Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA

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FXUS66 KSTO 261556

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
855 AM PDT Mon Jun 26 2017

Cooler, but still remaining close to average into the weekend.


Short wave trof will be moving across our Nrn Mtn zones this
afternoon with instability forecast over the Trinity Alps/Siskiyous,
just N of our CWA where isolated convection is expected. Less
instability forecast on Tue even though weak troffing persists over
the region. This is the result of today`s short wave providing
stronger dynamics than Tue`s. CAPE and modified Total Totals are
much lower on Tue than today.

Break down of the ridge over the W Coast allows for a cooler air
mass over our CWA. Onshore gradients have advected some marine
stratus inland, into the coastal valleys with some patchy stratus
into the Srn Sac Vly. Ft Ord and the KOAK raob show marine layer
about 3 kft and 2.5 kft respectively, which is sufficiently deep for
at least some stratus to make it inland given onshore gradients and
onshore momentum. The NAM Bufkit profiles suggest slight deepening
of the marine layer Tue morning, but the onshore gradients should be
weaker as the aforementioned short wave will be farther inland.
Although the Delta Breeze will continue it should be weakening with
time into Tue. So only patchy stratus inland is expected at this
time for Tue morning.

Near normal temps expected next couple of days with a warm up to 2
to 7 degrees above normal for the mid and latter half of the week.


Warm weather should continue into Friday as high pressure over
the eastern Pacific nudges into Northern California. A series of
weak upper troughs then begins to move through the region next
weekend, bringing another cooling trend along with increased
onshore flow. The GFS is a bit stronger with the series of troughs
than the ECMWF, but neither solution would be particularly
impactful for our area. Dang


VFR conditions the next 24 hours. South to west winds 5 to 15 kt
will continue across Valley TAF sites. SW gusts up to 30 kt near
the Delta. Dang




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