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FXUS66 KEKA 292227
AFDEKA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
327 PM PDT WED JUL 29 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HOT TEMPERATURES AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST
ACROSS INTERIOR CALIFORNIA THROUGH FRIDAY. RELIEF WILL ARRIVE
ALONG THE COAST NOW THROUGH THURSDAY AS STRATUS SURGES NORTHWARD.

&&

.DISCUSSION...ANOTHER DRY AND HOT DAY OCCURRED ACROSS NORTHWEST
CALIFORNIA TODAY. SEVERAL RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED THROUGHOUT THE
AREA. HOWEVER, 22Z VISIBLE SATELLITE SHOWS STRATUS ALONG THE
MENDOCINO COAST AND GRADUALLY SURGING NORTHWARD. AS IT CONTINUES
IT`S MARCH TO THE NORTH, COASTAL LOCATIONS IT COVERS WILL SEE MUCH
COOLER, CLOSER TO SEASONAL TEMPERATURES. WE WILL NEED TO WATCH
THIS TO SEE HOW IT EVOLVES THROUGH THE NIGHT INTO THURSDAY BECAUSE
THE MODELS DO NOT SEEM TO BE HANDLING IT WELL. TEMPS WILL BEGIN TO
MODERATE ON THURSDAY AS CLOUD COVER CREEPS INTO THE REGION DUE TO
A MONSOONAL MOISTURE PUSH FROM THE SSE. MODELS REMAIN CONSISTENT
WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF
TRINITY COUNTY EACH AFTERNOON FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND. WARM
TEMPS SHOULD HELP TO TRIGGER THIS ACTIVITY. THOUGH, IT SHOULD
REMAIN ISOLATED. TEMPS WILL BE MORE SEASONAL THIS WEEKEND INTO
NEXT WEEK. MOISTURE IS EXPECTED TO BECOME LIMITED NEXT WEEK,
MAKING CONVECTION A TOUGH PROPOSITION.

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.AVIATION...VFR CONDITIONS AND LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS WILL
CONTINUE AT KCEC, KACV AND KUKI THROUGH THIS EVENING. VFR TO MVFR
CONDITIONS AND LIGHT WINDS TO CALM CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR AT KCEC
AND KACV EARLY THURSDAY MORNING WITH THE LOWER CONDITIONS DUE TO
HAZE OR PATCHY FOG REDUCING VISIBILITIES. VFR CONDITIONS AND LIGHT
WINDS TO CALM CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE AT KUKI THROUGH THURSDAY.

&&

.MARINE...AN OFFSHORE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM IS SHIFTING WESTWARD
WHICH IS WEAKENING THE PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS THE WATERS. THE
WINDS AND SEAS WILL CONTINUE DIMINISHING THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS THE
PRESSURE GRADIENT RELAXES FURTHER. SEAS WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE
THROUGH THE END OF THIS WEEK.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...A STRONG RIDGE WILL ALLOW DRY WEATHER...POOR RH
RECOVERIES AND HOT TEMPERATURES TO PREVAIL ACROSS THE INTERIOR.
MEANWHILE...COASTAL AREAS WILL SEE TEMPERATURES BECOMING MORE
SEASONAL AND IMPROVING RH`S AS STRATUS SURGES NORTHWARD INTO
THURSDAY. MONSOONAL MOISTURE WILL BEGIN TO MOVE INTO THE REGION
THURSDAY...ALLOWING SLIGHTLY BETTER RH RECOVERIES AND FOR
TEMPERATURES TO DROP A FEW DEGREES. HOWEVER...THIS MOISTURE WILL
ALSO BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE INTERIOR
FRIDAY INTO THIS WEEKEND...MAINLY FOR THE INTERIOR. THROUGH
COORDINATION WITH THE GACC AND NEIGHBORS...HEADLINED BOTH THE DRY
CONDITIONS AND THE THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL. FUELS WILL CERTAINLY
DRY OUT FOLLOWING THIS HOT STREAK. HOWEVER...ANY THUNDERSTORMS
THAT DO FORM LOOK LIKE THEY WILL BE ISOLATED. PWATS APPROACHING AN
INCH ALSO INDICATE THEY COULD DROP A DECENT AMOUNT OF RAINFALL
LOCALLY.

&&

.EKA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...

CA...NONE.

NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS...

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR PZZ470.

&&

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