Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:12AM||Sunset 5:21PM||Monday November 30, 2020 9:56 AM MST (16:56 UTC)||Moonrise 5:45PM||Moonset 7:26AM||Illumination 100%|
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FXUS65 KPSR 301208 AFDPSR
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Phoenix AZ 508 AM MST Mon Nov 30 2020
UPDATE. Updated 12Z Aviation Discussion.
SYNOPSIS. Near to slightly above normal temperatures will persist throughout the week. Breezy conditions can be expected this morning east of Phoenix, and Tuesday afternoon over southeast California. A strong storm system will enter from the north by the middle of the week, bringing another round of breezy conditions and a slight cool down. Unsettled weather may continue into the weekend.
DISCUSSION. Early morning satellite imagery across the CONUS shows a sharp trough moving through the mid-Mississippi Valley, while most of the Southwest is located within weak anticyclonic flow in the wake of this trough. Low-level wind fields show a channel of strong easterly flow across the Rio Grande Valley of Texas/southern New Mexico into southern and central Arizona. This will translate to strong easterly winds at the surface for much of the morning east of Phoenix, including parts of north-central Pinal County, southern Gila County, and northeast Maricopa County. The peak wind speeds should occur just after sunrise when boundary-layer mixing deepens, with gusts up to 40 mph possible. A Wind Advisory remains in effect through noon for these areas, before low-level wind fields generally weaken this afternoon. Minimum temperatures this morning will once again be chilly, with some parts of Pinal County approaching the freezing mark. High clouds will also spread eastward towards Arizona as a very subtle shortwave impulse moves across the Southwest. Daytime temperatures will reach the low 70s in the deserts today.
By Tuesday, attention turns to a pair of strong upper-level lows moving almost due southward out of the Northern Rockies towards the Four Corners/southern High Plains. This unusual pattern will undergo a complicated evolution into the middle of the week. Initially, the primary impacts will be an increase in northerly winds across southeast California and southwest Arizona on Tuesday afternoon, and easterly winds later Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning across south-Central Arizona. Model solutions are finally starting to converge on a reasonable scenario for the middle to latter portion of the week, showing the upshear upper low progressing southwestward into Arizona by early Thursday afternoon. While moisture will be lacking given the unfavorable continental trajectories, some isolated shower potential and increase in cloud cover will be possible near the track of the upper low on Thursday. However, there is still quite a bit of latitudinal spread in the position of this feature amongst model members, so trying to nail down details with much confidence is still difficult. GEFS ensemble means are still maintaining an open wave with less resolution in depicting a cutoff second low as shown in the ECMWF/GFS deterministic solutions, which may be a result of smoothing given the aforementioned spatial uncertainties.
Confidence in the forecast pattern decreases by Friday into this weekend, with increasing uncertainty about the possibility of a cutoff low in the vicinity of Arizona and its associated impacts. There are some indications that a cold closed low could linger across Arizona for 1-3 days, however, which would bring cooler temperatures than advertised, along with increased cloudiness and the potential for isolated showers. Will have to keep monitoring this as it could result in potential changes to the forecast moving forward.
AVIATION. Updated at 1205Z.
South-Central Arizona including KPHX, KIWA, KSDL, and KDVT:
Periods of calm winds and then easterly winds at 8-12 kts have been seen this morning and will likely continue through the pre- dawn hours. Without observations, it is difficult to say what speeds easterly winds are reaching 1-2 kft above the surface, but models have been consistent suggesting 35-40 kts. This may lead to LLWS. Winds aloft, and LLWS, should peak between 12-17Z this morning. Between 17-22Z, surface winds may gust to around 20 kts. Through the rest of the afternoon, winds will gradually subside and become light this evening, still with an easterly component. SCT to BKN high clouds aoa 20 kft will pass over the area through the TAF period.
Southeast California/Southwest Arizona including KIPL and KBLH:
Light winds are expected at both terminals through the TAF period, with speeds generally aob 8 kts. Light west at KIPL this morning become light northerly this afternoon and then return westerly tonight. At KBLH, winds will favor the north during the day and west tonight. Extended periods of variability is also possible at both terminals. SCT to BKN clouds aoa 20 kft will clear this afternoon.
FIRE WEATHER. Wednesday through Sunday: A low pressure system center will progress southward across the Four Corners and lead to periods of breezy to windy conditions through at least Thursday. The highest confidence in elevated fire weather conditions will be Thursday afternoon along the lower Colorado River Valley, perhaps extending into south-central Arizona. The potential for breezy to windy conditions will continue Friday into the weekend, but is still somewhat uncertain given the possible evolution scenarios of the upper low. Min RH will be quite low each afternoon with moisture lacking, generally in the 10-15 percent range, with only modest overnight recovery.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT. Spotters should follow standard reporting procedures.
PSR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. AZ . Wind Advisory until noon MST today for AZZ547-552-555.
CA . None.
DISCUSSION . Rogers AVIATION . Benedict FIRE WEATHER . Rogers
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|Phoenix, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ||2 mi||65 min||E 10||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||63°F||19°F||19%||1022.3 hPa|
|Scottsdale Airport, AZ||15 mi||63 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||58°F||25°F||28%||1022.9 hPa|
|Chandler, Chandler Municipal Airport, AZ||16 mi||69 min||E 3||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||55°F||30°F||38%||1023.7 hPa|
|Glendale, Glendale Municipal Airport, AZ||16 mi||69 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Clear||59°F||19°F||21%||1024.4 hPa|
|Mesa / Falcon Field, AZ||17 mi||62 min||NE 4||10.00 mi||Fair||63°F||19°F||18%||1022 hPa|
|Phoenix, Phoenix-Deer Valley Municipal Airport, AZ||19 mi||63 min||ENE 8||10.00 mi||Fair||63°F||19°F||19%||1022.7 hPa|
|Goodyear Municipal, AZ||19 mi||69 min||N 6||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||54°F||21°F||28%||1024 hPa|
|Luke Air Force Base / Phoenix, AZ||21 mi||58 min||NW 3||10.00 mi||Fair||58°F||23°F||26%||1023.1 hPa|
|Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, AZ||21 mi||66 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||55°F||19°F||24%||1024 hPa|
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