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HOT AIR BALLOON FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
116 AM CDT TUE APR 16 2024

MNZ060-161830-
Hennepin-
FOR THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA
116 AM CDT Tue Apr 16 2024


DATE                                                          TUE 04/16/24       /
CDT        1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A 7A 8A 9A 10 11 12 1P 2P 3P 4P 5P 6P 7P 8P 9P 10 11 12

TEMP       55 53 53 52 51 50 50 49 49 49 50 52 53 54 55 54 53 53 52 52 52 52 52 52
HT INDEX                                                                          
SFC WDIR    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
SFC WSPD   11 13 14 14 16 18 18 19 20 21 21 23 23 23 22 21 20 20 21 19 19 18 16 14
SFC WGUST  23 24 26 26 29 33 35 37 39 38 38 39 40 39 38 39 35 37 39 35 35 35 32 29

500FT WDIR  E  E  E  E  E  E SE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
500FT WSPD 15 16 16 15 18 18 18 19 19 19 17 16 16 17 17 16 15 14 14 14 15 15 14 12
1KFT WDIR  SE SE  E SE  E SE SE SE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E SE  E  E  E  E  E
1KFT WSPD  32 34 36 35 37 35 33 34 33 34 33 34 34 35 35 34 33 31 29 28 26 24 22 19
3KFT WDIR  SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  E SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE
3KFT WSPD  35 37 38 39 40 46 49 50 48 51 54 53 53 55 54 60 61 58 54 53 52 49 43 36

SKY COVER  SC SC SC SC BK OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV
 POP6HR    |        19       |        75       |       100       |        78       

SUNRISE AND SUNSET                                                    
APRIL 15 2024.........SUNRISE   627 AM CDT   SUNSET   759 PM CDT     
APRIL 16 2024.........SUNRISE   626 AM CDT   SUNSET   800 PM CDT     

KMSP 160520Z 1606/1712 10013G21KT P6SM SCT150 BKN250
     FM161000 10018G28KT P6SM SCT080 BKN150
     FM161400 10024G35KT 6SM -SHRA OVC040
     FM162000 10026G40KT 3SM SHRA BR OVC025
      TEMPO 1620/1624 1 1/2SM TSRA BR OVC015CB
     FM170000 10018G28KT P6SM -SHRA OVC015
&&

TEMP...2M TEMPERATURE. HT INDEX...HEAT INDEX IF 60 DEGREES OR HIGHER. 
SFC.....SURFACE. 500FT...500 FEET AGL. 1KFT...1000 FEET AGL. 3KFT...3000 FEET AGL. 
WDIR....WIND DIRECTION. WSPD...WIND SPEED IN KTS. WGST...WIND GUST IN KTS.
POP6HR..6-HOUR PROBABILITY OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 INCH OR MORE).

NOTE: + is 100 PERCENT PROBABILITY 

THIS FORECAST IS NOT ROUTINELY UPDATED OR AMENDED OUTSIDE OF SCHEDULED ISSUANCES.

$$

MNZ063-161830-
Washington-
FOR EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA
116 AM CDT Tue Apr 16 2024


DATE                                                          TUE 04/16/24       /
CDT        1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A 7A 8A 9A 10 11 12 1P 2P 3P 4P 5P 6P 7P 8P 9P 10 11 12

TEMP       53 52 51 50 49 48 48 48 49 50 52 53 55 56 56 56 54 53 51 51 50 51 51 51
HT INDEX                                                                          
SFC WDIR    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
SFC WSPD   10 12 13 14 16 17 19 19 19 21 21 22 23 24 24 24 22 20 21 22 21 21 19 17
SFC WGUST  22 23 24 26 29 31 34 35 36 37 38 38 40 39 40 42 39 36 38 40 38 37 35 30

500FT WDIR  E  E  E  E  E  E SE  E  E  E  E SE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
500FT WSPD 16 17 19 18 21 22 20 20 21 22 19 18 18 17 20 15 13 14 15 16 17 18 17 15
1KFT WDIR  SE SE SE SE  E  E SE SE SE  E  E SE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
1KFT WSPD  32 34 36 37 38 39 34 33 34 35 35 35 36 37 40 35 33 33 34 32 30 28 26 23
3KFT WDIR  SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE
3KFT WSPD  31 33 35 36 38 42 47 50 52 53 53 51 51 54 56 56 58 59 60 59 57 54 48 42

SKY COVER  SC SC SC SC BK BK BK OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV
 POP6HR    |        7        |        61       |       100       |        77       

SUNRISE AND SUNSET                                                    
APRIL 15 2024.........SUNRISE   627 AM CDT   SUNSET   759 PM CDT     
APRIL 16 2024.........SUNRISE   626 AM CDT   SUNSET   800 PM CDT     

