Tuesday, January21, 2020
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Marine Weather and Tides
Fresno, CA

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12/16/2019 NOAA is having trouble with requests that include wind gusts. I am posting graphs without wind gusts until it gets fixed.
10/9/2019 Updated the Marine Zones.
9/4/2019 Fixed the weather maps due to NOAA moving them.
7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 7:06AMSunset 5:13PM Tuesday January 21, 2020 5:35 AM PST (13:35 UTC) Moonrise 5:29AMMoonset 3:29PM Illumination 14% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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.
Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Fresno, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA
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FXUS66 KHNX 211046 AFDHNX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Hanford CA 246 AM PST Tue Jan 21 2020

SYNOPSIS. Light snow is likely this afternoon and tonight above 6,000 feet, mainly around Yosemite National Park. Strong, gusty westerly winds will impact a portion of the Kern County mountains and desert this afternoon and tonight. High temperatures each afternoon today through Sunday will be around five degrees above normal for this time of year.

DISCUSSION. A cold front will move southeastward through Northern California today. This cold front will dissipate over Central California tonight. As much as one to three inches of snow is possible this afternoon and tonight above 6,000 north of Lake Wishon. Light rain is conceivable this afternoon and tonight in the Southern Sierra Nevada foothills north of Mariposa. Light rain is possible this afternoon and tonight in the northern parts of Merced and Mariposa Counties. Strong, gusty westerly winds will impact a portion of the Kern County mountains and desert this afternoon and tonight. A Wind Advisory is in effect for a portion of the Kern County mountains and desert this afternoon and tonight.

An Eastern Pacific ridge of high pressure will approach the west coast of the United States Wednesday. This ridge of high pressure will progress eastward over the Golden State Wednesday night. The ridge of high pressure will continue to move eastward through the Great Basin Thursday and Thursday night. Zonal or subtle anticyclonic flow aloft will prevail Friday through Saturday. Dense fog is possible in the San Joaquin Valley each night and early morning Wednesday night through Saturday morning.

A trough of low pressure will approach the west coast of the United States Saturday night. This trough of low pressure should pass over Central California Sunday into Sunday night. The GFS and European numerical model guidance differs regarding the intensity and atmospheric moisture associated with the trough of low pressure. The European numerical model guidance depicts a much stronger trough of low pressure, leading to higher precipitation chances Saturday night through Sunday night. Meanwhile, the GFS numerical model guidance advertises slight precipitation chances Saturday night through Sunday night. An Eastern Pacific ridge of high pressure will build across the Golden State early next week.

AVIATION. IFR visibilities are likely at MCE, MER, and VIS early this morning in mist. Brief periods of LIFR visibilities are expected at MCE and MER before 18z. MVFR visibilities are likely at FAT and BFL in mist prior to 18z. VFR conditions will prevail at all terminal forecast locations this afternoon and tonight.

AIR QUALITY ISSUES. On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020, fireplace/wood stove burning status is: no burning unless registered in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, and Tulare Counties. Further information is available at Valleyair.org.

CERTAINTY. The level of certainty for days 1 and 2 is high. The level of certainty for days 3 through 7 is medium.

Certainty levels include low, medium, and high. Please visit www.weather.gov/hnx/certainty.html for additional information and/or to provide feedback.

HNX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Wind Advisory from 3 PM this afternoon to 9 AM PST Wednesday for CAZ196-198-199.



public/aviation/fire weather . BS PIO/DSS . Bollenbacher

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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Fresno, Fresno Air Terminal, CA4 mi42 minN 03.00 miFog/Mist48°F45°F89%1019.6 hPa
Madera Municipal Airport, CA22 mi42 minN 00.75 miFog/Mist39°F37°F96%1020 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KFAT

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2 days agoCalmNW3W6NW3CalmCalmW5W6NW5NW5--NW6W4N5NW4NW4CalmW3S3NW3CalmS3CalmCalm

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Wind Forecast for San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA (8,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station San Joaquin Valley, CA
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