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Woodland, MN

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Sunrise 7:05AMSunset 7:04PM Saturday September 26, 2020 11:15 PM CDT (04:15 UTC) Moonrise 4:11PMMoonset 12:22AM Illumination 74% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Woodland, MN
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Area Discussion for - Twin Cities, MN
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FXUS63 KMPX 270344 AAB AFDMPX

Area Forecast Discussion . UPDATED National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 1044 PM CDT Sat Sep 26 2020

SHORT TERM. (This evening through Sunday night) Issued at 250 PM CDT Sat Sep 26 2020

Low clouds, along with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms have developed this afternoon in the vicinity of a developing warm front over western Wisconsin that stretches from a surface low over west central Minnesota. Temperatures are struggling to get out of the 60s this afternoon with the extensive cloud cover, which is also limiting destabilization. Therefore the severe threat still looks to lie on the northeastern fringes of the forecast area where shear and forcing influences are better in closer proximity to upper level energy. The potential supercellular nature of storms will mean that there will be a potential for large hail, damaging winds and even a brief tornado for storms closer to the front that are surface-based.

We see a break in measurable precipitation after midnight through most of Sunday morning, but then tomorrow signals the onset of a fairly long period of cyclonic flow that will foster occasional showers, mainly diurnally-driven, through much of the upcoming week. Sunday will be an autumn-like day, with brisk west/northwest winds and temperatures in the 50s and 60s accompanying the scattered showers.

LONG TERM. (Monday through Saturday) Issued at 250 PM CDT Sat Sep 26 2020

Much colder air with a few chances for rain showers are the main stories for next week. High confidence remains across deterministic and ensemble guidance that a ridge over the western CONUS will lead to cold air from Canada moving into the Upper Midwest over the next week. Along this northerly to northwesterly flow aloft we will have a few shortwaves pass through the region that could provide a source of lift for some showers. The best chances for these showers will be on Monday and late Tuesday into Wednesday. The best chances for showers Tuesday and Wednesday continue to be farther north in Minnesota and Wisconsin closer to Lake Superior. Due to little moisture being present, especially near the surface, little QPF is expected with these shower chances.

The coldest air of this period is expected on Thursday night into Friday morning as cold air advection will be present at just about every critical level of the atmosphere. In addition, NAEFS percentiles have 850 mb temperatures in the lowest 10 percent in its climatology. For these reasons widespread temperatures in the 30s are expected and how much of the area falls below freezing will be dependent on cloud cover. Where there are clear skies chances for frost and a freeze will be higher. Some warming is expected by next weekend, but unlikely back to the summer like temperatures in the 80s that we saw this past week.

AVIATION. (For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday night) Issued at 1038 PM CDT Sat Sep 26 2020

Conditions are improving from west to east late this evening as drier air works in behind a cold front. High and some mid level clouds may prevail until late tonight, then clear out early Sunday. Mid level clouds and gusty northwest winds will return quickly from northwest to southeast Sunday and MVFR cigs with scattered showers are likely across portions of central and western MN in the afternoon.

KMSP . Conditions have returned to VFR and should stay there for the period. A few showers could approach late Sunday, but they will likely be in a dissipating phase, so continued to leave their mention out of the TAF.

/OUTLOOK FOR KMSP/ Mon . VFR. Chc -SHRA. Wind NW 15G25 kts. Tue . VFR. Slight Chc -SHRA. Wind WSW at 10G20 kts. Wed . VFR. Slight Chc -SHRA. Wind NW 15G25 kts.

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

SHORT TERM . LS LONG TERM . NDC AVIATION . Borghoff


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Minneapolis - Flying Cloud Airport, MN8 mi23 minNW 410.00 miMostly Cloudy60°F55°F86%1001.3 hPa
Minneapolis, Crystal Airport, MN11 mi23 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy59°F55°F90%1000.4 hPa
Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN16 mi23 minN 510.00 miMostly Cloudy59°F57°F93%1001.1 hPa
South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E. Flemi, MN20 mi21 minN 310.00 miPartly Cloudy60°F56°F88%1001 hPa
Minneapolis / Blaine, MN21 mi21 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy61°F59°F94%1001.4 hPa
Buffalo, Buffalo Municipal Airport, MN23 mi21 minno data10.00 miFair56°F53°F90%1002.4 hPa
Downtown Holman Field, MN24 mi23 minNNW 510.00 miMostly Cloudy60°F55°F86%1001 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KFCM

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