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000
FXUS66 KSTO 012129
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
229 PM PDT Wed Oct 1 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this week as high pressure rebuilds. Breezy
to locally windy northerly winds today, decreasing Thursday.

&&

.Discussion...
North winds continue to be pretty breezy along the valley and
western slope of the Sierra today. Winds have been gusting to
around 30-35 mph along the western side of the Sac Valley and
peaking around 40-50 mph in local areas along the Sierra and
favorable SW-NE canyons. N-S surface pressure gradients are
slackening some and becoming more easterly since this morning.
As a result, breezy north winds should continue to slowly decline
through the evening...while breezy east-northeast winds over the
mountains are expected through tomorrow morning.

Temperatures are running several degrees warmer today as strong
high pressure builds into the region. The warming trend will
continue through at least Saturday, with temperatures rising
several degrees above normal and Saturday being the hottest day
of the week. However, records are not expected to be broken during
this stretch of summer-like weather. Though winds will be lighter
than they were today, dry north winds will continue through the
early weekend with occasional breeziness. Shen

&&

.Extended Discussion (Sunday through Wednesday)

Medium range models similar in showing strong upper level ridging
over Interior NorCal Sunday gradually weakening through the
extended forecast period. Also, weak upper low forecast to develop
early next week and slowly approach the Coast. Result will be dry
weather with high temperatures initially about 10 degrees above
normal on Sunday, returning to near normal by the middle of next
week. EPAC surface high pressure extends through the PacNW into
the Great Basin with thermal troughing resulting in continued
locally breezy North to East wind Sunday into Monday morning.

&&

.Aviation...

EPAC upr rdg blds inld with wrmg ams and VFR conds for Intr NorCal
nxt 24 hrs. In Cntrl Vly...dcrsg Nly sfc wnd this eve but cont
LLWS ovngt with N-NE wnds to 30 kts at 2kt agl. In fthls and mtns,
areas N-E sfc wnd gsts to 30 kts tngt into Thu.

&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$








000
FXUS66 KSTO 012129
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
229 PM PDT Wed Oct 1 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this week as high pressure rebuilds. Breezy
to locally windy northerly winds today, decreasing Thursday.

&&

.Discussion...
North winds continue to be pretty breezy along the valley and
western slope of the Sierra today. Winds have been gusting to
around 30-35 mph along the western side of the Sac Valley and
peaking around 40-50 mph in local areas along the Sierra and
favorable SW-NE canyons. N-S surface pressure gradients are
slackening some and becoming more easterly since this morning.
As a result, breezy north winds should continue to slowly decline
through the evening...while breezy east-northeast winds over the
mountains are expected through tomorrow morning.

Temperatures are running several degrees warmer today as strong
high pressure builds into the region. The warming trend will
continue through at least Saturday, with temperatures rising
several degrees above normal and Saturday being the hottest day
of the week. However, records are not expected to be broken during
this stretch of summer-like weather. Though winds will be lighter
than they were today, dry north winds will continue through the
early weekend with occasional breeziness. Shen

&&

.Extended Discussion (Sunday through Wednesday)

Medium range models similar in showing strong upper level ridging
over Interior NorCal Sunday gradually weakening through the
extended forecast period. Also, weak upper low forecast to develop
early next week and slowly approach the Coast. Result will be dry
weather with high temperatures initially about 10 degrees above
normal on Sunday, returning to near normal by the middle of next
week. EPAC surface high pressure extends through the PacNW into
the Great Basin with thermal troughing resulting in continued
locally breezy North to East wind Sunday into Monday morning.

&&

.Aviation...

EPAC upr rdg blds inld with wrmg ams and VFR conds for Intr NorCal
nxt 24 hrs. In Cntrl Vly...dcrsg Nly sfc wnd this eve but cont
LLWS ovngt with N-NE wnds to 30 kts at 2kt agl. In fthls and mtns,
areas N-E sfc wnd gsts to 30 kts tngt into Thu.

&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$









000
FXUS66 KSTO 011630
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
930 AM PDT Wed Oct 1 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this week as high pressure rebuilds. Breezy
to locally windy northerly winds today, decreasing Thursday.

&&

.Discussion...
Breezy north winds continue this morning as tight gradient has
developed over the western sac valley between surface high building
into the great basin and surface trough over the central valley.
Winds are gusting up to 30 mph in several valley locations. After
coordination with area national forests moist fuel conditions from
recent rains will mitigate critical fire conditions. High temperatures
will warm to a few degrees above normal. Main forecast challenge
for the day will be winds which are expected to stay just below
advisory levels. Current forecast is on track and will not make
any updates.

.Previous Discussion...
Clear skies across early this morning as strong high pressure
begins to build across the region in the wake of Tuesday evening`s
short-wave that moved through. Water vapor imagery indicating a
large area of drying in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere
over NorCal indicative of strong subsidence. Current temperatures
are mainly in the 30s and 40s in the mountains while the foothills
and valley are in the 50s and 60s.

Northerly surface pressure gradients have continued to steadily
increase overnight and are now over 11 mbs from KMFR to KSAC.
Breezy northerly winds have developed through the Sacramento
Valley early this morning. Strongest winds are presently along the
west side of the valley where gusts to around 30 mph are being
reported. Pressure gradients shift and become more easterly today
and tonight before weakening on Thursday.

Daytime temperatures will warm into the weekend as high pressure
continues to build along the west coast and surface flow becomes
light to moderate offshore as the thermal trough migrates closer
to the coast. Valley high temperatures are expected to be in the
90s over the weekend before dropping off a bit early next week as
high pressure weakens slightly.

Crisp overnight lows will develop in many areas later this week as
winds subside and a cool/dry airmass allows efficient radiational
cooling with the longer nights of autumn. Mountain valleys will
see sub-freezing temperatures and the Central Valley will see some
overnight lows down into the 40s.