KRNH 160520Z 1606/1706 09008KT P6SM FEW150 SCT250
     FM161100 10015G24KT P6SM SCT080 BKN150
     FM161600 10020G33KT 6SM -SHRA OVC050
     FM162200 10023G37KT 4SM SHRA BR OVC025 PROB30 1622/1701 2SM
      TSRA BR OVC015CB
     FM170200 08018G28KT P6SM -SHRA OVC015
&&

TEMP...2M TEMPERATURE. HT INDEX...HEAT INDEX IF 60 DEGREES OR HIGHER. 
SFC.....SURFACE. 500FT...500 FEET AGL. 1KFT...1000 FEET AGL. 3KFT...3000 FEET AGL. 
WDIR....WIND DIRECTION. WSPD...WIND SPEED IN KTS. WGST...WIND GUST IN KTS.
POP6HR..6-HOUR PROBABILITY OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 INCH OR MORE).

NOTE: + is 100 PERCENT PROBABILITY 

THIS FORECAST IS NOT ROUTINELY UPDATED OR AMENDED OUTSIDE OF SCHEDULED ISSUANCES.

$$

MNZ049-161830-
Stearns-
FOR CENTRAL MINNESOTA
116 AM CDT Tue Apr 16 2024


DATE                                                          TUE 04/16/24       /
CDT        1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A 7A 8A 9A 10 11 12 1P 2P 3P 4P 5P 6P 7P 8P 9P 10 11 12

TEMP       52 51 50 49 49 48 48 47 47 47 47 48 48 49 49 49 50 50 49 48 48 47 47 47
HT INDEX                                                                          
SFC WDIR    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
SFC WSPD   13 15 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 23 23 22 22 20 20 20 21 20 19 18 16 15
SFC WGUST  26 27 28 31 31 33 34 37 39 41 41 39 40 39 38 37 35 35 36 36 35 34 30 26

500FT WDIR  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
500FT WSPD 12 13 14 13 15 15 16 18 19 20 20 20 19 19 20 20 19 17 15 15 16 16 15 13
1KFT WDIR   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
1KFT WSPD  31 32 32 31 32 31 33 34 34 34 34 33 31 31 32 32 31 28 26 24 22 20 18 15
3KFT WDIR  SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  E  E  E  E SE SE SE SE SE SE
3KFT WSPD  40 42 44 44 45 50 48 49 50 50 52 53 52 52 51 53 54 53 51 52 52 50 45 38

SKY COVER  BK BK BK BK OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV
 POP6HR    |        31       |        79       |       100       |        75       

SUNRISE AND SUNSET                                                    
APRIL 15 2024.........SUNRISE   630 AM CDT   SUNSET   803 PM CDT     
APRIL 16 2024.........SUNRISE   628 AM CDT   SUNSET   805 PM CDT     

KSTC 160520Z 1606/1706 09012G18KT P6SM FEW150 SCT250
     FM160900 09014G22KT P6SM SCT080 BKN150
     FM161300 10018G32KT 6SM -SHRA OVC040
     FM161900 08023G39KT 3SM SHRA BR OVC020 PROB30 1620/1623 1
      1/2SM TSRA BR OVC012CB
     FM170000 09018G32KT 6SM -SHRA OVC010
&&

TEMP...2M TEMPERATURE. HT INDEX...HEAT INDEX IF 60 DEGREES OR HIGHER. 
SFC.....SURFACE. 500FT...500 FEET AGL. 1KFT...1000 FEET AGL. 3KFT...3000 FEET AGL. 
WDIR....WIND DIRECTION. WSPD...WIND SPEED IN KTS. WGST...WIND GUST IN KTS.
POP6HR..6-HOUR PROBABILITY OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 INCH OR MORE).

NOTE: + is 100 PERCENT PROBABILITY 

THIS FORECAST IS NOT ROUTINELY UPDATED OR AMENDED OUTSIDE OF SCHEDULED ISSUANCES.

$$

WIZ028-161830-
Eau Claire-
FOR WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN
116 AM CDT Tue Apr 16 2024


DATE                                                          TUE 04/16/24       /
CDT        1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A 7A 8A 9A 10 11 12 1P 2P 3P 4P 5P 6P 7P 8P 9P 10 11 12

TEMP       53 50 49 47 46 45 45 47 49 52 54 56 58 58 59 58 57 55 52 51 50 51 51 52
HT INDEX                                                                          
SFC WDIR    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
SFC WSPD   12 14 16 16 17 17 18 19 19 20 21 21 22 23 25 26 26 25 25 26 26 23 22 22
SFC WGUST  24 27 30 31 32 33 34 35 35 36 36 36 38 39 41 43 43 42 44 43 43 41 40 40

