Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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FXUS66 KHNX 301902
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
1202 PM PDT WED JUL 30 2014

.UPDATE...LOWERED TEMPERATURES ACROSS MUCH OF THE SIERRA.

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.SYNOPSIS...
A SURGE OF TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL BEING SOME SPRINKLES TO THE LOWER
ELEVATIONS THROUGH LATE THIS MORNING AND INCREASED HIGH CLOUDS OVER
OUR AREA TODAY. A DRY SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL BRING A CLEARING TREND
TONIGHT THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE
CONFINED TO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SIERRA AS A RESULT.
TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN HOT THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK.

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.DISCUSSION...
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO DEVELOP IN WESTERN TULARE
COUNTY AND MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS THE VISALIA AREA AND INTO THE
SIERRA NEAR GRANT GROVE AND EVEN UP NEAR THE CREST. SOME SHOWERS
CONTINUE IN FRESNO COUNTY AS WELL AT THIS TIME. ADJUSTED THE
FORECAST TO EXTEND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE VALLEY
THROUGH ABOUT 22Z (3 PM). ALSO LOWERED TEMPERATURES IN THE SIERRA
NEVADA AND FOOTHILLS FOR TODAY AS CLOUD COVER AND AREAS OF
PRECIPITATION ARE HOLDING TEMPERATURES DOWN QUITE A BIT COMPARED
TO YESTERDAY. LEFT THE VALLEY TEMPERATURES ALONE AS THEY ARE
RUNNING CLOSE TO 24 HRS AGO IN MOST AREAS. ANY BREAKS IN THE
CLOUDS WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO QUICKLY WARM.

&&

.AVIATION...
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AND THE SIERRA
NEVADA FOOTHILLS THROUGH 00Z THURSDAY...AND WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCAL MVFR CONDITIONS POSSIBLE OVER THE
SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA THROUGH 06Z THURSDAY. OTHERWISE...VFR
CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA INTERIOR
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

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.AIR QUALITY ISSUES...
ON WEDNESDAY JULY 30 2014... UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS IN
FRESNO AND MADERA COUNTIES.
FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT VALLEYAIR.ORG

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.CERTAINTY...

THE LEVEL OF CERTAINTY FOR DAYS 1 AND 2 IS MEDIUM.
THE LEVEL OF CERTAINTY FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7 IS MEDIUM.

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 07-30      114:1898     80:1966     83:2003     57:1975
KFAT 07-31      114:1908     83:1976     81:1908     53:1895
KFAT 08-01      112:1908     79:1933     86:1908     56:1888

KBFL 07-30      112:1908     67:1955     82:1980     45:1955
KBFL 07-31      110:1943     60:1916     79:1982     55:1905
KBFL 08-01      112:1979     86:1985     80:2000     53:1912
&&

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

$$

PUBLIC...BEAN
AVN/FW...SANGER
SYNOPSIS...PJ

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