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FXUS63 KMPX 251714
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1214 PM CDT FRI JUL 25 2014

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 330 AM CDT FRI JUL 25 2014

EARLY MORNING THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION
THIS MORNING FUELED BY THE VEERING WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE THETA_E
ADVECTION IN CONNECTION WITH THE LOW LEVEL JET. OVER THE NEXT FEW
HOURS THIS 40KT JET WILL BECOME MORE FOCUSED ACROSS SOUTHERN...AND
EVENTUALLY SOUTHEASTERN MN. AS A RESULT PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE
TO DEVELOP FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS...BUT SHOULD GRADUALLY WANE
SHORTLY AFTER SUNSET AS IT ENTERS WESTERN WI.

EARLIER RUNS OF THE RAP MISSED THE PRECIP THAT DEVELOPED IN
NORTHEAST SD...SO IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT HIGHRES MODELS HAVE BEEN
STRUGGLING TO GET A HANDLE ON THE TWO AREAS OF PRECIP THAT DEVELOPED
EARLIER. AS A RESULT MOST OF THE RUNS HAVE BEEN ALL BUT DISCARDED.
THE 25.06HRRR HAS FINALLY CAUGHT UP AND IT SUPPORTS THE IDEA OF
CONTINUED CONVECTION THIS MORNING...BUT WITH A WEAKENING TREND AFTER
11Z. THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT IS VERY LOW GIVEN THE DEEP STABLE
LAYER BENEATH THE ELEVATED CAPE...AND ONLY MARGINAL 30-35KTS OF
EFFECTIVE SHEAR.

LOOKING AHEAD...SKIES SHOULD CLEAR BEHIND THE MORNING PRECIP
YIELDING ANOTHER MUGGY AFTERNOON AS DEWPOINTS CLIMB BACK TO NEAR
70F. INCREASED TEMPS SLIGHTLY ACROSS WEST OF I35...AND RAISED
DEWPOINTS AS WELL. OVERNIGHT NORTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL PUSH A COLD
FRONT THROUGH THE REGION SENDING DEWPOINTS BACK INTO THE UPPER 50S
BY SATURDAY MORNING.

.LONG TERM...(SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 330 AM CDT FRI JUL 25 2014

THE WEEKEND STARTS OUT ON A MILD NOTE...AS THE AREA REMAINS
SANDWICHED BETWEEN A SOUTHERN CONUS RIDGE TO THE SOUTH...AND A
MID LEVEL LOW TO THE NORTH IN SASKATCHEWAN/MANITOBA. THE RESULT WILL
BE SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ON
SATURDAY...FOLLOWED BY INCREASING PRECIPITATION CHANCES INTO
SUNDAY AS THE AFOREMENTIONED LOW DROPS SOUTH-SOUTHEAST FROM
SOUTHERN MANITOBA. AS IS COMMON WITH THESE TYPES OF
LOWS...PRECIPITATION CHANCES APPEAR THE HIGHEST FROM CENTRAL MN
INTO WI...WHERE FORCING/MOISTURE IS DEEPER. EXPECT SHOWERS WITH
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ON SUNDAY...PARTICULARLY DURING THE AFTERNOON
HOURS AS DIURNAL HEATING AIDS DESTABILIZATION.

NEXT WEEK STARTS OUT ON A DRY AND MILD NOTE AS THE WEEKEND LOW
SHIFTS SOUTHEAST AND A BROAD SURFACE RIDGE BUILDS ACROSS THE
CENTRAL CONUS. THE LOCAL AREA REMAINS CRAMMED BETWEEN WESTERN
RIDGING AND EASTERN TROUGHING AT THE MID TO UPPER LEVELS OF THE
ATMOSPHERE...YIELDING COOLER THAN NORMAL HIGHS FROM MONDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MOSTLY IN THE 70S...AND LOWS IN THE 50S.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY BRING THE NEXT CHANCE FOR MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION AS SHORTWAVE ENERGY BEGINS TO TRICKLE SOUTH ON THE
WESTERN PERIPHERY OF THE EASTERN CONUS TROUGH. CHANCES ARE NOT
HIGH AT THIS POINT GIVEN MODEST FORCING AND MOISTURE...BUT
SUFFICIENT FOR THE INCLUSION OF 20-30 POPS.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SATURDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1205 PM CDT FRI JUL 25 2014

ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOSITURE AHEAD OF INCOMING FRONT/TROUGH WILL
CONTINUE BKN MVFR CIGS FOR A COUPLE HOURS OR SO. THEN VFR OVER MN
PORTION OF THE CWA THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE PERIOD. SOME
THREAT OF FOG DEVELOPING AHEAD OF WEAK BOUNDARY IF THE SKY CLEARS
TO THE EAST. WILL CONTINUE TO MENTION THAT POTENTIAL AT KSTC-KRNH-
KEAU REGION. SOME THREAT OF THUNDER ALONG BOUNDARY AS WELL...BUT
WOULD BE ISOLD IF IT DID OCCUR. SFC HEATING LIMITED WITH CLOUDS TO
THE EAST AND MID LEVEL CAP IS EXPECTED TO HOLD. SOUTH/SOUTHWEST
WINDS BECOMING WEST/NW WITH FROPA...MAINLY WEST AS FRONT MOVES
EAST AND WEAKENS.

KMSP...
CIGS EXPECTED TO LIFT TO VFR THROUGH 19Z-20Z. THEN BECOMING SCT BY
EVENING WITH SOME MID/HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS INTO SATURDAY. FOG
POTENTIAL WILL BE LIMITED AS WEAK TROUGH EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH
THIS EVENING. SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS EXPECTED GENERALLY LESS THAN
10KTS THROUGH THE PERIOD. SOME POTENTIAL OF SHRA/TSRA INTO SAT
EVENING.  WILL ACCESS THIS FOR NEXT FCST ISSUANCE.

/OUTLOOK FOR KMSP/
SUN...VFR WITH MVFR/SHRA POSSIBLE. WINDS NW AT 10G15KTS.
MON...VFR. WINDS N AT 5KTS.
TUE...VFR. WINDS N AT 10KTS.

&&

.MPX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MN...NONE.
WI...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...JRB
LONG TERM...LS
AVIATION...DWE






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