Thursday, May23, 2019 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Catalina Foothills, AZ

Version 3.4
What's New / NOTES
10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
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 5:20AMSunset 7:20PM Wednesday May 22, 2019 9:49 PM MST (04:49 UTC) Moonrise 11:05PMMoonset 8:35AM Illumination 82% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Catalina Foothills, AZ
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Area Discussion for - Tucson, AZ
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national weather service tucson az
400 pm mst Wed may 22 2019

Synopsis Gusty winds diminishing across much of the area this
evening. However, a few showers may occur late tonight and early
Thursday morning mainly north to northeast of tucson. Thereafter,
dry conditions Thursday and continuing into early next. Expect
warmer temperatures Friday into Saturday before cooler temperatures
and gusty winds return early next week.

Discussion A broad upper trough continues over the western conus
this afternoon, and deep low pressure was centered over southern
california. Ahead of this low pressure system, strong and gusty
southwest to west winds have occurred along with patchy blowing
dust. Somewhat thicker dust has been observed blowing from the
willcox playa. Otherwise, mostly clear skies were ongoing from
tucson eastward and southward, and partly cloudy skies prevailed
northwest of tucson.

Winds will decrease across much of the area this evening as the
upper low moves northeastward toward northwest arizona. However,
various numerical weather prediction models suggest that moisture
will be adequate to support a slight chance of showers late tonight
mainly north to northeast of tucson. A slight chance of showers
continues Wednesday morning across the white mountains, then dry
conditions area-wide Wednesday afternoon into early next week.

Have noted that the upper pattern into at least early next week is
progged to translate into a mean upper trough over the western conus
with a strong high pressure ridge over the southeastern states.

Markedly less wind will occur Thursday into early this weekend in
response to a somewhat relaxed mid-level gradient. Thereafter, the
models are consistent with the depiction of the next deep upper low
progged to move into central california around midday Sunday. This
upper low is then progged to move eastward into northern arizona on
Monday. Thus, gusty winds to return later this weekend and early
next week. Somewhat less wind next Tuesday and Wednesday as the mid-
level gradient weakens again.

High temps Thursday will be quite similar to this afternoon followed
by markedly warmer temps Friday into Saturday. Expect cooler temps
to return Monday into Tuesday with warmer temps next Wednesday.

Aviation Valid through 23 12z.

Few-sct clouds at 7k-11k ft agl, becoming sct-bkn at 5k-8k ft agl
early this evening. Clouds then decreasing from west to east after
23 15z. Slight chance of -shra primarily north northeast of ktus
late tonight. Sfc wind sly swly at 15-25 kts with gusts near 40 kts,
with the strongest speeds south and east of ktus. Speeds and gusts
decreasing late this evening and dropping below 12 kts across much
of the area late tonight. However, gusty northwest wind vicinity
ksad into Wednesday morning. Sfc wind swly wly at 12-17 kts across
cochise county (kdug terminal) Thursday afternoon, with sfc wind
less than 12 kts elsewhere. Aviation discussion not updated for taf
amendments.

Fire weather Gusty 20-foot south-southwest winds will continue
across southeast arizona through the evening hours tonight before
slowly diminishing. The strongest wind speeds of 20-25 mph with
gusts to 35 mph will occur south and east of tucson. Wind speeds
will be noticeably lower Thursday and Friday, although still breezy
during the afternoon hours across portions of cochise and graham
counties. Stronger winds will return this weekend and then continue
through next Monday. Otherwise, there may be a few showers mainly
north to northeast of tucson this evening into Thursday morning,
with dry conditions late Thursday into the middle of next week.

Below normal temperatures will continue into the middle next week.

Twc watches warnings advisories
Wind advisory until 8 pm mst this evening for azz503-507-508-
512-513.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ8 mi1.9 hrsWNW 810.00 miFair69°F38°F33%1002.4 hPa
Tucson, Tucson International Airport, AZ12 mi56 minWNW 610.00 miFair66°F33°F29%1003.8 hPa
Tucson Ryan Field Airport, AZ17 mi2.1 hrsW 1210.00 miFair68°F33°F28%1006.1 hPa

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