Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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FXUS66 KHNX 190924

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Hanford CA
224 AM PDT Sat Oct 19 2019

Dry weather will continue over the district for the next several
days. High temperatures will run cooler than normal through the
weekend. A significant warming trend will occur next week as a
strong ridge of high pressure builds into California.


Most areas were 4 to 8 degrees below normal yesterday, as cool NW
upper level flow established itself over the region behind the
cold front that moved through on Wednesday. Mostly clear skies
yesterday with some haze and plenty of dust due to ag work in the
San Joaquin Valley.

Embedded weak impulses are expected to move through the region in
the upper level NW flow. These will bring in periods of clouds
with reinforcing cooling across the region through the weekend.
It will become breezy at times in Kern County mountain passes, but
a widespread wind event is not expected. The EPAC ridge will
begin to build in over the region starting Monday and setup shop
over the region for the next several days. Temperatures will bump
up above normal by Tuesday and remain nearly steady into next
weekend. Most of the region will remain 3 to 6 degrees above
normal for this time of year and unfortunately we will not see any
precipitation during this time frame.

RH values will get into the single digits by Thursday afternoon
across Kern county mountain areas with very dry fuel moisture
values already in place. Winds will be offshore as a Santa Ana
wind event looks more likely farther south. It will be marginal
for elevated fire weather concerns across the area and will need
to be monitored as we get closer the event.


VFR conditions will prevail over the Central California Interior
during the next 24 hours.





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

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