Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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FXUS66 KHNX 222045

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service San Joaquin Valley - Hanford CA
145 PM PDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Warming trend through Tuesday with above normal
temperatures and dry weather to prevail through the week.


.DISCUSSION...Sunny skies throughout central California this
afternoon as high pressure builds over the region. Temperatures
are generally running 4-7 degrees warmer than yesterday and highs
are on track to top out near climatological normals.

Model consensus with a strong upper ridge amplifying over the
west through Tuesday. Warming trend will bring temperatures to
around 10 degrees above normal then little change Wednesday and

Forecast concern the next couple days will be the development of
critical fire weather conditions in the mountains of Kern County.
Surface offshore flow pattern tonight will bring gusty easterly
winds and lowering relative humidity. Afternoon humidity will be
in the lower teens to single digits in some areas. Strongest winds
are forecast on Tuesday morning when gusts to 45 mph are possible.
Have upgraded the Fire Weather Watch for the Kern County mountains
to a Red Flag Warning from 2 AM Monday until 6 PM Tuesday.

The ridge is progged to weaken later in the week as an upper trough
drops down over the Rocky Mountains. Some cooling is forecast but
highs are still expected to be at least a few degrees above normal
through next weekend.


VFR conditions are expected to prevail during the next 24 hours
across the central CA interior.





The level of certainty for days 1 and 2 is high.
The level of certainty for days 3 through 7 is high.

Certainty levels include low...medium...and high. Please visit for additional information
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.HNX Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
Red Flag Warning from 2 AM Monday to 6 PM PDT Tuesday CAZ295.



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