Friday, February22, 2019 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Fort Washington, CA

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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 6:37AMSunset 5:47PM Friday February 22, 2019 9:10 AM PST (17:10 UTC) Moonrise 10:38PMMoonset 9:52AM Illumination 89% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 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 Fort Washington, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
254 am pst Fri feb 22 2019

Synopsis
Drying and warming trend returns. However, temperatures will
remain below normal for this time of year through the end of the
week behind the recent cold system. Another weaker system will
brush the area mainly to our north early next week.

Discussion
After a really active couple of weeks, the area will get a
breather from the action. Temperatures overnight will be colder
than the last few nights as skies have begun to clear from the
exiting cold trough that is now located over far southeastern
ca and az and moving eastward toward the four corners region. A
freeze warning is in effect for the sjv parts of the CWA and
temperatures will drop near freezing and in a few locations drop
below that mark. Dewpoints are currently in the mid 30s from
fresno county southward and drier air is moving into the northern
parts of the CWA as dewpoints have fallen to the upper 20s already.

This will allow for colder low temperatures in the northern areas
than in the southern parts of the southern sjv. A freeze watch is
in effect for late Friday into early Saturday morning and will be
monitored for possible warning conditions. However, with
shortwave ridging moving southward into the region may keep low
temperatures mainly above 32 for the sjv. The threat of freezing
is obviously not taken lightly at this time of year with many of
the areas fruit and nut trees either laden with citrus or
budding flowering. Any long duration freezes during this time
could be very damaging and costly.

With the shortwave ridging moving through the area on Saturday. A
more zonal flow develops across the region into the beginning of
next week. By Tuesday a weak tropical tap is progged to move
across the area from the southwest. This could increase the
chances for higher elevation snows and even a few showers for the
lower elevations. At this time the moisture associated with this
feature is on the small size. But buyer beware with the model data
for the middle of next week because as we saw with the system at
the middle of last week the models will struggle with any tropical
system influx meshing with mid latitude storms. I would not be
surprised to see the models struggle again with the solutions over
the next several days. As of right now the guidance is indicating
that the main tropical tap will go into northern ca and or and be
ingested into a mid latitude system from the gulf of alaska.

However, any further deviation of the system southward would
increase chances for precipitation for our forecast area. This
will need to be monitored very carefully over the next several
forecast periods. If things pan out as currently indicated then we
will have primarily a zonal flow continue through next week. But
in the meantime, caveat emptor.

Aviation
Areas of lingering mountain obscuring ifr lifr in low clouds in the
southern sierra nevada, kern county mountains, and southern sierra
nevada foothills through at least 18z this morning.VFR conditions
will prevail at mce, mer, fat, vis, and bfl today and tonight.

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.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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Fresno, Fresno Air Terminal, CA7 mi17 minE 510.00 miFair42°F33°F71%1019 hPa
Madera Municipal Airport, CA20 mi17 minWNW 710.00 miFair41°F34°F76%1019.7 hPa

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Wind Forecast for San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA (12,3,4,5)
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