&&

.Extended Discussion (Sunday through Wednesday)

Strong, warm high pressure will continue to sit over Northern
California, bringing well above normal temperatures for the
weekend and into early next week. The peak of the heat looks to be
Saturday, before the ridge flattens out a bit for Sunday and
Monday allowing for a few degrees of cooling. Light north winds
will continue to dry out the region through Monday. Models are
hinting at a weak closed low off the coast early next week which
could bring some additional cooling for Tuesday.

&&

.Aviation...

VFR conditions next 24 hours. Mainly northerly winds surface
winds sustained 10 to 20 with gusts to 30 knots higher terrain and
west side of the Sacramento valley. Low level wind shear TAF sites
with winds northeast to 40 knots 1000 to 2000 feet agl. Winds
decreasing after 00z.


&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$








000
FXUS66 KSTO 011630
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
930 AM PDT Wed Oct 1 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this week as high pressure rebuilds. Breezy
to locally windy northerly winds today, decreasing Thursday.

&&

.Discussion...
Breezy north winds continue this morning as tight gradient has
developed over the western sac valley between surface high building
into the great basin and surface trough over the central valley.
Winds are gusting up to 30 mph in several valley locations. After
coordination with area national forests moist fuel conditions from
recent rains will mitigate critical fire conditions. High temperatures
will warm to a few degrees above normal. Main forecast challenge
for the day will be winds which are expected to stay just below
advisory levels. Current forecast is on track and will not make
any updates.

.Previous Discussion...
Clear skies across early this morning as strong high pressure
begins to build across the region in the wake of Tuesday evening`s
short-wave that moved through. Water vapor imagery indicating a
large area of drying in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere
over NorCal indicative of strong subsidence. Current temperatures
are mainly in the 30s and 40s in the mountains while the foothills
and valley are in the 50s and 60s.

Northerly surface pressure gradients have continued to steadily
increase overnight and are now over 11 mbs from KMFR to KSAC.
Breezy northerly winds have developed through the Sacramento
Valley early this morning. Strongest winds are presently along the
west side of the valley where gusts to around 30 mph are being
reported. Pressure gradients shift and become more easterly today
and tonight before weakening on Thursday.

Daytime temperatures will warm into the weekend as high pressure
continues to build along the west coast and surface flow becomes
light to moderate offshore as the thermal trough migrates closer
to the coast. Valley high temperatures are expected to be in the
90s over the weekend before dropping off a bit early next week as
high pressure weakens slightly.

Crisp overnight lows will develop in many areas later this week as
winds subside and a cool/dry airmass allows efficient radiational
cooling with the longer nights of autumn. Mountain valleys will
see sub-freezing temperatures and the Central Valley will see some
overnight lows down into the 40s.

&&

.Extended Discussion (Sunday through Wednesday)

Strong, warm high pressure will continue to sit over Northern
California, bringing well above normal temperatures for the
weekend and into early next week. The peak of the heat looks to be
Saturday, before the ridge flattens out a bit for Sunday and
Monday allowing for a few degrees of cooling. Light north winds
will continue to dry out the region through Monday. Models are
hinting at a weak closed low off the coast early next week which
could bring some additional cooling for Tuesday.

&&

.Aviation...

VFR conditions next 24 hours. Mainly northerly winds surface
winds sustained 10 to 20 with gusts to 30 knots higher terrain and
west side of the Sacramento valley. Low level wind shear TAF sites
with winds northeast to 40 knots 1000 to 2000 feet agl. Winds
decreasing after 00z.


&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$









000
FXUS66 KSTO 011000
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
300 AM PDT Wed Oct 1 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this week as high pressure rebuilds. Breezy
to locally windy northerly winds today, decreasing Thursday.

&&

.Discussion...
Clear skies across early this morning as strong high pressure
begins to build across the region in the wake of Tuesday evening`s
short-wave that moved through. Water vapor imagery indicating a
large area of drying in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere
over NorCal indicative of strong subsidence. Current temperatures
are mainly in the 30s and 40s in the mountains while the foothills
and valley are in the 50s and 60s.

Northerly surface pressure gradients have continued to steadily
increase overnight and are now over 11 mbs from KMFR to KSAC.
Breezy northerly winds have developed through the Sacramento
Valley early this morning. Strongest winds are presently along the
west side of the valley where gusts to around 30 mph are being
reported. Pressure gradients shift and become more easterly today
and tonight before weakening on Thursday.

Daytime temperatures will warm into the weekend as high pressure
continues to build along the west coast and surface flow becomes
light to moderate offshore as the thermal trough migrates closer
to the coast. Valley high temperatures are expected to be in the
90s over the weekend before dropping off a bit early next week as
high pressure weakens slightly.

Crisp overnight lows will develop in many areas later this week as
winds subside and a cool/dry airmass allows efficient radiational
cooling with the longer nights of autumn. Mountain valleys will
see sub-freezing temperatures and the Central Valley will see some
overnight lows down into the 40s.

&&

.Aviation...
VFR conditions next 24 hours. Mainly northerly winds surface
winds sustained 10 to 20 with gusts to 30 knots higher terrain and
west side of the Sacramento valley. Low level wind shear TAF sites
with winds northeast to 40 knots 1000 to 2000 feet agl. Winds
decreasing after 00z.

&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...None.

&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KSTO 011000
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
300 AM PDT Wed Oct 1 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this week as high pressure rebuilds. Breezy
to locally windy northerly winds today, decreasing Thursday.

&&

.Discussion...
Clear skies across early this morning as strong high pressure
begins to build across the region in the wake of Tuesday evening`s
short-wave that moved through. Water vapor imagery indicating a
large area of drying in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere
over NorCal indicative of strong subsidence. Current temperatures
are mainly in the 30s and 40s in the mountains while the foothills
and valley are in the 50s and 60s.

