Thursday, October18, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Ridgecrest, CA

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What's New / NOTES
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 6:59AMSunset 6:11PM Thursday October 18, 2018 8:32 PM PDT (03:32 UTC) Moonrise 3:19PMMoonset 1:08AM Illumination 72% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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
343 pm pdt Thu oct 18 2018

Synopsis Dry weather will prevail over the central
california interior for the next several days. Above
normal high temperatures will continue through Monday
before trending slightly cooler by the middle of next
week.

Discussion Sunshine is boosting temperatures to balmy
levels throughout the CWA this afternoon, much like the
past several afternoons. If you haven't yet taken advantage
of this fine autumn weather, you'll still have at least a
few more days to do so. There will only be subtle changes
in the overall pattern through the weekend. A strong upper
level ridge of high pressure currently situated off the
oregon coast will build inland during the next 24 hours.

This ridge will slide southeastward into the rockies this
weekend around a weak closed low that develops along the
california coast. Although the low itself is moisture
deficient, it's proximity could produce a few isolated
showers near the sierra crest by Sunday afternoon. Our
offshore flow will dwindle by then and in turn this low
will effectively bring cooler weather to the coast while
much of the central california interior stays relatively
warm. How warm? Well, high temperatures in the san joaquin
valley and lower foothills will be consistently above 80
degrees in many locations each day through the weekend.

However, the nights will continue to run relatively cool,
if not chilly.

On Monday, the upper level low will shift inland and by Tuesday,
the models place the remnants of it over the four corners region.

A dry northwesterly flow in the wake of this feature will bring a
slightly cooler and drier air mass into the CWA by Tuesday. During
the remaining days of next week, another upper level ridge of
high pressure centered several hundred miles off the coast of
northern baja will gradually build inland across southern
california. This will guarantee a continuation of dry weather for
us in the 4 to 7 day period and probably longer if the ensembles
are right. Although numerical MOS guidance is cooling high
temperatures to near normal in this period, we suspect afternoon
temperatures could very well run a little higher as long as the
upper level ridge builds over the southern half of the state later
next week. That being said, 80-degree high temperatures could
still occur in the san joaquin valley and lower foothills a week
from today. However, as the nights get longer, there'll be more
time for radiational cooling and so the chillier starts to the
days will make it more challenging for the Sun to warm temps
above the 80-degree mark. Additionally, it would not be a surprise
if a few of the chilliest locations in the san joaquin valley
see some ground fog around daybreak by the middle of next week,
especially where orchards are irrigated. It's just a normal aspect
of our valley climatology this time of year, no matter how dry
our weather has been.

Aviation
Areas of MVFR in haze and mist in the san joaquin valley between 12z
fri and 18z fri. Otherwise,VFR conditions are expected across the
central ca interior during the next 24 hours.

Air quality issues
None.

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

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 mi36 minS 410.00 miFair62°F17°F17%1019.6 hPa

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Wind Forecast for San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA (23,6,7,8)
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