Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:32AM||Sunset 7:29PM||Wednesday April 8, 2020 10:23 AM PDT (17:23 UTC)||Moonrise 8:30PM||Moonset 7:16AM||Illumination 99%|
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Area Discussion for - San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS66 KHNX 081105 AFDHNX
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Hanford CA 405 AM PDT Wed Apr 8 2020
SYNOPSIS. Wet weather and cooler than normal temperatures can be expected over the district through Thursday. A few showers could linger over the mountains and desert Thursday night. Dry weather will prevail over the central California interior Friday through the weekend with a day to day warming trend.
DISCUSSION. Bands of showers continue to affect central CA due to a slow moving upper level low off the south CA. The heavier rain amounts from half to one inch were recorded in parts of Kern County. Satellite images show a closed upper level low off the SCa coast with a couple of disturbances moving through the low. Models show the low slowly moving inland over SCa today, then meandering the low near Vegas/San Bernardino area tonight and Thursday. Think the focus for locally heavy rain will be in the south parts of the district especially over Kern Co. Higher resolution models indicate bands of showers moving through the Mojave desert as the low picks up low level moisture off the SCa coast. Orographic lift should enhance rainfall rates over the Tehachapis due to SE flow over the mountains. Radar indicates the snow level around 5,000 feet and models prog lowering snow level this morning near pass level in Kern county. A winter storm warning continues in affect for heavy snow through this evening for the higher elevations of near Frazier Park, Cuddy Valley and Mount Pinos. Although shower activity should be widespread, instability parameter were marginal. Think thunder potential will be minimal. The threat of shower activity will continue through Thursday as the upper low meanders around SE CA. Shower activity should decrease Thursday night and Friday as the low drifts south towards the Mexico border.
A cool north flow will prevail for the weekend due to a short wave trough moving through the Great Basin area. Models indicate some light precipitation over the higher elevations of the sierra on Sunday. Otherwise a cool dry north to northwest flow will prevail for the rest of the work week.
AVIATION. MVFR conditions with areas of IFR in precipitation can be expected over the mountains through 12z Thu. VFR conditions will prevail elsewhere over the central California interior during the next 24 hours with local MVFR ceilings possible in the San Joaquin Valley and adjacent foothills 12z Thu.
AIR QUALITY ISSUES. None.
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 Warning until 11 PM PDT this evening for CAZ194>197.
public . MV aviation . Dudley
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|Fresno, Fresno Air Terminal, CA||4 mi||30 min||ESE 8||10.00 mi||Overcast||55°F||48°F||80%||1015 hPa|
|Madera Municipal Airport, CA||22 mi||30 min||S 6||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||56°F||52°F||87%||1014.6 hPa|
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