Northerly surface pressure gradients have continued to steadily
increase overnight and are now over 11 mbs from KMFR to KSAC.
Breezy northerly winds have developed through the Sacramento
Valley early this morning. Strongest winds are presently along the
west side of the valley where gusts to around 30 mph are being
reported. Pressure gradients shift and become more easterly today
and tonight before weakening on Thursday.

Daytime temperatures will warm into the weekend as high pressure
continues to build along the west coast and surface flow becomes
light to moderate offshore as the thermal trough migrates closer
to the coast. Valley high temperatures are expected to be in the
90s over the weekend before dropping off a bit early next week as
high pressure weakens slightly.

Crisp overnight lows will develop in many areas later this week as
winds subside and a cool/dry airmass allows efficient radiational
cooling with the longer nights of autumn. Mountain valleys will
see sub-freezing temperatures and the Central Valley will see some
overnight lows down into the 40s.

&&

.Aviation...
VFR conditions next 24 hours. Mainly northerly winds surface
winds sustained 10 to 20 with gusts to 30 knots higher terrain and
west side of the Sacramento valley. Low level wind shear TAF sites
with winds northeast to 40 knots 1000 to 2000 feet agl. Winds
decreasing after 00z.

&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...None.

&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KSTO 010416
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
916 PM PDT Tue Sep 30 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this coming week with breezy to locally
windy north to east winds tonight and Wednesday as high pressure
builds across the region.

&&

.Discussion...
Tonight into Wednesday the surface gradient increases over Oregon
and into the Great Basin. Winds will become breezy to locally
windy first over the mountains tonight and over parts of the west
side of the Sacramento valley and then over the remainder of the
Sacramento valley and delta Wednesday morning. Winds should peak
late morning through the middle afternoon hours. High temperatures
will warm by several degrees for most locations.

Light winds with clear skies for the valley Wednesday night may
allow for temperatures to cool into the 40s for many spots.
The lighter winds will and building high pressure will warm Thursday`s
temperatures...mainly to around 90 degrees in the valley as high
pressure continues to build over the region. Temperatures will
continue to warm Friday and Saturday.

&&

.Extended Discussion (Saturday through Tuesday)

Strong, warm high pressure will continue to sit over Northern
California, bringing well above normal temperatures for the
weekend and into early next week. The peak of the heat looks to be
Saturday, before the ridge flattens out a bit for Sunday and
Monday allowing for a few degrees of cooling. Light north winds
will continue to dry out the region through Monday. Models are
hinting at a weak closed low off the coast early next week which
could bring some additional cooling for Tuesday.

&&

.Aviation...

VFR conditions next 24 hours. Mainly northerly winds increasing
tonight with sustained surface winds 10 to 25 knots higher
terrain and west side of the Sacramento valley beginning after 06z.
Winds will peak Wednesday morning through Wednesday afternoon.


&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$









000
FXUS66 KSTO 010416
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
916 PM PDT Tue Sep 30 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this coming week with breezy to locally
windy north to east winds tonight and Wednesday as high pressure
builds across the region.

&&

.Discussion...
Tonight into Wednesday the surface gradient increases over Oregon
and into the Great Basin. Winds will become breezy to locally
windy first over the mountains tonight and over parts of the west
side of the Sacramento valley and then over the remainder of the
Sacramento valley and delta Wednesday morning. Winds should peak
late morning through the middle afternoon hours. High temperatures
will warm by several degrees for most locations.

Light winds with clear skies for the valley Wednesday night may
allow for temperatures to cool into the 40s for many spots.
The lighter winds will and building high pressure will warm Thursday`s
temperatures...mainly to around 90 degrees in the valley as high
pressure continues to build over the region. Temperatures will
continue to warm Friday and Saturday.

&&

.Extended Discussion (Saturday through Tuesday)

Strong, warm high pressure will continue to sit over Northern
California, bringing well above normal temperatures for the
weekend and into early next week. The peak of the heat looks to be
Saturday, before the ridge flattens out a bit for Sunday and
Monday allowing for a few degrees of cooling. Light north winds
will continue to dry out the region through Monday. Models are
hinting at a weak closed low off the coast early next week which
could bring some additional cooling for Tuesday.

&&

.Aviation...

VFR conditions next 24 hours. Mainly northerly winds increasing
tonight with sustained surface winds 10 to 25 knots higher
terrain and west side of the Sacramento valley beginning after 06z.
Winds will peak Wednesday morning through Wednesday afternoon.


&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$








000
FXUS66 KSTO 302105
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
205 PM PDT Tue Sep 30 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this coming week with breezy northerly
winds during the middle of the week as high pressure rebuilds
across the region.

&&

.Discussion...
Temperatures are running just a few degrees warmer today than this
time yesterday with mostly sunny skies. A weak short wave is
beginning to clip northern California which will bring some
cloudiness for the northern mountains and northern Sierra. North
winds will begin to increase later this afternoon/evening as the
wave brushes through. Strong high pressure will then build behind
the shortwave, which will further increase surface pressure
gradients. This will allow winds to become breezy to locally windy
across the northern mountains and northern Sierra slopes, and also
along the western side of the Sacramento Valley and foothills
beginning Tuesday night and continuing through Thursday morning.
Winds are expected to decrease Thursday but light north winds will
continue through the end of the week.

Temperatures will trend a few degrees warmer Wednesday and trend
upward through the rest of the week as warm, dry winds and a much
warmer air mass influences the region.

&&

.Extended Discussion (Saturday through Tuesday)

Strong, warm high pressure will continue to sit over Northern
California, bringing well above normal temperatures for the
weekend and into early next week. The peak of the heat looks to be
Saturday, before the ridge flattens out a bit for Sunday and
Monday allowing for a few degrees of cooling. Light north winds
will continue to dry out the region through Monday. Models are
hinting at a weak closed low off the coast early next week which
could bring some additional cooling for Tuesday.