500FT WDIR  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E SE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
500FT WSPD 16 17 19 18 21 21 21 22 22 23 23 21 20 18 20 24 24 22 19 18 17 16 16 15
1KFT WDIR   E SE SE  E  E  E  E  E SE SE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
1KFT WSPD  32 33 35 34 36 37 36 35 33 33 35 36 36 36 40 44 45 43 40 36 31 27 25 25
3KFT WDIR  SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  S
3KFT WSPD  25 26 27 26 30 33 37 42 45 47 47 48 46 48 51 54 57 59 61 63 63 61 55 49

SKY COVER  SC SC SC SC SC BK BK BK BK OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV
 POP6HR    |        1        |        21       |        94       |        93       

SUNRISE AND SUNSET                                                    
APRIL 15 2024.........SUNRISE   620 AM CDT   SUNSET   752 PM CDT     
APRIL 16 2024.........SUNRISE   619 AM CDT   SUNSET   753 PM CDT     

KEAU 160520Z 1606/1706 09011KT P6SM FEW150 SCT250
     FM161100 10017G24KT P6SM BKN150
     FM161600 10022G34KT P6SM SCT080 BKN150
     FM162200 10025G40KT 6SM -SHRA OVC050=
&&

TEMP...2M TEMPERATURE. HT INDEX...HEAT INDEX IF 60 DEGREES OR HIGHER. 
SFC.....SURFACE. 500FT...500 FEET AGL. 1KFT...1000 FEET AGL. 3KFT...3000 FEET AGL. 
WDIR....WIND DIRECTION. WSPD...WIND SPEED IN KTS. WGST...WIND GUST IN KTS.
POP6HR..6-HOUR PROBABILITY OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 INCH OR MORE).

NOTE: + is 100 PERCENT PROBABILITY 

THIS FORECAST IS NOT ROUTINELY UPDATED OR AMENDED OUTSIDE OF SCHEDULED ISSUANCES.

$$

MNZ093-161830-
Freeborn-
FOR SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA
116 AM CDT Tue Apr 16 2024


DATE                                                          TUE 04/16/24       /
CDT        1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A 7A 8A 9A 10 11 12 1P 2P 3P 4P 5P 6P 7P 8P 9P 10 11 12

TEMP       57 55 55 55 54 53 51 50 49 50 53 54 55 56 56 56 57 58 58 57 55 55 54 54
HT INDEX                                                                          
SFC WDIR    E  E SE SE SE SE SE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E SE  E  E  E  E SE  E SE SE
SFC WSPD   15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 26 25 24 19 18 17 16 14 13 12 11 11
SFC WGUST  27 28 30 31 32 33 34 37 40 42 42 42 42 42 39 34 33 31 28 25 23 21 19 20

500FT WDIR  E SE SE SE SE SE SE  E SE SE SE SE  E  E  E SE SE  E  E  E  E SE SE  S
500FT WSPD 13 14 15 15 13 12 14 18 19 21 21 19 22 23 22 21 19 17 15 14 12 11 12 13
1KFT WDIR  SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  E SE SE SE SE  E  E  E SE SE  E  E  E  E SE SE  S
1KFT WSPD  34 35 35 32 28 26 29 33 34 36 34 31 33 34 33 30 27 24 21 17 13 11 11 12
3KFT WDIR  SE SE SE SE SE  S SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S
3KFT WSPD  42 44 46 46 49 46 42 45 52 51 47 43 48 58 59 53 45 35 28 27 28 30 32 34

SKY COVER  FW SC BK BK OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV BK BK BK OV
 POP6HR    |        55       |        75       |       100       |        83       

SUNRISE AND SUNSET                                                    
APRIL 15 2024.........SUNRISE   626 AM CDT   SUNSET   755 PM CDT     
APRIL 16 2024.........SUNRISE   624 AM CDT   SUNSET   756 PM CDT     

KRST 160520Z 1606/1706 10018G25KT P6SM BKN250
     FM161200 11023G29KT P6SM -SHRA OVC050
     FM161700 10026G41KT P6SM OVC050
     FM162100 11025G40KT 3SM -SHRA BR VCTS OVC015CB
     FM170100 10016G23KT P6SM OVC050
&&

TEMP...2M TEMPERATURE. HT INDEX...HEAT INDEX IF 60 DEGREES OR HIGHER. 
SFC.....SURFACE. 500FT...500 FEET AGL. 1KFT...1000 FEET AGL. 3KFT...3000 FEET AGL. 
WDIR....WIND DIRECTION. WSPD...WIND SPEED IN KTS. WGST...WIND GUST IN KTS.
POP6HR..6-HOUR PROBABILITY OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (0.01 INCH OR MORE).

NOTE: + is 100 PERCENT PROBABILITY 

THIS FORECAST IS NOT ROUTINELY UPDATED OR AMENDED OUTSIDE OF SCHEDULED ISSUANCES.

$$