Jump to content

Welcome to our forums!

Sign In or Register to gain full access to our forums. By registering with us, you'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.

Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by the Weather Forums! Please take the time to register and join our community. Feel free to post or start new topics on anything related to the weather or the climate.


Photo

2018 California/Southwest Weather Thread

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply

#1451
Mr Marine Layer

Posted 07 July 2018 - 11:22 AM

Mr Marine Layer

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2342 posts
  • LocationLake Forest, CA
Nice thunderclouds over the mountains. A light breeze has got rid of the smoky smell for now.

#1452
happ

Posted 07 July 2018 - 12:29 PM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

LAKE FOREST FR N/A 103 55 20 W6 29.69F HX 101
HUNTINGTON BCH N/A 83 69 61 W5 29.84F 



#1453
happ

Posted 07 July 2018 - 01:06 PM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

Flash Flood warnings:

https://forecast.wea...h flood warning

 

 

Attached Files


  • Thunder98 likes this

#1454
happ

Posted 07 July 2018 - 02:01 PM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

Palm Desert

https://twitter.com/EricVonHaden1

Attached Files


  • Dan the Weatherman and Thunder98 like this

#1455
Thunder98

Posted 07 July 2018 - 02:05 PM

Thunder98

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 754 posts
  • LocationSanta Maria Valley, California

Cooler than expected today in the Central Coast, The highs today were

Santa Maria: 85
SLO: 97
Santa Ynez: 99
Lompoc: 78
VAFB: 74



#1456
Mr Marine Layer

Posted 07 July 2018 - 02:42 PM

Mr Marine Layer

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2342 posts
  • LocationLake Forest, CA
Both Flagstaff and the Southern California mountains had their first monsoon thunderstorms of the summer today.

#1457
happ

Posted 07 July 2018 - 03:02 PM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

Fresno

Sunday/ Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday/ Friday, Saturday 
73/104   70/102     70/101    72/104       75/101       72/100    73/98
 

Where I was born and lived until age 5 when we moved to Chico. The recent heat in coastal SoCal is the norm in the Central Valley



#1458
happ

Posted 07 July 2018 - 04:06 PM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

This morning's minimum was the warmest at this location starting in 1995. Thankfully 80's are rare and mostly happen during concurrent heat/ humidity

 

Today: 104/ 82° * revised at 11:59PM]

 

9/2/2017: 102/ 81° 

6/20/16: 108/ 80° 

9/16-17/ 2014: 105°/ 80° & 99/ 81° 

8/30/13: 97/ 80° 

9/27/10: 111/ 80°  

9/2/07: 102/ 81° 

9/2/02: 104/ 80

9/1/1998: 107/ 80°  



#1459
Mr Marine Layer

Posted 07 July 2018 - 06:40 PM

Mr Marine Layer

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2342 posts
  • LocationLake Forest, CA
Cooler evening than yesterday, but still very warm.

#1460
happ

Posted 07 July 2018 - 11:03 PM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

Revised today's minimum to 82F [temp at 11:59PM]. Down 2 degrees from this morning's low. This happens regularly esp during trending onshore flow. Dewpoints have lowered to comfortable levels inland [under 60°].



#1461
Mr Marine Layer

Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:33 AM

Mr Marine Layer

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2342 posts
  • LocationLake Forest, CA
It was another very warm night.

#1462
Thunder98

Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:55 AM

Thunder98

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 754 posts
  • LocationSanta Maria Valley, California

I think today will actually be warmer than yesterday in Santa Maria. It's 84F right now and the highest temp so far is 85F just like yesterday.



#1463
happ

Posted 08 July 2018 - 10:41 AM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

I was surprised that minimums remained so warm since skies were mostly clear overnight. NWS_LA stated that high dew points were responsible but many areas were near and/or under 60°.

 

L: 80°


  • Thunder98 likes this

#1464
Thunder98

Posted 08 July 2018 - 11:15 AM

Thunder98

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 754 posts
  • LocationSanta Maria Valley, California

I was surprised that minimums remained so warm since skies were mostly clear overnight. NWS_LA stated that high dew points were responsible but many areas were near and/or under 60°.[/size]

L: 80[/size]°[/size]


Dew Points are in the low to mid 50's in Santa Maria

#1465
happ

Posted 08 July 2018 - 05:44 PM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

This has been a brutal heatwave w/ 4 days of nonstop AC in order to survive. 

