Marine Weather and Tides
5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
|Sunrise 5:23AM||Sunset 7:53PM||Sunday June 17, 2018 9:16 PM MST (04:16 UTC)||Moonrise 9:43AM||Moonset 11:35PM||Illumination 22%|
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area forecast discussion
national weather service phoenix az
239 pm mst Sun jun 17 2018
Update Updated aviation and fire weather discussions...
Westerly flow aloft will keep dry air in place over the region.
Building high pressure will lead to a warming trend with high
temperatures climbing above normal during the latter half of the
Current analysis shows troughing over the western u.S. With
ridging over the eastern and much of the central u.S.. The
subtropical ridge, is thankfully not (yet) over us, and is
centered in the east pacific west of baja california.
The center of the aforementioned trough is over the oregon nevada
border and is resulting in dry westerly flow over our region. This
flow has pushed our moisture eastward, with pw values decreasing
in our neck of the woods. This morning's phx sounding was showing
a pw of .97 inches and currently GOES is showing a pw of .6
inches. Dry air will continue to filter into our region with zero
chances for precipitation today. A tightened pressure gradient
will also keep surface winds slightly elevated with gusts up to
20 to 30 mph. All in all, the remainder of father's day will
consist of clear skies, breezy winds, and below normal
temperatures with highs near the mid 90s across the lower deserts.
During the first half of the week, troughing over the western
u.S. Will linger and keep monsoon moisture well removed from our
area. However, it will retreat northward as eastern pacific
ridging expands north and eastward. The good news is, the
influence from the trough will keep temperatures below normal
Monday and Tuesday, and closer to normal on Wednesday. Highs will
be in the upper 90s on Monday and near or slightly above 105 on
Wednesday. With no moisture, rain chances will be non-existent and
skies will be clear.
During the latter half of the week, midtropospheric anticyclonic
flow will be centered near san diego which will maintain the dry
flow pattern. By next weekend, the ridge gets weakened by a trough
moving through portions of the western conus. Thus, additional|
warming will occur and lead to above normal temperatures Thursday
and especially Friday. At this time, heat risk levels generally
stay below the high category except for isolated small areas on
Friday. Another positive note, with the dry air the low temps
remain relatively "cool."
South-central arizona including kphx, kiwa, and ksdl:
drier southwesterly flow will persist through this evening
resulting in gusty south southwesterly winds. Southerly
crosswinds at kphx with occasional gusts as high as 20 kt should
turn more westerly by late afternoon. Thereafter, winds will
subside during the evening with a return to a downslope flow
Southeast california southwest arizona including kipl and kblh:
primary aviation weather concern will be windy conditions ahead of
a low pressure system across the great basin. Winds could gust as
high as 25 to 30 kt at kblh later this afternoon, before subsiding
during the evening. Light winds are anticipated for Monday.
Aviation discussion not updated for amended tafs.
Wednesday through Sunday:
high pressure will build across the desert southwest, resulting in
a warming trend, dry conditions and a return to above normal
temperatures. Daily minimum relative humidities are expected to
fall into the single digits each day, with relatively poor
recoveries overnight. Winds will generally follow typical diurnal
patterns, with some gustiness possible during the afternoon hours,
Spotter information statement
Spotter activation will not be needed.
Psr watches warnings advisories
Discussion... Hernandez aj
fire weather... Kuhlman
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