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FXUS63 KDLH 222340

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Duluth MN
640 PM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Monday)
Issued at 246 PM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018

Warm and dry this afternoon under high pressure. A dry, cold
front approaches from the west which has increased the surface
gradient and therefore winds especially over the western portion
of the forecast area. Monday should be another nice and warm day.
Moisture advection increases RH`s tomorrow, so fire weather threat
is less of a concern than it has been today, so do not anticipate
any fire weather headlines. Overall, fairly quiet besides fire
weather concerns this afternoon. Opted to keep the Red Flag
warning up since obs are in the vicinity of meeting criteria.

.LONG TERM...(Monday night through Sunday)
Issued at 246 PM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018

Tuesday a fairly strong shortwave moves out of the rockies and onto
the plains, along with another that moves across central Canada,
with the forecast area in between.  Ahead of it the forecast area
may see a brief...small chance of precipitation in the mid level
baroclinic zone that moves across the area during the lat night or
early Wednesday time frame.  Moisture appears to be our limiting
factor, and with the better moisture more across the Dakotas, am not
very optimistic that we will get any measurable precipitation.
Temperatures Monday night and Tuesday will be near normal, but a
colder night is expected Tuesday night as a surface ridge builds
across the area.

Wednesday winds turn around to the southwest and we are looking at a
warmer day, despite the colder start in the morning.  On Thursday, a
cold front moves through the area, bringing chances for rain and a
rain/snow mixture beginning late Wednesday night, continuing
Thursday and ending Thursday evening. A wintry mixture is possible
as temperatures are quite warm aloft before turning colder Thursday

Northwest flow and colder temperatures settle into the area for
Thursday night through Friday night with relatively dry conditions
under a surface ridge.  Conditions moderate into next weekend as an
upper level ridge builds out over the Rockies and High Plains and
general northwest flow continues over the forecast area.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Monday evening)
Issued at 632 PM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018

A weakening frontal boundary will move into northern Minnesota
overnight, but it will eventually wash out as it moves
east/southeast. High pressure will gradually move off to the east,
but should continue to bring VFR conditions throughout the period.
The gusty winds of today will diminish quickly this evening.


DLH  40  66  40  54 /   0   0  10  10
INL  45  65  35  51 /   0   0  10   0
BRD  39  67  42  57 /   0   0  10  20
HYR  35  63  36  56 /   0   0   0  10
ASX  38  64  37  53 /   0   0   0  10


MN...Red Flag Warning until 7 PM CDT this evening for MNZ010-018.



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