Aviation Forecasts Discussions (AFD) INFO

(EXTRACTED FROM FXUS63 KMPX 242126)


    (For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday afternoon)
    Issued at 1206 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018
    
    Snow has began falling across western MN about 1-2 hours quicker
    than the previous forecast so have moved up snow start times at
    area terminals accordingly. Conditions will quickly deteriorate
    as snow begins falling with visibilities dropping to LIFR during
    the period of heaviest snow later this afternoon & into this
    evening. Snowfall rates of 1-2" per hour are expected during the
    heaviest snow with storm-total snowfall of 5-8" at area terminals.
    Snow is expected to end from west-east between 02-08Z this
    evening, this conditions improving to MVFR after the snowfall &
    VFR at most locations by morning. Gusty west winds will pick up
    after the snow ends with gusts reaching 20-30 kts.
    
    KMSP...
    An Airport Weather Warning is in effect until 11PM for heavy snow
    & low visibilities. Visibilities are expected to become LIFR by
    21Z and remain below 1SM until the snow ends around 11PM. The
    heaviest snow is expected between 5-8PM when visibilities may drop
    as low as 1/4 mile at times. Expect snowfall rates of 1-2" per
    hour during the event & a storm total snowfall of 6-8".
    
    /OUTLOOK FOR KMSP/
    Mon...VFR. Wind SW at 15G20kt.
    Tue...VFR. Wind NE at 5 kts.
    Wed...MVFR with SN possible late. Wind E at 5 kts.