Monday, October14, 2019

Marine Weather and Tides
Desert Center, CA

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Sunrise 6:47AMSunset 6:13PM Monday October 14, 2019 6:10 PM PDT (01:10 UTC) Moonrise 7:03PMMoonset 7:24AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Desert Center, CA
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Area Discussion for - Phoenix, AZ
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area forecast discussion
national weather service phoenix az
500 pm mst Mon oct 14 2019

Update Updated aviation discussion.

Very typical mid october mundane, yet pleasant weather will persist
across the region this week. Temperatures will warm somewhat through
the middle of the week with lower desert communities reaching back
towards the mid 90s. A fast moving, dry weather system will force
temperature back down around the seasonal average by the weekend.

A positively tilted shortwave was descending towards western arizona
this afternoon though with the bulk of the midlevel cold core
remaining over northern arizona and height falls minimal, synoptic
scale ascent appears rather limited. However, this wave was inducing
moist southerly flow through the h9-h8 layer advecting modest
moisture into south-central arizona from the gulf of california.

Visible satellite presentation suggests some pockets of brief
vertical development, albeit likely capped by a warm inhibitive
layer just above 700 mb resulting in merely a congestive CU field.

While an isolated shower is possible through this evening within the
corridor of better moisture, there is little model support for more
organized activity and areal coverage would not be expected to
exceed 5-10%.

The lingering moisture may lead to some overnight strato-cu decks in
a h8-h7 layer, but the positive tilt nature of the passing trough
should allow stronger subsidence and rapid clearing to envelop the
forecast area by sunrise Tuesday. Height rises and shortwave ridging
will spread into the SW CONUS during the remainder of the day and
become most pronounced Wednesday with h5 heights peaking in a 586-
588dm range. Confidence is excellent that afternoon highs Wednesday
will reach back into the middle 90s at lower elevations - though
well short of record levels for mid october (phx oct 16th record
high is 101f), this could be the last day of mid 90s around the
phoenix area until next spring (albeit with lower confidence as
abnormal warmth may return next week).

The progressive hemispheric pattern will force another fast moving,
low amplitude shortwave from the east pacific into the great basin
during the latter half of the week. Other than a period of somewhat
stronger afternoon winds Thursday, the only other evidence of this
system will be temperatures retreating back into the upper 80s for
lower elevation communities (i.E. Very near normal for mid october).

Far more forecast uncertainty exists later in the weekend as a
trailing, and deeper pacific trough will dig and amplify through the
western and central conus. A large majority of operational and
ensemble members support a more continental trajectory with
amplification not occurring until the waves passes into the central
rockies. Almost no ensemble member indicates precipitation potential
with this system, and only a minority now would support more
significant cooling and breezier conditions.

Aviation Updated at 0000z
south-central arizona including kphx, kiwa, ksdl, and kdvt:
sct cumulus will become few this evening and may linger through
the night, with bases no lower than 6 kft, before clearing by
sunrise Tuesday. Winds will remain light, primarily 5 kts or
less, through the next 24 hours with periods of variability.

Directions will generally follow typical diurnal tendencies, but
could see instances of light northerly winds this evening and
again Tuesday evening.

Southeast california southwest arizona including kipl and kblh:
skies will clear this evenings and should remain clear through the
rest of the TAF period. Winds will continue to favor a NW to ne
component at kipl, while kblh's S winds this evening will shift n
to NE early Tuesday morning. There may also be periods of
variability tonight through Tuesday morning at both terminals.

Speeds should remain AOB 6 kts at both sites through the next 24

Aviation discussion not updated for amended tafs.

Fire weather
Thursday through Monday:
dry weather will persist across all districts through the weekend as
temperatures hover not far from the seasonal average. Seasonably
breezy conditions may exist Thursday afternoon in association with a
passing weather disturbance yielding a slightly enhanced fire danger.

However, much lighter winds should prevail into the weekend with
just the typical upslope breezes. Afternoon minimum humidity levels
will generally fall into a 10-20% range following mostly fair
overnight recovery.

Spotter information statement
Spotters should follow standard reporting procedures.

Psr watches warnings advisories
Az... None.

Ca... None.

Discussion... Mo kuhlman
aviation... Benedict
fire weather... Mo

Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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Palm Springs, Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, CA27 mi18 minESE 410.00 miFair82°F37°F21%1008.4 hPa

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Wind History from TRM (wind in knots)
Last 24hrSW4W4CalmNW7N5N5NW8NW8NE3N6N5N4NW5CalmNW8NW95NW543W3SE5CalmSE4
1 day agoCalmW3CalmN3N6N3N4N5N4CalmN4N3N5CalmCalmCalmCalmS4SE8SE11SE9SE10SE9Calm
2 days agoCalmNE4W4N5N5NW4N4N7N4N3CalmNW4NW4W3NW3N53Calm4SE6SE7SE7SE8SE4

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