Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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FXUS66 KHNX 232133
AFDHNX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
233 PM PDT WED JUL 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES OVER THE REGION AS WEAK HIGH PRESSURE PREVAILS.
A WARMING TREND WILL BEGIN ON THURSDAY AND CONTINUE INTO THE
WEEKEND.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE CENTER OFF THE PAC NW COAST IS
PROVIDING PLENTY OF DRY AIR ACROSS THE REGION. FOUR CORNERS HIGH
PRESSURE CENTER WILL REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY THROUGH THE FORECAST
PERIOD. COOLER TEMPS AND DRIER CONDITIONS ACROSS THE SJV TODAY AS
ONSHORE FLOW IS IN CONTROL. BAGGY TROUGH HANGING BACK OVER THE
EPAC IS EXPECTED TO RETROGRADE TO THE WEST AS FOUR CORNER RIDGE
WILL BUILD WEST AS WELL. GRADUAL WARMING TREND THROUGH THE
WEEKEND AND CONTINUING INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. STEADY ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPS ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA FROM FRIDAY THROUGH MID WEEK NEXT
WEEK.

SUB TROPICAL MOISTURE COMING AROUND THE BASE TO THE RIDGE THROUGH
NRN MEXICO MAY MAKE ITS WAY INTO THE CENTRAL VALLEY STARTING
SUNDAY AND CONTINUING THROUGH WEDNESDAY. MODELS ARE NOT IN STRONG
AGREEMENT IN TIMING AND INTENSITY OF MOISTURE...BUT WE ARE SEEING
SOME GOOD SIGNALS FOR A RETURN FOR MOISTURE INTO THE AREA FOR
POSSIBLE CONVECTION ACROSS THE SIERRA AND INTO THE TEHACHAPI
RANGE.


&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
INTERIOR DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

&&

.AIR QUALITY ISSUES...
NONE.

&&

.CERTAINTY...

THE LEVEL OF CERTAINTY FOR DAYS 1 AND 2 IS HIGH.
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 /ALL LOWER CASE/ FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION AND/OR TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK.

&&

.CLIMATE...
             RECORDS
SITE DATE    HI_MAX:YEAR LO_MAX:YEAR HI_MIN:YEAR LO_MIN:YEAR

KFAT 07-23      113:2006     84:1918     90:2006     55:1897
KFAT 07-24      113:2006     87:1999     85:2006     55:1903
KFAT 07-25      113:2006     76:1913     82:2006     56:1889

KBFL 07-23      114:1931     86:1903     83:2006     54:1914
KBFL 07-24      115:1908     83:1999     83:2006     52:1914
KBFL 07-25      116:1931     84:1984     84:2006     50:1913

&&

.HNX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.

&&

$$

PUBLIC...JDB
AVN/FW...BSO
SYNOPSIS...JDB

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