Marine Weather and Tides
5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
|Sunrise 5:35AM||Sunset 7:47PM||Wednesday June 20, 2018 12:12 PM PDT (19:12 UTC)||Moonrise 1:00PM||Moonset 12:52AM||Illumination 49%|
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area forecast discussion
national weather service phoenix az
503 am mst Wed jun 20 2018
Update Updated aviation and fire weather discussions.
High pressure will build across the region this week resulting in a
rapid warming trend with many lower desert communities exceeding
the 110 degree threshold both Thursday and Friday. Some cooling
is anticipated over the weekend as a weak low pressure system
passes north of the region. There are no signs of rainfall through
early next week.
A strong upper ridge, centered just off the northern baja ca coast,
has been slowly building and shifting inland into the desert
southwest; the recent 00z plots showed 594dm heights across southern
arizona. IR imagery at 2 am depicted clear skies area-wide. Model
guidance has been very consistent that the ridge will continue to
shift east and into arizona, and become centered over south-central
arizona by this evening with 500mb heights running around 594-595dm
over southern arizona. Very little changes through Thursday as the
ridge remains centered over central arizona. The result of the
strong ridge directly overhead will be very hot conditions, with
excessive heat possible over portions of the lower deserts. At this
time we will continue the excessive heat warning for Thursday and
Friday, although we do have slight reservations about just how hot
it will actually get on those days.
Latest efi (extreme forecast index)data for temperatures has most of
the CWA at less than the 90th percentile on Thursday and Friday, and
the naefs percentile data from the ensemble situational awareness
table is not overly impressive; although 500mb heights over
arizona far SE ca exceed the 97th percentile during the warning,
values at 850mb only reach a bit above the 90th percentile. Forecast
high temps for both days are well short of records - the forecasts
of 110-111 compare to records of about 116 for those days. Also, all
of the best performing temperature guidance from the latest model
run calls for highs to drop slightly with most of the hotter deserts
running about 110-111 with a few peaks near 112. The result of the
slightly cooler scenario is that heat risk guidance is not as
impressive and the areal coverage of high risk has been reduced a
bit. For now though we will keep the warning as is and not remove
any zones. Basically, forecaster confidence that we will see
excessive heat in all of the warned zones has gone down and is
moderate at best.
One final factor; on Friday the ridge starts to become suppressed
and shifted a bit to the south as short wave energy starts to pass
by to our north. 500mb heights over southern arizona trend slightly
downward, although it is possible that the boundary layer will
remain unaffected by the cooling taking place aloft.
Over the weekend, the aforementioned short wave drops to the
southeast and skirts by to the north of the four corners, bringing a|
bit of a cooling trend to the area. High temperatures fall below
warning criteria Saturday and actually drop a bit below seasonal
normals Sunday as the high for phoenix falls to just 104.
For the remainder of the forecast, next Monday through Wednesday,
guidance calls for the ridge to rebuild back across the desert
southwest with 500mb heights again climbing into the 594dm ballpark.
As such we can expect another typical june warming trend with hotter
deserts approaching and maybe exceeding the 110 degree mark by next
South-central arizona including kphx, kiwa, and ksdl and southeast
california southwest arizona including kipl and kblh:
no aviation weather concerns are anticipated through at least
Thursday morning. Light diurnal winds will prevail at all TAF sites
under clear skies.
Aviation discussion not updated for amended tafs.
Friday through Tuesday:
temperatures will peak Friday before readings drop back closer to
normal during the weekend. Another warming trend is expected early
next week as high pressure builds across the desert southwest.
Minimum afternoon humidity values will fall into the single digits on
Friday, then into the 10-20% range over the weekend and into early
next week. Overnight recoveries will be poor to fair. Occasionally
gusty winds can be expected Saturday ahead of a weak area of low
pressure passing by to the north, but otherwise typical afternoon
upslope gustiness will be common during the period. There are no
signs of rain through early next week.
Spotter information statement
Spotter activation will not be needed.
Psr watches warnings advisories
Az... Excessive heat warning from 10 am Thursday to 9 pm mst Friday
Heat advisory from 10 am Thursday to 9 pm mst Friday for azz563.
Excessive heat warning from 10 am to 9 pm mst Friday for azz532-
Ca... Excessive heat warning from 10 am Thursday to 9 pm pdt Friday
Excessive heat warning from 10 am to 9 pm pdt Friday for caz567-
fire weather... Hirsch
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Wed -- 12:52 AM MST Moonset
Wed -- 03:10 AM MST -1.20 meters Low Tide
Wed -- 03:52 AM MST First Quarter
Wed -- 05:33 AM MST Sunrise
Wed -- 09:22 AM MST 0.73 meters High Tide
Wed -- 12:59 PM MST Moonrise
Wed -- 03:14 PM MST -0.96 meters Low Tide
Wed -- 07:46 PM MST Sunset
Wed -- 09:41 PM MST 1.48 meters High Tide
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|San Felipe |
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Wed -- 12:52 AM PDT Moonset
Wed -- 03:27 AM PDT 0.77 meters Low Tide
Wed -- 03:52 AM PDT First Quarter
Wed -- 05:35 AM PDT Sunrise
Wed -- 09:33 AM PDT 3.06 meters High Tide
Wed -- 01:00 PM PDT Moonrise
Wed -- 03:36 PM PDT 0.88 meters Low Tide
Wed -- 07:45 PM PDT Sunset
Wed -- 10:06 PM PDT 3.69 meters High Tide
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