Weather Service Report


047 
FXUS66 KHNX 102241
AFDHNX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
241 PM PST WED FEB 10 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO BRING DRY WEATHER TO THE CENTRAL
CALIFORNIA INTERIOR. THESE CONDITIONS WILL EXIST FOR AT LEAST THE
NEXT SEVERAL DAYS ALONG WITH PATCHY NIGHT AND MORNING FOG IN THE 
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY.

&&

.DISCUSSION...UPPER RIDGE PROVIDING ANOTHER UNSEASONABLY MILD DAY
ACROSS THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA INTERIOR WITH JUST A FEW HIGH CLOUDS
PASSING THROUGH. TEMPERATURES ARE RUNNING VERY CLOSE TO THIS TIME
YESTERDAY AND HIGHS WILL TOP OUT AROUND 15-20 DEGREES ABOVE CLIMO
ONCE AGAIN. THE RECORD HIGHS AT FRESNO AND BAKERSFIELD MAY BE TIED
OR BROKEN AGAIN AS WELL. LITTLE CHANGE IS EXPECTED ON THURSDAY AS
WE REMAIN ON THE WARM SIDE OF THE RIDGE. FRIDAY WILL BRING SOME
SLIGHT COOLING AS THE RIDGE BREAKS DOWN DUE TO AN APPROACHING S/WV
TROUGH. THIS SYSTEM WILL TAKE AIM ON THE PACNW WITH DRY CONDITIONS
CONTINUING OVER CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. TEMPERATURES WILL COOL FURTHER
FOR THE WEEKEND BUT REMAIN SEVERAL DEGREES ABOVE CLIMO. BY MONDAY...
RIDGING BUILDS IN AGAIN ALONG WITH A RETURN OF AN OFFSHORE SURFACE
FLOW. THIS WILL PUSH TEMPERATURES BACK UP TO 10-15 DEGREES ABOVE
CLIMO FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE MEDIUM RANGE MODELS CONTINUE TO
ADVERTISE A MORE SIGNIFICANT EPAC TROUGH NEXT WED-THURS THAT MAY
TAP INTO SOME SUB-TROPICAL MOISTURE. CONFIDENCE IS JUST MEDIUM AT
THIS POINT AS IT IS STILL A WEEK AWAY BUT THE MODELS HAVE SHOWN
THIS FOR A FEW RUNS NOW. MAINLY LIGHT WINDS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH
FRIDAY THEN BECOME BREEZY IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY THIS WEEKEND
AS ONSHORE FLOW INCREASES. THE OFFSHORE PRESSURE GRADIENT DEVELOPS
SUNDAY NIGHT FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF GUSTY EASTERLY WINDS IN THE KERN
COUNTY MOUNTAINS.  

&&

.AVIATION...
IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY...AREAS OF MVFR IN HAZE WITH LOCAL IFR 
IN FOG FROM 12Z TO 18Z THURSDAY. OTHERWISE...VFR CONDITIONS WILL
PREVAIL ACROSS THE CENTRAL CA INTERIOR FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

&&

.AIR QUALITY ISSUES...
ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 10 2016...FIREPLACE/WOOD STOVE BURNING
STATUS IS: NO BURNING UNLESS REGISTERED IN FRESNO...KERN AND
KINGS 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.PHP /ALL LOWER CASE/ FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION AND/OR TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK.

&&

.CLIMATE...
             RECORDS
SITE DATE    HI_MAX:YEAR LO_MAX:YEAR HI_MIN:YEAR LO_MIN:YEAR

KFAT 02-10       75:1961     44:1894     54:1916     29:1965
KFAT 02-11       73:1925     46:2001     53:1970     28:1948
KFAT 02-12       76:1921     46:1903     54:1983     27:1949

KBFL 02-10       79:1961     47:1967     54:1973     23:1929
KBFL 02-11       81:1925     45:1989     56:1925     20:1901
KBFL 02-12       80:1921     42:1919     56:1957     20:1901
&&

.HNX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

PUBLIC...DCH
AVN/FW...BSO
SYNOPSIS...BSO

WEATHER.GOV/HANFORD

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