Marine Weather and Tides
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10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.
|Sunrise 6:57AM||Sunset 5:22PM||Tuesday November 20, 2018 6:12 AM MST (13:12 UTC)||Moonrise 4:06PM||Moonset 4:10AM||Illumination 94%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Tucson Estates CDP, 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
415 am mst Tue nov 20 2018
Synopsis A few showers may occur on thanksgiving day
mainly near the mountains as a weak system moves across the area.
Another system may bring isolated snow showers to the white
mountains Saturday night. Otherwise, dry conditions with seasonably
mild daytime temperatures into early next week.
Discussion Ir satellite imagery and surface observations depicted
mainly broken cirriform clouds resulting in mostly cloudy skies
across southeast arizona early this morning. These clouds were ahead
of a weakening upper low approaching the southern california coast.
Various 20 00z numerical weather prediction models depict the upper
low to weaken further and become an open-wave structure while moving
eastward across arizona today.
The models suggest that precip-free conditions will prevail across
this forecast area today, with any measurable precip to occur
further east toward far west texas. Clouds should begin to decrease
across western sections this afternoon, and skies should be clear
across much of the area by daybreak Wednesday. Clouds will increase
again later Wednesday and especially Wednesday night into early
Thursday ahead of the next upper trough approaching the west coast.
Several gfs ECMWF solutions prior to 19 00z were suggesting that the
best chance of measurable precip associated with the progressive
trough across the area thanksgiving day would generally occur north
of this forecast area. However, the deterministic 19 00z GFS ecmwf
as well as the 19 06z GFS depict the potential for some light rain
amounts to occur further south, or mainly southeast to south of
tucson on thanksgiving day.
Thus, the inherited pops for these locales were adjusted upward to
depict a slight chance of showers, which is a change from a
previously dry forecast. A few sprinkles may also occur Thursday
within the tucson metro area, but any measurable rainfall is nearly
non-existent. Dry conditions will prevail across the area Thursday|
night into Saturday. A slight chance of snow showers continues
Saturday night across the white mountains as the next upper trough
moves southeastward into the central southern rockies.
Interesting to note that the 19 00z deterministic GFS now has the
deeper depicted upper trough scenario (several previous gfs
solutions were much flatter), and the 19 00z deterministic ecmwf
depicted a flatter upper trough (several previous ECMWF solutions
were much deeper with this system). At any rate, dry conditions
Sunday into next Monday under generally nwly flow aloft.
High temps this afternoon will be quite similar to temps achieved
Monday, and will generally range about 2-5 degrees above normal. A
gradual cooling trend is on tap Wednesday through Friday followed by
no significant changes in daytime temps Saturday into Monday.
Aviation Valid through 21 12z.
Mainly broken clouds above 15k ft agl today becoming clear skies to
few clouds above 20k ft agl by end of forecast period or around
daybreak Wednesday. Surface wind into early afternoon ely sely 5-15
kts with gusts near 20 kts. The strongest speeds should occur east
of ktus. Surface wind late this afternoon into early Wednesday
variable in direction mainly under 12 kts. Aviation discussion not
updated for TAF amendments.
Fire weather A few showers may occur on thanksgiving day mainly
near the mountains, and a slight chance of snow showers exists
across the white mountains Saturday night. Otherwise, dry conditions
to prevail into next Monday. Expect locally gusty east to southeast
winds into early this afternoon, and gusty northwest winds may occur
Saturday northeast of tucson. 20-foot winds will be terrain driven
under 15 mph at other times.
Twc watches warnings advisories None.
fire weather... Hardin
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|Tucson Ryan Field Airport, AZ||6 mi||28 min||E 5||10.00 mi||Fair||45°F||28°F||53%||1017.3 hPa|
|Tucson, Tucson International Airport, AZ||16 mi||20 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||49°F||24°F||38%||1015.2 hPa|
|Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ||18 mi||75 min||SE 7||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||52°F||19°F||28%||1014.7 hPa|
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