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Forecast

August 13, 2022/report

August 13, 2022

Upper level high pressure is centered over the Texas pan handle this morning. The extreme western rim of the high is over central California. This will drive temperatures to near the 100 degree mark and above that mark beginning Sunday and lasting for several days. The monsoon’s flow is just to our east and southeast and is moving through Inyo and Imperial Counties. Models show the high expanding into California Sunday and, as it does, the monsoon will shift further west with it for an increasing chance of isolated thunderstorms over the Sierra Nevada and the mountains and deserts of southern California. Models for the period beginning Monday indicate the valley will be between 102 and 106 degrees. Cloud cover may be heavy enough to blunt temperatures a bit,  but the bottom line is we’re heading into another round of hot weather. By Wednesday, this high will cover the entire western US with the northern portion of the high pushing into western Canada. On any given day from Tuesday on, sprinkles could occur if a good chunk of moisture moves through. However, the chance of rain at any given location will continue to be extremely low.

 

Forecast: Mostly clear skies today and tonight. Mostly clear to occasionally partly cloudy Sunday and Sunday night. Variable cloudiness at times Monday through Saturday.

 

Short Term:        

Madera 99/64/100/66/102 Reedley 100/64/101/66/103 Dinuba 99/63/101/66/103
Porterville 100/64/101/66/103 Lindsay 99/62/100/65/102 Delano 100/68/101/69/103
Bakersfield 100/74/101/75/102 Taft 99/73/101/75/103 Arvin 101/68/102/69/103
Lamont 100/70/101/72/103 Pixley 99/65/100/67/102 Tulare 98/63/99/65/101
Woodlake 99/63/100/66/103 Hanford 100/66/101/68/103 Orosi 98/63/100/65/102

 

Seven Day Forecast

Tuesday

Variable clouds

70/103

Wednesday

Variable clouds

72/105

Thursday

Variable clouds

73/105

Friday

Variable clouds

72/104

Saturday

Variable clouds

74/104

 

Two Week Outlook:  August 18 through August 25   This model shows a continuation of an active monsoon season over the Desert Southwest and occasionally California with daily chances of thunderstorms over the mountains and partly cloudy skies over the valley. Above average temperatures will continue.

 

August:  This model is quite generic, indicating the same trend of high pressure resulting in generally above average temperatures for the month of August. Precipitation will be near average, which means very little to none. This model continues to show an active monsoon over the west which may visit California from time to time.

 

August, September, October: Upper level high pressure will be more dominant over the next few months, resulting in somewhat above average temperatures. This year’s monsoon, which has been an active one so far, will result in a continuation of above average precipitation over the Desert Southwest and possibly the Sierra Nevada.

 

Wind Discussion:  Winds will be mainly out of the northwest afternoons and evenings at 5 to 12 mph through Tuesday. Winds during the night and morning hours will be light to near calm.

 

Rain: Models continue to show a southeast flow developing beginning Sunday and lasting through much of next week. moisture in Arizona and northwest Mexico will rotate northwestward into California from time to time. Sprinkles could occur at any time next week, assuming the cloud canopy is deep enough. However, the chance of rain at any given location will remain very small.

 

Frost:  All locations will be above freezing tonight and each night for the foreseeable future.

Actual Humidity Range Yesterday: Delano, 67%/23%  Porterville, 67%/23%.  Midafternoon dew points:  Mid to upper 40s.  Kern: Mid to upper 40s.

Percentage of Sunshine Today/Tomorrow: Visalia: Today: 100%, tomorrow 70%.  Bakersfield: Today: 100%/. Tomorrow, 60%.

ET Rates Over the Past Seven Days: Stratford 2.06, Parlier 1.86, Arvin 2.07, Orange Cove .NA, Porterville 1.72, Delano 1.76. Courtesy University of California *=estimate, NA=not available

Seven Day Soil Temperatures: Stratford, 77, Parlier 82, Arvin, 81, Orange Cove 61, Porterville 92, Delano NA. *=data missing.

Average Temperatures: 97/65. Record Temperatures: 112/53

Cooling Degree Days This Season.  1473 +244. Varies widely from location to location. courtesy of the NWS

Precipitation:  Seasonal total for Fresno,  6.34 or -4.60.  Monthly  ..05 +.05

Precipitation for Bakersfield,  Season, 5.01 or  -.55.  Monthly,  -.00 +.00

Average Temperature this month: 84.7 +4.0 Taken NWS Hanford.

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

Chilling Hours November 1st through February 28: Orange Cove, 973, Parlier, 1129,  Arvin, 953, Belridge, 1016, Shafter, 934 Stratford, 1116, Delano, 1113, Porterville, 1157.  courtesy UC Davis 

Sunrise. 6:15, Sunset, 7:51, hours of daylight, 13:37

Yesterday’s Weather:

  • MCE : Merced               153 : DH1700 /  97 /  59 / 0.00 /
  • MAE : Madera               253 : DH1700 /  99 /  59 / 0.00 /
  • FAT : Fresno Airport       333 : DH1700 / 101 /  68 / 0.00 /
  • HJO : Hanford Airport      242 : DH1700 / 100 /  66 / 0.00 /
  • NLC : Lemoore Naval AS     234 : DH1700 / 100 /  62 / 0.00 /
  • BFL : Bakersfield Airport  496 : DH1700 /  97 /  69 / 0.00 /
  • VIS : Visalia Airport      292 : DH1700 /  98 /  62 / 0.00 /
  • ATEC1 : Avenal 787 : DH1700 /  89 /  67 / 0.00 /
  • PTV : Porterville Airport  442 : DH1700 /  98 /  64 / 0.00 /
  • TFTC1 : Taft 759 : DH1651 /  96 /  73 / 0.00 /
  • LOSC1 : Los Banos 120 : DH1600 /  96 /   M / 0.00 /
  • Rainfall: 24h            Seas            %          LY              %             Ave         ave  365
  • STOCKTON 00    9.81    73    7.88    59    13.36    13.45
  • MODESTO 00    9.00    74    7.12    58    12.20    12.27
  • MERCED 00    7.44    63    7.00    60    11.75    11.80
  • MADERA 00       M     M    1.56    14    10.76    10.79
  • FRESNO 00    6.34    58    6.59    60    10.94    10.99
  • HANFORD 00    6.36    79    4.29    53     8.09     8.13
  • BAKERSFIELD 00    5.41    86    2.77    44     6.31     6.36
  • BISHOP 00    5.63   120    1.68    36     4.69     4.84
  • SALINAS 00    7.31    58    5.79    46    12.51    12.58
  • PASO ROBLES 00    8.70    72    6.74    56    12.09    12.15
  • SANTA MARIA 00    7.79    59    6.87    52    13.24    13.32

Next report: August 15

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