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FXUS66 KEKA 071218
AFDEKA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
418 AM PST SUN FEB 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING MOSTLY DRY WEATHER AND
SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES TO NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA OVER
THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. A WEAK FRONT WILL BRING THE NEXT CHANCE FOR
LIGHT RAIN LATE NEXT WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...A BROAD REGION OF UPPER LEVEL RIDGING WILL DOMINATE
THE WEATHER PATTERN OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS BRINGING DRY WEATHER
AND ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. SOME PATCHY
FOG WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS INTERIOR VALLEYS EARLY THIS MORNING BUT
SHOULD DISSIPATE BY THE LATE MORNING HOURS. OTHERWISE TODAY SHOULD
BE A PRETTY NICE DAY WITH MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES WITH SOME UPPER
LEVEL CLOUD COVERAGE. MONDAY AND TUESDAY SHOULD BE VERY SIMILAR
TO TODAY. THEN CLOUD COVER WILL INCREASE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AS A SHORTWAVE TROUGH SLIDES UP THE RIDGE. ANY RAIN
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN OFFSHORE
WITH DAYTIME TEMPERATURES TRENDING COOLER BUT ONLY BY A FEW
DEGREES. THE UPPER RIDGE WILL BREAK DOWN FURTHER LATE NEXT WEEK
WITH A COLDER TROUGH SHIFTING OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. THE
FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE REGION FRIDAY
MORNING THROUGH THE EVENING BRINGING A CHANCE FOR LIGHT RAIN
MOSTLY NORTH OF A CAPE MENDOCINO. LITTLE CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE
EXTENDED POPS. KML

&&

.AVIATION...VFR CONDITIONS ALONG THE COAST SHOULD PERSIST THROUGH
THE NEXT TAF CYCLE AS HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT CONTRIBUTES TO CLEAR SKIES
AND LIGHT OFFSHORE FLOW.  INTERIOR SITES MAY SEE SOME EARLY MORNING
GROUND FOG BUT THIS SHOULD BURN OFF BY LATE MORNING. WINDS WILL
GENERALLY BE LIGHT BECOMING ONSHORE ALONG THE COAST BY LATE MORNING
AND SHIFTING BACK TO OFFSHORE DURING THE EARLY EVENING.

&&

.MARINE...HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL PROMOTE A WEAK PRESSURE GRADIENT
ALLOWING SURFACE WINDS TO REMAIN GENERALLY LIGHT ACROSS ALL COASTAL
WATERS THROUGH THE NEXT 3-5 DAYS. THIS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO A MINOR
WIND CHOP WHILE A MID PERIOD WESTERLY SWELL PROPAGATES THROUGH
THE CHOP. A LARGER AND LONGER PERIOD WESTERLY SWELL WILL REACH THE
COASTAL WATERS AROUND MONDAY AND THEN AGAIN ON THURSDAY.

&&

.EKA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CA...NONE.
NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS...NONE.
&&

$$

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