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FXUS66 KEKA 011136
AFDEKA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
436 AM PDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A PERSISTENT WEATHER PATTERN WILL REMAIN IN PLACE FOR
THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
ACROSS THE TRINITY ALPS EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEGINNING
SATURDAY AND CONTINUING INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. OTHERWISE...THE
INTERIOR CAN EXPECT ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WHILE THE COAST
SHOULD ANTICIPATE OVERNIGHT LOW CLOUDS AND FOG.

&&

.DISCUSSION...A PERSISTENT WEATHER PATTERN WILL LEAD TO A FAIRLY
PERSISTENT FORECAST. NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA REMAINS SQUASHED BETWEEN
A RIDGE ACROSS THE INTER-MOUNTAIN WEST AND A TROUGH OFF OF THE
WEST COAST. COASTAL CLOUDS SHOULD BURN OFF TODAY AND INLAND
TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN ABOVE NORMAL. EXPECT SOME CUMULUS CLOUDS
OVER THE TRINITY ALPS, BUT THUNDERSTORMS ARE UNLIKELY DUE TO A
LACK OF INSTABILITY AND MOISTURE. AS A RESULT, REMOVED THE
THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE FORECAST FOR TODAY. HOWEVER, MODELS SHOW
IMPROVING MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY ON SATURDAY. THIS WILL RESULT
IN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE TRINITY ALPS EACH
AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEGINNING SATURDAY AND CONTINUING INTO
TUESDAY. CONFIDENCE IN THUNDERSTORMS IS LOW AS MOISTURE,
INSTABILITY, AND THE SYNOPTIC PATTERN ARE MARGINAL AT BEST AND THE
MODELS CAN EASILY CHANGE FROM RUN TO RUN. OTHERWISE, THE INTERIOR
CAN EXPECT ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE COAST CAN EXPECT
OVERNIGHT LOW CLOUDS AND FOG WITH CLEARING EACH AFTERNOON.

&&

.AVIATION...LOW CLOUDS AND PATCHY FOG HAVE REDEVELOPED ALONG THE
REDWOOD COAST EARLY THIS MORNING WITH CEILINGS BELOW 500 FT.
VISIBILITIES HAVE DROPPED TO 1/2SM IN FOG AT KCEC. EXPECT
IMPROVING CONDITIONS AT COASTAL AIRPORTS BY LATE THIS MORNING OR
EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. MAY BE ENUF OFFSHORE FLOW DURING THE MORNING
HOURS TO BRING MVFR OR VFR CONDITIONS TO KCEC BEFORE FLOW BECOMES
ONSHORE AGAIN LATER IN THE DAY. VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE AT KUKI. /SEC

&&

.MARINE...PERSISTENT N WINDS CONTINUE WITH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES
CONTINUING FOR THE OFFSHORE WATERS INTO NEXT WEEK. AREAS OF THE
OFFSHORE WATERS WILL TOUCH THE LOW END OF HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING
CRITERIA...BUT AT THIS TIME IT APPEARS THE AREAS COVERAGE WILL NOT
WARRANT ISSUANCE. THIS MAY CHANGE BY SAT NIGHT OR SUN AS SHORT
PERIOD SEAS GRADUALLY RAMP UP. /SEC

&&

.EKA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...

CA...NONE.

NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS...

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR PZZ470-475.

&&

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