Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR INTERIOR CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
245 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...A STORM SYSTEM ORIGINATING IN THE GULF OF ALASKA WILL
BRING WET WEATHER AND MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES TO THE DISTRICT FRIDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN IN THE SIERRA LATER
TONIGHT AND LINGER OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS INTO SATURDAY AS THE
STORM EXITS INTO THE GREAT BASIN. THE STORM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW TO
THE SIERRA ABOVE 6000 FEET AND A WETTING RAIN IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS
EXCEPT FOR THE DESERT. STRONG WINDS WILL BUFFET THE KERN COUNTY DESERT
AND MOUNTAINS FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT. SATURDAY WILL BE BRISK AND
COOL IN THE WAKE OF THIS STORM. DRY WEATHER WITH A DAY TO DAY WARMING
TREND CAN BE EXPECTED SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE
OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER CALIFORNIA.


CAZ289>292-251530-
WEST CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-EAST CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
SOUTHWESTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-SOUTHEASTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
NFDRS TREND AREAS 526 527
245 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........INCREASING CLOUDINESS.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....49-56.
   24 HR TREND......UP 2-8 DEGREES.
MAX HUMIDITY........74-84 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 2-8 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5-15 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SLIGHT
                    CHANCE OF AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....66-74.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 6-12 DEGREES.
MIN HUMIDITY........51-61 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UP 10-20 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5-15 MPH.
LAL.................1 UNTIL 1300 PDT...THEN 2.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....40-47.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 6-12 DEGREES.
MAX HUMIDITY........90-100 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UP 9-19 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5-15 MPH DECREASING TO 3-7 MPH
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING WITH A SLIGHT
                    CHANCE OF SHOWERS ALONG THE EAST SIDE AND SOUTH
                    END. PARTLY SUNNY DURING THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-68.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 2-4 DEGREES.
MIN HUMIDITY........33-43 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 7-17 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 5-15 MPH. LOCAL GUSTS TO 30 MPH ON
                    THE WEST SIDE DURING THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.

.EXTENDED...
.SUNDAY...
MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURES UP 1-3 DEGREES. MINIMUM RH DOWN 2-4
PERCENT..
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 3-12 MPH.

.MONDAY...
CLEAR. TEMPERATURES UP 4-10 DEGREES. MINIMUM RH DOWN 3-5 PERCENT..
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 7-13 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
CLEAR. TEMPERATURES UP 4-10 DEGREES. MINIMUM RH DOWN 2-4 PERCENT..
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 3-18 MPH.


$$

CAZ293-294-251530-
MARIPOSA MADERA AND FRESNO COUNTY FOOTHILLS-
TULARE COUNTY FOOTHILLS-
NFDRS TREND AREAS 528 529
245 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........INCREASING CLOUDINESS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....45-50.
   24 HR TREND......UP 2-8 DEGREES.
MAX HUMIDITY........73-83 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 3-5 PERCENT.
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE)
   SLOPES...........UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3-5 MPH UNTIL 1930 PDT BECOMING
                    DOWNSLOPE 3 MPH OR LESS BY 2100 PDT.
   RIDGES...........NORTHWEST 4-7 MPH EARLY THIS EVENING BECOMING
                    EAST 4 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF AFTERNOON
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....59-64.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 9-19 DEGREES.
MIN HUMIDITY........55-65 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UP 13-29 PERCENT.
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE)
   SLOPES...........VARIABLE 3 MPH OR LESS BECOMING WEST 4-7 MPH
                    DURING THE AFTERNOON.
   RIDGES...........SOUTH 3-5 MPH IN THE EARLY MORNING BECOMING
                    SOUTHWEST 7-15 MPH BY AFTERNOON.
LAL.................3.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-41.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 6-12 DEGREES.
MAX HUMIDITY........90-100 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UP 7-17 PERCENT.
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE)
   SLOPES...........WEST 4-7 MPH.
   RIDGES...........WEST TO NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
                    THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....56-61.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 2-4 DEGREES.
MIN HUMIDITY........47-57 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 6-16 PERCENT.
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE)
   SLOPES...........WEST 4-7 MPH.
   RIDGES...........NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.EXTENDED...
.SUNDAY...
MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURES UP 2-4 DEGREES. MINIMUM RH DOWN 2-8
PERCENT..
20-FOOT WINDS...
   SLOPES...........UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4-11 MPH.
   RIDGES...........NORTHEAST 3-6 MPH.

