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 6:28AM||Sunset 6:40PM||Thursday March 21, 2019 11:56 PM MST (06:56 UTC)||Moonrise 7:41PM||Moonset 7:13AM||Illumination 98%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Paradise Valley, AZHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Phoenix, AZ  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service phoenix az
225 pm mst Thu mar 21 2019
A weak wave along the southern fringes of a low pressure system
will move across our forecast area through Friday morning,
bringing thicker cloud cover and virga light sprinkles. High
temperatures will fall back into the lower 70s today and tomorrow
before warming back up over the weekend under high pressure. High
pressure will peak Tuesday with high temperatures approaching 90
degrees in the lower deserts.
Currently, the center of a closed low is moving into southern
nevada. A weak wave will move along the southern fringes of the
low, exiting the state by Friday morning. As this wave crosses southeast
california and the central and northern portions of arizona, we
can expect some thicker clouds and virga (mainly across the
northern fringes of riverside, la paz, maricopa, and gila
counties in our forecast area). The most notable effect from this
system will be the colder air that will continue to filter into
the region. Highs today will be in the low 70s, with lows tonight
dropping into the 40s in most lower desert locations. The cold
spot in our forecast area this evening will be hilltop, az, with a
low in the upper 20s.
For the rest of the forecast period, this weekend into the middle
portion of next week, we are looking at dry conditions as higher
pressure aloft builds into the desert southwest. A weak trof will
pass by well to the north over the weekend, but we should still
see high temperatures over the lower deserts climb into the upper
70s and phoenix may even hit the 80 degree mark by Sunday.
For the early portion of next week, another pacific trof will
approach the west coast and as it does, it will really pump up the
ridge out ahead of it and across the desert southwest, leading to
very warm high temperatures. Highs will reach low to mid 80s
Monday and then climb to around 90 across warmer locales Tuesday
despite a significant increase in high cloud forecast to
overspread the area ahead of the approaching trof. So, phoenix may
hit the 80 degree mark on Sunday and then the 90 degree mark 2
days later. The ridge will weaken a bit Wednesday as some short
wave energy breaks off from the trof and moves inland and into the
desert southwest but desert highs will stay above normal and
lower mostly into the middle range of the 80s.
Aviation Updated at 1811 utc.
South-central arizona including kphx, kiwa, ksdl, and kdvt:
w-sw winds will increase throughout the afternoon as a closed
upper level low moves into northwest arizona. Winds will increase
from 5-10 knots early this afternoon to 10-15 knots with gusts up
to 20 knots for the second half of this afternoon. Winds will
weaken below 10 knots overnight and generally remain westerly or
light and variable before backing to the e-se closer to sunrise
Friday morning. Sct to bkn ceilings will generally remain above
20-25 kft with a few ceilings as low as 7 kft this afternoon and
10 kft later this evening into the overnight hours.
Southeast california southwest arizona including kipl and kblh:
westerly winds will persist at ipl as closed upper level low
passes north of the terminal with sustained winds around 15-20
knots and gusts in excess of 25 knots. Winds at blh will remain
southerly for the next few hours before veering to southwest by
early afternoon and westerly this evening as the disturbance
pushes further northeast. Winds at blh will generally be around
10-15 knots with gusts up to 25 knots this afternoon. Skies will
remain mostly clear with only a few clouds at 9-10 kft and 25 kft.
Aviation discussion not updated for amended tafs.
Saturday through Wednesday:
dry westerly flow under weak high pressure will persist over the
region through the middle of next week. Temperatures will also
gradually warm through the period with highs reaching normals by
Sunday and above normal levels next week. Drier conditions will
also take place into next week with minimum rhs lowering from the
20s Saturday to 10-15% by Monday. For the most part, winds will
be light each day with the exception of periodic daytime
Spotter information statement
Spotter activation is not expected.
Psr watches warnings advisories
Discussion... Hernandez cb
fire weather... Kuhlman
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|Scottsdale Airport, AZ||5 mi||64 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||57°F||37°F||47%||1016 hPa|
|Phoenix, Phoenix-Deer Valley Municipal Airport, AZ||6 mi||64 min||SW 3||10.00 mi||Fair||57°F||30°F||36%||1015.8 hPa|
|Phoenix, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ||12 mi||66 min||WSW 5||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||61°F||30°F||32%||1015.4 hPa|
|Mesa / Falcon Field, AZ||18 mi||63 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||56°F||36°F||47%||1015.5 hPa|
|Luke Air Force Base / Phoenix, AZ||20 mi||2 hrs||SSW 5||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||59°F||32°F||36%||1015.9 hPa|
Wind History from SDL (wind in knots)
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