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|Sunrise 6:36AM||Sunset 8:17PM||Thursday April 15, 2021 12:19 AM CDT (05:19 UTC)||Moonrise 7:18AM||Moonset 11:02PM||Illumination 11%|
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Area Discussion for - Grand Forks, ND  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Grand Forks ND 1130 PM CDT Wed Apr 14 2021
UPDATE. Issued at 1130 PM CDT Wed Apr 14 2021
Still seeing a few wet flakes of snow in the Bemidji to Park Rapids corridor, but not of very long duration. There are also a few breaks in the clouds over the northern Red River Valley, but they should also be of short duration.
UPDATE Issued at 847 PM CDT Wed Apr 14 2021
Wind speeds still remain a little higher within the Red River Valley, but these too will continue to fall through the night. Also seeing a few holes in the clouds up around the Winnipeg area and over toward north central North Dakota, but expect cloudy conditions to remain overnight.
UPDATE Issued at 640 PM CDT Wed Apr 14 2021
After a brief snow shower tracked through the Fargo-Moorhead area earlier, not seeing any observations currently reporting any light precipitation. Wind speeds are also dropping, and they will continue to do so this evening and overnight. The thick clouds will linger overnight as well. Although various models are showing some fog developing late tonight into Thursday morning, not very confident in fog occurring due to the clouds and at least a little wind remaining.
SHORT TERM. (This evening through Thursday night) Issued at 257 PM CDT Wed Apr 14 2021
Cool north winds and low level moisture over the area this afternoon, though some thinning of low clouds occurring at times. But overall the 850-925 mb layer remains moist tonight into Thursday morning. Some drier air is progged to drop south thru NW Ontario into Lake of the Woods area Thursday afternoon and night, but otherwise clouds will remain. Tempered highs down a couple degrees for highs Thursday from NBM due to clouds in all but far east.
Will keep mention of flurries in Lake of the Woods area into the evening, but otherwise dry. Dryden radar is showing showers moving SW from Kenora and Dryden toward INL/BDE area.
LONG TERM. (Friday through Wednesday) Issued at 257 PM CDT Wed Apr 14 2021
Cool and dry through the extended forecast period, with the main chance for a minor impact situation coming Sun night into Mon. Some impacts could arise from a combination of a period of light snow with some stronger winds.
The extended forecast period is filled with a northwest flow regime, which will keep the area under mainly dry and colder than normal conditions. A couple of chances for weak clipper-like systems will present, perhaps on Fri and then early next week. The more pronounced chance, possibly accompanied by minor impacts comes Mon, but this system is likely to be a quick mover, with a dearth of moisture, as indicated by the cluster and other ensembles.
High temps will top 40 on Fri, moderating into the weekend toward 50 or better, as 850 mb. temps of 4 to 8 below zero C. rise to near zero by then. There will be a move to cooler temps behind the post weekend system/front, which will last through the middle of next week.
AVIATION. (For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Thursday night) Issued at 1130 PM CDT Wed Apr 14 2021
Kept with the ideas of the 00z set of TAFs, which is pretty much status quo for ceilings overnight and into early Thursday. Models are showing decreasing clouds working into northwest Minnesota and the northern Valley by mid to late Thursday afternoon into the evening, so have gone with SCT clouds by then at KBJI/KTVF. It may take longer at the other sites. Wind speeds will be much lower throughout this TAF period.
FGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. ND . None. MN . None.
UPDATE . Godon SHORT TERM . Riddle LONG TERM . WJB AVIATION . Godon
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