Heat Wave Continues … still
Update: High clouds have moved into the area, and the light has changed. One friend in Carmel Valley reports outside temperatures at his house reached 116.6. That’s just too hot by anyone’s standards!
11 am update: “WARM START TO THE DAY ACROSS THE CWA WITH MANY LOCATIONS RUNNING 4 TO 7 DEGREES AHEAD OF VALUES YESTERDAY….COOLER WEATHER WILL RETURN STARTING ON WEDNESDAY… HIGHS ON WEDNESDAY COULD BE UP TO 25 DEGREES COOLER THAN TODAY FOR COASTAL SPOTS AND LOCATIONS AROUND THE BAY. WESTERLY WINDS WILL ALSO PICK UP AND BE LOCALLY BREEZY….NEXT ITEM OF CONCERN IS THE POTENTIAL FOR CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY STARTING ON THURSDAY AS A LOW MOVES TOWARD THE SOCAL COAST WHILE THE RIDGE OVERHEAD MOVES OFF TO THE EAST…. CURRENT MODEL OUTPUT INDICATES THAT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY WILL REMAIN TO OUR SOUTH AND EAST. HOWEVER…THERE IS AN OUTSIDE CHANCE OF ELEVATED CONVECTION ACROSS OUR SOUTHERN COUNTIES FROM THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY NIGHT.
There is a weather watch for a chance of lightning in SoCal during this same period, but not probable.
I did not want to see this NOAA report this morning. It was too hot to sleep. Too hot to work, play, or do anything but sit under the garden hose, which is on today’s agenda. Here’s the report:
ONE MORE HOT DAY TODAY…
…COOLING TREND BEGINNING ON WEDNESDAY…
.DISCUSSION…AS OF 3:40 AM PDT TUESDAY…CONDITIONS EARLY THIS MORNING ARE SIMILAR TO WHAT THEY WERE 24 HOURS AGO. SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENTS ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ARE MOSTLY WEAK OFFSHORE. TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING ARE WARMER IN MOST LOCATIONS AND THE FORT ORD PROFILER INDICATES THE AIRMASS ABOVE THE SHALLOW MARINE LAYER IS A FEW DEGREES C WARMER. THESE FACTORS SUGGEST TODAY WILL BE AS WARM AS YESTERDAY FOR INLAND AREAS…OR EVEN A FEW DEGREES WARMER.