Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:42AM||Sunset 6:48PM||Saturday March 17, 2018 9:10 PM MST (04:10 UTC)||Moonrise 7:05AM||Moonset 7:09PM||Illumination 2%|
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area forecast discussion
national weather service phoenix az
817 pm mst Sat mar 17 2018
The approach and passage of a weather system will lead to breezy
to windy conditions over much of the region today and tonight as
well as a chance of showers... Mainly east of the lower colorado
river valley. There will be some cooling as well with highs in
the 60s on Sunday. Below normal temperatures through Monday should
warm back into the 80s for the middle of next week. Another
weather system will provide an opportunity for rain and cooler
temperatures late next week.
Upper level low tracking into the southwest this evening,
currently making its way across the sierra nevada. Ahead of it,
nice little baroclinic leaf developing. Unfortunately the
inflection point is near the grand canyon and well north of our
forecast area. In general, the system seems to be under-performing.
Winds are not quite as strong as anticipated and appears most of
the lifting will be further north. Hrrr for most of the afternoon
and evening has been underwhelming showing scant precipitation and
weaker wind fields. Adjusted pops down just a bit but still a
chance for some light rain (this was never going to be a big
producer, more the higher pop low QPF scenario).
Will continue the wi.Y across far southwest imperial county. Winds
have been in a bit of a lull there but are showing some increasing
For the early to middle portion of next week, high pressure aloft
will build back over the desert southwest allowing for dry
conditions and a sharp warming trend. High temperatures will climb
back into the mid to upper 70s by next Tuesday and then into the
middle 80s over the warmer deserts next Wednesday. We will see
periods of mainly high clouds spreading through the ridge
resulting in partly to mostly cloudy skies Tuesday into Wednesday,
but the high cloud cover will not keep temperatures from reaching
into the 80s.
For the latter part of next work week - Thursday into Friday -
operational GFS and ECMWF as well as GEFS ensembles continue to
paint a picture that suggests another pacific low will move inland
and across the area, bringing another chance of showers to the lower
deserts. Confidence in exact timing is low still, but somewhere in
the Thursday Thursday night time frame seems like the best bet for
rain in the greater phoenix area. Naefs pop trend still looks to be|
decent with numbers that are a bit overdone but not too much. Expect
quite a bit of cloud cover along with temperatures cooling back into
the 70s with the passage of this next system.
South-central arizona including kphx, kiwa, and ksdl:
latest trends and guidance are looking less impressive with this
system. Winds speeds have been paired back a bit and the tempo of
ceilings around 5kft was removed. Still a chance the ceilings
materialize in the 10-13z window but not confident enough anymore
to carry in the taf.
Southeast california southwest arizona including kipl and kblh:
gusty westerly winds will continue this evening then slacken
overnight. Little indication of significant dust at this time
though always a potential with higher winds. Area metars reporting
clouds CIGS in the 7-8kft range and they should remain there for a
few more hours before decreasing behind the passing front. Lighter
winds with few clouds Sunday.
Aviation discussion not updated for amended tafs.
Monday through Friday...
very dry conditions together with a warming trend across the
region will predominate through Wednesday. A weather system on
Thursday will bring a chance of light rain from SE ca to az.
Seasonably warm daytime temperatures early in the weak will
increase to the mid 80s by Wednesday and then drop back down into
the upper 70s on Thursday. Min rh's in the 8-15% range through
Wednesday are expected to jump up to the 20-25% with Thursday's
system. Very breezy to windy southwesterly winds gusting to
20-25kt from SE ca to SW az will also accompany the system on
Thursday. Generally fair overnight recoveries should improve to
fair to good by Thursday.
Spotter information statement
Spotters should follow standard reporting procedures.
Psr watches warnings advisories
Ca... Wind advisory until 5 am pdt Sunday for caz562.
Discussion... Iniguez cb
fire weather... Sawtelle
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