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Sunrise 7:43AMSunset 5:04PM Monday January 25, 2021 1:42 PM CST (19:42 UTC) Moonrise 2:03PMMoonset 5:36AM Illumination 93% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 12 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Walker, MN
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Area Discussion for - Grand Forks, ND
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Grand Forks ND 104 PM CST Mon Jan 25 2021

UPDATE. Issued at 1259 PM CST Mon Jan 25 2021

Overall coverage of light snow has diminished, with flurries remaining across several areas. Temperatures continue to remain nearly steady at midday, with single digits either side of zero, except a few locations in west-central Minnesota. Updated the overnight low temperature forecast to reflect the latest guidance, which lowered temps by about 2 degrees compared to the previous forecast.

UPDATE Issued at 954 AM CST Mon Jan 25 2021

Light snow is winding down across the area with temperatures holding steady in the single digits either side of zero. Winds remain light out of the northeast.

UPDATE Issued at 541 AM CST Mon Jan 25 2021

The snow has finally stopped at the NWS office in Grand Forks. An official snowfall observation will be upcoming, but it appears to be more than a half an inch now. This will be enough to cause some minor travel impacts during the morning commute. Otherwise, under the clouds, temperatures have actually remained fairly steady overnight . and not much rise is anticipated today.

SHORT TERM. (Today through Tuesday) Issued at 307 AM CST Mon Jan 25 2021

As the current snow event winds down this morning, the main impact in the short term will be hazardous wind chills this morning and again tonight.

The Mayville radar has shown a band of steadier echoes along highway 2 between Devils Lake and Crookston. Grand Forks has been right under these, and at the NWS office, the flakes have been surprisingly large. There has been a dusting of accumulation since midnight. Webcams at Devils Lake showing snow coming down yet, but not much accumulation on the ground. Moving east from Grand Forks, there is still plenty of dry air in place, so visibilities have been better at both Thief River Falls and Crookston. Areas that picked up at least a dusting of snow overnight will be dealing with a slippery morning commute. After starting out fairly clear, even areas east of the Red River Valley have been getting more clouds. Only the clear areas around the Lake of the Woods are really cold, still around 15 below zero. Combined with winds in the 5 to 10 mph range, the morning will begin with hazardous wind chills in the 10 below to 30 below zero range.

Expect any lingering light snow to end this morning, with a mix of cloud cover through the rest of the day. The weak forcing for the light snow quickly diminishes by this afternoon. Moving into tonight, cloud cover will be the main player for figuring out low temperatures. As of now, it looks like there will be less cloud cover east of the Valley, and more to the west. Should therefore see another night with lows at least 15 below zero from Baudette to Bemidji. Combined with winds of about 5 to 10 mph, there could be hazardous wind chills around again, especially along and north of the highway 2 corridor. After a cold start, not expecting too much temperature recovery on Tuesday.

LONG TERM. (Tuesday night through Sunday) Issued at 307 AM CST Mon Jan 25 2021

Overview .

The main story for the extended period will be gradually warming temperatures moving toward the weekend, with the next chance for potential precipitation arriving by Saturday.

Tuesday night through Friday .

Cold, below normal temperatures will persist through midweek as an upper level low over mb/ON will continue to influence our weather pattern. By Wednesday, this feature should begin to progress eastward as an upper level trough over the western CONUS ejects across the central Plains. On the heels of this weather pattern, upper level ridging will take its place. As a result, generally quiet weather will be accompanied by a warming trend back toward above normal temperatures in the 20s to low 30s moving toward the weekend.

The weekend ahead .

While upper level ridging will dominate the overall pattern aloft, ensemble guidance is picking up on a shortwave that will likely traverse the Plains in some capacity by the weekend. While ensemble guidance is beginning to come more into agreement, there are still significant discrepancies, primarily on the location and intensity of the impending system, that lend to generally low confidence at this time. That being said, current overall consensus is indicating that light snow will be possible across the forecast area late Friday into Saturday. Following this system, temperatures are expected to drop slightly, but should remain generally above normal for an uncharacteristic end to January.

AVIATION. (For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday afternoon) Issued at 1115 AM CST Mon Jan 25 2021

MVFR conditions prevail at KDVL, with VFR conditions elsewhere at midday. MVFR CIGs are expected to become more widespread through the afternoon and evening, with prevailing MVFR continuing through the overnight. Light snow will diminish through the afternoon, tapering off with flurries heading into the evening. Winds remain generally out of the northeast to north at 10 to 15 knots through the period.

FGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. ND . None. MN . None.

UPDATE . Lynch SHORT TERM . Godon LONG TERM . Godon/Rick AVIATION . Lynch


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Longville, Longville Municipal Airport, MN21 mi50 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy12°F-8°F40%1021.7 hPa

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