Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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FXUS66 KHNX 161110

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service San Joaquin Valley - Hanford CA
310 AM PST Mon Jan 16 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Low clouds will continue across the San Joaquin Valley
for the next couple of days...before the return of active weather
mid week. Valley rain and mountain snow will return from Wednesday
into at least the weekend.


.DISCUSSION...Surface and satellite analysis continue to show the
2kft or so deck of stratus across the San Joaquin Valley (SJV).
This cloud deck will likely last until Tuesday when the next
system moves in. This will continue to limit diurnal swings in
temperature across the SJV. Outside the SJV...clear to mostly
clear conditions will dominate.

The timing of the pattern change is still the big focus in the
short term. Guidance has slowed things down which will keep
showers out of the forecast until later on Wednesday.
Thursday most of the area will see some showers.

This pattern should keep some showers in the area through at least
weekend. Within that pattern there are three systems moving
through...with small breaks in the showers as shortwave ridging
temporarily slides in between the systems.


MVFR cigs will persist across the terminals for at least the next 24
hours. Medium confidence. VFR conditions will prevail at locations
outside the San Joaquin Valley and foothill areas.





The level of certainty for days 1 and 2 is high.
The level of certainty for days 3 through 7 is medium.

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