(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.
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.
23:45 UTC |
03:45 PM Pacific |
04:45 PM Mountain |
05:45 PM Central |
06:45 PM Eastern