Thursday, April25, 2019 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Ridgecrest, CA

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
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 6:04AMSunset 7:33PM Thursday April 25, 2019 5:54 PM PDT (00:54 UTC) Moonrise 1:01AMMoonset 11:06AM Illumination 60% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ridgecrest, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA
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national weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
405 pm pdt Thu apr 25 2019

Updated air quality section...

Synopsis Strong high pressure will remain over the area
through Friday with well above normal temperatures. The high
will weaken this weekend before an area of low pressure passes
to the south of our area on Sunday night and Monday bringing
cooler temperatures and a chance of mainly mountain showers.

Discussion Strong high pressure remains dominant over our area
today. Temperatures are trending 2-3 deg f above yday at most
locations and are on track to reach their highest levels observed
so far in 2019. Visible imagery is indicating cumulus build-ups
once again near the crest of the southern sierra nevada as well as
over the west side foothills. A few thunderstorms briefly popped
up near the crest yday and instability and CAPE are favorable for
isolated convection once again near the sierra crest this
afternoon.

Wrf indicating heights lower slightly on Friday as the upper
ridge begins to shift to the east of our area. As a result,
daytime temperatures will likely be slightly lower than today, but
still well above seasonal normals. Instability and CAPE are
progged to be lower and the flow aloft will be more westerly so
mountain convection looks less likely on Friday.

The high is progged to continue to weaken on Saturday as the
upper ridge continues to shift slowly eastward. Temperatures will
continue to slowly trend downward on Saturday and mountain
convection is not anticipated.

Although temperatures are expected to trend downward slightly
from today on Friday and Saturday, increased snowmelt over the
higher elevations of the southern sierra nevada will result in
rising water levels on many rivers and streams. Folks who think
these rivers would be an inviting place to seek cooling relief
will be foolish to do so. In addition to the dangerously swift
currents, the water in the rivers is very cold and life-
threatening and could lead to hypothermia or a drowning.

The medium range models are trending slower and further south
with an upper low that is progged to push eastward near the
us mexico border area on Monday. This system will spread increased
wrap around moisture into our area on Sunday night and Monday.

Showers will be possible mainly in the mountains between Sunday
afternoon and Monday evening with the best chances on Monday
afternoon. A cooler and drier airmass will build into our area
with seasonable temperatures Tuesday through Thursday as an upper
ridge strengthens near 140w and provides our area with a cool and
dry northerly flow.

Aviation Isolated showers and thunderstorms near the crest of
the southern sierra nevada are possible thru 03z today. Otherwise,
vfr conditions will prevail across the central ca interior over
the next 24 hours.

Air quality issues On Friday april 26 2019... Unhealthy for
sensitive groups in sequoia national park and forest. Further
information is available at valleyair.Org

Certainty
The level of certainty for days 1 and 2 is medium.

The level of certainty for days 3 through 7 is medium.

Certainty levels include low... Medium... And high. Please visit


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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China Lake, Naval Air Facility, CA6 mi58 minW 910.00 miPartly Cloudy92°F30°F11%1009.4 hPa

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Wind Forecast for San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA (20,4,5,8)
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