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Ridgecrest, CA

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Sunrise 6:55AMSunset 5:09PM Friday January 22, 2021 6:08 PM PST (02:08 UTC) Moonrise 1:22PMMoonset 2:36AM Illumination 72% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ridgecrest, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA
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Area Forecast Discussion . Update National Weather Service Hanford CA 518 PM PST Fri Jan 22 2021

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SYNOPSIS. A low pressure system will bring periods of light rain and mountain snow to the area through early Saturday as it moves across central California. A colder system will bring precipitation to the area Sunday night and Monday. A potentially strong storm will bring moderate to locally heavy precipitation to the area on Wednesday and Thursday.

DISCUSSION. The first of a series of at least three storm systems is now impacting our area as an upper low which was off the PAC NW coast yday is now centered over the SF Bay Area as depicted by satellite imagery. As the associated trough deepened over our area today, the airmass over our area has become unstable enough for showery precipitation to spread southward into our area with several spotters in the San Joaquin Valley reporting ice pellets and radar imagery indicating some fairly strong (50 to 55 dBz) reflectivities. The convection itself is low based and very shallow, but would not be surprised if a thunderstorm or two briefly pops up in the valley this afternoon. Mesowest indicating the snow level has been running from around 4000 feet near Yosemite Park to around 5000 feet in Tulare County. We expect the showery precipitation to continue through this evening then taper off overnight as the HRRR is indicating the low will drop southward to the Socal coast overnight the push inland south of our area on Saturday. The low is progged to move east of our area by Saturday night which in a dry period across our area Sunday night and Sunday morning with brief shortwave ridging.

The second storm is progged to push southward into our area on Sunday evening and bring a period of significant precipitation to our area Sunday night and Monday. This system is also expected to have more moisture with it than today's system and we are anticipating liquid equivalents of half and inch to an inch and a quarter of liquid precipitation over the Sierra Nevada with this system and a quarter to three quarters of an inch of liquid precipitation over the Kern County Mountains. This second system is also expected to be much colder with snow levels lowering to 1500 to 2500 feet by Monday afternoon. The main concern with this second system will be snow at lower elevations that could adversely impact travel over the mountains. Between 6 and 12 inches of snow are expected above 4000 feet in the Sierra Nevada and between 3 and 6 inches of snow above 3000 feet in the Kern County Mountains which would impede travel over the Tejon, Tehachapi and Walker passes. With impacts to travel being a concern we have issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Sierra Nevada and the Mountains of Kern County from 1000 pm PST Sunday evening until 400 pm PST Monday afternoon.

This second system will move out of our area by Tuesday morning. Mother than some residual Mountain showers, Tuesday should be a dry and chilly day across our area. Temperatures across much of the San Joaquin Valley will likely be below the freezing mark for a few hours on Tuesday morning.

That sets up the stage for the third storm which is expected to be the strongest system to impact our area in several months on Wednesday and Thursday. Confidence is improving in that it will spread widespread precipitation into our area by Wednesday morning and pick up some subtropical moisture Wednesday night and Thursday. The NBM is indicating that this system could produce 1.5 to 3 inches of rain in the San Joaquin Valley and 4 to 6 inches of liquid precipitation in the Sierra Nevada on Wednesday and Thursday. There is some uncertainty on where the snow level will be with this system as any subtropical moisture that gets pulled up will likely mean higher snow levels and increased potential for runoff and possible flooding concerns. This storm will move out of our area by Friday, but cyclonic flow behind it will likely maintain a chance of showers across our area.

AVIATION. Areas of MVFR and local IFR in low clouds and showers over the San Joaquin Valley, West Side Hills and Sierra foothills. Widespread mountain obscuring IFR over the Sierra Nevada in low clouds and snow showers. Increasing areas of IFR over the Tehachapi Mountains after 03Z Sat becoming widespread mountain obscuring IFR by 06Z Sat in low clouds and showers. Otherwise, VFR conditions will prevail over the central CA interior during the next 24 hours.

AIR QUALITY ISSUES. On Saturday January 23 2021 . Fireplace/Wood Stove Burning Status is: No Burning Unless Registered in Fresno County. Further information is available at Valleyair.org

CERTAINTY.

The level of certainty for days 1 and 2 is medium. 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.

HNX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Winter Storm Watch from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon for CAZ192>197.



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Airport Reports
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China Lake, Naval Air Facility, CA6 mi72 minSW 20 G 2910.00 miOvercast and Breezy54°F29°F38%1007.9 hPa

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