Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA

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FXUS66 KSTO 091226
AFDSTO

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
426 AM PST TUE FEB 9 2016

.Synopsis...
Dry and mild weather over interior Norcal this week.

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.Discussion...
Strong high pressure will remain over the region this week and
temperatures will remain well above normal for this time of
year. The North Valley is not expected to be quite as warm today
as northerly surface pressure gradients weaken, but the remainder
of the Central Valley will see highs close to Monday`s readings
again today with offshore (easterly) pressure gradients remaining
quite strong. A few records may fall again today.

Record highs for today...
Redding Airport 78 set in 2006  Red Bluff...... 78 set in 2006
Sacramento......73 set in 2006  Sac Exec........72 set in 2006
Stockton........71 set in 2006  Modesto.........75 set in 2006

Temperatures will begin to cool a bit across NorCal during the
mid to late week as the ridge weakens and its axis shifts slightly
to our east.

Some patches of late night and early morning fog will continue to
form in the valley each night, mainly from around the Yuba City
area southward.

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.Extended Discussion (Saturday thru Tuesday)...
A faltering trough temporarily breaks down the ridge for a
fleeting chance of precip into Saturday across the north. High
pressure rebuilds Sunday into early next week with continued warm
and dry conditions, as well as a light offshore boundary layer
wind pattern. The broad ridge axis moves east of CA on Tuesday
with southwest flow aloft and boundary layer onshore winds. The
GFS and ECMWF are still hinting at a more dynamic frontal system
impacting NorCal next Wednesday into Thursday. JClapp

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.Aviation...
VFR conditions next 24 hrs with clear skies and light winds for
mountains/foothills and adjacent northern Sac Valley. Patchy
ground fog within Central Valley southward of KOVE near rivers and
irrigated fields. Hwy 99 area in SJ Valley and KSAC/KSMF will be
most impacted this morning. JClapp

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.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...None.

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