Aviation Forecasts Discussions (AFD) INFO

(EXTRACTED FROM FXUS63 KMPX 141213)


    (For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Friday morning)
    Issued at 613 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017
    
    MVFR clouds will dominate the airspace today. As those clouds
    lower, we will likely see flurries get generated, as we have seen
    overnight in northern MN. However, there look to be two
    concentrated areas of heavier snow (MVFR vis) this afternoon, one
    will slide SW of AXN/RWF, with the other area going across western
    WI and impacting RNH/EAU. Heavily favored the LAV for the cigs
    forecast with these TAFs, which may be a bit pessimistic with
    cigs tonight, though given the time of year, it's usually better
    to err on the side of the clouds lingering.
    
    KMSP...MVFR Cigs are quickly encroaching from the west and should
    be in place between 13z and 14z. There is a threat for cigs to
    drop below 018, but lower confidence in if cigs will actually go
    that low. Have cigs trending VFR late tonight into Friday morning,
    but that may not happen.
    
    /OUTLOOK FOR KMSP/
    Fri...Chc MVFR. Chc -sn aftn/evng. Wind W 5-10 kts.
    Sat...Chc MVFR. Wind E 5 kts.
    Sun...Chc MVFR. Wind NW 5 kts.