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AFDEKA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
140 PM PDT TUE JUL 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...CUMULUS CLOUDS ARE DEVELOPING OVER THE INLAND AREAS OF
THE EUREKA CWA THIS AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY OVER TRINITY
COUNTY...BUT NO THUNDERSTORMS YET. EXPECT SOME TO DEVELOP LATER
THIS AFTERNOON THOUGH. SOME OF THE STORMS MAY PRODUCE SMALL HAIL
AND HEAVY RAIN. THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL DISSIPATE THIS EVENING.

A LONG WAVE TROUGH OFFSHORE WILL CONTINUE TO DIG AS IT APPROACHES
THE COAST...AND IT WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT ONSHORE WEDNESDAY
MORNING. THIS WILL BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN TO COASTAL AREAS
FROM CAPE MENDOCINO NORTH. AMOUNTS WILL BE LIGHT.

ONCE THAT FRONT MOVES ONSHORE...THINGS WILL DRY OUT IN A HURRY AS
OFFSHORE FLOW DEVELOPS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL BRING A RETURN
OF HOT AND DRY WEATHER OVER THE INLAND AREAS WHICH WILL LAST INTO
THIS WEEKEND.

&&

.AVIATION...BASED ON 22/18Z TAFS.  A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS FOR
TERMINALS THIS AFTERNOON AS A WEAK DISTURBANCE SLIDES THROUGH THE REGION.
KCEC/KACV WILL BE MAINLY IFR TO MVFR THROUGH THE DAY. CIGS MAY
LIFT TO VFR FOR A FEW HOURS THIS AFTERNOON...BUT EXPECT LOWER CIGS
TO RETURN OVERNIGHT. A FRONT WILL APPROACH THE REGION OVERNIGHT
BRINGING A CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION TOWARD THE END OF THE TAF
PERIOD EARLY WEDNESDAY. KUKI WILL GENERALLY BE VFR THROUGH THE
PERIOD WITH PASSING CB CIGS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. CONFIDENCE IS
MEDIUM.

&&

.MARINE...AN UPPER TROUGH DIGGING TOWARD THE WESTERN UNITED STATES
THIS AFTERNOON CONTINUES TO CAUSE A WEAK SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT
OVER THE NW CAL COASTAL WATERS. THIS IS ALLOWING FOR LIGHT WINDS
AND LOW SEAS. OBSERVATIONS THIS MORNING INDICATE WEAK SOUTHERLY
FLOW. THIS IS PRECEDING A WEAK FRONT WHICH MODELS HAVE LIMPING
ACROSS THE AREA WEDNESDAY. BEHIND THIS FRONT HIGH PRESSURE WILL
AGAIN BUILD TOWARD THE COASTAL WATERS BRINGING A RETURN OF STRONG
NORTH WINDS AND STEEP SEAS BEGINNING ON THURSDAY AND LASTING INTO
THE WEEKEND.

&&

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

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