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Forecast

June 7, 2021/report

June 7, 2021

A  two pronged attack will result in a much different week this week than the torrid temperatures of last week.  The two main features ushering in this cooling trend is a trough of low pressure moving into the Pacific Northwest and northern California and a cut off low now advancing into southern California.  The counterclockwise circulation around that feature will spread variable amounts of mid and high level clouds over the valley today, however no precipitation is expected

 

The marine layer has deepened to 3,500 feet and is surging into the valley.  Winds at Pacheco Pass are currently out of the west sustained at 20 MPH, gusting to 35 MPH.  that  modified sea breeze will spill over other gaps and passes further south in the Coast Range.  Temperatures are already 5 to 7 degrees cooler than 24 hours ago.  Temperatures this afternoon will be sub 90.  That trough to our northwest will dig further south by mid week then will move inland Thursday and Thursday night.  it’s possible readings Thursday may not even reach the 80 degree mark.

 

By Friday, the trough will have moved eastward, allowing weak high pressure to move inland from the eastern Pacific, resulting in a warming trend over the weekend.  Readings will be marginally above average again by Sunday with possible mid 90s by Monday.  For now, no triple digit readings are in the long term forecast.

 

Forecast: Variable cloudiness at times today.  Mostly clear tonight through Tuesday night.  partly cloudy at times Wednesday through Thursday.  Mostly clear Thursday night through Monday.

 

Short Term:                                                     

Madera 85/50/81/48/80 Reedley 87/51/82/48/79 Dinuba 86/49/82/48/79
Porterville 88/50/82/49/81 Lindsay 87/49/82/48/79 Delano 88/53/82/50/80
Bakersfield 87/59/82/55/79 Taft 86/55/83/55/80 Arvin 89/55/82/51/80
Lamont 88/54/82/51/79 Pixley 87/52/82/50/80 Tulare 86/50/81/48/78
Woodlake 87/50/82/49/79 Hanford 87/52/81/50/80 Orosi 86/49/81/48/78

 

Seven Day Forecast:

Thursday

Mostly clear

48/78

Friday

Mostly clear

49/82

Saturday

Mostly clear

53/88

Sunday

Mostly clear

56/92

Monday

Mostly clear

57/95

 

Two Week Outlook:  June 12 through June 18:  This  model indicates a ridge of high pressure will be over the western states with a trough just off shore, resulting in near to marginally above average temperatures with dry conditions.  This model is also hinting at the beginning of the monsoon season with a southerly flow moving into the Desert Southwest.

 

June:  This model is indicating a ridge of upper level high pressure will be more dominant over the Desert Southwest and, to a lesser extent, California, resulting in above average temperatures for the month with the usual dry conditions prevailing.

 

June, July, August: This model mimics the pattern of recent years, indicating high pressure over the Desert Southwest being the most dominant feature, resulting  in above average temperatures.  Theoretically, this pattern blocks monsoonal moisture from moving northward.  Typically, there’s little to no precipitation anyway, and that will be the case this summer.

 

Winds Discussion:  winds will be generally out of the west to northwest at 8 to  15 MPH with stronger gusts through Tuesday night.   Gusts to 35 MPH will be possible, mainly along the Interstate 5 corridor and below coastal passes.  Winds Wednesday and Thursday will increase out of the northwest to 10 to 20 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH along the west side.

 

Afternoon Dew Points Today: Mid to upper 40s. Mid to upper 40s.

Afternoon Dew Points Today: Low to mid 40s. Low to mid 40s.

Actual Humidity Range Yesterday: Delano, NA%/NA%  Porterville, 76%/20%

Percentage of Sunshine Today/Tomorrow: Visalia: Today: 30%, tomorrow 80%.  Bakersfield: Today: 30% Tomorrow: 80%

 

ET Rates Over the Past Seven Days:. Stratford 2.22, Parlier 2.06, Arvin 2.20, Orange Cove 2.30, Porterville 2.08, Delano NA. Courtesy University of California *=estimate, NA=not available

Seven Day Soil Temperatures: Stratford 74, Parlier 80, Arvin, 79, Orange Cove 81, Porterville NA, Delano 80.

Record Temperatures: 107/46. Average Temperatures: 89/59

Cooling Degree Days This Season:.  346 +88 Varies widely from location to location. courtesy of the NWS

Average Temperature for this month So Far: 82.5 +9.2 courtesy of the NWS

Precipitation:  Seasonal total for Fresno,  6.59  or -4.16 or 61% of average.  Month to Date: .00  or -08

Precipitation for Bakersfield,  Season,  2.77, +or-  -3.51 or 44% of average.  Month to date  .00 or -.02

Water year season is from October 1st through September 30.

Chilling Hours November 1st through February 28: Orange Cove,  , Parlier,  ,  Arvin,  , Belridge,    , Shafter,  , Stratford,  , Delano,  , Porterville,

Hours at 45 or below 45.  Courtesy UC Davis

Sunrise: 5:40 am   Sunset: 8:17  Hours of Daylight:  14:36

 

Yesterday’s Weather

MCE   : Merced               153 : DH1700 /  92 /  60 / 0.00 /

MAE   : Madera               253 : DH1700 /  93 /  59 / 0.00 /

FAT   : Fresno Airport       333 : DH1700 /  95 /  68 / 0.00 /

HJO   : Hanford Airport      242 : DH1700 /  97 /  60 / 0.00 /

NLC   : Lemoore Naval AS     234 : DH1700 /  96 /  58 / 0.00 /

BFL   : Bakersfield Airport  496 : DH1700 /  96 /  73 / 0.00 /

VIS   : Visalia Airport      292 : DH1700 /  96 /  61 / 0.00 /

PTV   : Porterville Airport  442 : DH1700 /  97 /  60 / 0.00 /

TFTC1 : Taft                 759 : DH1651 /  96 /  70 / 0.00 /

LOSC1 : Los Banos            120 : DH1600 /   M /  58 / 0.00 /

 

Rainfall:                     24hr    W.Y.    %    Last Y.  %     Ave.     Year ave.

STOCKTON                      0.00    7.88    59    8.35    63    13.30    13.45

MODESTO                       0.00    7.12    59    6.88    57    12.10    12.27

MERCED                        0.00    7.00    60    0.00     0    11.68    11.80

MADERA                        0.00       M     M    0.00     0    10.66    10.79

FRESNO                        0.00    6.59    61    0.00     0    10.75    10.99

HANFORD                       0.00    4.29    53    0.00     0     8.03     8.13

BAKERSFIELD                   0.00    2.77    44    0.00     0     6.28     6.36

BISHOP                        0.00    1.62    37    2.25    51     4.38     4.84

SALINAS                       0.00    5.75    46    9.16    74    12.45    12.58

PASO ROBLES                   0.00    6.74    56   11.37    95    11.97    12.15

SANTA MARIA                   0.00    6.87    52   10.61    81    13.17    13.32

 

Next update: June 8/am