Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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FXUS66 KHNX 040910
AFDHNX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
210 AM PDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A COOLING TREND WILL CONTINUE BRINGING TEMPERATURES SEVERAL
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL THROUGH SATURDAY. WINDS WILL BE GUSTY
THROUGH AND BELOW THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAIN PASSES AND ON THE WEST
SIDE OF THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY TODAY. TEMPERATURES WILL WARM TO
SEASONABLE LEVELS BY LABOR DAY. DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH
THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER VANCOUVER IS DIGGING A TROUGH ACROSS THE
WESTERN US. COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH LATER TODAY WITH GUSTY
WINDS ACROSS THE USUAL LOCATIONS IN THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND
ACROSS THE WEST SIDE OF THE SJV. CONTINUED COOLING TREND FOR
TODAY AND TOMORROW AS THE TROUGH PUSHES THROUGH. ONLY A FEW HIGH
CLOUDS POSSIBLE WITH FRONTAL PASSAGE...HOWEVER WINDS WILL BE THE
BIGGEST FORECAST CONCERN. DUE TO LOCAL EFFECTS AND SHORT DURATION
WE ARE NOT EXPECTING ANY WIND ADVISORIES AT THIS TIME.

MODELS ARE CONSISTENT WITH KEEPING AN ONSHORE FLOW AS A BAGGY
TROUGH REMAINS OVER THE REGION THROUGH WEDNESDAY BEFORE AN EPAC
RIDGE BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST ON THURSDAY AND CONTINUES INTO
FRIDAY. WARMING TREND WITH LOWER HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY AS TEMPS RISE TO NEAR OR JUST ABOVE NORMAL FOR
THIS TIME OF YEAR.

&&

.AVIATION...
AREAS OF MVFR AND LOCAL IFR VISIBILITIES CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE
FOOTHILLS AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA DUE TO
SMOKE. OTHERWISE...VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE CENTRAL
CA INTERIOR DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

&&

.AIR QUALITY ISSUES...
NONE.

&&

.CERTAINTY...

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

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.

&&

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

KFAT 09-04      107:1988     74:1912     75:1998     51:1912
KFAT 09-05      105:1984     73:1978     73:1991     47:1887
KFAT 09-06      106:1988     75:1965     76:1998     49:1887

KBFL 09-04      109:1988     77:1936     77:1950     49:1915
KBFL 09-05      109:1904     76:1978     75:1997     49:1916
KBFL 09-06      111:1904     78:1978     77:1975     45:1899

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC...JDB
AVN/FW...DS
SYNOPSIS...JDB

WEATHER.GOV/HANFORD



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