Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:38AM||Sunset 7:56PM||Thursday May 23, 2019 12:29 AM PDT (07:29 UTC)||Moonrise 12:00AM||Moonset 9:47AM||Illumination 82%|
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Area Discussion for - San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
305 pm pdt Wed may 22 2019
Much below normal temperatures and increased clouds will continue
over the next several days. There will also be a continued threat
of scattered valley rain showers and mountain snow showers each
day into the beginning of next week. Winds will also remain breezy
with locally gusty conditions, especially for wind prone areas.
This peculiar weather regime continues due to the stagnant
synoptic pattern that has plagued the region over the last several
weeks. An upper level trough continues to sit over the southwest
and the center of the main circulation is currently sitting over
southern nevada. On the north of this circulation is flow from the
east that is bringing us the wrap around flow that is giving us
the mostly cloudy sky conditions and scattered showers. The
freezing level is averaging right about 6500 to 7000 feet and
will gradually increase over the next several days. This will keep
snow showers to the higher elevations and the amounts will be
limited to 1-3 inches at the highest elevations over the next 48
The anomalously cool weather pattern continues with high
temperatures running about 20 degrees below normal levels. The
mostly cloudy conditions do not help in this regard. Today we
will be coming very close to setting records for low maxes in
fresno and bakersfield which are 67 and 68 respectively both last
set in 2010. Current temperatures are 64 in fresno and 61 in
bakersfield. This temperature forecast can be difficult,
especially this time of year, because all you would need is the
sun to break out for an hour and your forecast is toast.
As this current system begins to move out on Friday, the parade
of systems look to continue well into next week with the next one
coming into the region on Saturday and another on Sunday. The
Sunday system looks to have more dynamics at play and therefore
thunderstorms look to be a good possibility across the area.
Provided the diurnal timing works out for the system passage there
could be the possibility for a couple of the storms to be strong.
Hail and wind would be the biggest threats but as we have seen in
the past couple of weeks there is always the possibility of funnel
clouds with the occasionally weak tornado. However, as I stated
earlier, the timing would have to be ideal and unfortunately in
this stagnant pattern the model timing has been struggling lately.
The troughy pattern looks to remain in place well into next week.
MVFR conditions, with local ifr ceilings and visibility, can be
expected in the foothills and higher elevations of the sierra and
the kern county mountains through at least 12z Friday with
mountain obscuration possible. Otherwise,VFR conditions will
prevail elsewhere over the central california interior during the
next 24 hours.
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The level of certainty for days 3 through 7 is medium.
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