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FXUS66 KPDT 012331 AAA
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
430 PM PDT WED OCT 1 2014

UPDATED AVIATION DISCUSSION

.SHORT TERM...TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. UPPER RIDGE OFFSHORE
WITH A DRY NORTHWEST FLOW OVER THE REGION. SATELLITE SHOWING MAINLY
CLEAR SKIES THIS AFTERNOON EXCEPT FOR SOME STRATOCUMULUS OVER THE
NORTHEAST OREGON MOUNTAINS. THIS WILL DISSIPATE AT SUNSET. EXPECT
SOME THIN CIRRUS TO MOVE THROUGH OVERNIGHT OTHERWISE MAINLY CLEAR
AND COLD. LESS WIND AND A DRIER AIRMASS SHOULD ALLOW FOR SLIGHTLY
COOLER TEMPERATURES THAN LAST NIGHT. PARTS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST
OREGON WILL DROP BELOW FREEZING. WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE THIN CIRRUS
MOVING THROUGH IN THE NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT THURSDAY FOR A MOSTLY
SUNNY DAY. THE UPPER RIDGE BUILDS OVER THE REGION FRIDAY WITH WARMER
TEMPERATURES. THIS ALSO PUSHES THE HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS NORTHWARD
TOWARD BC. MODELS SHOW A WEAK DISTURBANCE MOVING THROUGH THE RIDGE
SATURDAY. WILL FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND CONTINUED MILD
DAYTIME TEMPERATURES.  94

.LONG TERM...SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...THE EXTENDED PERIOD STARTS
OFF WITH A STRONG UPPER LEVEL RIDGE FIRMLY IN PLACE OVER THE WESTERN
UNITED STATES...OUR AREA WILL SEE THE WARMEST 850MB TEMPERATURES
MONDAY AFTERNOON...WITH SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CWA REACHING 25
DEGREES CELSIUS. THIS WILL LEAD TO DRY AND WARM WEATHER WITH
TEMPERATURES FORECAST TO BE 8 TO 12 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE SUNDAY
THROUGH TUESDAY. AS THE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE GRADUALLY BREAKS DOWN AND
THE FLOW TURNS MORE WEST-NORTHWESTERLY WE WILL INTRODUCE A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS OVER THE EAST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON
CASCADES BEGINNING MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY EVENING. A
WEAK...MOISTURE STARVED DISTURBANCE THEN MOVES UNDER THE BLOCKING
RIDGE BY TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY INTO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. BY
WEDNESDAY 850MB TEMPERATURES FALL BACK TO THE 8-16 DEGREES CELSIUS
RANGE...WHICH WILL ALLOW SURFACES TEMPERATURES TO RUN MUCH CLOSER TO
SEASONAL AVERAGES. 77/98

&&

.AVIATION...00Z TAFS...AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OVER THE AREA WILL LEAD
TO VFR CONDITIONS AT ALL TAF SITES THROUGH THE PERIOD. WINDS WILL
REMAIN SLIGHTLY GUSTY AT KDLS AND KPDT...UP TO 15-20 KTS THROUGH 04Z
BEFORE DIMINISHING OVERNIGHT. OTHERWISE ALL OTHER TAF SITES WILL SEE
LIGHT WINDS AOB 12KTS WITH JUST A FEW CLOUDS FROM 12000 TO 25000
FEET AGL. 77

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
PDT  42  68  39  74 /   0   0   0   0
ALW  45  69  44  74 /   0   0   0   0
PSC  39  70  39  75 /   0   0   0   0
YKM  37  66  36  71 /   0   0   0   0
HRI  40  71  38  75 /   0   0   0   0
ELN  40  66  36  74 /   0   0   0   0
RDM  30  68  30  78 /   0   0   0   0
LGD  39  65  36  75 /   0   0   0   0
GCD  36  70  36  78 /   0   0   0   0
DLS  45  72  44  78 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.PDT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
OR...FREEZE WARNING FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM PDT THURSDAY ORZ511.

WA...NONE.
&&

FOR ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION, CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT...
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PENDLETON

$$

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