Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:43AM||Sunset 7:17PM||Saturday August 8, 2020 4:22 AM MST (11:22 UTC)||Moonrise 10:25PM||Moonset 10:15AM||Illumination 80%|
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Area Discussion for - Tucson, AZ  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS65 KTWC 080926 AFDTWC
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Tucson AZ Issued by National Weather Service Phoenix AZ 226 AM MST Sat Aug 8 2020
SYNOPSIS. High pressure over the region will continue to maintain above average heat. Below average daily thunderstorm chances will also continue, primarily well south and east of Tucson as a drier southwesterly flow limits thunderstorm coverage into at least the first half of next week.
DISCUSSION. An unfavorable pattern with weak troughiness near the west coast and a ridge of high pressure nosing in from the east will continue to limit our moisture. Well below average dew points in the 40s and precipitable water values hovering around 1 inch just won't cut it. We'll see another round of isolated thunderstorms mainly near the eastern mountains today, with temperatures several degrees above average. Even northern and northwest Sonora has seen some drying over the past 24 hours.
Ensembles are still showing a strengthening of the ridge's western flank over our area the next few days, which will continue to tend to block any deep import of moisture while pushing temperatures as high as 6 or 7 degrees above average to start the new week. That trend could add another few degrees by the end of next week, and push us into widespread Excessive Heat levels. We probably won't see a more favorable pattern for thunderstorms until the second half of August.
AVIATION. Valid through 09/12Z.
Mostly clear. Isolated -TSRA/-SHRA mainly east of a KFHU to KSAD line after 08/21Z. Normal surface wind trends less than 12 kts. Aviation discussion not updated for TAF amendments.
FIRE WEATHER. Drier than normal with well above average heat through next week. In general, afternoon valley RHs will be in the 10-20 percent range with mountains in the 20-30 percent range. A few afternoon thunderstorms possible near the mountains east and south of Tucson. Normal diurnal wind trends outside of any possible thunderstorm gusts.
TWC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ||19 mi||25 min||SE 6||10.00 mi||Fair||80°F||49°F||34%||1010.4 hPa|
|Tucson, Tucson International Airport, AZ||19 mi||30 min||S 6||10.00 mi||Fair||82°F||48°F||31%||1010.2 hPa|
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