Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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FXUS66 KHNX 272315 AAA
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
415 PM PDT WED AUG 27 2014

.UPDATE...
UPDATED AIR QUALITY SECTION.

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.SYNOPSIS...
NEAR AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH MID WEEK WHILE A
TROUGH PATTERN PREVAILS OVER THE WEST COAST. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
RETURN TO THE AREA AND RESULT IN A MINOR WARMING TREND FOR THE
REMAINDER OF THE WEEK WITH DRY CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

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.DISCUSSION...
WHILE A BUILDING RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATED THE REGION
TODAY...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS HURRICANE MARIE APPROACHING
25N/125W OR ABOUT 800 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SAN DIEGO. THIS RIDGE OF
HIGHER PRESSURE...HELPING TO PUSH THE UPPER LOW OUT OF THE GREAT
BASIN AND MORE TOWARD THE MID-WEST...WILL HELP TO CLEAR OUT MUCH
OF THE REGION AND PLACE THE AREA UNDER DRY CONDITIONS. THE RIDGE
WILL ALSO STEER MARIE MORE NORTHWESTWARD AND REMAIN OVER AN AREA
BETWEEN CALIFORNIA AND HAWAII. THEREFORE...WHILE THE UPPER LOW
PUSHING INTO THE MID-WEST WILL DRAW IN SOME OF MARIE/S MOISTURE...
THE RIDGE PATTERN WILL CUT OFF THE MOISTURE TAP BEFORE FLOWING
INTO MOST OF CALIFORNIA. YET...THE LACK OF STORM WILL ALSO ALLOW
TEMPERATURES TO HEAT UP AS PLUS 100 DEG-F READINGS COULD BE FELT
BEFORE SATURDAY.

BY SATURDAY...MODELS ARE IN GENERAL AGREEMENT WITH PROGGING
ANOTHER TROUGH TO PUSH IN FROM THE GULF OF ALASKA. WHILE MOST OF
THE UNCERTAINTY LIES IN JUST HOW DEEP THE TROUGH WILL BE...MODELS
SEEM TO HAVE A GOOD HANDLE ON THE TIMING OF ITS INTRODUCTION INTO
THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST/NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. MODELS STILL PROGGING
THIS TROUGH AS AN INSIDE SLIDER AND MAINLY AFFECTING THE NORTHWEST
AND THE GREAT BASIN. THEREFORE...WILL NOT INTRODUCE A MENTION OF
PRECIP WITH THIS EVENT. THE TROUGH WILL ALLOW FOR A COOLING TREND
AS WELL AS SOME THICK HIGH CIRRUS CLOUDS. HOWEVER...THE LACK OF
ANY SIGNIFICANT LIFTING DYNAMICS WILL NOT ALLOW FOR MORE THEN A
VERY SLIGHT CHANCE OF PRECIP NEAR THE SIERRA NEVADA CREST.

WILL EXPECT THE COOLING TO CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY BEFORE CONDITIONS
BEGIN TO MODERATE EARLY NEXT WEEK. BY MONDAY...MODELS SHOW THE
TROUGH EXITING THE REGION AS HEIGHTS BEGIN A SLOW RISE. WHILE NOT
A STRONG RIDGE PATTERN...THE WEAK RIDGE WILL ALLOW FOR WARMING AS
THE REGION REMAINS DRY. OF LESS CONFIDENCE WILL BE THE TROUGH
ATTEMPTING TO PUSH INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST BY WEDNESDAY OF NEXT
WEEK. MODELS ARE NOT SHOWING A DEEP TROUGH DROPPING TO THE REGION
NEXT WEEK...BUT ARE TRENDING TOWARDS THAT SOLUTION. THEREFORE...
WILL NOT INTRODUCE PRECIP AS THIS MAY BECOME ANOTHER POSSIBLE
INSIDE SLIDER. IF SO...MOUNTAIN PRECIP MAY BY THE ONLY WEATHER
NEXT WEEK.

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.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA INTERIOR
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

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.AIR QUALITY ISSUES...
ON THURSDAY AUGUST 28 2014... UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS IN
FRESNO... KERN... KINGS... MADERA... MERCED AND TULARE COUNTIES
AND SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK AND FOREST.
FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT VALLEYAIR.ORG

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.CERTAINTY...

THE LEVEL OF CERTAINTY FOR DAYS 1 AND 2 IS HIGH.
THE LEVEL OF CERTAINTY FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7 IS MEDIUM.

THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AS PART OF A TRIAL PROJECT CONDUCTED
BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD.
CERTAINTY LEVELS INCLUDE LOW...MEDIUM...AND HIGH. PLEASE VISIT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/HNX/CERTAINTY.PHP /ALL LOWER CASE/ FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION AND/OR TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK.

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.CLIMATE...
             RECORDS
SITE DATE    HI_MAX:YEAR LO_MAX:YEAR HI_MIN:YEAR LO_MIN:YEAR

KFAT 08-27      109:1924     80:1895     78:1913     51:1895
KFAT 08-28      108:1924     78:1953     77:1894     52:1907
KFAT 08-29      109:1915     79:2010     76:1915     52:1895

KBFL 08-27      111:1931     84:1991     77:1988     45:1903
KBFL 08-28      109:1944     82:1953     78:1972     48:1903
KBFL 08-29      109:1915     79:1953     78:1931     45:1903

&&

.HNX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.

&&

$$

PUBLIC...MOLINA
AVN/FW...DCH
SYNOPSIS...PJ

WEATHER.GOV/HANFORD


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