&&

.Aviation...

VFR conditions next 24 hours. Mainly northerly winds increasing
today with sustained surface winds 10 to 25 knots higher
terrain and west side of the Sacramento valley beginning after 06z
Wednesday. Winds will peak Wednesday morning through Wednesday
afternoon.


&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$








000
FXUS66 KSTO 302105
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
205 PM PDT Tue Sep 30 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this coming week with breezy northerly
winds during the middle of the week as high pressure rebuilds
across the region.

&&

.Discussion...
Temperatures are running just a few degrees warmer today than this
time yesterday with mostly sunny skies. A weak short wave is
beginning to clip northern California which will bring some
cloudiness for the northern mountains and northern Sierra. North
winds will begin to increase later this afternoon/evening as the
wave brushes through. Strong high pressure will then build behind
the shortwave, which will further increase surface pressure
gradients. This will allow winds to become breezy to locally windy
across the northern mountains and northern Sierra slopes, and also
along the western side of the Sacramento Valley and foothills
beginning Tuesday night and continuing through Thursday morning.
Winds are expected to decrease Thursday but light north winds will
continue through the end of the week.

Temperatures will trend a few degrees warmer Wednesday and trend
upward through the rest of the week as warm, dry winds and a much
warmer air mass influences the region.

&&

.Extended Discussion (Saturday through Tuesday)

Strong, warm high pressure will continue to sit over Northern
California, bringing well above normal temperatures for the
weekend and into early next week. The peak of the heat looks to be
Saturday, before the ridge flattens out a bit for Sunday and
Monday allowing for a few degrees of cooling. Light north winds
will continue to dry out the region through Monday. Models are
hinting at a weak closed low off the coast early next week which
could bring some additional cooling for Tuesday.

&&

.Aviation...

VFR conditions next 24 hours. Mainly northerly winds increasing
today with sustained surface winds 10 to 25 knots higher
terrain and west side of the Sacramento valley beginning after 06z
Wednesday. Winds will peak Wednesday morning through Wednesday
afternoon.


&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$









000
FXUS66 KSTO 301717
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
1017 AM PDT Tue Sep 30 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this coming week with breezy northerly
winds during the middle of the week as high pressure rebuilds
across the region.

&&

.Discussion...
Temperatures are running a few degrees warmer than this time
yesterday with lower humidities, and a few high clouds are
translating over the area from a weak weather system. No updates
made to the forecast this morning.

.Previous Discussion...
Similar conditions to Monday are expected across the interior of
NorCal. Another short-wave is forecast to clip the region this
evening bringing some more clouds to the northern mountains and
northern Sierra. Behind this wave, strong high pressure is
forecast to begin building into the region.

Tuesday night into Wednesday the northerly surface pressure
gradient increases over the region. Winds will become breezy to
locally windy across interior NorCal. High temperatures will warm
by several degrees for most locations into the mid 80s for the
valley and 60s to lower 70s for the mountains.

The winds will be lighter by Thursday and temperatures will
continue to warm to around 90 degrees in the valley as high
pressure builds further over the region.

Hot and dry pattern continues into early next week with high
temperatures well above normal.

&&

.Aviation...

VFR conditions next 24 hours. Mainly northerly winds increasing
today with sustained surface winds 10 to 25 knots higher
terrain and west side of the Sacramento valley beginning after 06z
Wednesday.


&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$









000
FXUS66 KSTO 301717
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
1017 AM PDT Tue Sep 30 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this coming week with breezy northerly
winds during the middle of the week as high pressure rebuilds
across the region.

&&

.Discussion...
Temperatures are running a few degrees warmer than this time
yesterday with lower humidities, and a few high clouds are
translating over the area from a weak weather system. No updates
made to the forecast this morning.

.Previous Discussion...
Similar conditions to Monday are expected across the interior of
NorCal. Another short-wave is forecast to clip the region this
evening bringing some more clouds to the northern mountains and
northern Sierra. Behind this wave, strong high pressure is
forecast to begin building into the region.

Tuesday night into Wednesday the northerly surface pressure
gradient increases over the region. Winds will become breezy to
locally windy across interior NorCal. High temperatures will warm
by several degrees for most locations into the mid 80s for the
valley and 60s to lower 70s for the mountains.

The winds will be lighter by Thursday and temperatures will
continue to warm to around 90 degrees in the valley as high
pressure builds further over the region.

Hot and dry pattern continues into early next week with high
temperatures well above normal.

&&

.Aviation...

VFR conditions next 24 hours. Mainly northerly winds increasing
today with sustained surface winds 10 to 25 knots higher
terrain and west side of the Sacramento valley beginning after 06z
Wednesday.


&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$










000
FXUS66 KSTO 301030
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
330 AM PDT Tue Sep 30 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this coming week with breezy northerly
winds during the middle of the week as high pressure rebuilds
across the region.

&&

.Discussion...
Mostly clear skies across the region early this morning except for
some cloudiness across the far northern portion of the forecast
area associated with a fast moving weather system. Early morning
temperatures range from the upper 30s and 40s in the mountain
valleys to the mid 50s to lower 60s elsewhere, a little warmer
than 24 hours ago.

Similar conditions to Monday are expected across the interior of
NorCal. Another short-wave is forecast to clip the region this
evening bringing some more clouds to the northern mountains and
northern Sierra. Behind this wave, strong high pressure is
forecast to begin building into the region.

Tuesday night into Wednesday the northerly surface pressure
gradient increases over the region. Winds will become breezy to
locally windy across interior NorCal. High temperatures will warm
by several degrees for most locations into the mid 80s for the
valley and 60s to lower 70s for the mountains.

The winds will be lighter by Thursday and temperatures will
continue to warm to around 90 degrees in the valley as high
pressure builds further over the region.

