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St. Paul, MN

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Sunrise 7:40AMSunset 4:33PM Saturday December 14, 2019 10:37 PM CST (04:37 UTC) Moonrise 7:07PMMoonset 9:59AM Illumination 88% 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.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near St. Paul, MN
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Area Discussion for - Twin Cities, MN
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FXUS63 KMPX 142344 AFDMPX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 544 PM CST Sat Dec 14 2019

UPDATE. For 00Z Aviation discussion below

SHORT TERM. (This evening through Sunday night) Issued at 358 PM CST Sat Dec 14 2019

After a brief pause in the clearing this morning followed by a short round of surprise light snow, clouds accelerated their dissipation trend again this afternoon. However, a mid level cloud deck across the Dakotas is tracking southeast and has already begun reaching west central MN. These clouds will be pivotal in the low temp forecast for tonight. It appears quite likely western and southern MN at a minimum will be affected, but central MN and WI are also in the running. Temperatures are forecast to be coldest in those areas, as cold as -20. However, if the clouds shroud those areas, which is appearing more and more likely to be the case with satellite trends, temperatures will need to be increased several degrees this evening for those areas.

Clouds will continue into Sunday and Sunday night. Highs Sunday will be cold with little advection, but warm air advection will begin Sunday night and result in steady or slowly rising temperatures through the night into the upper single digits or teens.

LONG TERM. (Monday through Saturday) Issued at 358 PM CST Sat Dec 14 2019

A very quiet pattern will persist through the long term with very little or no precip chances through at least next weekend. A lack of moisture and a zonal, to split flow pattern at times, will keep significant systems from forming. Dry short waves will be responsible for temperature swings, most notably Tuesday night where lows may drop below zero again, and then late week as mid level ridging brings temperatures back up to near freezing. Following the early week cold, temperatures going into the latter portion of the month look mild with no impressive cold air intrusions.

AVIATION. (For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Sunday evening) Issued at 544 PM CST Sat Dec 14 2019

Mid level clouds over the eastern Dakotas will gradually expand into the area overnight, with ceilings gradually lowering throughout the day on Sunday. By the end of the period (00Z Monday), ceilings should lower into the MVFR category at western/northern sites (KAXN, KRWF, KSTC). Northwest winds will become light and variable this evening into Sunday morning, then increase to 6-10 knots from the south by Sunday afternoon.

KMSP . Mid-level clouds will be on the increase Sunday, with ceilings lowering to near-MVFR by the end of the period (Sunday evening).

/OUTLOOK FOR KMSP/ Sun night . becoming MVFR. Wind SSW 5 kts. Mon . VFR. Wind WNW 5 kts. Tue . VFR. Wind NW 10 kts. Wed . VFR. Wind S 5 kts.

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

SHORT TERM . BORGHOFF LONG TERM . BORGHOFF AVIATION . LS


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Downtown Holman Field, MN3 mi44 minNW 910.00 miFair3°F-4°F72%1018.7 hPa
Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN8 mi44 minWNW 610.00 miA Few Clouds3°F-4°F72%1018.8 hPa
South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E. Flemi, MN8 mi42 minWNW 410.00 miFair6°F-2°F71%1016.6 hPa
Lake Elmo Airport, MN13 mi42 minNW 610.00 miFair3°F0°F85%1016.6 hPa
Minneapolis / Blaine, MN15 mi42 minWNW 510.00 miFair1°F-4°F78%1016.3 hPa
Minneapolis, Crystal Airport, MN17 mi44 minNW 610.00 miFair1°F-6°F72%1018.6 hPa
Minneapolis - Flying Cloud Airport, MN21 mi44 minWNW 410.00 miOvercast1°F-6°F72%1018.9 hPa
Minneapolis, Airlake Airport, MN23 mi41 minW 610.00 mi0°F-5°F78%1016.6 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KSTP

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