Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:29AM||Sunset 9:03PM||Friday July 3, 2020 11:49 PM CDT (04:49 UTC)||Moonrise 6:55PM||Moonset 3:00AM||Illumination 98%|
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Area Discussion for - Twin Cities, MN  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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Area Forecast Discussion . UPDATED National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 724 PM CDT Fri Jul 3 2020
SHORT TERM. (This evening through Saturday night) Issued at 227 PM CDT Fri Jul 3 2020
Surface high pressure will remain anchored over the Great Lakes while and upper level ridge axis remains in place from Texas up to MN/WI tonight through Saturday night. This combination will keep precipitation out of the WFO MPX coverage area through the daytime hours tomorrow, with some isolated showers/thunderstorms potentially nudging into west-central MN Saturday evening through early Sunday morning. Any storms that arrive will be rather weak as they run into the more stable air atop the region. The main concern will continue to be the stagnant heat as winds will be light through tomorrow, highs again climb to the low 90s area-wide and dewpoints hit the mid-upper 60s (similar to today). There will again be the potential for heat illnesses along with possible air quality concerns.
LONG TERM. (Sunday through Friday) Issued at 227 PM CDT Fri Jul 3 2020
With no surprise not much has changed in the extended, with hot and humid weather expected for the foreseeable future. The ridge overhead now will flatten on Sunday into Monday with a zonal flow setting up for next week. Looking toward the end of next week, models continue to bring the center of the ridge into the SW US region, this would allow for northwest flow and potential reprieve from the tropical-like airmass and 70+ dew points in place now.
A weak boundary will set up across the upper MS valley on Monday, that then lingers in the region until a stronger system can push it out toward the end of the week. There is some disagreement on where the boundary sets up on Monday, but where it does end up will have the best chances for thunderstorm development. As such, the NBM PoPs reflect the low confidence with higher PoPs through Thursday night. There will be plenty of dry periods through next week, but the pattern makes it impossible to say when it will be with much confidence at this point. One area of confidence will be the temperature forecast for this period. Highs will be near 90 and lows at or above 70 will require attention for further heat advisory headlines.
AVIATION. (For the 00Z/06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday night) Issued at 724 PM CDT Fri Jul 3 2020
Scattered CU and isolated showers will dissipate quickly early this evening. Light winds and clearing skies could allow patchy fog to form overnight again. a few CU developing again Saturday afternoon.
KMSP . No concerns.
/OUTLOOK FOR KMSP/ Sun . VFR. Wind SW 5-10 kts. Mon . Mainly VFR. Chc TSRA/MVFR. Wind SW 5-10 kts. Tue . Mainly VFR. Chc TSRA/MVFR. Wind SW 5-10 kts.
MPX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WI . None. MN . None.
SHORT TERM . JPC LONG TERM . BPH AVIATION . Borghoff
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|Downtown Holman Field, MN||3 mi||57 min||N 0||9.00 mi||Fair||80°F||68°F||67%||1016.8 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN||8 mi||57 min||N 0||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||80°F||66°F||62%||1017 hPa|
|South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E. Flemi, MN||8 mi||55 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||79°F||68°F||70%||1017.6 hPa|
|Lake Elmo Airport, MN||13 mi||74 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||72°F||69°F||94%||1018.3 hPa|
|Minneapolis / Blaine, MN||15 mi||74 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||79°F||68°F||70%||1017.9 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Crystal Airport, MN||17 mi||57 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||75°F||64°F||71%||1016.7 hPa|
|Minneapolis - Flying Cloud Airport, MN||21 mi||57 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||77°F||66°F||69%||1016.8 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Airlake Airport, MN||23 mi||74 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||75°F||75°F||100%||1017.9 hPa|
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