Marine Weather and Tides
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 6:35AM||Sunset 4:49PM||Friday November 16, 2018 2:55 PM PST (22:55 UTC)||Moonrise 2:33PM||Moonset 12:52AM||Illumination 65%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Squaw Valley, CAHourly EDIT Help
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
200 pm pst Fri nov 16 2018
Dry weather and near normal temperatures will continue through
the beginning of next week. Winds will remain light except for
breezy to gusty conditions near and through pass areas. Areas of
smoke and haze will continue for the san joaquin valley through
Few high clouds continue drift across the area as a ridge of high
pressure continues to dominate over the west coast. This ridge
has kept conditions dry and has also kept smoke confined to the
valley for numerous days now. The ridge axis remains offshore
over the eastern pacific and has been providing the district with
northerly winds aloft. These winds have pushed the smoke from area
fires all the way into the valley portion of kern county.
Therefore, air quality across the great california valley will
continue to be affected. The air quality ALERT will remain in
effect for much of the district's valley and foothill locations
through at least the first part of next week. While poor air
quality may continue into next week, a change in the current
weather pattern may be possible later next week.
Model confidence continues to grow as to the possible solution of
finally breaking down the blocking high pressure ridge that has
existed over the west coast. At this point, both deterministic and
probabilistic models are leaning toward the development of a cut-
off low over the eastern pacific that could take a trajectory
toward southern california early next week. Confidence in that
solution has grown as more models converge on developing a cut-
off low that moves toward the socal region. While the cut-off low
may not favor the district in the production of precipitation, it
will open the door for another disturbance to push toward the
west coast by around the middle part of next week.
Once the door is open the change in the weather pattern may allow
for the introduction of precipitation into parts of california on
around the holiday period. While some uncertainty still exist on|
when the disturbance will make landfall, current timing has the
first event making its way into the central california interior
after daybreak on Wednesday. Models are still not showing abundant
moisture, but, some moisture does surge into the disturbance and
provide parts of california with much needed rain and higher
elevation snow. For now, due to the higher uncertainty levels,
will keep the mention of precipitation at chance values. After a
possible break in the weather on thanksgiving day, more
precipitation could reach parts of california by Friday and into
the weekend. While model uncertainty grows toward day seven, the
door is open for the continuation of disturbances that can reach
california into the first parts of the following week.
Smoke and haze will continue to create areas of MVFR visibilities in
the san joaquin valley and adjacent foothills through at least the
next 24 hours. During the overnight hours, expect occasional patches
of ifr visibilities occurring from fresno county northward and in
the vicinity of the wildfires.VFR conditions will otherwise prevail
across the central california interior through at least the next 24
Air quality issues
Air quality ALERT in effect until at least 1200 pst Tuesday
november 20, 2018 for most of the central california interior
excluding the kern county mountains and desert areas.
On Friday november 16 2018... Unhealthy in fresno and merced
counties and sequoia national park and forest. Unhealthy for
sensitive groups in kern, kings, madera and tulare counties.
Fireplace wood stove burning status is: no burning unless
registered in fresno, kern, madera and tulare counties. No
burning for all in kings, merced and sequoia national park and
forest counties. Further information is available at valleyair.Org
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
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