Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:00AM||Sunset 8:35PM||Wednesday August 5, 2020 8:42 PM CDT (01:42 UTC)||Moonrise 9:05PM||Moonset 6:49AM||Illumination 96%|
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Area Discussion for - Duluth, MN  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Duluth MN 619 PM CDT Wed Aug 5 2020
SHORT TERM. (This evening through Thursday night) Issued at 342 PM CDT Wed Aug 5 2020
A short wave in western Minnesota is currently moving southeast, and it is possible that there could be a stray shower or thunderstorm in the southwestern-most part of the CWA this afternoon. Those chances for rain are diminishing very quickly in the high-res models, though. Otherwise, fair weather cumulus will fill the sky today across the region with highs in the mid 70s and cooler near the lake.
Tonight, a LLJ combined with an approaching ridge will advect warm, humid gulf air into the Northern Plains, slowly increasing our highs Thursday and Friday for a warm end of the week.
LONG TERM. (Friday through Wednesday) Issued at 342 PM CDT Wed Aug 5 2020
Friday, a low developing in eastern Canada is expected to strengthen and an associated cold front should move east across the Northland Friday night into Saturday. This will bring more chances for showers and thunderstorms. There is a chance some of these storms could become severe, but it is pretty marginal. Global models show upper level forcing occurring east of the 1000-2000 J/kg of MLCAPE and with 20-30 kt bulk shear. There could be a threat for some heavy rain, with PWATs ranging from 1.5-2.0 inches.
We'll get a short break from the rain Sunday afternoon before another cold front sweeps through the Northland with more rain chances Sunday night through Monday. Once that moves east, another ridge moves into the Midwest for cooler temperatures in the mid week from northwesterly flow.
AVIATION. (For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Thursday evening) Issued at 618 PM CDT Wed Aug 5 2020
VFR conditions currently in place for the Northland. Overnight there is potential for HIB to see fog development, however conditions are fairly similar to yesterday which didn't yield any fog in the early morning hours. Confidence in fog forming is low. Any fog that does manage to develop is not expected to be widespread and will quickly erode from the morning sun. Southerly winds will stream back into the Northland tomorrow with afternoon clouds, look for VFR conditions to continue.
MARINE. Issued at 342 PM CDT Wed Aug 5 2020
Marine weather looks quiet over the next 48 hours. Light southwesterly winds will continue tonight into Thursday before turning southerly to easterly late Thursday evening. Waves over the next 48 hours are not expected to exceed 2 ft.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. DLH 54 77 60 80 / 0 0 10 10 INL 54 81 59 81 / 0 0 0 20 BRD 55 78 63 82 / 0 0 10 20 HYR 53 78 60 81 / 0 10 0 10 ASX 55 81 61 84 / 0 0 0 10
DLH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WI . None. MN . None. LS . None.
SHORT TERM . LE/Kossen LONG TERM . LE/Kossen AVIATION . Britt/BJH MARINE . LE/Kossen
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|DULM5 - 9099064 - Duluth, MN||65 mi||55 min||SW 7 G 9.9||78°F||66°F||1014.9 hPa|
|PNGW3 - Port Wing, WI||97 mi||63 min||S 4.1 G 6||75°F||1015.6 hPa|
Wind History for Duluth, MN(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
Airport ReportsEDIT (on/off)  Help Click EDIT to display multiple airports. Follow links for more data.
|Hinckley Field of Dreams Airport, MN||10 mi||48 min||SE 4||10.00 mi||Fair||72°F||55°F||57%||1016.3 hPa|
|Mora Municipal Airport, MN||22 mi||48 min||S 3||10.00 mi||Fair||70°F||55°F||60%||1016.6 hPa|
|Moose Lake Carlton County Airport, MN||22 mi||48 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||70°F||53°F||57%||1015.6 hPa|
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Wind History from 04W (wind in knots)
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