Hot and dry pattern continues into early next week with high
temperatures well above normal.

&&

.Aviation...
VFR conditions next 24 hours except local mountain valley fog
over the Sierra through about 18z. Mainly northerly winds
increasing after 18z with sustained surface winds 10 to 29 knots
higher terrain and northerly Sacramento valley after 06z
Wednesday.

&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...None.

&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KSTO 301030
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
330 AM PDT Tue Sep 30 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this coming week with breezy northerly
winds during the middle of the week as high pressure rebuilds
across the region.

&&

.Discussion...
Mostly clear skies across the region early this morning except for
some cloudiness across the far northern portion of the forecast
area associated with a fast moving weather system. Early morning
temperatures range from the upper 30s and 40s in the mountain
valleys to the mid 50s to lower 60s elsewhere, a little warmer
than 24 hours ago.

Similar conditions to Monday are expected across the interior of
NorCal. Another short-wave is forecast to clip the region this
evening bringing some more clouds to the northern mountains and
northern Sierra. Behind this wave, strong high pressure is
forecast to begin building into the region.

Tuesday night into Wednesday the northerly surface pressure
gradient increases over the region. Winds will become breezy to
locally windy across interior NorCal. High temperatures will warm
by several degrees for most locations into the mid 80s for the
valley and 60s to lower 70s for the mountains.

The winds will be lighter by Thursday and temperatures will
continue to warm to around 90 degrees in the valley as high
pressure builds further over the region.

Hot and dry pattern continues into early next week with high
temperatures well above normal.

&&

.Aviation...
VFR conditions next 24 hours except local mountain valley fog
over the Sierra through about 18z. Mainly northerly winds
increasing after 18z with sustained surface winds 10 to 29 knots
higher terrain and northerly Sacramento valley after 06z
Wednesday.

&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...None.

&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KSTO 300404
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
904 PM PDT Mon Sep 29 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this coming week with locally breezy north
to east winds during the middle of the week as high pressure
rebuilds across the region.

&&

.Discussion...
A weak system is moving through the region tonight bringing some
high level clouds to parts of the region. The winds will become
northerly in the valley on Tuesday behind the system generally
peaking at about 10 to 15 mph. Cooler air advecting over the
region will generally keep temperatures near todays highs for
Tuesday.

Tuesday night into Wednesday the surface gradient increases over
Oregon and into the Great Basin. Winds will become breezy to
locally windy first over the mountains Tuesday night and then in
the valley by Wednesday morning. High temperatures will warm by
several degrees for most locations into the mid 80s for the valley
and 60s to lower 70s for the mountains.

The winds will be lighter by Thursday and temperatures will
continue to warm...mainly to around 90 degrees in the valley as
high pressure continues to build over the region.

&&

.Extended Discussion (Friday through Monday)

High pressure ridging continues to dominate the extended forecast,
bringing dry weather through the end of the week. Gusty northeast
winds over mountain ridges and through Sierra canyons expected
early Thursday. A warming trend continues through Friday/Saturday
as the ridging peaks in strength over the region. Well above
normal highs expected, in the low to mid 90s for the Valley and
eastern Delta for the end of the week. Sunday looks a little
cooler as the ridge flattens a bit. Lighter north to northeast
winds expected for the end of the week. EK

&&

.Aviation...

VFR conditions next 24 hours except lcl mountain valley fog over
the Sierra through about 18z. Variable winds generally below 15
knots.


&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$









000
FXUS66 KSTO 300404
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
904 PM PDT Mon Sep 29 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this coming week with locally breezy north
to east winds during the middle of the week as high pressure
rebuilds across the region.

&&

.Discussion...
A weak system is moving through the region tonight bringing some
high level clouds to parts of the region. The winds will become
northerly in the valley on Tuesday behind the system generally
peaking at about 10 to 15 mph. Cooler air advecting over the
region will generally keep temperatures near todays highs for
Tuesday.

Tuesday night into Wednesday the surface gradient increases over
Oregon and into the Great Basin. Winds will become breezy to
locally windy first over the mountains Tuesday night and then in
the valley by Wednesday morning. High temperatures will warm by
several degrees for most locations into the mid 80s for the valley
and 60s to lower 70s for the mountains.

The winds will be lighter by Thursday and temperatures will
continue to warm...mainly to around 90 degrees in the valley as
high pressure continues to build over the region.

&&

.Extended Discussion (Friday through Monday)

High pressure ridging continues to dominate the extended forecast,
bringing dry weather through the end of the week. Gusty northeast
winds over mountain ridges and through Sierra canyons expected
early Thursday. A warming trend continues through Friday/Saturday
as the ridging peaks in strength over the region. Well above
normal highs expected, in the low to mid 90s for the Valley and
eastern Delta for the end of the week. Sunday looks a little
cooler as the ridge flattens a bit. Lighter north to northeast
winds expected for the end of the week. EK

&&

.Aviation...

VFR conditions next 24 hours except lcl mountain valley fog over
the Sierra through about 18z. Variable winds generally below 15
knots.


&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$








000
FXUS66 KSTO 292208
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
308 PM PDT Mon Sep 29 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warming weather this week. Locally breezy north to east
winds during the middle of the week as high pressure rebuilds
across the region. Daytime highs will be above normal Thursday
through Saturday.

&&

.Discussion...
Evidence of a warmer weather pattern is starting to be seen.
Temperatures at 2 pm were ranging 5 to 10 degrees warmer than 24
hours ago. The final max temps for today should reach into the low
80s but will still be below normal. The recent storm system that
impacted NorCal continues to hover over Utah into Nevada but will
keep tracking eastward. With left-over moisture in the air, there
could once again be patches of mountain valley fog possible in the
early morning hours Tuesday.