 

100/ 80


  • Dan the Weatherman likes this

#1466
Thunder98

Posted 08 July 2018 - 07:10 PM

Thunder98

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 754 posts
  • LocationSanta Maria Valley, California

The high today in Santa Maria was 86F and the low was 58F. The high was actually 1 degree warmer than Saturday!



#1467
happ

Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:55 PM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

The only upside to the heat may be the mt showers, particularly in San Bernardino county. Baldwin Lake received 1.27 yesterday and 0.20 today.    


  • Dan the Weatherman likes this

#1468
Thunder98

Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:07 AM

Thunder98

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 754 posts
  • LocationSanta Maria Valley, California
Its 82F in San Luis Obispo! While its 59F in Santa Maria and its 64F in Paso Robles. Huge difference!
  • happ likes this

#1469
happ

Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:00 AM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

Warm/ muggy/ mostly cloudy morning

 

75F



#1470
Mr Marine Layer

Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:23 AM

Mr Marine Layer

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2342 posts
  • LocationLake Forest, CA
It's cloudy this morning, but not with the usual low clouds.

#1471
Thunder98

Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:53 AM

Thunder98

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 754 posts
  • LocationSanta Maria Valley, California
Its currently 81F with a dp of 48 in Santa Maria. Why is the air so dry for a monsoonal moisture event in Central Coast? Its usually somewhat muggy when it comes up here, (DP in the low 60's)

#1472
Thunder98

Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:24 AM

Thunder98

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 754 posts
  • LocationSanta Maria Valley, California
The Dew point has now dropped to 46F while a shield of high clouds are streaming in

#1473
happ

Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:42 AM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

Some coastal dew points are as high as SST

 

S. MONICA BASIN: 71 
S PEDRO CHANNEL: 73  

MP PENDLETON NS: 74    
OCEANSIDE OFFSHR: 74
TORREY PINES OTR: 72 
SAN DIEGO BAY: 73 



#1474
Dan the Weatherman

Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:49 AM

Dan the Weatherman

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1504 posts
  • LocationOrange, CA

This has been a brutal heatwave w/ 4 days of nonstop AC in order to survive. 

 

100/ 80

I am ready for some cooler weather! This has been way too hot for a start to summer.

 

This pattern is more reminiscent of early to mid September.



#1475
happ

Posted 09 July 2018 - 01:28 PM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

I am ready for some cooler weather! This has been way too hot for a start to summer.

 

This pattern is more reminiscent of early to mid September.

Damage has been done to subtropical trees. Michelia leaf-burn is extensive and veitchia palm frond burn looks bad but will recover. 

Attached Files



#1476
happ

Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:31 PM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

Staying hot but each day is a little cooler

 

99/ 75



#1477
Eujunga

Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:57 PM

Eujunga

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 729 posts

Damage has been done to subtropical trees. Michelia leaf-burn is extensive and veitchia palm frond burn looks bad but will recover. 

 

Ouch!  My camellia took a beating:

 

180709_hot_002.jpg


Tujunga, CA (15 miles N of Downtown L.A.) - Elev. 1,860 ft.

 

Eugene, OR (5 miles SSW) - Elev. 850 ft.


#1478
Mr Marine Layer

Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:37 PM

Mr Marine Layer

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2342 posts
  • LocationLake Forest, CA
The clouds became quite thick today, providing some relief from the heat. Phoenix got a big thunderstorm and the remains of that are headed our way.

#1479
happ

Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:29 AM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

Easterly wave delivering monsoon showers and dust storms across the desert; hopefully some of the moisture will propagate into coastal sections over the next several days. Yesterday the sky included dust particles you could see in the higher levels. Quite humid by California standards [upper 60's-low 70 dew points]. It did cool down enough for less overnight air conditioning.

