise this morning. Guidance has another burst of rain moving through eastern MN/western WI this afternoon as the surface low finally exits into the northern Great Lakes. This will allow the high pressure centered over Hudson Bay to extend southward into the Northern Plains and dry weather to prevail starting tonight. The mid and upper-level influence of the system will maintain enough moisture aloft to keep clouds in place through Thursday. Temperatures will increase into the low to mid 40s today, mid-30s tonight, and into the low 50s on Thursday.

LONG TERM. (Thursday night through Tuesday) Issued at 407 AM CDT Wed Apr 14 2021

The closed off low over the west will phase with an incoming trough from the north Thursday night and allow it to become more of a progressive wave by Friday. The system will remain well to the south, tracking east across the central Plains to the mid Mississippi Valley Friday night. Light northerly flow, depressed heights/thicknesses, and plenty of cloud cover will keep temps cool into Saturday, but the absence of precipitation should allow us to return closer to normal. A reinforcing trough will approach from the northwest Sunday, followed by a surface cold front passing through Sunday night. Modest thermal ridging ahead of the front should allow highs to rise to around 60 Sunday. Post-frontal showers are becoming increasingly likely Sunday night into Monday. Deterministic thermal fields would suggest mostly snow. Blended guidance maintains a warmer look likely due to bias correction, and differences with frontal timing and whether members are precipitating or not. If trends go the way of the operational deterministic guidance, PoPs may need to be increased, temperatures dropped, and more snow introduced in future forecasts. Regardless, precipitation totals will be light and appreciable snow accumulation appears unlikely.

AVIATION. (For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Wednesday night) Issued at 1234 AM CDT Wed Apr 14 2021

Clouds look to remain in place through this TAF period with cyclonic flow remaining. We will see occasional bursts of snow work through terminals through 09z. After this burst, we have dry TAFs, though do expect scattered showers to continue through this afternoon, especially for eastern MN and western WI, though confidence on when/where these additional rounds of rain and snow showers are is too low to clog the TAFs with. Expect cigs to slowly drop through this morning, about 1000-1500 feet from current levels, with a gradual increase in cigs during the day.

KMSP . Next burst of snow has been producing fairly widespread IFR vis to the northwest. We do expect additional precip this period, but confidence on when those showers may impact MSP are too low to include in the TAF at this time.

/OUTLOOK FOR KMSP/ THU . MVFR bcmg VFR cigs. Winds N 5-10kts. FRI . MVFR cigs likely. Winds N 5-10kts.

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

SHORT TERM . BPH LONG TERM . Borghoff AVIATION . BPH


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Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN9 mi36 minW 75.00 miFog/Mist32°F29°F88%1020.3 hPa
Minneapolis, Crystal Airport, MN9 mi36 minWSW 710.00 miOvercast32°F27°F82%1019.7 hPa
Minneapolis - Flying Cloud Airport, MN9 mi36 minW 45.00 miFog/Mist31°F28°F89%1020.2 hPa
South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E. Flemi, MN14 mi34 minW 67.00 miLight Snow32°F30°F91%1019.3 hPa
Minneapolis / Blaine, MN17 mi34 minN 010.00 miOvercast34°F30°F87%1019 hPa
Downtown Holman Field, MN18 mi36 minW 99.00 miOvercast33°F28°F82%1020.2 hPa
Minneapolis, Airlake Airport, MN23 mi34 minW 63.00 miFog/Mist30°F30°F100%1019.6 hPa

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