Tuesday into Wednesday will be NorCal`s transition from the recent
cool/wet pattern into a dry and warmer pattern. NorCal will be
sandwiched between the low to our east and building high pressure
over the Pacific to our west. In this transitional timeframe,
pressure gradients will increase as we expect northerly valley
winds to be enhanced from Tuesday night into Thursday. We also
expect offshore/easterly flow downslope along the Western Sierra.
Both of these wind patterns will help dry out our region. By
Thursday, the high pressure ridge will be centered over the West
Coast and this is when daytime highs, region-wide, will see a
notable jump to above normal. Thursday highs will be in the upper
80s to low 90s across the valley. Warming will continue through
the end of the week.

&&

.Extended Discussion (Friday through Monday)

High pressure ridging dominates the extended forecast, bringing
dry weather through the end of the week. The warming trend continues
with Friday & Saturday being the warmest days with widespread
valley highs in the 90s and the mountains warming into the 70s. This
is when ridging peaks in strength over the region. By Saturday,
daytime highs will range 6-12 degrees above normal. Sunday looks
slightly cooler as the ridge flattens a bit. EK/JBB

&&

.Aviation...

VFR conditions next 24 hours except mountain valley fog developing
after midnight over the Sierra and coastal stratus in the delta through
Tuesday morning 18z. Variable winds generally 5 to 15 knots.


&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$








000
FXUS66 KSTO 292208
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
308 PM PDT Mon Sep 29 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warming weather this week. Locally breezy north to east
winds during the middle of the week as high pressure rebuilds
across the region. Daytime highs will be above normal Thursday
through Saturday.

&&

.Discussion...
Evidence of a warmer weather pattern is starting to be seen.
Temperatures at 2 pm were ranging 5 to 10 degrees warmer than 24
hours ago. The final max temps for today should reach into the low
80s but will still be below normal. The recent storm system that
impacted NorCal continues to hover over Utah into Nevada but will
keep tracking eastward. With left-over moisture in the air, there
could once again be patches of mountain valley fog possible in the
early morning hours Tuesday.

Tuesday into Wednesday will be NorCal`s transition from the recent
cool/wet pattern into a dry and warmer pattern. NorCal will be
sandwiched between the low to our east and building high pressure
over the Pacific to our west. In this transitional timeframe,
pressure gradients will increase as we expect northerly valley
winds to be enhanced from Tuesday night into Thursday. We also
expect offshore/easterly flow downslope along the Western Sierra.
Both of these wind patterns will help dry out our region. By
Thursday, the high pressure ridge will be centered over the West
Coast and this is when daytime highs, region-wide, will see a
notable jump to above normal. Thursday highs will be in the upper
80s to low 90s across the valley. Warming will continue through
the end of the week.

&&

.Extended Discussion (Friday through Monday)

High pressure ridging dominates the extended forecast, bringing
dry weather through the end of the week. The warming trend continues
with Friday & Saturday being the warmest days with widespread
valley highs in the 90s and the mountains warming into the 70s. This
is when ridging peaks in strength over the region. By Saturday,
daytime highs will range 6-12 degrees above normal. Sunday looks
slightly cooler as the ridge flattens a bit. EK/JBB

&&

.Aviation...

VFR conditions next 24 hours except mountain valley fog developing
after midnight over the Sierra and coastal stratus in the delta through
Tuesday morning 18z. Variable winds generally 5 to 15 knots.


&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$









000
FXUS66 KSTO 291651
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
951 AM PDT Mon Sep 29 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this coming week with locally breezy north
winds during the middle of the week as high pressure rebuilds
across the region.

&&

.Discussion...
Fairly clear skies over interior NorCal this morning. There are
some small patches of low clouds between the delta and into the
Sacramento Metro area. Sacramento Executive Airport briefly
reported broken cloud bases around 400 feet. Expect these lower
clouds to dissipate by late morning. Temperatures still a bit
cooler than 24 hours ago and the highs today will remain below
normal. Valley highs should be in the low 80s today. No updates
needed for the current forecast package.  JBB

.Previous Discussion...Center of exiting main upper low is now along the UT/NV
border and continuing to move further east. Strong short-wave that
continued showers across portions of NorCal on Sunday has dropped
southeast into the lower Colorado River Valley. Skies have cleared
for the most part across interior NorCal as upstream short-wave
ridge approaches, though some backwash cloudiness continues to
drop southward along the eastern edge of the forecast area.

May see some patches of shallow fog early this morning across
portions of the Central Valley and in the mountain valleys as many
of the valley METARs are nearing saturation with light winds.
Temperatures early this morning are cooler than 24 hours ago given
less cloud cover and range from the 30s and 40s in the mountains
to the mid 50s to lower 60s in the valley.

The main weather story for interior NorCal this week will be the
return of summer-like temperatures toward the end of the week as
strong high pressure builds along the west coast. However, prior
to that occurring, short-wave ridging will return temperatures
back closer to normal today. A dry cold front will brush across
the far northern portion of the state tonight, but will have
little effect other than bringing some clouds. Breezy north winds
will develop in the wake of the frontal passage on Tuesday and
continue into Wednesday.

Warmest temperatures are expected after mid-week as strong upper
ridge builds over the area and surface flow turns light offshore
as the thermal trough shifts to near the coast. It looks like
temperatures will once again warm well into the 90s through much
of the valley late in the week and over the weekend.

&&

.Extended Discussion (Friday through Monday)

High pressure ridging continues to dominate the extended forecast,
bringing dry weather through the end of the week. Gusty northeast
winds over mountain ridges and through Sierra canyons expected
early Thursday. A warming trend continues through Friday/Saturday
as the ridging peaks in strength over the region. Well above
normal highs expected, in the low to mid 90s for the Valley and
eastern Delta for the end of the week. Sunday looks a little
cooler as the ridge flattens a bit. Lighter north to northeast
winds expected for the end of the week. EK

&&

.Aviation...

