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|Sunrise 5:27AM||Sunset 7:34PM||Tuesday July 14, 2020 4:00 PM MST (23:00 UTC)||Moonrise 12:54AM||Moonset 2:13PM||Illumination 29%|
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FXUS65 KTWC 142221 AFDTWC
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Tucson AZ 320 PM MST Tue Jul 14 2020
SYNOPSIS. Isolated thunderstorms into tonight favoring southeast of Tucson and across the White Mountains. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will prevail Wednesday into early next week especially during afternoon and evening hours. Hotter than normal high temperatures through Thursday with daytime temperatures closer to seasonal normals this weekend.
DISCUSSION. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms were occurring as of this writing generally east of a line from just east of Oracle to just east of Green Valley. A few thunderstorms have potentially approached severe thresholds and least via radar signatures. A trained spotter reported a few medium sized mesquite branches were snapped from a severe thunderstorm near St. David around 230 pm MST.
At any rate, isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms this evening east of Tucson. Various high-res solutions suggest that the bulk of showers/tstms should end around midnight. However, have opted to maintain isolated showers/tstms late tonight (i.e. 06Z-12Z Wed) for portions of Cochise County.
Strong high pressure aloft on Wednesday is progged to be centered over north Texas, and a low amplitude upper trough is also progged to be over California. The models depict a more-southerly mid-level steering flow Wednesday afternoon versus the southwesterly flow today. As such, the coverage of showers/tstms Wednesday afternoon/ evening should be slightly further west to include more of the Tucson metro area. Thus, scattered showers/tstms Wednesday afternoon and evening mainly from Tucson eastward and southward with precip- free conditions across western Pima County and south central Pinal County.
Thereafter, not much change of significance to the inherited precip chances from Thursday into early next week. The GFS/GEFS in particular, and the 14/12Z ECMWF/ECENS to a somewhat lesser extent, depict a more-favorable easterly mid-level flow regime for shower/ thunderstorm development and migration will prevail. There are some differences among the solutions in the easterly component depending upon a given day or nighttime period (some periods southeasterly, some periods northeasterly). Have also noted that the GFS generally is more robust with precip chances and model-generated rain amounts versus the ECMWF, which has been the case during the past few weeks.
The upshot, the official forecast Thursday through next Tuesday continues with scattered showers/tstms across much of this forecast area especially during the afternoon/evening hours. Given some hints at easterly waves around next Monday (GFS) and next Tuesday (ECMWF), would not be surprised that showers/tstms will prevail well into the late night/early morning hours during this forecast period. Given the progged flow and available moisture, as well as potential easterly waves or from MCS development near the area, the late night/ early morning scenario of showers/tstms may happen at least a few times during this forecast period. The timing of this scenario is not clear as of this writing, however.
Forecast high temps Wednesday and Thursday will range at a few to several degrees above normal depending upon location. Daytime temps Friday into Tuesday will mostly trend closer to seasonal normals, particularly early next week.
AVIATION. Valid through 16/00Z. FEW-SCT clouds 10-15k ft MSL from KTUS eastward with another SCT-BKN cloud deck 20k-25k ft MSL this evening into Wednesday. Isolated -SHRA/-TSRA into this evening S to SE of KTUS and across the White Mountains NE of KSAD. Isolated -TSRA/-SHRA may occur late tonight (06Z-12Z Wednesday) southeast of KTUS, and particularly near KDUG and KFHU. Scattered -TSRA/-SHRA KTUS vicinity ewd/swd Wednesday afternoon. Gusty outflow winds will be possible near -TSRA. Outside of gusty outflows, SFC winds will be WLY/NWLY 8-12 kts with a few gusts around 20 kts this afternoon. Winds diminish after sunset becoming variable less than 10 kts then increasing again Wednesday afternoon. Aviation discussion not updated for TAF amendments.
FIRE WEATHER. Expect isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms each afternoon/evening through the forecast period. Conditions are slightly less favorable today, with storms mainly southeast of Tucson and over the White Mountains. Activity looks to increase Wednesday with the best chances from Tucson eastward. Then Thursday into early next week expect scattered thunderstorms for most of southeast Arizona mainly in the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will ease back to slightly above normal levels by Friday. Relative humidities will be 15-30 pct through the week with generally good overnight recoveries. 20-ft winds generally remain less than 15 mph with some afternoon gustiness, although today will be breezier across the Upper Gila River Valley. Also, any afternoon/ evening thunderstorms will capable of gusts to 45 mph or higher.
TWC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
DISCUSSION . Francis AVIATION . Hardin FIRE WEATHER . Hardin
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|Tucson Ryan Field Airport, AZ||14 mi||76 min||SSW 12 G 17||10.00 mi||Fair||104°F||48°F||15%||1012.9 hPa|
|Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ||18 mi||63 min||NE 4||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||104°F||52°F||18%||1007.4 hPa|
|Tucson, Tucson International Airport, AZ||19 mi||68 min||WSW 5 G 18||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||105°F||46°F||14%||1007.1 hPa|
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