Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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FXUS66 KHNX 242130

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

.SYNOPSIS...Dry weather and seasonable temperatures through the
end of the work week. Breezy conditions expected through the week.


.DISCUSSION...Upper level northwest flow remains firmly in place
over California. This pattern continues to bring seasonable
temperatures to central California as well as breezy conditions.
The strongest winds today were observed over the desert and Kern
county mountains...where wind gusts in excess of 55 mph were
reported. Difficulty driving and blowing dust will be possible in
these areas.

Otherwise...a few light showers were observed over the Sierra
Nevada...generally around Yosemite National Park. However...much
of the precipitation activity was located to the north of the
Park. The high res models are in good agreement that an isolated
showers will be possible over the Sierra from Fresno county
northward through the early evening hours.

Little change in the upper level pattern through at least Friday
with seasonable temperatures and breezy conditions. The strongest
winds this week will occur Friday afternoon and evening across the
entire area. In of the San Joaquin Valley could see
northerly wind gusts between 35 and 40 mph. We will continue to
monitor this closely over the next few days.

Upper level high pressure will begin to build east over California
from the eastern Pacific this weekend into early next week. This
will result in a warming trend Saturday into Monday...with above
normal temperatures Sunday and Monday.


Breezy north winds generally between 12 and 15 kts at the
terminals. Otherwise...VFR conditions through the forecast





The level of certainty for days 1 and 2 is high.
The level of certainty for days 3 through 7 is high.

Certainty levels include low...medium...and high. Please visit for additional information
and/or to provide feedback.


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



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