VFR conditions next 24 hours except mountain valley fog over the
Sierra and coastal stratus in the delta through about 18z.
Variable winds generally below 15 knots.


&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$








000
FXUS66 KSTO 291651
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
951 AM PDT Mon Sep 29 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this coming week with locally breezy north
winds during the middle of the week as high pressure rebuilds
across the region.

&&

.Discussion...
Fairly clear skies over interior NorCal this morning. There are
some small patches of low clouds between the delta and into the
Sacramento Metro area. Sacramento Executive Airport briefly
reported broken cloud bases around 400 feet. Expect these lower
clouds to dissipate by late morning. Temperatures still a bit
cooler than 24 hours ago and the highs today will remain below
normal. Valley highs should be in the low 80s today. No updates
needed for the current forecast package.  JBB

.Previous Discussion...Center of exiting main upper low is now along the UT/NV
border and continuing to move further east. Strong short-wave that
continued showers across portions of NorCal on Sunday has dropped
southeast into the lower Colorado River Valley. Skies have cleared
for the most part across interior NorCal as upstream short-wave
ridge approaches, though some backwash cloudiness continues to
drop southward along the eastern edge of the forecast area.

May see some patches of shallow fog early this morning across
portions of the Central Valley and in the mountain valleys as many
of the valley METARs are nearing saturation with light winds.
Temperatures early this morning are cooler than 24 hours ago given
less cloud cover and range from the 30s and 40s in the mountains
to the mid 50s to lower 60s in the valley.

The main weather story for interior NorCal this week will be the
return of summer-like temperatures toward the end of the week as
strong high pressure builds along the west coast. However, prior
to that occurring, short-wave ridging will return temperatures
back closer to normal today. A dry cold front will brush across
the far northern portion of the state tonight, but will have
little effect other than bringing some clouds. Breezy north winds
will develop in the wake of the frontal passage on Tuesday and
continue into Wednesday.

Warmest temperatures are expected after mid-week as strong upper
ridge builds over the area and surface flow turns light offshore
as the thermal trough shifts to near the coast. It looks like
temperatures will once again warm well into the 90s through much
of the valley late in the week and over the weekend.

&&

.Extended Discussion (Friday through Monday)

High pressure ridging continues to dominate the extended forecast,
bringing dry weather through the end of the week. Gusty northeast
winds over mountain ridges and through Sierra canyons expected
early Thursday. A warming trend continues through Friday/Saturday
as the ridging peaks in strength over the region. Well above
normal highs expected, in the low to mid 90s for the Valley and
eastern Delta for the end of the week. Sunday looks a little
cooler as the ridge flattens a bit. Lighter north to northeast
winds expected for the end of the week. EK

&&

.Aviation...

VFR conditions next 24 hours except mountain valley fog over the
Sierra and coastal stratus in the delta through about 18z.
Variable winds generally below 15 knots.


&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$









000
FXUS66 KSTO 291030
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
330 AM PDT Mon Sep 29 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this coming week with locally breezy north
winds during the middle of the week as high pressure rebuilds
across the region.

&&

.Discussion...
Exiting upper low is now along the UT/NV border and continuing to
move further east. Strong short-wave that continued showers across
portions of NorCal on Sunday has dropped southeast into the lower
Colorado River Valley. Skies have cleared for the most part across
interior NorCal as upstream short-wave ridge approaches, though
some backwash cloudiness continues to drop southward along the
eastern edge of the forecast area.

May see some patches of shallow fog early this morning across
portions of the Central Valley and in the mountain valleys as many
of the valley METARs are nearing saturation with light winds.
Temperatures early this morning are cooler than 24 hours ago given
less cloud cover and range from the 30s and 40s in the mountains
to the mid 50s to lower 60s in the valley.

The main weather story for interior NorCal this week will be the
return of summer-like temperatures toward the end of the week as
strong high pressure builds along the west coast. However, prior
to that occurring, short-wave ridging will return temperatures
back closer to normal today. A dry cold front will brush across
the far northern portion of the state tonight, but will have
little effect other than bringing some clouds. Breezy north winds
will develop in the wake of the frontal passage on Tuesday and
continue into Wednesday.

Warmest temperatures are expected after mid-week as strong upper
ridge builds over the area and surface flow turns light offshore
as the thermal trough shifts to near the coast. It looks like
temperatures will once again warm well into the 90s through much
of the valley late in the week and over the weekend.

&&

.Aviation...
VFR conditions next 24 hours except mountain valley fog over the
Sierra and coastal stratus in the delta through about 18z.
Variable winds generally below 15 knots.

&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...None.

&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KSTO 291030
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
330 AM PDT Mon Sep 29 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this coming week with locally breezy north
winds during the middle of the week as high pressure rebuilds
across the region.

&&

.Discussion...
Exiting upper low is now along the UT/NV border and continuing to
move further east. Strong short-wave that continued showers across
portions of NorCal on Sunday has dropped southeast into the lower
Colorado River Valley. Skies have cleared for the most part across
interior NorCal as upstream short-wave ridge approaches, though
some backwash cloudiness continues to drop southward along the
eastern edge of the forecast area.

May see some patches of shallow fog early this morning across
portions of the Central Valley and in the mountain valleys as many
of the valley METARs are nearing saturation with light winds.
Temperatures early this morning are cooler than 24 hours ago given
less cloud cover and range from the 30s and 40s in the mountains
to the mid 50s to lower 60s in the valley.

The main weather story for interior NorCal this week will be the
return of summer-like temperatures toward the end of the week as
strong high pressure builds along the west coast. However, prior
to that occurring, short-wave ridging will return temperatures
back closer to normal today. A dry cold front will brush across
the far northern portion of the state tonight, but will have
little effect other than bringing some clouds. Breezy north winds
will develop in the wake of the frontal passage on Tuesday and
continue into Wednesday.

