Weather Service Report


398 
FXUS66 KHNX 231119
AFDHNX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Hanford CA
319 AM PST Sun Feb 23 2020


.SYNOPSIS...
Near seasonal temperatures, breezy and dry through Monday. Dry 
and warmer conditions continue through next week with temperatures
warming to 10-15 degrees above average by mid next week.

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.DISCUSSION...
Satellite images show a trough over SE CA moving east. This system
provided mainly light but widespread rainfall across the central 
CA interior. The higher amounts fell over the foothills and lower 
sierra. Some cloud cover forming along the sierra foothills due to
northwest flow upsloping along the mountains. Some patchy fog 
will be possible this morning in parts of the valley with dew 
points in the low 40s and near the low temperatures. Any fog that 
develops should be light and patchy. A short wave ridge builds in 
today bringing a warming trend. Another trough will move through 
the Pacific NW today and tonight keeping a cool north flow across 
central CA. Thus expect breezy wind and seasonal temperatures 
through Monday.

A ridge of high pressure over the pacific will begin to strengthen
and build inland during mid week. This will result in continued 
dry conditions with a significant warming trend across central 
California. Wednesday through Friday, the high temperatures may be
10 to 15 degrees above seasonal normals. 

For the extended period models develop a southern stream low  
over the pacific off Scal coast. Lots of mid to upper level 
moisture moves across CA Friday and Saturday. This system will be 
subtropical in nature, warm and moist. Models show a weak trough 
with little precipitation amounts as it moves inland over CA. A 
colder and deeper trough moves south from the gulf of alaska 
during the weekend. This should bring more significant rain and 
snow to central California for the latter part of the weekend. 

&&

AVIATION...Local mountain obscuring in low clouds along the 
Sierra Nevada foothills and Kern County mountains thru 18Z Sun. 
Local MVFR visiblities in mist in the San Joaquin Valley until 
17z. Otherwise, VFR conditions will prevail across the Central CA 
interior during the next 24 hours.

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.AIR QUALITY ISSUES...
On Sunday February 23 2020... Fireplace/Wood Stove Burning Status
is: No Burning Unless Registered in Fresno... Kern... Kings...
Madera and Tulare Counties.
Further information is available at Valleyair.org


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.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
an/or to provide feedback.

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.HNX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.
&&

$$

public...JEB
aviation....JEB

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