 

L: 74

 

 https://twitter.com/NWSSanDiego

Attached Files


  • Kayla likes this

#1480
happ

Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:04 AM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

PASADENA N/A 82 70 65 CALM N/A 



#1481
Mr Marine Layer

Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:57 PM

Mr Marine Layer

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2342 posts
  • LocationLake Forest, CA

Hazy sky today from all the Phoenix dust.



#1482
Thunder98

Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:22 PM

Thunder98

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 754 posts
  • LocationSanta Maria Valley, California

Another strange temperature pattern in Santa Maria. Temperatures dropped at around 1PM and rises back up again.

5283a863ca020161b73cdf54a56360e7e12dc854


  • happ likes this

#1483
happ

Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:24 PM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

Clouds suppressed temps a bit today

 

93/ 74 



#1484
happ

Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:44 AM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

Less debris clouds this morning may have helped lower minimum a bit and could help convective activity later today.  Very humid.

 

L: 71F



#1485
happ

Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:28 AM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

Flash Flood warning issued for San Bernardino mts; reports of moderate showers.



#1486
happ

Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:41 AM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

Tucson

 

https://twitter.com/Gregtucson

 

Attached Files


  • Dan the Weatherman likes this

#1487
Mr Marine Layer

Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:59 PM

Mr Marine Layer

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2342 posts
  • LocationLake Forest, CA
Lots of clouds inland, but don't see any tall thunderheads. The marine layer has reached the San Diego County coast.

#1488
happ

Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:56 PM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

Suppose today was the 7th day of the heat wave but 88°is the average monthly max anyway. 

 

94/ 71 



#1489
Mr Marine Layer

Posted 11 July 2018 - 07:10 PM

Mr Marine Layer

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2342 posts
  • LocationLake Forest, CA
1.05" in Palm Springs and 20 degree drop in temperatures from monsoon thunderstorms.
  • Dan the Weatherman and Thunder98 like this

#1490
Mr Marine Layer

Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:22 PM

Mr Marine Layer

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2342 posts
  • LocationLake Forest, CA
Looks like dewpoint has reached a ridiculous 80 F in Coachella Valley.
  • Thunder98 likes this

#1491
happ

Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:45 AM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

Dewpoints/ clouds made for a very humid night; not comfortable sleeping conditions unless AC was on [ceiling fans help]. 

 

L: 72 



#1492
Mr Marine Layer

Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:03 AM

Mr Marine Layer

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2342 posts
  • LocationLake Forest, CA

Don't see how dewpoints are dropping into the 50s during the middle of the day when the whole day feels muggy. It would suggest the mugginess is coming more from marine layer/above normal SSTs rather than monsoonal moisture, but strong monsoonal flow also seems to stop any upwelling on the coast, which helps to raise SSTs.



#1493
happ

Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:27 AM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

PalmSprings

@disqus_3dni5Dj2dM

https://www.facebook...665782821/?t=15



#1494
happ

Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:29 PM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

LAS VEGAS, NV LGT RAIN 88 68 51 SE12G18 29.97S HX 91 



#1495
happ

Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:37 PM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

What's different tonight for the first time in over a week is that the temperature is below 80F before sunset. 

 

93/ 72 



#1496
Thunder98

Posted 13 July 2018 - 04:24 AM

Thunder98

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 754 posts
  • LocationSanta Maria Valley, California
The weather is very boring again

#1497
Mr Marine Layer

Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:25 AM

Mr Marine Layer

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2342 posts
  • LocationLake Forest, CA
Some low clouds have returned this morning.

#1498
happ

Posted 13 July 2018 - 08:43 AM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

The weather is very boring again

 

By California standard the weather hasn't been boring. Mt thunderstorms each afternoon, cumulonimbus/ altocumulus clouds, high dewpoints/ temps.

 

The low dropped below 70F for first time since July 5.

 

L: 68  



#1499
happ

Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:29 AM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

July 2006 comes to mind considering model guidance. 24 days 90°+/ 14 nights 70°+ produced the warmest historic mean [83°] here. Semi-permanent ridging nearly coast to coast https://en.wikipedia...rican_heat_wave

 

Current SST: 65-75°



#1500
happ

Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:18 PM

happ

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5548 posts
  • LocationRancho San Rafael [ele: 910'] °

Less rain activity in SoCal today

 

91/ 68