Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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FXUS66 KHNX 220951
AFDHNX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
251 AM PDT FRI AUG 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...LITTLE CHANGE IN THE WEATHER PATTERN THROUGH THE
WEEKEND...WITH DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW
NORMAL. BY THE BEGINNING OF NEXT WEEK...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BEGIN TO
BUILD OVER THE AREA...RESULTING IN A MINOR WARMING TREND.

&&

.DISCUSSION...UPPER LEVEL TROUGH IMPACTING MUCH OF THE WESTERN
QUARTER OF THE COUNTRY CONTINUES TO BRING UPPER LEVEL NORTHWEST
FLOW TO THE AREA. MID LEVEL MOISTURE WAS PUSHED EAST IN RESPONSE
TO THIS FLOW...WITH ONLY A FEW CU BUILDUPS ALONG THE CREST...BUT
NO THUNDERSTORMS.

THIS NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE REGION THROUGH THE
WEEKEND...RESULTING IN A SLIGHT COOLING TREND AND MODERATE ONSHORE
FLOW. THE COOLEST DAY OF THE WEEK LOOKS TO BE SATURDAY...AS 850 MB
TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO DROP BETWEEN 1 AND 3 DEGREES C FROM
THIS AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY AFTERNOON. DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES
ON SATURDAY ARE FORECAST TO WARM INTO THE LOW 90S THROUGH THE
VALLEY AND THE MID 90S THROUGH THE DESERT. THESE TEMPERATURES ARE
AROUND 5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL FOR THE END OF AUGUST.

BY SUNDAY THE UPPER FLOW BECOMES MORE ZONAL AND CONTINUES INTO
INTO EARLY MONDAY...WITH SUBTLE WARMING EACH DAY. EARLY NEXT WEEK
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BEGIN TO BUILD OVER THE WEST COAST...RESULTING
IN YET MORE WARMING FOR THE AREA. BY WEDNESDAY...DAYTIME HIGH
TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 90S TO THE CENTURY MARK FOR
MUCH OF THE VALLEY.

OTHERWISE...NO MAJOR CHANGES IN THE FORECAST THIS MORNING...WITH
ONLY SUBTLE CHANGES IN TEMPERATURES FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS WITH NO
RAIN IN SIGHT.

&&

.AVIATION... VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE CENTRAL
CA INTERIOR DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS
&&

.AIR QUALITY ISSUES...
ON FRIDAY AUGUST 22 2014... UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS IN KERN
COUNTY AND SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK AND FOREST.
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 HIGH.

THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AS PART OF A TRIAL PROJECT CONDUCTED
BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD.
CERTAINTY LEVELS INCLUDE LOW...MEDIUM...AND HIGH. PLEASE VISIT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/HNX/CERTAINTY.PHP /ALL LOWER CASE/ FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION AND/OR TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK.

&&

.CLIMATE...
             RECORDS
SITE DATE    HI_MAX:YEAR LO_MAX:YEAR HI_MIN:YEAR LO_MIN:YEAR

KFAT 08-22      108:1897     81:1960     75:1995     50:1899
KFAT 08-23      112:1891     79:1959     78:1913     51:1960
KFAT 08-24      112:1891     81:1930     80:1913     51:1973

KBFL 08-22      109:1919     82:1983     78:2009     44:1903
KBFL 08-23      110:1913     83:1960     80:1982     49:1915
KBFL 08-24      112:1913     82:1963     79:1967     45:1903
&&

.HNX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

PUBLIC...RILEY
AVN/FW...DS
SYNOPSIS...RILEY

WEATHER.GOV/HANFORD


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