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 5:44AM||Sunset 8:06PM||Wednesday May 22, 2019 5:36 AM PDT (12:36 UTC)||Moonrise 11:53PM||Moonset 9:00AM||Illumination 88%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Fresno, 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
246 am pdt Wed may 22 2019
Temperatures this afternoon will be near daily record values for
coolest high temperatures ever measured on may 22nd. Temperatures
will gradually moderate into the weekend, but will remain below
normal for this time of year. The majority of precipitation this
week should be confined to the southern sierra nevada. A weekend
storm system may be responsible for more widespread precipitation,
West to northwest wind gusts near 50 mph are currently being
measured at mojave airport. These wind gusts should gradually
subside this morning. The wind advisory for the kern county
mountains and desert may need to be extended past 4 am pdt.
Meanwhile, an area of low pressure aloft will meander around
southern california today. High temperatures this afternoon will
be fifteen to twenty degrees below normal for this time of year.
The daily record for coolest maximum temperature ever measured in
bakersfield on may 22nd will likely be set today. The current
record is 68 degrees, initially established in 1965 and most
recently observed in 2010. Temperature records at bakersfield date
back to 1889. Valley rain showers and mountain snow showers are
possible throughout central california this morning. Precipitation
should be confined to the southern sierra nevada and adjacent
foothills, as well as the kern county mountains and desert this
afternoon into this evening.
The aforementioned upper-level area of low pressure will move to
the northeast tonight through Friday. This will allow temperatures
to gradually moderate. Be that as it may, a trough of low
pressure aloft will remain over southern california tonight|
through Friday. This upper-level trough of low pressure will
provide enough atmospheric instability for the possibility of snow
showers in the southern sierra nevada and rain showers in the
southern sierra nevada foothills tonight through Thursday evening,
as well as Friday afternoon and Friday evening.
An area of low pressure aloft near the coast of the pacific
northwest should dive southward Friday night. Although the exact
track of this atmospheric disturbance is still in question at this
time, it could move southward near the coast of california
Saturday through Sunday. A winter storm watch may be required for
the southern sierra nevada this weekend, starting Saturday. The
upper-level area of low pressure may move inland over southern
california Sunday night. This area of low pressure aloft should
rapidly progress to the northeast over the great plains Monday,
where it may stall Monday night and Tuesday.
MVFR conditions, with local ifr ceilings, can be expected in
the foothills and higher elevations of the sierra and the
kern county mountains through at least 12z Thursday.
Additionally, local wind gusts of 35 knots or greater will
continue right below the kern county mountain passes through
06z Thursday. VFR conditions will prevail elsewhere over
the central california interior during the next 24 hours.
Air quality issues
The level of certainty for days 1 and 2 is medium.
The level of certainty for days 3 through 7 is low.
Certainty levels include low, medium, and high. Please visit
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|Fresno, Fresno Air Terminal, CA||4 mi||43 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Overcast||53°F||48°F||83%||1008.6 hPa|
|Madera Municipal Airport, CA||22 mi||43 min||WNW 5||8.00 mi||Light Rain||55°F||48°F||80%||1008.9 hPa|
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