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FXUS66 KEKA 031110
AFDEKA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
410 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS...CLOUDINESS WILL INCREASE TODAY AND TEMPERATURES WILL
COOL SLIGHTLY AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE AREA AND MOVES
ACROSS THE REGION. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE TO CHANCE FOR SHOWERS
MOVING ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA THE NEXT FEW DAYS ASSOCIATED
WITH THE FRONT. SHOWERS AND A FEW ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
POSSIBLE ACROSS INTERIOR ELEVATED AREAS DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND
EARLY EVENINGS THROUGH THIS WEEKEND.

&&

.DISCUSSION...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION TODAY
INCREASING CLOUDINESS AND MOISTENING THE ATMOSPHERE ACROSS THE
AREA. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE TO CHANCE FOR SHOWERS ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE AREA THE NEXT FEW DAYS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FRONT.
SLIGHTLY COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE REGION WITH
THE INCREASING CLOUDINESS AND CHANCE FOR SHOWERS. A LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM WILL MOVE SOUTHWARD EAST OF CALIFORNIA PRODUCING
INSTABILITY ACROSS INLAND ELEVATED TERRAIN RESULTING IN A SLIGHT
CHANCE FOR WET THUNDERSTORMS DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND EARLY
EVENINGS THROUGH THIS WEEKEND. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL
GRADUALLY INCREASE EARLY NEXT WEEK AS A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE
BUILDS ACROSS THE REGION PRODUCING PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND DRIER
CONDITIONS.

&&

.AVIATION...COASTAL LOW CLOUDINESS SHOULD CONTINUE TO AFFECT KACV
AND KCEC THRU THE NEXT 24 HOURS. UNDER THIS PATTERN...THERE WOULD
NORMALLY BE SOME CLEARING DURING THE LATE MORNING OR AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER...THICK HIGH CLOUDINESS WILL BE GRADUALLY LOWERING THRU THE
DAY. THIS WILL CUT DOWN ON INLAND DIURNAL HEATING AND REDUCE THE
CHANCES OF CLEARING. NONETHELESS...CLOUD BASES ARE EXPECTED TO LIFT
A BIT AFTER SUNRISE. LOW CLOUDS HAVE INFILTRATED TO KSTS TO OUR S.
WITH LIGHT S BOUNDARY LAYER FLOW CONTINUING THRU THE MORNING...THESE
CLOUDS MAY ADVECT TOWARD KUKI. THE MODEL GUIDANCE IS NOT INDICATING
THIS...SO MAY NUDGE CLOUD COVER BACK TO SCATTERED. WINDS ACROSS THE
AREA ARE EXPECTED TO BE GENERALLY LIGHT. /SEC

&&

.MARINE...AREAS OF SEA FOG SPREAD INTO THE COASTAL WATERS FROM THE S
ON MONDAY. WINDS HAVE SHIFTED BACK TO N AS HIGH PRESSURE BEGINS TO
RE-BUILD OFFSHORE. NORTHERLY WINDS AND SHORT PERIOD SEAS WILL
CONTINUE TO INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY TODAY. THESE WINDS ARE EXPECTED
TO CONTINUE THRU THE END OF THE FORECAST PERIOD...WITH GALE FORCE
GUSTS LIKELY OFFSHORE AND THE POTENTIAL FOR SUSTAINED GALES ON
FRIDAY. HAVE HOISTED A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR THE OFFSHORE WATERS
THAT BEGINS THIS AFTERNOON. HAVE ALSO POSTED A GALE WATCH FOR THE N
OFFSHORE WATERS THAT BEGINS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. HEADLINES WILL
PROBABLY NEED TO BE EXPANDED LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT. /SEC

&&

.EKA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CA...NONE.
NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS...
     GALE WATCH FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT
     FOR PZZ470.

     SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON PDT
     WEDNESDAY FOR PZZ470.

     SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM PDT
     SATURDAY FOR PZZ475.

&&

$$

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