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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
329 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 329 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

A STRONG EARLY SPRING STORM CONTINUES TO IMPACT THE NORTHLAND THIS
AFTERNOON WITH A BAND OF HEAVY SNOW...LIKELY 1 TO 2 INCHES IN
SPOTS...FROM CENTRAL MINNESOTA INTO FAR NORTHWEST WISCONSIN AS OF
MID AFTERNOON. 3 TO NEARLY 6 INCHES OF SNOW HAS BEEN REPORTED ACROSS
PINE COUNTY AND INTO MUCH OF NORTHERN WISCONSIN AS OF MID
AFTERNOON.

POTENT WAVE SEEN IN SATELLITE IMAGERY MOVING NORTHEAST WILL CONTINUE
TO BRING SNOW TO MOST OF OUR NORTHERN WISCONSIN ZONES TONIGHT.
STRONG LOW LEVEL WAA AS WELL AS LOW-MID LEVEL FGEN WILL AID IN
PRODUCING BANDS OF HEAVY SNOW THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OVER
NORTHERN WISCONSIN INTO FAR EASTERN MINNESOTA. WE WOULD NOT BE
SURPRISED TO HEAR OF SOME THUNDERSNOW THIS AFTERNOON/EVENING OVER
NORTHERN WISCONSIN WITH THE STRONG FGEN AND SOME NEGATIVE EPV
VALUES. SNOW WILL ALSO CONTINUE OVER THE SOUTHEAST HALF OF OUR
MINNESOTA CWA...ROUGHLY FROM THE BRAINERD LAKES REGION INTO THE IRON
RANGE AND SOUTH. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF OVER OUR WESTERN MINNESOTA
ZONES THROUGH THE EVENING. THE SURFACE LOW IS EXPECTED TO MOVE
NORTHEAST INTO CENTRAL WISCONSIN TONIGHT...THEN CONTINUE NORTHEAST
THURSDAY. THE NAM CONTINUES TO BE THE MOST BULLISH ON SNOWFALL
TONIGHT...AND WE USED A BLEND OF THE MODELS FOR PRODUCING ADDITIONAL
SNOWFALL. A VERY HEAVY BAND OF SNOW WILL OCCUR...AND MOST EVIDENCE
POINTS TO NORTHERN WISCONSIN AND EXTREME EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA
INCLUDING PINE COUNTY. FAR NORTHWEST WISCONSIN LOOKS TO GET INTO A
PIVOT AREA OF SNOW AS THE LOW LIFTS NORTH...KEEPING PERIODS OF HEAVY
SNOW GOING LONGER THERE. WE HAVE ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL OVER MOST OF
NORTHERN WISCONSIN TONIGHT OF 6 TO 10 INCHES. THE SNOW SHOULD ALSO
MAKE IT INTO THE REST OF THE ARROWHEAD TONIGHT...ESPECIALLY LATER
THIS EVENING AS THE LOW STARTS TO PUSH NORTH.

WE MADE SOME ADJUSTMENTS TO OUR HEADLINES AS WELL...MAINLY ENDING
THEM EARLIER OVER MOST OF OUR MN ZONES INTO EXTREME NORTHWEST
WISCONSIN. MOST OF THE SNOW OVER THOSE AREAS WILL BE DONE BY 12Z
THU. THE EXCEPTION WILL BE OVER THE ARROWHEAD WHICH WILL SEE THE
SNOW LINGER LONGER.

.LONG TERM...(THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 329 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE FORECAST AREA THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY AND BRINGING IN PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES WITH
TEMPS MAINLY INT HE 40S.  A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH
SOUTHERN CANADA FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT DRAGGING A
SURFACE TROUGH ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA.  THE POSSIBILITY OF
RAIN/SNOW MIXED WILL SPREAD INTO THE WESTERN REGION BY 06Z AND
SPREAD EAST SATURDAY MORNING.  IT WILL BE ALL RAIN BY MID-MORNING.
THE BEST SHOW FOR RAIN WILL BE IN THE AITKIN AND PINE COUNTIES
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND NORTHWEST WISCONSIN SATURDAY NIGHT.

ANOTHER WEAK SHORT WAVE WILL PASS THROUGH SOUTHERN CANADA SUNDAY
NIGHT BRINGING A POSSIBILITY TO AREAS NEAR THE INTERNATIONAL
BORDER.  A RIDGE BUILDS INTO THE REGION ON MONDAY WHICH WILL PUSH
WARMER AIR INTO THE AREA WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z THURSDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 116 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

IFR-LIFR CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY ACROSS THE BRD/DLH/HYR TAF SITES
THROUGH 06Z THU DUE TO THE WINTER STORM MOVING THROUGH THE
FORECAST AREA. HIB TAF SITE WILL EXPERIENCE MVFR CONDITIONS WITH
OCCASIONAL IFR DUE TO SNOW AND LOW CIGS. INL SHOULD HAVE VFR
CONDITIONS THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD. ALL SITES SHOULD BE VFR BY
MID-MORNING THU.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DLH  23  36  21  39 / 100  20  10  10
INL  16  38  17  44 /  10  10  10  10
BRD  24  41  23  44 /  60  10  10  10
HYR  31  39  17  44 / 100  20  10  10
ASX  29  38  19  39 / 100  60  10  10

&&

.DLH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MN...WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR MNZ034.

     WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR MNZ025-
     026-033.

     WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL NOON CDT THURSDAY FOR MNZ012-021.

     WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 6 AM CDT THURSDAY FOR MNZ020-037.

     WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY FOR MNZ035-036-038.

     WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 6 AM CDT THURSDAY FOR MNZ019.

WI...WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 6 AM CDT THURSDAY FOR WIZ001-007.

     WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY FOR WIZ006.

     WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 10 AM CDT THURSDAY FOR WIZ002>004-008-
     009.

LS...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 10 AM CDT THURSDAY FOR LSZ121-140>142-
     148.

     GALE WARNING UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY FOR LSZ143>147.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...MELDE
LONG TERM...STEWART
AVIATION...STEWART






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