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FXUS66 KEKA 281055

National Weather Service Eureka CA
355 AM PDT SUN AUG 28 2016

.SYNOPSIS...Mostly cloudy skies and patchy fog overnight and
during the early mornings will continue near the coast this
week. Skies will become partly cloudy during the afternoons near
the coast. Skies across inland areas will continue clear to partly
cloudy. Temperatures will gradually cool this week with dry
conditions occurring.


.DISCUSSION...An offshore low pressure trough across the
northeastern Pacific Ocean will approach the northwestern United
States the next few days. The proximity of the low pressure
trough will result in a gradual decrease in the inland
temperatures this week. Dry conditions will prevail across the
region. However some light drizzle or patchy fog may occur at
times during the overnights or early mornings near some coastal
areas through Wednesday. Mostly cloudy skies will continue near
the coast the next few days with some clearing during the
afternoons. Inland areas will remain clear to partly cloudy this
week. Winds will remain light across most areas this week.


.AVIATION...Low clouds continue to blanket the coastal waters and
nearby land areas. ACV profiler data continues to indicate the
marine layer depth to be between about 2000 and 2500 ft. Models show
ceilings and visibilities coming down over the next few hours.
However, with the deep marine layer continuing, will lean a little
more toward persistence with the 12Z TAF update. Thicker cloudiness
is evident on satellite imagery S of Cape Mendocino and farther
offshore the Redwood Coast. Low clouds are on the S doorstep of
KUKI. With light S low-level flow, expect ceilings there within the
next hour or so. Clouds will scatter out at KUKI by mid to late
morning. As was the case on Saturday, ceilings are likely to persist
through the day at KCEC and KACV, although cloud bases are expected
to slowly rise through the day. Winds will be light across the area.


.MARINE...Light winds and generally low seas are forecast to
continue into early in the coming week. Light split flow is expected
to develop on Monday with S winds N of Cape Mendocino and N winds to
the S of the cape. N winds will slowly increase over the S waters
late Tuesday and Wednesday as high pressure builds well SW of the
region and low pressure deepens over ID and NV. Advisory level winds
are possible for the S offshore waters by Wednesday night or
Thursday with N flow across the entire marine area. /SEC


.EKA Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


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