Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
924 AM PDT TUE JUN 21 2016


.SYNOPSIS...
High pressure results in above average temperatures across
interior NorCal this week with dry, northerly winds increasing
fire weather concerns Friday into Saturday.

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.SHORT TERM DISCUSSION (Today through Friday)...
No changes to the short term temperature forecast. Little change
in the overall pattern expected for interior NorCal the next
couple of days as the region will remain between strong high
pressure over the Desert Southwest and a low dropping southward
along the BC coast. Temperatures will likely warm a few more
degrees today compared to Monday, and then hold pretty steady for
Wednesday.

Dry, northerly winds will increase fire weather concerns Friday
into Saturday as the PacNW trough moves into Idaho and Montana.
This wind event shouldn`t be particularly strong as the west-
northwest upper level winds are not conducive to strong northerly
winds.     JClapp

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.EXTENDED DISCUSSION (Saturday THROUGH Tuesday)
From Saturday into early next week, high pressure over the
southwestern US and into the Eastern Pacific Ocean will dominate
the weather pattern as it builds into NorCal. Expect dry
conditions with temperatures ranging 5 to 12 degrees above normal
during the extended period. Valley highs will be in the upper 90s
to low 100s, Delta in the 80s to mid 90s, Foothills in the upper
80s to upper 90s, Mountains in the 70s to upper 80s.

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.AVIATION...
Southwesterly flow over the Sierra, otherwise, light winds less
than 10 kts in the valley at TAF sites. VFR conditions continue
across interior NorCal. &&

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