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Area forecast discussion...updated 
National Weather Service Duluth Minnesota
939 am CDT Wednesday Jul 29 2015

issued at 939 am CDT Wednesday Jul 29 2015

Updated the forecast through this evening with a focus on wind cover...and precipitation chances. Adjusted the wind speeds
based on the latest high resolution model guidance. Leaned on the
sref winds because of it being among the strongest of the
models...since confidence is high on windy conditions through this
evening. The primary changes to the winds was for late this
afternoon and this evening to indicate a more gradual...rather
than rapid...weakening of wind speeds into this evening. Increased
cloud cover through early this afternoon based on the latest
satellite trends...which is more extensively cloudy than what most
of the models are indicating. Leaned on the cloudier rap13 in my
blend. Precipitation chances were also adjusted to indicate higher chances
of showers across the Minnesota Borderland and arrowhead through
tonight. Leaned on the sref for precipitation chances in my blend. Might
need to add the potential for showers for parts of northwest Wisconsin
for late this afternoon and this evening as some models are
indicating hinting at some showers...including the sref and NCEP


Short term...(today through thursday)
issued at 402 am CDT Wednesday Jul 29 2015

An unusually strong 990 mb low over central Manitoba has
been...and will cause strong surface winds today.
With such a tight pressure gradient between the low to the north
and the high building in the from the west...expect windy
conditions. Winds have already been gusting over 40 miles per hour in
Brainerd. The VAD wind profile from kdlh radar shows measured 40
kts at 3000 feet. Forecast soundings indicate 40-50 knots winds
through the mixing layer- so we will see winds ramp up this
morning as the winds mix down. Farther to the east over in
Wisconsin the gradient is a bit winds will not be
quite as strong. The nearly stacked upper low will continue to
rotate shortwave energy across northern Minnesota...with another
section coming through today as seen in the water vapor loop still
over southern Manitoba where showers have been occurring through
the night. With the high pressure moving in tonight..expect the
winds to diminish overnight. Much calmer on Thursday with the surface
high building in.

Long term...(thursday night through tuesday)
issued at 402 am CDT Wednesday Jul 29 2015

The cut off low will migrate to the northeast and settle over Hudson
Bay Thursday night...becoming nearly stationary for the next several
days. This will place the forecast area in a region of unstable
cyclonic/northwest flow with falling middle level temperatures through
the extended period. The cooling air aloft will promote steep
afternoon lapse rates and deep mixing days which will bring gusty northwest
winds and low relative humidity values for the end of the week and through the
weekend. Long range models suggest the low swings several fast
moving small waves across the western Great Lakes
region....resulting in periodic small probability of precipitation and increasing clouds
throughout the extended. However...the coverage of any
showers/isolated storms will be minimal and the timing of these
waves are difficult to pin down this far out.


Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Thursday morning)
issued at 609 am CDT Wednesday Jul 29 2015

Ceilings will range from MVFR at kinl and khib through
VFR elsewhere. Southwest winds will be gusting in the 30-40 knots
range today...diminishing after sunset. A few higher gusts will
be possible...especially around any showers along the
international border.


Preliminary point temps/pops...
dlh 77 59 80 60 / 10 0 10 10
inl 73 56 77 54 / 50 50 10 30
brd 80 60 83 59 / 0 0 0 10
hyr 76 58 80 57 / 0 0 10 10
asx 79 60 81 60 / 10 10 10 20


Dlh watches/warnings/advisories...
WI...Wind Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for wiz001.

Minnesota...Wind Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for mnz010>012-018>021-

Ls...Gale Warning until 10 PM CDT this evening for lsz121-140>148.



short term...clc
long term...graning

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