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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / CALIFORNIA NEVADA RFC / SACRAMENTO CA
800 AM PST THU FEB 11 2016

...LIGHT PRECIP OVER THE SMITH AND UPPER KLAMATH BASINS THROUGH
THE WEEKEND...

.24 HOUR PRECIPITATION TOTALS (ENDING FEB 11 AT 400 AM PST)...

THE REGION EXPERIENCED DRY CONDITIONS AGAIN UNDER HIGH PRESSURE
ALOFT.


.METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS (SHORT TERM: THU AM - SUN AM)...

LIGHT SHOWERS CAN BE SEEN ON RADAR THIS MORNING OVER THE NORTH COAST
AS A WEAK DISTURBANCE MOVES THROUGH THE REGION. THE DOMINANT RIDGE
WILL SHIFT A BIT EASTWARD TODAY...AND AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER
THE EASTERN PACIFIC...A WEAK S/WV WILL PUSH THROUGH THE SMITH AND
UPPER KLAMATH BASINS. VERY LIGHT AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED IN THE ABSENCE
OF SIGNIFICANT FORCING OR MOISTURE. ANOTHER QUICK SHOT WILL MOVE
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...AND AGAIN SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.
OTHERWISE...EXPECT DRY CONDITIONS ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE
WEEKEND.


.METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS (LONG TERM: SUN AM - TUE NIGHT)...

EXPECT LIGHT WARM ADVECTION PRECIP IN THE SMITH AND UPPER KLAMATH
BASINS AS WELL AS FAR NRN NV SUN INTO SUN NIGHT AS SOME MOISTURE
RIDES OVER A RIDGE OFF THE COAST.  EXPECT FREEZING LEVELS AROUND
8500-10000 FT.  DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED MON THROUGH TUE NIGHT.


.HYDROLOGICAL CONDITIONS...

WITH WARM DRY CONDITIONS MOST RIVERS ARE RECEDING.  IN HIGH
ELEVATION WATERSHEDS SOME MINOR SNOWMELT IS CAUSING SOME SMALL RISES
ON STREAMS AND RIVERS.

ALL STAGES ACROSS CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN WELL
BELOW MONITOR LEVELS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.


MORE INFORMATION ON THE CNRFC WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.CNRFC.NOAA.GOV

KL/JM/KL/PF

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