Martin Lake, MN Marine Weather and Tide Forecast

Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Martin Lake, MN

April 16, 2024 6:03 AM CDT (11:03 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:21 AM   Sunset 8:01 PM
Moonrise 11:36 AM   Moonset 2:47 AM 
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 315 AM CDT Tue Apr 16 2024


- Strong winds today, with easterly gusts of 40-50 mph likely.
(potentially higher during showers and thunderstorms).

- Widespread rain will spread across the area today, with showers and thunderstorms continuing through Wednesday morning.

- Below-normal temperatures Friday through Sunday with highs in the 40s and 50s expected. Sub-freezing lows are likely.

Issued at 313 AM CDT Tue Apr 16 2024

Radar remains clear early this morning, despite a decent elevated mixed layer with lapse rates 7-8 C/km. This is due to lack of forcing at present. The EML will dissipate as an upper level shortwave approaches from South Dakota. This will drive warm air advection and increase the forcing required for showers to begin in southwestern Minnesota around the morning commute. While forcing will now be increasing, lapse rates and any substantial instability will be missing. Things will translate northeastward, with showers and thunderstorms reaching the Metro by lunchtime, if not sooner. Early afternoon soundings lack CAPE, but remain saturated. Hi-Res models continue to depict widespread rain with embedded bands of heavier showers and thunderstorms as the system moves through.

By this evening, RAP model soundings at Albert Lea depict the reconstruction of the elevated mixed layer with decent elevated CAPE around 800 J/kg. Tracing this to the surface, CAPE is cut in half and CIN triples. If we are able to overachieve on clearing and rid low level CIN this evening, the helicity is there to support the SPC's 2% tornado risk across far southern Minnesota. The threat remains conditional on being able to recover CAPE and clear CIN.

On a broader scale, the stronger instability isn't forecast to get farther north than the I-90 corridor. Regardless, a few embedded thunderstorms are likely across all of southern and central Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Guidance continues to show 1-2" QPF for southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, with higher end totals more likely to the south. Isolated amounts in excess of 2" are certainly possible in areas that are impacted by multiple rounds of thunderstorms.

Taking a step back from precipitation, the low-level jet with this system is impressive and is the reason for a (nearly) area wide Wind Advisory this morning through this evening. A tightening pressure gradient will likely squeeze out peak gusts of 40 to 45MPH. Adding showers and thunderstorms on top of the already potent LLJ will only act to bring the stronger gusts down to the surface more frequently. Winds should subside and become northwesterly overnight as the surface low moves overhead. Winds will rebound again on Wednesday, but to a lesser extreme (peak gusts to 30-35MPH).

High pressure will move in by later in the week, with much cooler temperatures taking place. Highs on Thursday will still be in the 50s, but only in the 40s on Friday and Saturday. Friday and Saturday night lows will dip below freezing for most. This is around 5-10 degrees cooler than normal, but will feel much cooler than that due to our recent warm temperatures. No significant precipitation is in the forecast beyond Thursday, but temperatures will quickly return to normal.

Issued at 1124 PM CDT Mon Apr 15 2024

Mid level clouds increase overnight with showers approaching southwest MN after 09-10Z. The light showers will continue to spread northeast through the morning with mostly VFR conditions.
A few TS are possible with this activity. A heavier round will develop, accompanied by a line of non-severe thunderstorms, in the late morning in southwest MN to the late afternoon over eastern MN and WI. MVFR/IFR conditions are likely with the heavier round. East winds will increase overnight and begin gusting, with gusts of 35-40 kts expected Tuesday.

KMSP...Winds will begin picking up overnight. Light rain should begin to move in around 14Z, with the main round and TS becoming more likely in the 20-24Z timeframe.

THU...VFR. Wind W 15-20G30 kts.
FRI...VFR. Wind WNW 20G30 kts.

MN...Wind Advisory from 7 AM this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening for Anoka-Blue Earth-Brown-Carver-Chippewa-Dakota-Douglas- Faribault-Freeborn-Goodhue-Hennepin-Kandiyohi-Lac Qui Parle-Le Sueur-Martin-McLeod-Meeker-Nicollet-Pope-Ramsey- Redwood-Renville-Rice-Scott-Sherburne-Sibley-Stearns- Steele-Stevens-Swift-Waseca-Washington-Watonwan-Wright- Yellow Medicine.
WI...Wind Advisory from 10 AM this morning to 10 PM CDT this evening for Chippewa-Dunn-Eau Claire-Pepin-Pierce-St.

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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KANE ANOKA COUNTYBLAINE (JANES FIELD),MN 15 sm28 minE 13G2110 smClear55°F32°F41%29.84
KCBG CAMBRIDGE MUNI,MN 19 sm28 minE 08G1810 smClear52°F39°F62%29.88
KOEO L O SIMENSTAD MUNI,WI 20 sm28 minE 17G2710 smClear52°F34°F50%29.93
KMIC CRYSTAL,MN 24 sm70 minE 11G2710 smClear57°F28°F33%29.84
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