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 6:37AM||Sunset 4:49PM||Friday November 16, 2018 2:33 AM PST (10:33 UTC)||Moonrise 2:35PM||Moonset 12:53AM||Illumination 59%|
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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... Updated
national weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
500 pm pst Thu nov 15 2018
updated air quality issues section
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
A ridge of high pressure continues as the dominate feature over
the west coast. This ridge will keep conditions dry through at
least the early part of next week. While the ridge axis remains
offshore over the eastern pacific, the district will continue to
see a northerly flow aloft. Therefore, smoke from area fires will
continue to affect air quality across the great california valley
through at least the end of the week. Air quality alerts are
currently in effect for much of the district's valley and foothill
locations. While poor air quality may continue into next week, a
change in the current weather pattern may be possible later next
Being that the blocking ridge pattern may be difficult to break
down, models continue to hint toward a change in the weather
pattern. That change may allow for the introduction of
precipitation into parts of california on around the holiday
period. First, models continue to show low cutting-off from the
main flow over the eastern pacific and taking a trajectory toward
southern california early next week. Confidence in that solution
has grown as more models converge on developing a cut-off low.
While the cut-off low may not produce precipitation across the
district, it will open the door for another disturbance to push
toward the west coast by around the middle part of next week. Some
uncertainty still exist on while the disturbance will make
landfall, but, all models do hint toward the development of a
disturbance next week. Therefore, will keep a mention of possible
precipitation for a wide time span that includes Wednesday through
In addition to the uncertainty in the timing of the disturbance,
the strength is also in question as to how far south and east the
precipitation will reach. Models do not show a moisture tap in the
classical atmospheric river sense, but, some moisture will get
entrenched 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 and wait until better consensus can
be reached before adding the fine details to the forecast.
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, mainly north of kern county. 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 hours.
Air quality issues
Air quality ALERT in effect until at least 1000 pst Friday, november
16th, 2018, for most of the central california interior, excluding
the kern county mountains and desert.
On Friday, november 16th, 2018, unhealthy in fresno county, merced
county, 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 for all in kings
county, merced county, and sequoia national park and forest. No
burning unless registered in fresno, kern, madera, and tulare
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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