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FXUS66 KLOX 251201

501 AM PDT WED MAY 25 2016


Low pressure will move across the area today and will result in
cool weather and a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms,
mainly for the mountains and some interior areas. Warming is
expected late this week as the main upper low moves east, but
temperatures will remain near or slightly below normal through
early next week as a weak trough lingers over the area.



ACARS soundings out of KLAX show a 6000 foot deep moist layer with
little or no inversion on top. Gradients are comfortably onshore
and most importantly an upper low sits over Pt. Conception. A
decent marine layer stratus deck has managed to form mostly due to
the lift form the upper low...but there are still plenty of breaks
in the clouds. Really scaled back on the rain chcs this morning
and they are now confined to the vlys and mtns south of Pt
Conception and even here its probably best to think of the 20
percent chc of showers as an 80 percent chc of no showers. The
deep moist layer will likely result in another day with reverse
clearing so the coasts will see more sunshine than the vlys. The
upper low is moving a little quicker to the east and south than
was fcst ydy and this will shift the afternoon convective focus to
the L.A. mtns...but pva embedded in the wrap around flow will
allow for a slight chc of tstms over the rest of the mtns as well
as the interior SLO vlys and the Cuyama vly. There is not much
moisture to work with and the flash flood potential is rather low.  H5
hgts will be near 560DM and max temps will again be blo normal.

The upper low exits the area quickly later in the afternoon and
should take the convective threat along with it leaving the
evening rain free. Clouds will diminish overnight except for the
central coast where the marine inversion will reform and lead to a
well developed stratus layer.

Partly cloudy at worst on Thursday. Hgts rise through the day and
max temps will bump up a few degrees but max temps will still
remain blo normals.

Ridging moves into the area Thursday night and this will
reestablish the marine inversion. Small craft advisory winds
across the outer waters will spin up an eddy and low clouds will
cover most of the coasts and vlys by sunrise.

Neither the eddy or the onshore flow will be strong enough to keep
the low clouds in and skies will be mostly clear by the afternoon.
the marine layer will keep the coasts cool and the vly to a less
degree...inland temps however will jump nicely.


Extended models showing weak upper level trough across California
over the weekend, with continued strong onshore flow near the
surface. This will maintain mild temperatures, along with night
and morning marine layer clouds, and gusty onshore winds in the
mountains and deserts. Some weak upper level ridging expected to
follow Monday into Tuesday, leading to a few degrees of warming
across interior areas.



At 1145Z at KLAX...There was a 6500 foot deep marine layer. There
was a weak inversion above the marine layer or moist layer with a
top of 7500 feet and a temperature of 3 degrees celsius,

There will continue to be low confidence with the 12z tafs. The
combination of a deep moist layer, weak inversion and an upper low
moving overhead today, makes it difficult to pin point how many
cloud layers there will be. There will be higher confidence that
there will not be lower than mvfr cigs over the next 24 hours.
There is a 30 percent chance that coastal cigs could clear out
later today. Some LLWS and UDDF will be possible around KSBA from
21z-8z this evening into Thu morning.

KLAX...Low confidence in 12z TAF. There is a good chance there
will be an equal possibility through the next 24 hours that there
will be no cigs under MVFR But it will vary from low MVFR to VFR.
There is a 20 % chance for no cigs after 18z.

KBUR...Low confidence in 12z TAF. Cigs of 015 025 and 035 are equally
possible over the next 24 hours. Or a 30 percent chance that no
cigs will develop after 02z this evening through the overnight
hours. There is a 30 percent chc of BKN025 aft 18Z.



Mainly light winds and small seas are expected through Wednesday
morning, with no SCA concerns. small Craft Advisories have been
issued for all coastal waters beginning this afternoon. the outer
waters SCA will continue through at least mid morning on Friday,
while the inner waters will expire overnight. Confidence is 70%
that another SCA will be needed for the northern and western
portion of the outer waters Friday afternoon through the weekend.
Less confidence on Sunday.


PZ...Small Craft Advisory in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to 3
      AM PDT Thursday For zones 645-650. (See LAXMWWLOX).
     Small Craft Advisory in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to 9
      PM PDT this evening For zone 655. (See LAXMWWLOX).
     Small Craft Advisory in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to 9
      AM PDT Friday For zones 670-673-676. (See LAXMWWLOX).



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