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AFDEKA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
312 PM PDT SUN APR 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WEST COAST WILL
LEAD TO DRY WEATHER AND A WARMING TREND ACROSS THE INTERIOR
TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY. INTERIOR DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WILL BE
ABOVE NORMAL TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY. INTERIOR TEMPERATURES WILL
COOL TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AS THE RIDGE SHIFTS FURTHER INLAND.

&&

.DISCUSSION...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE IS OVER THE WEST COAST AND
WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH MONDAY. THIS WILL BRING DRY WEATHER
TO NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA. AS FOR TEMPERATURES, THEY WILL CONTINUE
TRENDING UPWARD TODAY AND MONDAY ACROSS THE INTERIOR, BEING ABOVE
NORMAL. WIDESPREAD VALLEY TEMPERATURES IN THE 80S ARE FORECASTED
ON MONDAY AND A FEW 90S ARE NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION. BUT THIS
WON`T LAST LONG AS INTERIOR TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN TRENDING BACK
DOWNWARD ON TUESDAY AS THE RIDGE SHIFTS INLAND AND A TROUGH
APPROACHES FROM THE PACIFIC. BUT EVEN WITH THE TEMPERATURES
TRENDING DOWNWARD, THEY WILL REMAIN A FEW DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ON
TUESDAY. THE TROUGH WILL APPROACH ON TUESDAY AND AN ASSOCIATED
VERY WEAK DISTURBANCE WILL PASS TO OUR NORTH TUESDAY MORNING. THIS
WILL BRING US SOME HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF VERY
LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS TO DEL NORTE COUNTY. WILL EMPHASIZE THE ODDS OF
THIS ARE LOW, BUT NOT ZERO. ANY QPF WILL BE BARELY MEASURABLE.
MODELS SHOW THE TROUGH MOVING OVER US LATE TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY,
BRINGING COOLER TEMPERATURES. NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED. AS A
RESULT, POPS REMAIN SLIGHTLY BELOW CLIMO DURING THIS TIME PERIOD.
ZONAL FLOW DEVELOPS THURSDAY AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE END OF THE
WEEK. TEMPERATURES REFLECT THE CONSMODEL. MS/JT


&&

.AVIATION...VFR CONDITIONS AND LIGHT WINDS WILL CONTINUE AT KCEC,
KACV AND KUKI THROUGH THIS EVENING. CEILINGS WILL DIMINISH OVERNIGHT
AT KCEC AND KACV TO MVFR CONDITIONS WITH LIGHT WINDS TO CALM
CONDITIONS OCCURRING. VFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE AT KUKI WITH
LIGHT WINDS TO CALM CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT. VFR CONDITIONS AND LIGHT
TO MODERATE WINDS WILL PREVAIL AT KCEC, KACV AND KUKI ON MONDAY.

&&

.MARINE...THE PRESSURE GRADIENT HAS RELAXED ACROSS THE WATERS.
THEREFORE LIGHTER WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE WATERS THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL ADVANCE THROUGH THE REGION
TUESDAY. ONCE THE FRONT PASSES THROUGH THE AREA A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE
WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION. THE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL
STRENGTHEN THE MIDDLE OF THIS WEEK INCREASING THE PRESSURE GRADIENT
ACROSS THE WATERS. NORTHERLY WINDS AND THE SEAS WILL INCREASE AS THE
HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE STRENGTHENS. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE LIKELY
ACROSS THE SOUTHERN OUTER WATERS WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND ACROSS
THE NORTHERN OUTER WATERS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY DUE TO AN INCREASE IN
THE WINDS AND/OR SEAS. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE LIKELY ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN NEAR SHORE WATERS ON WEDNESDAY DUE TO AN INCREASE IN THE
WINDS AND SEAS.



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

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