Tuesday, July17, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Ridgecrest, CA

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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 5:46AMSunset 8:07PM Monday July 16, 2018 10:39 PM PDT (05:39 UTC) Moonrise 9:54AMMoonset 11:06PM Illumination 18% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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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area forecast discussion... Corrected
national weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
842 pm pdt Mon jul 16 2018
updated air quality section

Synopsis
High pressure overhead will drift east over the next couple of
days. Subtropical moisture will return by the end of the week
with increased chances of thunderstorms. Dry weather returns
across the region by Sunday.

Discussion
Very warm temperatures occurred once again today and are expected
to only get hotter over the next couple of days. We will be very
close to heat advisory levels tomorrow through Friday as a large
upper level ridge of high pressure will dominate the regions
weather. However, we will see decent overnight temperature
recoveries and cooling conditions across the region that will
prevent advisory conditions.

Smoke from the ferguson fire in mariposa county has created very
low visibility in and around yosemite national park. Winds are
light and terrain driven and a strong inversion is holding the
smoke near the surface longer during the day. Visible satellite
data is indicating the smoke is edging its way south along the
east side of the sjv. A cautionary statement has been issued by
the sjvapcd. We are encouraging people to remain indoors if you
smell smoke.

High pressure ridge will drift east by Wednesday and will open the
door for the return of subtropical moisture to the region. Model
guidance is advertising showers and thunderstorms to become more
widespread across the kern county mountains and desert region as
well as the sierra nevada. Unsettled weather is expected the
through Saturday with some storms producing locally heavy
rainfall, as pwats will be over 1 inch by Wednesday and continue
into Friday.

The ridge will build back in over the region by Sunday and
continue into Monday with very hot temperatures returning to the
area. Dry conditions will also return by the later part of the
weekend as the upper ridge builds westward.

Aviation
Areas of MVFR visibility in smoke in the vicinity of the ferguson
fire in mariposa county. Otherwise,VFR conditions will prevail
across the central ca interior during the next 24 hours.

Air quality issues
On Tuesday july 17 2018... Unhealthy for sensitive groups in kern
county and sequoia national park and forest.

Further information is available at valleyair.Org

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

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

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


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
China Lake, Naval Air Facility, CA6 mi43 minSSW 1210.00 miA Few Clouds95°F46°F19%1009 hPa

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Wind Forecast for San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA (1,6,7,8)
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