Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:36AM||Sunset 5:12PM||Monday January 27, 2020 10:12 PM CST (04:12 UTC)||Moonrise 9:26AM||Moonset 8:04PM||Illumination 10%|
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Area Discussion for - Twin Cities, MN  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS63 KMPX 280001 AFDMPX
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 601 PM CST Mon Jan 27 2020
Updated for 00z Aviation Discussion. Issued at 556 PM CST Mon Jan 27 2020
SHORT TERM. (This evening through Tuesday night) Issued at 307 PM CST Mon Jan 27 2020
Not much will change over the next 36 to 48 hours. A split flow jet pattern will continue the stagnant airmass over the Upper Midwest with persistent cloud cover. A weak upper wave will move over WI tonight increasing the threat for patchy freezing drizzle in west- central WI. Elsewhere, the increased low level moisture will result in mist/haze. The fog threat will remain low as stratus will keep the overnight lows in the mid 10s.
Tuesday high temperatures remain near climatological average. An upper level ridge will build in and result in light and variable winds. The GFS and NBM are optimistic and want to break up the cloud cover Tuesday afternoon, but in reality the low stratus deck should hold together. Guidance indicates another weak disturbance for Tuesday night. A high pop low QPF event for western MN with light snow and little to no accumulation.
LONG TERM. (Wednesday through Monday) Issued at 307 PM CST Mon Jan 27 2020
The split flow pattern persists through much of the long term forecast period, with occasional blips of light precipitation possible, but nothing in terms of major systems foreseen.
The first chance of light precipitation will arrive Thursday night and Friday, as a weak wave drops down from Manitoba. Forcing and moisture are both relatively weak, so amounts should be relatively light. At this point the precipitation type is expected to be snow given that temperatures look cold enough and the dendritic layer is saturated attendant with the lift.
Southwestern CONUS mid-level ridging looks to build into the central CONUS over the weekend, although there are differences between the GFS and ECMWF regarding the timing and amplitude. The GFS features one more shortwave dropping south from Canada on Friday night into Saturday, while the ECMWF already features (dry) ridging into the Upper Midwest. Maintained low chance POPS for this wave, but those could end up going away if trends are toward the ECMWF model. The arrival of ridging will bring even more mild temperatures for next weekend, with highs in the lower 40s appearing possible for Sunday.
AVIATION. (For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Tuesday evening) Issued at 556 PM CST Mon Jan 27 2020
Overcast skies will continue with MVFR/IFR ceilings overnight and through Tuesday. Winds will be light, which is part of the reason why we can't get rid of this low level moisture and clouds. No changes in the weather patters for at least the next few days.
KMSP . Overcast skies will continue with MVFR/IFR ceilings overnight and through Tuesday. Was optimistic and put ceilings above 1700 Tuesday evening, but this might not come to fruition. Winds will be light, which is part of the reason why we can't get rid of this low level moisture and clouds. No changes in the weather patters for at least the next few days.
/OUTLOOK FOR KMSP/ WED . MVFR cigs/chc IFR. Winds SE at 05 kts. THU . MVFR cigs/chc IFR. Winds S at 05 kts. FRI . MVFR cigs/chc IFR. Winds W at 05-10 kts.
MPX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WI . None. MN . None.
SHORT TERM . BPH LONG TERM . LS AVIATION . JRB
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|Minneapolis / Blaine, MN||14 mi||88 min||NW 6||10.00 mi||Overcast||23°F||19°F||86%||1019.3 hPa|
|Cambridge Municipal Airport, MN||20 mi||77 min||W 4||10.00 mi||Overcast||21°F||12°F||68%||1019.6 hPa|
|L O Simenstad Municipal Airport, WI||20 mi||78 min||NW 5||10.00 mi||Overcast||23°F||20°F||90%||1020.3 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Crystal Airport, MN||24 mi||80 min||NW 8||8.00 mi||Overcast||22°F||18°F||85%||1020.6 hPa|
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