Tuesday, December10, 2019
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Phoenix, AZ

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Sunrise 7:20AMSunset 5:22PM Tuesday December 10, 2019 5:17 PM MST (00:17 UTC) Moonrise 4:30PMMoonset 5:42AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 14 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.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Phoenix, AZ
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Area Discussion for - Phoenix, AZ
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Phoenix AZ 431 PM MST Tue Dec 10 2019

UPDATE. Updated aviation discussion.

SYNOPSIS. Drying conditions under weak high pressure will bring mostly sunny skies today with highs in the mid to upper 60s. A weak weather system mostly skirting by to the north of Arizona will then bring mostly cloudy skies tonight into early Wednesday. Increasing high pressure and warming conditions are then seen for late week with high temperatures likely topping 70 degrees over the lower deserts for Friday and Saturday. Another weak but dry weather system should bring cooler temperatures into early next week.

DISCUSSION. High pressure will dominate the weather pattern through next week, with a couple of weak disturbances moving across the region. The first wave will move through late tonight through tomorrow and result in an increase in high clouds. Current, satellite imagery already shows thicker high clouds moving into southeast California, with these clouds expected to spread eastward into southwest and south-central Arizona by later this afternoon. Due to increased cloud cover overnight, we nudged overnight lows a couple of degrees warmer. In addition, the enhanced cloud cover and warmer temperatures will bring down the threat for dense fog re-development tomorrow morning, but latest HRRR guidance continues to indicate patchy fog developing, especially in northwest Pinal county and around the San Carlos area in southern Gila county. It looks like the best window for fog will be from around 4 am to 10 am MST Wednesday morning.

High clouds will clear from west to east tomorrow, with mostly clear skies expected in southeast California by mid-morning and in southwest and south-central Arizona by early-afternoon. Strong high pressure will then begin to build into the region in the wake of the aforementioned wave and remain situated over us through the early part of the weekend. This will lead to a warming trend with highs in the upper 60s/low 70s by Friday and Saturday.

it still looks like another weak weather system will move across the region on Sunday and bring rain to the far eastern portions of southern Gila county. Most of our forecast area will likely not see any rain from this system, however, what we will see is another cool down with high temperatures across the lower deserts dropping back into the low 60s by next Monday.

AVIATION. Updated at 1755Z.

South-Central Arizona including KPHX, KIWA, KSDL, and KDVT:

High clouds will increase this evening into tomorrow as a weak upper disturbance moves through the Southwest. Bases should remain AOA 25 kft while coverage is SCT-BKN. Otherwise, very light winds with general diurnal tendencies will persist through the next 24 hours with periods of variability.

Southeast California/Southwest Arizona including KIPL and KBLH:

SCT-BKN high clouds will persist through Wednesday morning with bases AOA 25 kft. Winds will remain light and variable through the TAF period, favoring typical diurnal tendencies.

FIRE WEATHER. Thursday through Monday: Dry conditions under increasing high pressure aloft will prevail through Saturday before a weak low pressure system affects the region Sunday into Monday. Moisture levels with the late weekend system should be too dry, hindering precipitation chances. Minimum humidity levels initially should stick around 25-30% much of the period, potentially lowering slightly into early next week. Winds will stay light through Saturday before some breezy conditions move in for Sunday and Monday.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT. Spotters should follow standard reporting procedures.

PSR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. AZ . None. CA . None.

DISCUSSION . Hernandez AVIATION . Rogers/Benedict FIRE WEATHER . Kuhlman


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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Phoenix, Phoenix-Deer Valley Municipal Airport, AZ8 mi25 minWNW 410.00 miFair64°F39°F40%1021.5 hPa
Phoenix, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ10 mi27 minNW 510.00 miMostly Cloudy67°F33°F29%1020.7 hPa
Scottsdale Airport, AZ10 mi25 minVar 310.00 miFair65°F37°F36%1021.8 hPa
Glendale, Glendale Municipal Airport, AZ11 mi28 minN 010.00 miPartly Cloudy66°F35°F32%1022.7 hPa
Luke Air Force Base / Phoenix, AZ15 mi80 minW 410.00 miFair66°F39°F37%1021.1 hPa
Goodyear Municipal, AZ19 mi31 minVar 410.00 miMostly Cloudy66°F39°F37%1022.3 hPa
Mesa / Falcon Field, AZ21 mi24 minWNW 510.00 miFair65°F39°F39%1020.7 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KDVT

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