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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / CALIFORNIA NEVADA RFC / SACRAMENTO CA
930 AM PST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SHOWERS OVER PORTIONS OF NV AND SRN CA TODAY OTHERWISE DRY NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS...

.24 HOUR PRECIPITATION TOTALS (ENDING MAR 3 AT 400 AM PST)...

THE UPPER LEVEL LOW CONTINUED TO DROP SOUTH ON MONDAY, BRINING
PRECIP TO MUCH OF SOUTHERN CA... THE SIERRA... AND NEVADA.

THE HEAVIEST PRECIP WAS OBSERVED ACROSS SOUTHERN CA. LOCATIONS ALONG
THE COAST FROM POINT CONCEPTION SOUTHWARD RECEIVED AROUND 0.25",
WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS NEAR 0.5" IN THE LAGUNA MOUNTAINS.
LOCATIONS ALONG THE COAST NORTH OF POINT CONCEPTION, SOUTH OF  SANTA
CRUZ, RECEIVED 0.1-0.2".

PRECIP TOTALS ACROSS THE SIERRA AND NEVADA WERE LIGHT AS WELL.
AMOUNTS RANGED FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS IN THE NORTHERN SIERRA, TO
AROUND 0.25" IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SIERRA. LOCATIONS IN
NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN NEVADA RECEIVED AMOUNTS NEAR 0.5", WHILE THE
CENTRAL PART OF THE STATE SAW TOTALS NEAR 0.25".


.METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS (SHORT TERM: TUE AM - FRI AM)...

AN UPPER TROUGH IS MOVING ACROSS NV THIS MORNING, BRINGING SHOWERS
ACROSS PORTIONS OF NRN/CNTRL NV.  AN UPPER LOW IS SITUATED OFF THE
BAJA CALIFORNIA COAST, AND A FEW SHOWERS ARE AFFECTING THE SRN
CHANNEL ISLANDS AND PERHAPS FAR SRN SAN DIEGO COUNTY.  BY THIS
AFTERNOON, EXPECT ENOUGH INSTABILITY TO GENERATE A FEW SHOWERS OVER
SW CA AND THE SRN SIERRA, AS WELL AS SE NV.  SHOWERS SHOULD END THIS
EVENING.  DRY NLY FLOW AND BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT SHOULD KEEP
CONDITIONS DRY THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE SHORT-TERM FORECAST
PERIOD.  FREEZING LEVELS 3000-5000 FT NRN/CNTRL NV TODAY AND NEAR
6500 FT IN OTHER AREAS OF PRECIPITATION THIS AFTERNOON.


.METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS (LONG TERM: FRI AM - MON AM)...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE CENTERED ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA ON FRIDAY
RESULTING IN DRY CONDITIONS. THE HIGH WILL REMAIN SITUATED ACROSS
THE WESTERN US/EASTERN PACIFIC THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD.


.HYDROLOGICAL CONDITIONS...

WITH VERY LITTLE RAIN IN THE FORECAST, ALL RIVER LOCATIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO STAY WELL BELOW MONITOR LEVELS.  SOME VERY SMALL RISES
CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE SIERRA DUE TO SNOWMELT TOWARDS THE END OF THE
FORECAST PERIOD.


MORE INFORMATION ON THE CNRFC WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.CNRFC.NOAA.GOV

MI/KL/MI/BW

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