.MONDAY...
MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURES UP 6-12 DEGREES. MINIMUM RH DOWN 3-5
PERCENT..
20-FOOT WINDS...
   SLOPES...........UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3-8 MPH.
   RIDGES...........NORTHWEST 3-10 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
CLEAR. TEMPERATURES UP 5-11 DEGREES. MINIMUM RH DOWN 3-9 PERCENT..
20-FOOT WINDS...
   SLOPES...........UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3-10 MPH.
   RIDGES...........SOUTHWEST 3-9 MPH.


$$

CAZ295-251530-
KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
NFDRS TREND AREA 530
245 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....
   5000 FEET........39-44.
   24 HR TREND......UP 3-5 DEGREES.
MAX HUMIDITY........
   5000 FEET........63-73 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE)
   SLOPES...........WEST 4-7 MPH.
   RIDGES...........WEST 15-25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....
   5000 FEET........54-59.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 3-9 DEGREES.
MIN HUMIDITY.......
   5000 FEET........45-55 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UP 9-19 PERCENT.
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE)
   SLOPES...........WEST 5-12 MPH. LOCAL GUSTS TO 22 MPH IN THE CANYONS.
   RIDGES...........WEST 20-30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL LOWERING
                    TO 4000 FEET TOWARD DAYBREAK.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....
   5000 FEET........27-32.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 7-13 DEGREES.
MAX HUMIDITY........
   5000 FEET........90-100 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UP 14-30 PERCENT.
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE)
   SLOPES...........WEST 7-15 MPH. LOCAL GUSTS TO 24 MPH IN THE CANYONS.
   RIDGES...........WEST 25-35 MPH DIMINISHING TO 15-25 MPH AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 55 MPH IN THE EVENING.
LAL.................1.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL
                    4000 TO 5000 FEET.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....
   5000 FEET........38-48.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 7-13 DEGREES.
MIN HUMIDITY.......
   5000 FEET........44-54 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UP 3-5 PERCENT.
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE)
   SLOPES...........WEST 5-8 MPH.
   RIDGES...........WEST TO NORTHWEST 15-25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.EXTENDED...
.SUNDAY...
MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURES LITTLE CHANGE. MINIMUM RH DOWN 2-8
PERCENT..
20-FOOT WINDS...
   SLOPES...........UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 12-27 MPH.
   RIDGES...........NORTHWEST 8-22 MPH.

.MONDAY...
CLEAR. TEMPERATURES UP 6-12 DEGREES. MINIMUM RH DOWN 5-11 PERCENT..
20-FOOT WINDS...
   SLOPES...........UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 9-24 MPH.
   RIDGES...........NORTHEAST 3-13 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
CLEAR. TEMPERATURES UP 6-12 DEGREES. MINIMUM RH DOWN 6-12 PERCENT..
20-FOOT WINDS...
   SLOPES...........NORTHEAST TO EAST 6-20 MPH.
   RIDGES...........NORTHEAST 8-23 MPH.


