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FXUS66 KEKA 291106

National Weather Service Eureka CA
406 AM PDT MON AUG 29 2016

.SYNOPSIS...Mostly cloudy skies and patchy fog will continue
overnight and during the early mornings near the coast the next
few nights. Drizzle may also occur at times across some coastal
areas overnight and during the early mornings the next few nights.
Skies will become partly cloudy during the afternoons near the
coast and clear to partly cloudy skies will prevail across inland
areas. Temperatures will gradually cool this week with dry
conditions occurring.


.DISCUSSION...An offshore low pressure trough across the
northeastern Pacific Ocean will approach the area the next few
days resulting in a gradual decrease in the inland temperatures.
Light drizzle and patchy fog will occur at times during the
overnights or early mornings near some coastal areas the next few
nights. Mostly cloudy skies will continue near the coast the next
few days with some clearing during the afternoons. Inland areas
will remain mostly clear to partly cloudy this week. Winds will
remain light across most areas this week. High to middle level
moisture streaming from the central Pacific Ocean will propagate
across the region today through early Tuesday morning. A slight
chance for a few isolated dry thunderstorms occurring across some
areas early Tuesday morning associated with the increased moisture
was added to the forecast Sunday afternoon.


.AVIATION...Low clouds continue to blanket the coastal waters and
nearby land areas.  Satellite info is limited for the S half of the
area due to high cloudiness streaming over the top of the low
clouds. ACV profiler data continues to indicate the marine layer
depth to be between about 2000 and 2500 ft.  Ceiling heights are the
same to slightly lower than they were 24 hours ago.  In addition,
some visibility reductions are already noted along the Redwood
Coast. Like on Sunday morning, visibilities are being further
reduced by some patchy drizzle.  Ceilings are likely to persist into
the afternoon at KCEC and KACV.  Cloud bases are expected to slowly
rise through the day with some scattered conditions possible during
the afternoon.  Although skies are currently clear at KUKI, low
ceilings are found to the S at KSTS.  With light SE-S low-level
winds, this cloudiness may make it to KUKI later this morning. Winds
will be light across the area. /SEC


.MARINE...Light winds and generally low seas are forecast to
continue today.  Light split flow is expected to develop today with
S winds N of Cape Mendocino and N winds to the S of the cape.  N
winds will slowly increase over the S waters tonight through
Wednesday as high pressure builds well SW of the region and low
pressure deepens over ID and NV.  Advisory level winds are possible
for the S offshore waters by Wednesday night or Thursday with N flow
across the entire marine area. /SEC


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