Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Eureka, CA
FXUS66 KEKA 240936
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Eureka CA
236 AM PDT FRI JUN 24 2016
.SYNOPSIS...Above normal temperatures and dry conditions for
Northwest California through end of next work week. Temperatures
will warm to the 90s for interior locations, mid 60s along the coast.
.DISCUSSION...Early morning satellite imagery reveals widespread marine stratus
covering the coast of Northwest California. The marine stratus
should burn off by the morning sun, and most of the area should see
sunny skies by the afternoon. Highs today will be in the 60s
along the coast, 80s to near 90 degrees inland.
The upper level trough will push through the Pacific Northwest into
Montana, and a broad upper level ridge will build towards Northwest
California starting this afternoon. The ridge will remain in place
through end of next work week. There may be minor perturbations
embedded in the upper level ridge, but they won`t have too much
impacts to the weather in the area. We will have nightly development
of low clouds and fog along the coast, giving way to sunny
afternoon. Inland area should remain sunny and dry. No precipitation
in sight for the forecast period. Highs in the 60s along the coast,
90s in the interior.
Forecast confidence is above average. Models are having consensus on
the general weather pattern. Changes to the previous forecast
package remains minimal.
.AVIATION...VFR conditions and light winds to calm conditions are
occurring at KCEC. Ceilings and/or visibilities may decline to MVFR
conditions at times through the early morning at KCEC. VFR conditions
and moderate and gusty winds will prevail at KCEC late this morning
through this evening. MVFR to VFR conditions and light winds will prevail
at KACV through the early morning. The lower conditions will be due to
reduced ceilings and/or visibilities. VFR conditions and moderate and
gusty winds will prevail at KACV later this morning through this evening.
VFR conditions and light winds to calm conditions will prevail at KUKI
through Saturday morning.
.MARINE...An offshore high pressure ridge will strengthen the next
few days tightening the pressure gradient across the coastal waters.
Therefore winds and short period seas will increase the next few days
as the offshore high pressure ridge strengthens. Winds and short period
seas will remain elevated this weekend. The winds and seas will be higher
across the outer waters. Small craft advisories are in effect across the
southern outer waters through Sunday night and will likely be extended
through the middle of next week. Small craft advisories will be in effect
across the northern outer waters late this morning through sunday night
and will likely be extended through the middle of next week. Small craft
advisories will be in effect across the near shore waters from late this
morning through saturday night.
NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS...
Small Craft Advisory from 11 AM this morning to 2 AM PDT Sunday
Small Craft Advisory from 11 AM this morning to 3 AM PDT Monday
Small Craft Advisory until 3 AM PDT Monday FOR PZZ475.
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