Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:43AM||Sunset 4:39PM||Tuesday December 18, 2018 2:26 AM PST (10:26 UTC)||Moonrise 2:54PM||Moonset 3:13AM||Illumination 83%|
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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
324 am mst Tue dec 18 2018
A clearing trend will continue today, though it will be slightly
cooler than Monday. A warming trend will then develop Wednesday and
continue through late week as high pressure builds across the western
states. Temperatures will remain above normal through at least early
next week. Thereafter, a pacific low pressure system will bring a
chance of precipitation and cooler conditions to the desert
Clearing trend will continue early this morning as a weak low
pressure system continues moving east away from the desert
southwest. A few spots around the valley reported rainfall last
evening, however amounts were generally quite light with sky harbor
airport recording a trace of precipitation. A northwesterly flow in
the wake of the trough will result in temperatures slightly cooler
than those observed Monday across much of southern and eastern
A warming trend is expected through late week as the pattern becomes
amplified across the CONUS and a strong ridge builds across the
intermountain west. Naefs 500 mb height percentiles exceeding the
90th percentile suggests well above normal temperatures are likely.
Latest ECMWF eps MOS indicates high temperatures may even approach
records in phoenix Thursday (78 deg in 1954) and Friday (77 deg in
1985). Latest models are in good agreement that the flow will become
more zonal during the weekend as a series of weak low pressure
systems pass by to the north. This will result in cooler conditions,
though temperatures will generally remain above normal.
Consensus among the extended model guidance points to a more
favorable storm track developing early next week. Timing remains a
bit uncertain, though several gfs ECMWF ensemble members indicate a
chance of light precipitation. Forecast pops were weighted heavily
towards the national blend, which yield 20-30% across the phoenix
area next Tuesday night.
South-central arizona including kphx, kiwa, and ksdl:
weak weather disturbance continues to move east across the greater
phoenix area this evening. Cloud bases have thickened and lowered|
with widespread CIGS mainly AOA 10k feet and above. There may be
isolated spots where CIGS drop to around 7k feet in a light shower
but we will mostly keep those lower values out of the tafs for now.
Updated kiwa to add vcsh along with a 7k foot cig for the next few
hours. Expect clearing from the west with mid decks becoming
scattered by 09z or so and continued clearing leaving mostly sunny
skies by Tuesday morning. Winds will stay on the light side with
weak west winds returning to the east by midnight or shorty
thereafter, with east winds to shift back west after 21z or so in
the afternoon. No significant aviation concerns for at least the
next 24 hours.
Southeast california southwest arizona including kipl and kblh:
in the wake of a passing weather disturbance expect generally clear
skies and continued light winds over the western deserts rest of
tonight and into the day on Tuesday. Will continue to see lots of
light variable or light west winds at kipl and winds will favor the
north at kblh with speeds less than 10kt. No aviation concerns for
at least the next 24 hours.
Aviation discussion not updated for amended tafs.
Wednesday through Sunday:
strong high pressure will affect the region during the first part
of the period with weak troughing moving in by the weekend. Well
above normal temperatures will last through the bulk of the period
with Thursday seeing the highest readings with gradual cooling
into the weekend. Dry conditions will persist through the period
under generally light winds. Min rh values will mostly fall in a
20-25% range each day with little variation. Overnight recoveries
will be good to excellent throughout the period.
Spotter information statement
Spotters should follow standard reporting procedures.
Psr watches warnings advisories
fire weather... Kuhlman
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