Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:16AM||Sunset 7:12PM||Wednesday May 22, 2019 1:37 PM MST (20:37 UTC)||Moonrise 10:57PM||Moonset 8:31AM||Illumination 85%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Douglas, AZHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Tucson, AZ  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service tucson az
248 am mst Wed may 22 2019
Synopsis Strong and gusty southwest winds will develop later this
morning into the afternoon with patchy blowing dust this afternoon
as a storm approaches the area. A few showers are possible from the
tucson area northward tonight. Dry conditions will return Thursday
and Friday with less wind expected. Then gusty winds return this
weekend followed by cooler temperatures early next week.
Discussion A deepening storm over central california will continue
to drop SE and settle over southern california this evening, then
lift NE across northern arizona tonight through Thursday. As it does
it will tighten the pressure gradient over the SE arizona through
the day resulting in increasing southwest winds. For a good part of
the area winds will peak in the 20-30 mph range with gusts to 40 mph.
However southeast of the tucson area some areas will be a bit
windier and as such a wind advisory is in effect which means the
expectation of sustained winds somewhere in the range of 30-39 mph
across lower elevations and 35-44 mph over the mountains. Basically
for this event we are expecting winds in the advisory area to be
25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph lower elevations and a bit higher over
the mountains. This wind may bring about a bit of blowing dust,
primarily off the willcox playa.
Winds will ease this evening but not disappear altogether as a bit
of a breeze should remain off and on through the night. We will have
some clouds around and possibly a few light showers from the tucson
area northward as the front and lead feature in the upper trough
Thursday the bulk of the energy with this storm system quickly moves
off to the NE leaving much weaker gradients over the area for more
typical winds and a cool air mass to continue our trend of much
cooler than normal temperatures, roughly 15 degrees cooler than
Friday into the weekend the mean trough position will remain near the
west coast with SW flow aloft continuing and the air mass gradually
warming to near average levels by Sunday. The flow aloft will be
fairly light Friday for light winds, however this flow will steadily
strengthen through the weekend resulting in strong afternoon winds
Saturday and Sunday. This strengthening will be due to a deep low
dropping into the mean trough and settling over southern california
by Sunday evening (sound familiar?). There are some differences in
timing but the basic idea is to lift that low NE across northern|
arizona and beyond Monday into Tuesday. At this time this system
looks dry for our area but it will help to lower temperatures roughly
10 degrees cooler than average. The degree of cooling will depend on
the depth and track of the system which will become clearer in time.
Aviation Valid through 23 12z.
Isolated -shra north of ktus this evening into Thursday morning. Sct-
bkn clouds AOA 20k ft agl this morning. Few-sct clouds at 10-15k ft
agl increasing from tus northward this afternoon. Sfc wind sly swly
mainly less than 12 kts early this morning. Wind speeds increase
late this morning through the afternoon to 15-25 kts with gusts near
40 kts, with the strongest speeds south and east of ktus,
particularly near the int'l border terminals of kdug kols kfhu.
Speeds and gusts decreasing late this evening and dropping below 12
kts around midnight into Thursday morning. Aviation discussion not
updated for TAF amendments.
Fire weather Gusty 20-ft southwest winds across much of the
region today. The strongest wind speeds of 20-25 mph with gusts to
35 mph are expected south and east of tucson, and particularly near
the international and az nm borders. Critical fire weather
conditions may occur briefly across eastern portions of fire zone
152 as minimum humidity drops to around 15 percent, however fire
danger remains moderate and a red flag warning will not be issued.
It should be noted, that given the expected strong and gusty
southwest winds, the lighter dead fuels will be more susceptible to
Wind speeds will be noticeably lower Thursday and Friday, however
stronger mainly southwest winds will return this weekend and perhaps
continue into next Monday. Otherwise, aside from a few showers
mainly north of tucson this evening into Thursday morning, rain-free
conditions will continue into early next week. Below normal
temperatures continue through Friday with near-normal highs
returning this weekend.
Twc watches warnings advisories
Wind advisory from 11 am this morning to 8 pm mst this evening
fire weather... Carpenter
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|Bisbee Douglas International Airport, AZ||5 mi||42 min||S 22 G 32||10.00 mi||Fair and Breezy||78°F||27°F||15%||1001.3 hPa|
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