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Wilsonia, CA

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Sunrise 6:39AMSunset 7:22PM Thursday April 2, 2020 8:17 PM PDT (03:17 UTC) Moonrise 1:14PMMoonset 3:15AM Illumination 76% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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 Wilsonia, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA
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FXUS66 KHNX 022106 AFDHNX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Hanford CA 206 PM PDT Thu Apr 2 2020

SYNOPSIS. Breezy conditions in the western portion of the San Joaquin Valley and through the mountain passes in Kern County will continue through tonight. A storm system will begin to impact the forecast area this weekend and into early next week, brining heavy mountain snow and appreciable valley rain.

DISCUSSION. Latest GOES-17 imagery reveals clear skies under dry, northwesterly flow aloft. Afternoon highs throughout the SJ Valley today will be near seasonal, or around 69-70 degrees. Similar conditions tomorrow before a shortwave approaches Central California by Saturday. This disturbance will have minor impacts; models are predicting 2-4 inches of snowfall above 6,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada in Madera and Mariposa counties Saturday afternoon through Saturday night. Light rain, mainly north of Fresno County will accompany this system, with totals generally around one to two tenths of an inch in the San Joaquin Valley from Saturday evening through Sunday morning.

A secondary and more significant system will drop out of the Gulf of Alaska late Saturday and will approach Central California by Sunday morning. This storm system is forecast to propagate southward slowly along the California Coast, possibly meandering offshore through at least next Tuesday. Impacts across our forecast area will begin by late morning Sunday, as snow begins to fall in the Sierra Nevada portion of Mariposa County, with snow levels starting around 5500-6000 feet. Precipitation will spread southward across the forecast area through Sunday, with snow levels in the Sierra Nevada dropping to around 5000 feet by Sunday night. The heaviest snow will likely fall over the Sierra Nevada Sunday night. Monday morning, colder air aloft will bring snow levels down to around 4000-4500 feet north of Tulare County. Total snowfall accumulations through Monday afternoon above 4500 feet north of Tulare County is forecast to be around 1-2 feet, with up to 3 feet locally above 7000 feet. In the Tulare County Mountains, snow totals of 12-18 inches are possible above 5000 feet by Monday afternoon. See our Winter Storm Watch for more details. Appreciable valley rain is forecast to occur with this system as well. Rainfall will begin late morning Sunday and will also spread southward through Sunday afternoon. Up to one half an inch of rain in the western portion of the SJ valley and up to 1 inch of rain in the eastern portion of the SJ valley is possible through Monday afternoon. Rainfall accumulations in the foothills will be higher, with totals ranging from 1-2 inches below 4,000 feet. The heaviest rain across the valley is forecast to fall late Sunday night through early Monday morning, before tapering off Monday afternoon.

Model solutions begin to diverge by Tuesday due to the nature of this system's off-shore trajectory. Unsettled weather may persist across Central California for the middle portion of next week, but confidence on exactly how that unfolds is not very high as of this writing. Details on how this system unfolds next week will be elucidated with newer model data in later forecast packages.

AVIATION. VFR conditions will prevail at MCE, MER, FAT, VIS, and BFL through at least the next 24 hours.

AIR QUALITY ISSUES. None.

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. Winter Storm Watch from Sunday morning through Monday afternoon for CAZ192-193.

Wind Advisory until 7 AM PDT Friday for CAZ196-198-199.

Winter Storm Watch from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon for CAZ194.



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Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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Visalia, Visalia Municipal Airport, CA33 mi82 minNW 510.00 miFair63°F35°F35%1017 hPa

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Wind Forecast for San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA (23,6,7,8)
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