Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS66 KEKA 011048
AFDEKA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
348 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE EXTENDING ACROSS THE REGION WILL
MAINTAIN DRY AND WARMER CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH MONDAY.
TEMPERATURES WILL DECREASE SLIGHTLY MONDAY AND TUESDAY AS A COLD
FRONT APPROACHES AND MOVES THROUGH THE AREA INCREASING THE CHANCES
FOR A FEW SHOWERS AND INCREASING CLOUDINESS.

&&

.DISCUSSION...CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES CONTINUE ACROSS THE
REGION AS A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE PERSIST ACROSS THE AREA. DRY AND
WARM CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH MONDAY.
A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH AND MOVE THROUGH THE REGION MONDAY AND
TUESDAY INCREASING CLOUDINESS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE TO CHANCE FOR
SHOWERS MOVING ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE REGION. CLOUDINESS WILL
INCREASE MONDAY AND TUESDAY WHICH WILL COOL TEMPERATURES SLIGHTLY
ACROSS THE REGION. PATCHY FOG MAY DEVELOP ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE
COASTAL AREAS AND INLAND VALLEYS THE NEXT FEW NIGHTS. WINDS WILL
DECREASE ACROSS THE REGION TODAY AND THE NEXT FEW DAYS. LIGHT TO
MODERATE WINDS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS MOST AREAS TODAY AND EARLY
NEXT WEEK. SEASONAL TEMPERATURES WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE REGION
THE MIDDLE OF THIS WEEK IN THE WAKE OF THE WEAK COLD FRONT. THERE
IS A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR A FEW ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE
NORTHEASTER PORTIONS OF DEL NORTE COUNTY WEDNESDAY AND POSSIBLY
THURSDAY AFTERNOONS AND EARLY EVENINGS. TEMPERATURES WILL WARM
SLIGHTLY FRIDAY.

&&

.AVIATION...OTHER THAN SOME BRIEF VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS ALONG
THE REDWOOD COAST EARLY THIS MORNING DUE TO A COMBINATION OF SEA
SPRAY AND LIGHT GROUND FOG...VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. WINDS HAVE
DECOUPLED THIS MORNING...AND BOUNDARY LEVEL WINDS WILL SUBSIDE
FURTHER BEFORE MIXING OCCURS LATER THIS MORNING. AS A RESULT...
GENERALLY LIGHT SURFACE WINDS ARE EXPECTED. /SEC

&&

.MARINE...WINDS AND SEAS ARE ON THEIR WAY DOWN THIS MORNING.
OFFSHORE GALE WARNING HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING
AND A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY. BOTH OF THESE HAZARDS SHOULD END BY MID-
MORNING. A FLOW REVERSAL IS EXPECTED BY TONIGHT AS WINDS BECOME
LIGHT AND EVENTUALLY SOUTHERLY. AS OFFSHORE FLOW COMPONENT
WEAKENS...THIS MAY ALLOW FOR SOME SEA FOG TO ADVECT INTO THE AREA
TONIGHT AND MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RE-BUILD OFFSHORE BY THE
MIDDLE OF THE COMING WEEK WITH A RETURN TO INCREASED NORTHERLIES. NW
SWELL OF BETWEEN 10 AND 15 SECONDS WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK. A S BACKGROUND SWELL OF AROUND 2 FT WILL CONTINUE THRU THE
PERIOD. /SEC

&&

.EKA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CA...NONE.
NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS...
     SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 9 AM PDT THIS MORNING FOR PZZ470-475.

     HAZARDOUS SEAS WARNING UNTIL 9 AM PDT THIS MORNING FOR
     PZZ470-475.

&&

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