982  
FXUS66 KEKA 281058  
AFDEKA  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA  
358 AM PDT SAT MAY 28 2016  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
PARTLY CLOUDY TO SUNNY SKIES AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL  
CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH SUNDAY. NORTHERLY WINDS WILL  
BE MODERATE AND GUSTY TODAY THEN GRADUALLY DIMINISH THE NEXT FEW  
DAYS. TEMPERATURES WILL INCREASE EARLY NEXT WEEK AND DRY  
CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE AS A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE STRENGTHENS  
ACROSS THE REGION.  
 

 
   
DISCUSSION
 
DRY CONDITIONS AND NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL  
CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS AN UPPER LEVEL  
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM PERSIST ACROSS THE AREA. THE UPPER LEVEL  
LOW WILL GRADUALLY WEAKEN SUNDAY. MODERATE TO MODERATE AND GUSTY  
WINDS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE AREA TODAY. A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE  
RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION MONDAY. DRY CONDITIONS AND  
LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE AREA NEXT WEEK.  
TEMPERATURES WILL WARM ACROSS NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA EARLY NEXT  
WEEK WITH PARTLY CLOUDY TO SUNNY SKIES PREVAILING ACROSS THE  
REGION. TEMPERATURES WILL DECREASE TO NEAR NORMAL VALUES ACROSS  
THE AREA WITH INCREASING CLOUDINESS OCCURRING THURSDAY.  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED SOME THIN, HIGH CLOUDS OVER  
PARTS OF THE STATE THIS MORNING WITH LOW LEVEL CLOUDS PRETTY MUCH  
RESTRICTED TO THE EEL RIVER DELTA BRINGING KFOT TO IFR CONDITIONS.  
VFR SHOULD PREVAIL TODAY ONCE THE SMALL POCKET OF STRATUS ERODES  
AWAY BY MID MORNING. BY TONIGHT MODELS INDICATE THAT THE THERMAL  
TROUGH THAT BROUGHT DRY EASTERLY FLOW LAST NIGHT WILL SHIFT INLAND  
AND ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT OF STRATUS ALONG THE COAST LATE  
TONIGHT. CONFIDENCE IS NOT HIGH BUT STILL LEANING TOWARDS SOME MVFR  
CEILINGS OVER HUMBOLDT BAY. KCEC HAS A BETTER CHANCE OF REMAINING  
VFR BUT WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF CONDITIONS BECOME VARIABLY MVFR  
NEAR 12Z. INTERIOR AREAS SHOULD BE MOSTLY VFR TONIGHT. /KML  
 

 
   
MARINE
 
ELEVATED NORTH WINDS AND STEEP WAVES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH  
THE WEEKEND AS HIGH PRESSURE OFFSHORE MAINTAINS A TIGHT PRESSURE  
GRADIENT ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE  
FARTHER OFFSHORE WITH WIND GUSTS REACHING 30 TO 35 KT THIS  
AFTERNOON. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WAS ISSUED TO REPLACE THE GALE  
WARNING EARLY THIS MORNING AND THE OTHER WARNING CONTINUES ACROSS  
THE SOUTHERN OUTER WATERS TODAY. WINDS WILL DECREASE AND STEEP WAVES  
WILL DIMINISH EARLY NEXT WEEK AS THE RIDGE OFFSHORE BREAKS DOWN AND  
ALLOWS THE GRADIENT TO RELAX. WINDS AND SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MORE  
SUBDUED OVERALL BY MID TO LATE NEXT WEEK, HOWEVER, UNCERTAINTY IN  
THE TRACK OF AN APPROACHING WEAK LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS RESULTING IN  
BELOW AVERAGE CONFIDENCE IN BOTH WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION.  
MEANWHILE, MODEL GUIDANCE CONTINUES TO HINT AT A LONG PERIOD SOUTH  
SWELL MOVING THROUGH THE WATERS WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL BRING LARGER  
SETS OF WAVE ACTIVITY TO SOUTH FACING BEACHES AND ANCHORAGES WITH  
ONLY MINOR IMPACTS EXPECTED. KML/BRC  
 

 
   
EKA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
CA...NONE.  
NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS...  
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 3 AM PDT MONDAY FOR PZZ450.  
 
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 3 AM PDT TUESDAY FOR PZZ470.  
 
GALE WARNING UNTIL 3 AM PDT EARLY THIS MORNING FOR PZZ470.  
 
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 3 AM PDT MONDAY FOR PZZ455.  
 
GALE WARNING UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR PZZ475.  
 

 
 

 
 
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