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Valley Wells, CA

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Sunrise 6:57AMSunset 5:03PM Saturday January 16, 2021 1:00 AM PST (09:00 UTC) Moonrise 10:36AMMoonset 9:49PM Illumination 9% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Valley Wells, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA
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FXUS66 KHNX 160209 AAA AFDHNX

Area Forecast Discussion . UPDATED National Weather Service Hanford CA 609 PM PST Fri Jan 15 2021

UPDATE. Updated AIR QUALITY ISSUES section.

SYNOPSIS. A dry weather pattern continues through the weekend with night and morning fog across the San Joaquin Valley. High temperatures will be well above normal this weekend with relatively cool nights. Strong gusty northeast winds are possible early next week especially over the Central Sierra and Kern County desert.

DISCUSSION. Partly cloudy skies due to mainly high clouds with haze in the Central Valley prevail today. High pressure will be in control over much of Central California until Sunday. Dense fog is expected to redevelop late this evening into Saturday morning; a Dense Fog Advisory has been issued. Otherwise, warm daytime high temperatures will occur for the next couple of days, with highs around 10 to 15 degrees above seasonal averages. Highs will likely continue a bit warmer in some areas, as temepratures are expected to reach into the 70s in quite a few locations again on Saturday, or in the Sierra Nevada foothills, as well as the Kern County mountains and desert. Dense fog is possible again in portions of the San Joaquin Valley during Saturday night into Sunday morning, as the upper-level ridge will remain over much of California and off the coast. Relatively warm daytime highs will also occur on Sunday. The high pressure system currently in place will begin to move further offshore by Sunday night.

On Monday, an upper-level low and trough is progged to push into the region. This feature will likely have little moisture associated with it, so a slight chance for flurries or light snow showers is anticipated over the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada, or mainly near the crest through the day. As the front passes southward by late Monday afternoon into the evening, some showers are possible in the Kern County desert and mountain areas. This trough will likely dig further south on Monday night into Tuesday with a tightening pressure gradient. Confidence has been increasing a bit since yesterday regarding the potential for gusty Mono, or northeast, winds over the Sierra Nevada as guidance remains in agreement. The upper-level jet also remains fairly strong for this period, and gusts around 50 to 55 miles per hour are not out of the question, at least over the Sierra Nevada crest during Monday night into Tuesday morning. However, confidence for the development of gusty northeast winds remains medium at best.

Dry weather will likely prevail for the middle part of next week as weak upper-level ridging sets up over California. Daytime highs could briefly rise back to above average. Meanwhile, the upper- level low is forecast to remain off the coast of Northern Baja California until Thursday. By next Friday, precipitation could finally make a return to Central California, although details regarding placement and amounts are uncertain at this time.

AVIATION. IFR conditions with areas of LIFR/VLIFR in fog are likely in the San Joaquin Valley from 08z to 19z Saturday with MVFR conditions prevailing outside of this period in the San Joaquin Valley. VFR conditions can be expected over the remainder of the central California interior during the next 24 hours.

AIR QUALITY ISSUES. On Saturday January 16 2021 . Unhealthy for sensitive groups in Fresno . Kern and Tulare Counties. Fireplace/Wood Stove Burning Status is: No Burning Unless Registered in Kings . Madera . Merced and Tulare Counties. No Burning For All in Fresno and Kern 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.html for additional information an/or to provide feedback.

HNX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Dense Fog Advisory from midnight tonight to 11 AM PST Saturday for CAZ180>189.



Public/Aviation/Fire Wx . BSO PIO/IDSS . Molina

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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China Lake, Naval Air Facility, CA34 mi65 minS 810.00 miFair43°F18°F37%1021.1 hPa

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