Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service San Joaquin Valley - Hanford CA
318 AM PDT Mon Apr 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
storm system moving g inland into the PAC NW will bring a few
showers to the Sierra today as the low moves inland and weakens.
Eastern Pacific ridge will remain nearly stationary as a low
center deepens over the Great Basin. Gusty winds across the area
will be expected at times through most of the week.

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.DISCUSSION...
Regional MRMS radar data is indicating showers slowly moving
south through NRN CA. We are expecting clouds to continue to
increase today with showers possible across the Sierra, mainly
north of Kings Canyon. Snow levels are expected to be around 8k
feet or higher. Not much precipitation is expected with this
system. Windy conditions will weaken some across the Kern Co
mountains and desert areas later this morning, but is forecast to
increase again later this afternoon. Winds could become quite
strong later tonight through the passes and across the Kern Co
desert near Mojave. We have extended the wind Advisory through

A second system is forecast to move inland into the PAC NW on
Tuesday. This system will spread moisture south into the Sierra
again on Wednesday. A strong trough will move through the area and
allow winds to increase once again over the desert area. Winds
will be strong through Friday as a very impressive offshore flow
sets up across the area.

Warming up on Saturday as EPAC ridge builds in and winds die out.
Continued warm and nice this upcoming weekend with dry conditions
expected.

&&

.AVIATION...
Mountain obscuration over the Sierra Nevada until 03z Tues. Strong
gusty winds over 35 kts over the Tehachapi mountains and local
mountain obscuration developing after 03z Tue. Otherwise VFR skies
and visibility with breezy conditions will prevail throughout the
central CA interior during the next 24 hours.

&&

.AIR QUALITY ISSUES...
None.

&&

.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 for additional information
an/or to provide feedback.

&&

.HNX Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
Wind Advisory until 5 AM PDT Tuesday CAZ095-098-099.

&&

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public...JDB
avn/fw...MV
synopsis...JDB

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