Warmest temperatures are expected after mid-week as strong upper
ridge builds over the area and surface flow turns light offshore
as the thermal trough shifts to near the coast. It looks like
temperatures will once again warm well into the 90s through much
of the valley late in the week and over the weekend.

&&

.Aviation...
VFR conditions next 24 hours except mountain valley fog over the
Sierra and coastal stratus in the delta through about 18z.
Variable winds generally below 15 knots.

&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...None.

&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KSTO 290501
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
1001 PM PDT Sun Sep 28 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather expected this coming week with locally breezy
north winds during the middle of the week.

&&

.Discussion...
Upper low is exiting the area quickly as trough swinging through
the pacific northwest acts as kicker. All shower activity has
ended with skies clearing. Given left over surface
moisture...light winds and small dew point depression believe that
patchy fog will be possible especially along the sacramento river
and delta. Have added this to forecast for the above mentioned
locations in the 2am-9am time period.

.Previous Discussion...
Satellite indicates the strong vort max over the Siernev and
rotating around the low center over NV is moving S of I-80. The back
edge of the precip associated with this feature has also moved S of
I-80...and by 2330z is progged to be near the Srn boundary of our
CWA. So the precip from this feature should basically subside
shortly after the issuance of the afternoon package. (At least one
C-G strike was noted S of Sonora in the Motherlode.)

Backwash cloudiness from the low center will continue to rotate SWwd
into our CWA into early this evening. The high resolution QPFS
indicate some light precip lingering over the W Slope Siernev and
mainly S of I-80 through about 03-04z...and then ending over our
CWA. The thunderstorm threat should basically end with the passage
of the strong vort max.

The upper low is forecast to shift Ewd on Mon allowing a narrow
positively tilted ridge to move across the area. The upper level
flow will transition from cyclonic to anticyclonic over Norcal
bringing clear skies and and warmer temps to the area. Another
trof passing to our N and moving across the Pac NW Mon night/Tue
may bring a few clouds to the Nrn portion of the CWA but otherwise
little if any additional effects.

The bigger impact is expected Tue nite and Wed as surface high
pressure builds in behind the trof increasing Nly to NEly pressure
gradients over Norcal. About a 10 mbs surface gradient from MFR to
SAC is forecast early Wed morning. Breezy/windy conditions are
expected with warming and drying occurring over the CWA. Slightly
cooler than normal maxes Mon and Tue will yield to slightly above
normal maxes by mid week.   JHM

.Extended Discussion (Thursday through Sunday)

High pressure ridging continues to dominate the extended forecast,
bringing dry weather through the end of the week. Gusty northeast
winds over mountain ridges and through Sierra canyons expected
early Thursday. A warming trend continues through Friday/Saturday
as the ridging peaks in strength over the region. Well above
normal highs expected, in the low to mid 90s for the Valley and
eastern Delta for the end of the week. Sunday looks a little
cooler as the ridge flattens a bit. Lighter north to northeast
winds expected for the end of the week. EK

&&

.Aviation...

Local IFR/MVFR conditions will be possible with patchy fog over
the sacramento/san joaquin valley 2am-9am. VFR conditions will
prevail after the fog dissipates.


&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$









000
FXUS66 KSTO 290501
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
1001 PM PDT Sun Sep 28 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather expected this coming week with locally breezy
north winds during the middle of the week.

&&

.Discussion...
Upper low is exiting the area quickly as trough swinging through
the pacific northwest acts as kicker. All shower activity has
ended with skies clearing. Given left over surface
moisture...light winds and small dew point depression believe that
patchy fog will be possible especially along the sacramento river
and delta. Have added this to forecast for the above mentioned
locations in the 2am-9am time period.

.Previous Discussion...
Satellite indicates the strong vort max over the Siernev and
rotating around the low center over NV is moving S of I-80. The back
edge of the precip associated with this feature has also moved S of
I-80...and by 2330z is progged to be near the Srn boundary of our
CWA. So the precip from this feature should basically subside
shortly after the issuance of the afternoon package. (At least one
C-G strike was noted S of Sonora in the Motherlode.)

Backwash cloudiness from the low center will continue to rotate SWwd
into our CWA into early this evening. The high resolution QPFS
indicate some light precip lingering over the W Slope Siernev and
mainly S of I-80 through about 03-04z...and then ending over our
CWA. The thunderstorm threat should basically end with the passage
of the strong vort max.

The upper low is forecast to shift Ewd on Mon allowing a narrow
positively tilted ridge to move across the area. The upper level
flow will transition from cyclonic to anticyclonic over Norcal
bringing clear skies and and warmer temps to the area. Another
trof passing to our N and moving across the Pac NW Mon night/Tue
may bring a few clouds to the Nrn portion of the CWA but otherwise
little if any additional effects.

The bigger impact is expected Tue nite and Wed as surface high
pressure builds in behind the trof increasing Nly to NEly pressure
gradients over Norcal. About a 10 mbs surface gradient from MFR to
SAC is forecast early Wed morning. Breezy/windy conditions are
expected with warming and drying occurring over the CWA. Slightly
cooler than normal maxes Mon and Tue will yield to slightly above
normal maxes by mid week.   JHM

.Extended Discussion (Thursday through Sunday)

High pressure ridging continues to dominate the extended forecast,
bringing dry weather through the end of the week. Gusty northeast
winds over mountain ridges and through Sierra canyons expected
early Thursday. A warming trend continues through Friday/Saturday
as the ridging peaks in strength over the region. Well above
normal highs expected, in the low to mid 90s for the Valley and
eastern Delta for the end of the week. Sunday looks a little
cooler as the ridge flattens a bit. Lighter north to northeast
winds expected for the end of the week. EK

&&

.Aviation...

Local IFR/MVFR conditions will be possible with patchy fog over
the sacramento/san joaquin valley 2am-9am. VFR conditions will
prevail after the fog dissipates.


&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$








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