$$

CAZ296-297-251530-
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
NFDRS TREND AREAS 531 532 533 534
245 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........INCREASING CLOUDINESS. CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGHER
                    ELEVATION SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT MAINLY NORTH OF
                    KINGS CANYON. SNOW LEVEL LOWERING TO 7000 FEET.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....
   5000 FEET........34-39.
   8000 FEET........24-29.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 1-3 DEGREES.
MAX HUMIDITY........
   5000 FEET........77-87 PERCENT.
   8000 FEET........78-88 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UP 3-9 PERCENT.
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE)
   SLOPES...........UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3-5 MPH UNTIL 1930 PDT BECOMING
                    WEST 4-7 MPH BY 2200 PDT.
   RIDGES...........WEST 10-20 MPH INCREASING TO 20-30 MPH BY MIDNIGHT
                    WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN AND HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW LIKELY.
                    SNOW LEVEL 7000 FEET.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....
   5000 FEET........49-54.
   8000 FEET........36-41.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 10-20 DEGREES.
MIN HUMIDITY.......
   5000 FEET........54-64 PERCENT.
   8000 FEET........57-67 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UP 20-36 PERCENT.
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE)
   SLOPES...........WEST 5-15 MPH.
   RIDGES...........SOUTHWEST TO WEST 30-45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 70 MPH
                    OR HIGHER ALONG THE CREST.
LAL.................1.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW ENDING AS FLURRIES BY MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....
   5000 FEET........25-30.
   8000 FEET........15-20.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 7-13 DEGREES.
MAX HUMIDITY........
   5000 FEET........86-96 PERCENT.
   8000 FEET........82-92 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UP 2-8 PERCENT.
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE)
   SLOPES...........WEST 5-12 MPH DIMINISHING TO 3-7 MPH.
   RIDGES...........WEST 25-40 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH BY
                    MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW
                    LEVEL 6000 FEET.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....
   5000 FEET........44-49.
   8000 FEET........32-37.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 2-4 DEGREES.
MIN HUMIDITY.......
   5000 FEET........49-59 PERCENT.
   8000 FEET........55-65 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 4-10 PERCENT.
WIND - 20 FOOT (10 MINUTE AVERAGE)
   SLOPES...........NORTHWEST 3-6 MPH.
   RIDGES...........NORTHWEST TO NORTH 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.EXTENDED...
.SUNDAY...
PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURES UP 2-8 DEGREES. MINIMUM RH DOWN 7-17
PERCENT..
20-FOOT WINDS...
   SLOPES...........UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3-11 MPH.
   RIDGES...........WEST 5-18 MPH.

.MONDAY...
CLEAR. TEMPERATURES UP 7-13 DEGREES. MINIMUM RH DOWN 6-12 PERCENT..
20-FOOT WINDS...
   SLOPES...........UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3-10 MPH.
   RIDGES...........NORTHWEST 10-19 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
CLEAR. TEMPERATURES UP 4-10 DEGREES. MINIMUM RH DOWN 2-8 PERCENT..
20-FOOT WINDS...
   SLOPES...........NORTHEAST TO EAST 4-10 MPH.
   RIDGES...........NORTHEAST 6-20 MPH.


$$

CAZ298-299-251530-
INDIAN WELLS VALLEY-SOUTHEASTERN KERN COUNTY DESERT-
NFDRS TREND AREA 519
245 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....49-55.
   24 HR TREND......UP 3-9 DEGREES.
MAX HUMIDITY........38-55 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. (INCREASING HIGH CLOUDS)
MAX TEMPERATURE.....67-77.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 4-10 DEGREES.
MIN HUMIDITY........19-29 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UP 3-8 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 15-25 MPH INCREASING TO 25-35 MPH BY NOON WITH
                    GUSTS TO 55 MPH BELOW THE PASSES.
LAL.................1.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....40-49.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 6-12 DEGREES.
MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UP 11-23 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 25-35 MPH DECREASING TO 15-25 MPH AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 55 MPH BELOW THE PASSES DURING
                    THE EVENING HOURS.
LAL.................1.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF SHOWERS. BECOMING SUNNY BY AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....56-66.
   24 HR TREND......DOWN 6-16 DEGREES.
MIN HUMIDITY........20-35 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UP 3 PERCENT.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 15-25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH BELOW THE
                    PASSES.
LAL.................1.

.EXTENDED...
.SUNDAY...
MOSTLY CLEAR. TEMPERATURES LITTLE CHANGE. MINIMUM RH DOWN 3-9
PERCENT..
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST 10-24 MPH.

.MONDAY...
CLEAR. TEMPERATURES UP 7-13 DEGREES. MINIMUM RH DOWN 4-10 PERCENT..
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 7-22 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
CLEAR. TEMPERATURES UP 3-9 DEGREES. MINIMUM RH DOWN 2-8 PERCENT..
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST 6-20 MPH.


$$
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