Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Duluth MN
359 AM CDT THU AUG 25 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Friday)
Issued at 359 AM CDT Thu Aug 25 2016

An upper level low/trough will lift east-northeast from southern
Manitoba and the Northern Plains to northern Lake Superior and
Ontario today. It will usher in cool and breezy west-northwest
flow, which will help develop widespread broken/overcast cumulus
this afternoon. Scattered showers are forecast across northern
Minnesota, and isolated thunder is possible across the
international border. Expects gusts to around 20 mph, and highs
ranging from the lower 60s across northern central Minnesota to
the lower 70s across northwest Wisconsin.

High pressure will move into the Northland, providing and clearer
and cooler night. Lows will dip to the upper 40s and lower 50s.

Southwest flow will develop Friday, bringing warmer air back into
the region. Scattered to broken cumulus is expected Wednesday.
Temperatures will rebound to the lower 70s.

.LONG TERM...(Friday night through Wednesday)
Issued at 359 AM CDT Thu Aug 25 2016

Friday night through Saturday night is our next decent chance for
showers and thunderstorms. The surface ridge keeping our weather
quiet on Friday will shift far enough east for southwest return
flow to set up in the evening, with warm air advection going on
aloft. For now, it looks like the main focus of elevated warm air
advection and frontogenesis will be across the southern portions
of the forecast area, with some weaker forcing to produce smaller
chances for showers and a few thunderstorms across the remainder
of the forecast area. This will produce a cool and cloudy day on
Saturday, with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Sunday looks
quiet for now, though there is some potential for lingering
showers which look somewhat limited for now and have left those
pops out of the forecast for now.

Model differences start to become significant by Monday, as a
weak cold front slowly slides through the area and the placement
of the associated precipitation chances is somewhat variable. It
could get pretty warm that day as a wedge of 850mb temperatures
approaching 20C gets up into the area. Have put in some low 80s
for highs, but this may need to be raised, depending on the pops.
Once the cold front drops into the area it becomes stalled in our
vicinity for Tuesday and Wednesday, where depends on the model of
choice. This will keep precipitation chances going even into
Thursday as this somewhat active pattern remains over the area.
Temperatures to remain seasonable with highs in the mid 70s to low
80s most days.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Thursday night)
Issued at 1240 AM CDT Thu Aug 25 2016

Mainly VFR through the forecast. A weak ridge of high pressure will
cover the terminals until 12Z. A cold front will begin to move
across the MN terminals Thursday morning. Will see some MVFR
ceilings near HIB and INL as they will be closest to low pressure
north of the Canadian border. Have a VCSH mention at INL at 15Z,
with the probability of some thunderstorms from 18Z through 00Z.
Just VCSH at HIB due to low confidence on storms here. No rain
farther South. Gusty surface winds will occur from mid morning
until the front passes in the late afternoon.


DLH  70  50  72  55 /   0   0   0  20
INL  64  47  74  54 /  50   0   0  30
BRD  70  49  74  57 /   0   0   0  40
HYR  74  50  72  53 /   0   0   0  20
ASX  75  54  72  54 /   0   0   0  10


.DLH Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
LS...Small Craft Advisory from 10 AM this morning to 10 PM CDT this
     evening for LSZ140-146-147.



SHORT TERM...Grochocinski
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