Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:31AM||Sunset 7:05PM||Thursday March 30, 2017 3:52 AM PDT (10:52 UTC)||Moonrise 8:34AM||Moonset 10:12PM||Illumination 9%|
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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
343 am mst Thu mar 30 2017
A strong low pressure system will produce windy conditions
today along with much cooler temperatures Friday. Isolated
precipitation is possible across the higher terrain of eastern
arizona Saturday as the storm lingers. Warmer conditions will then
return Sunday and into early next week as high pressure again
builds across the region.
Latest water vapor imagery and streamline analysis show a well-
defined trough along the northern ca coast. This system will move
steadily into the great basin today while deepening rapidly. Main
impact across the desert southwest will be an increase in wind
along and ahead of an approaching cold front. Latest naefs
anomalies show a widespread area of 850 mb winds above the 95th
percentile and even approaching the 99th percentile in spots.
Although the strongest winds are anticipated across southeastern
california and southwestern arizona, gusts may still reach as high
as 30 mph late this afternoon in the phoenix area. Latest model
runs have also hinted at some potential for shower activity across
north-central arizona, though the latest suite of cams including
the hrrr show little potential for activity reaching the phoenix
The anomalous low pressure system will close off overnight before
migrating towards the four corners Friday. A much colder air mass
will then descend across the region and high temperatures have
been lowered further with a high of only 71 degrees expected in
the phoenix area. If that verifies, it would be the coolest day
since march 1st, when a high temperature of 70 degrees was
The low is expected to fill as it drifts eastward Saturday. Latest
gfs and ECMWF have trended somewhat drier, suggesting only modest
vorticity-forced ascent for shower activity across mainly eastern
arizona. Pops have consequently been lowered but nevertheless
remain around 20 percent across eastern gila county. Although
warmer temperatures are anticipated Sunday, a more pronounced
warming trend is expected Sunday as a short-wave ridge emanating
from the eastern pacific again builds across the region.
Transitory pattern will persist through early next week with
another short-wave trough likely passing by to our north Monday
night, bringing some slight cooling for Tuesday but no chance of
rain. A broad ridge will then slide eastward across the
intermountain west for the midweek period, yielding above normal
South-central arizona including kphx, kiwa, and ksdl:
westerly winds will gradually diminish this evening with a switch
over to downslope easterlies sometime late this evening to around
midnight. Skies to remain clear to mostly clear with only high
cirrus from time to time. Westerly winds will again become breezy
Thursday afternoon with gusts to around 20 kts.
Southeast california/southwest arizona including kipl and kblh:
generally light westerly winds tonight under mostly clear skies.
An approaching low pressure system will allow for increasing winds
on Thursday with westerly winds gusting up to 30 kts by late in
the afternoon. These strong westerly winds may lead to some patchy
blowing dust which could impact kipl or kblh. Not enough
confidence in blowing dust occurrence at this time to include in
Aviation discussion not updated for amended tafs.
Friday through Tuesday: the weather pattern will remain relatively
active across the desert southwest through early next week, though
in general precipitation is not expected. Only exception will be in
the higher terrain well north and east of phoenix. On Friday, below
normal temperatures are expected as a low pressure system moves
through which may bring locally breezy winds. High temperatures
rebound on Saturday to near normal although breezy winds are
expected once again in SE california and far western arizona as
the low pressure system exits our area. Thereafter, high pressure
will follow for Sunday and Monday, resulting in a warming trend
and a return to above normal temperatures with relatively light
winds. Another passing dry low pressure system may affect our area
on Monday which should bring another round of breezy winds.
Spotter information statement
Spotters should follow standard reporting procedures this week.
Az... Red flag warning from 3 pm this afternoon to 8 pm mst this
evening for azz131-132.
Wind advisory from 2 pm this afternoon to 11 pm mst this evening
Ca... Red flag warning from 3 pm this afternoon to 8 pm pdt this
evening for caz231.
Wind advisory from 2 pm this afternoon to 11 pm pdt this evening
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|46242 - Camp Pendleton Nearshore, CA (043)||99 mi||84 min||61°F||3 ft|
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|Palm Springs, Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, CA||27 mi||60 min||ESE 3||10.00 mi||Fair||54°F||39°F||59%||1011.1 hPa|
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