Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:38AM||Sunset 5:45PM||Friday February 21, 2020 4:31 PM PST (00:31 UTC)||Moonrise 6:50AM||Moonset 5:00PM||Illumination 3%|
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Area Discussion for - San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS66 KHNX 212203 CCA AFDHNX
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Hanford CA 203 PM PST Fri Feb 21 2020
SYNOPSIS. Approaching storm system will bring light precipitation across the forecast area starting tonight and ending tomorrow evening. This weekend will also feature cooler afternoon highs in the wake of the passing disturbance. Next week a period of warm, dry weather is expected to occur as ridging resumes in the Eastern Pacific.
DISCUSSION. Afternoon temps today are running a few degrees cooler due to cloud cover ahead of the approaching storm system. Currently located around 32N 124W, the storm center is forecast to make landfall near the LA area Saturday morning, which will be in position to give light precipitation to the forecast area. Isolated showers should begin between 8 PM to 10 PM tonight in the Kern County Desert and spread northward as the night progresses. Showers are expected to last throughout tomorrow afternoon until the upper low completely exits the area tomorrow night. Latest precipitation projections are only showing around one tenth of an inch of rain for the San Joaquin Valley south of Fresno County, and only a few hundredths Fresno County and northward. Snowfall totals look to be nominal as well, with totals maxing out in the 3-6 inch range in the Tulare County mountains above 6000 feet. These nominal precipitation totals won't do much to help the current deficit we are experiencing across Central California, but will at least bring some relief from the dry spell we have had for the month of February.
This system will also bring cooler temperatures to the San Joaquin Valley, with afternoon highs tomorrow only topping out in the low to mid 60s. Slightly warmer on Sunday, and Sunday will mark the start of another dry period of weather. There is good agreement across global models that another ridge of high pressure will build in the Eastern Pacific, which will prevent precipitation across the area next week. Afternoon highs will gradually climb a few degrees each day, eventually reaching into the upper 70s to the 80 degree range by Thursday and Friday in the southern portion of the San Joaquin Valley.
AVIATION. Areas of mountain obscuration in low clouds and precipitation across the Sierra Nevada and Kern County mountains tonight through tomorrow evening. MVFR ceilings and visiblities across the San Joaquin Valley and Kern County Desert in showers 06z to 22z Saturday. Otherwise, VFR conditions will prevail across the Central CA interior during the next 24 hours.
AIR QUALITY ISSUES. On Friday February 21 2020 . Fireplace/Wood Stove Burning Status is: No Burning Unless Registered in Fresno . Kern . Kings . Madera . Merced and Tulare Counties. Further information is available at Valleyair.org
The level of certainty for days 1 and 2 is high. The level of certainty for days 3 through 7 is high.
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. None.
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|Fresno, Fresno Air Terminal, CA||33 mi||39 min||NW 5||10.00 mi||Overcast||69°F||39°F||33%||1013.8 hPa|
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