Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
000
FXUS66 KHNX 151121
AFDHNX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service San Joaquin Valley - Hanford CA
321 AM PST Sat Dec 15 2018

.SYNOPSIS...
Dry weather will persist today through Sunday morning. A cold
front will approach California Sunday afternoon. This cold front
will be responsible for valley rain and mountain snow Sunday night
and Monday. Dry weather will return to Central California Monday
night and persist through at least Friday.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
An upper-level ridge of high pressure will be located over the
Pacific Northwest today. This ridge of high pressure aloft will
amplify as it moves eastward tonight and Sunday morning. A cold
front will approach the California coastline Sunday afternoon.
This cold front will move eastward through Central California
Sunday night into Monday morning. Rain amounts should vary from
just under one tenth of an inch in the southern portion of the San
Joaquin Valley to around one half of an inch in the northern
portion of the San Joaquin Valley, with slightly higher values in
the foothills. Ferguson burn scar flooding is possible Sunday
night and Monday morning. Rain should turn to snow around 6,000
feet. A Winter Weather Advisory may be required for the Sierra
Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon for Sunday night and Monday
morning. Due to the marginal nature of this event, a Winter
Weather Advisory will not be issued at this time.

The aforementioned cold front will move eastward through the
Great Basin Monday afternoon and Monday night. An upper-level area
of high pressure will be centered near latitude 30 North,
longitude 120 West Tuesday through at least Thursday. A weak
trough of low pressure aloft may pass through Central California
Thursday night or Friday. Dry weather is expected Monday night
through at least Friday, with late night and early morning Tule
Fog a distinct possibility.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions will prevail over the next 24 hours.

&&

.AIR QUALITY ISSUES...
On Saturday, December 15th, 2018, fireplace/wood stove burning
status is: no burning unless registered in Fresno, Kern, Kings,
Madera, Merced, and Tulare counties. Further information is
available at Valleyair.org.

&&

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

Certainty levels include low...medium...and high. Please visit
www.weather.gov/hnx/certainty.html for additional information
and/or to provide feedback.

&&

.HNX Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NONE.

&&

$$

public...BS
avn/fw...Andersen
synopsis...BS

weather.gov/hanford



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.