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Walker, MN

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Sunrise 5:45AMSunset 8:51PM Thursday July 29, 2021 9:57 AM CDT (14:57 UTC) Moonrise 10:52PMMoonset 11:05AM Illumination 73% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 days in cycle
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Area Discussion for - Grand Forks, ND
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Grand Forks ND 955 AM CDT Thu Jul 29 2021

UPDATE. Issued at 955 AM CDT Thu Jul 29 2021

Smoke aloft and at the surface continues to move across northwest MN and in the RRV of ND, with visibility restrictions below mile being reported where higher concentrations of near surface smoke are. Besides air quality issues and aviation impacts, the smoke as the potential to limit warming today and we may see highs fall under NBM by 2-5F based on previous smoke events in July. I made conservative adjustments for where the highest concentrations of smoke are, and will monitor trends for temps.

UPDATE Issued at 628 AM CDT Thu Jul 29 2021

A bit of smoke being reported at a few sites, but otherwise pretty quiet this morning. Extended smoke mention a bit further west fast than what we had going as some sites are already reporting it in the RRV. Otherwise no changes to what we had going.

SHORT TERM. (Today through Friday) Issued at 301 AM CDT Thu Jul 29 2021

Temperatures and how much smoke we get from Canada will be the main challenges for the period.

Northwesterly flow aloft continues throughout the period, with surface high pressure and northerly low level winds today. Those northerly winds will bring smoke from Ontario wildfires into portions of western MN today, and have already started to lower vis a bit along our far western border. The HRRR and Canadian smoke models both push the near surface smoke to the Red River Valley by this afternoon. Will keep the mention we have going throughout the day. Think with the center of the surface high moving east tonight, and winds shifting to a more westerly direction tomorrow, there will be less in the way of low level smoke for tomorrow. However, the Canadian smoke model is hinting at some recirculation, so will keep an eye out and add it later if needed.

The north winds will also bring some cool air advection, with much lower dew points than yesterday. Highs today will be much more seasonable than lately, reaching the upper 70s to low 80s. Another fairly cool night tonight thanks to dry dew points, although readings will be a bit higher in the west where southwesterly winds start to pick up. Temps will again climb into the mid and upper 80s for Friday ahead of the next surface trough/weak front. Shortwaves moving through the northwesterly flow aloft will mostly miss us to the south, but one weak shortwave moving through southern Canada could bring a few showers to our far northern and northeastern counties. Moisture and therefore CAPE values are pretty weak, so think the chances for severe are not super high.

LONG TERM. (Friday night through Wednesday) Issued at 301 AM CDT Thu Jul 29 2021

The long term period will generally be quiet although impacts from Canadian wildfires are possible on days with northerly or northeasterly winds. Additionally, a long stretch of dry weather will provide zero relief to the dry summer.

Broad ridging over the northern/Canadian Rockies will amplify this weekend and result in an extended dry period. However, the northwest flow over the northern tier will keep the area temperatures more seasonal, with nearly every day except Saturday experiencing afternoon highs in the 80s. Saturday will have breezy, northerly winds that will help keep areas across the north in the upper 70s. R and M climate percentiles show no signal of any precipitation through the long term period, however M-climate H850 temperatures do show strong H850 temps north of a warm front cutting across the CWA Wednesday night. Some sort of WAA showers/storms can be expected on Day 7, and consequently the NBM has introduced low POPs next Thursday.

Smoke issues are possible Saturday through Monday as northerly surface winds continue, with Saturday afternoon seeing the strongest winds.

AVIATION. (For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Friday morning) Issued at 628 AM CDT Thu Jul 29 2021

Some smoke coming into the forecast area from Canadian wildfires has yet to cause any widespread restrictions to vis, but KFAR and KTVF seem to have smoke mimicking ceilings of 2000-2600 ft. These MVFR conditions should linger for a few more hours before some improvement to VFR occurs, although it is possible some FU will linger on and off through much of the day. Winds will pick up out of north with some gusts close to 20 kts at the Red River Valley airports. Winds will diminish again after sunset tonight, becoming light and variable.

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

UPDATE . DJR SHORT TERM . JR LONG TERM . Speicher AVIATION . JR


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Longville, Longville Municipal Airport, MN21 mi65 minNW 32.00 miHaze64°F57°F78%1020 hPa

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