Warm, dry days a comin’

A couple of warm, dry days? We’ll take them. Thank you, Weather Gods.

Raw from the NWS:

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
630 AM PDT TUE MAR 29 2011

.SYNOPSIS…A WEAK FRONT IS POISED TO MOVE THROUGH NORTHWEST
CALIFORNIA THIS MORNING…BRINGING PERIODS OF LIGHT RAIN TO AREAS
MAINLY NORTH OF CAPE MENDOCINO. STRONG HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN ON
WEDNESDAY FOR A COUPLE WARM AND DRY DAYS. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
COOLER TEMPERATURES AND A CHANCE OF RAIN WILL RETURN TO THE AREA.

&&

.UPDATE…A BAND OF VERY LIGHT RAIN IS CURRENTLY MOVING THROUGH NW
CA WITH LITTLE ACTIVITY PER LATEST RADAR RETURNS TO THE WEST. VERY
DISORGANIZED AND DIFFUSE SFC AND UPPER LEVEL FEATURES TO MOVE
THROUGH TODAY. LOWERED POPS SUBSTANTIALLY WITH MINIMAL ADDITIONAL
QPF EXPECTED. JCA

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION… /ISSUED 300 AM PDT TUE MAR 29 2011/

DISCUSSION…PLENTY OF UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE STREAMING OUR WAY
FROM THE NW…BUT THE LOW LEVELS ARE SLOW TO SATURATE…AS SEEN
BY WEAK RADAR RETURNS AS OF 3 AM. WITH A DECAYING FRONT APPROACHING
THIS MORNING…LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS WILL BE RUNG OUT…BUT QPF
TOTALS WILL BE MINIMAL (ESPECIALLY COMPARED TO RECENT DAYS) WITH
UP TO 0.5 INCHES IN FAVORED AREAS OF DEL NORTE CO…TO A FEW
HUNDREDTHS IN MENDOCINO CO. LITTLE CHANGE WAS NEEDED TO THE GOING
FCST AS ALL FCST ELEMENTS SEEM TO BE RIGHT ON TRACK. UPPER LEVEL
RIDGING OVER THE CENTRAL PAC BEGINS TO BUILD NORTH OVERNIGHT
USHERING IN DRY AND WARM WX FOR AT LEAST A COUPLE DAYS. MODELS ARE
SHOWING SLIGHT OFFSHORE FLOW WITH H85 TEMPS PEAKING AROUND 16C IN
MENDOCINO CO ON THU. INLAND TEMPS WILL EASILY REACH THE
70S…POSSIBLY 80 DEGREES BY THU.

THE RIDGE AXIS SHIFTS EAST THU NIGHT AS A DEEPENING TROUGH
APPROACHES. RAIN CHANCES RETURN WITH THIS TROUGH FRI NIGHT AND
SAT…ALONG WITH COOLER TEMPS. A FLAT RIDGE RETURNS FOR THE SECOND
HALF OF THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. JCA

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