Blue skies

The fog burned off in Mack Town and skies are blue. Yahoo!

Raw from the NWS:

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION…CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
350 AM PDT THU MAR 31 2011

CORRECTED TYPO

.SYNOPSIS…STRONG HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE REGION WILL RESULT IN
WARMER AND DRIER WEATHER FOR INLAND AREAS TODAY AND FRIDAY….WITH
LOW CLOUDS AND FOG ACROSS COASTAL AREAS. A WEAK SYSTEM WILL BRING
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO THE AREA LATE FRIDAY THROUGH LATE SATURDAY.

&&

.SHORT TERM…WATER VAPOR SATELLITE AND MODEL ANALYSIS SHOW A
STRONG 588 DM RIDGE NEARLY CENTERED OVER THE WEST COAST. MODELS
ARE SHOWING A SLIGHT WARMING OF H85 TEMPERATURES TODAY OVER
YESTERDAY SO EXPECT INLAND TEMPERATURES TO WARM SLIGHTLY. KUKI HIT
A HIGH OF 80 YESTERDAY SO EXPECT LOW 80S TODAY WITH WIDESPREAD 70S
ACROSS INLAND HUMBOLDT AND TRINITY COUNTIES.ALONG THE COAST
WIDESPREAD LOW CLOUDS AND FOG ARE IN PLACE. PRESSURE GRADIENT
LOOKS SIMILAR TO YEST SO HAVE THE COAST BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY
BRIEFLY IN THE AFTERNOON WITH CLOUDS FILLING BACK IN BY 00Z.
EXPECT THU NIGHT/FRI MORNING TO BE SIMILAR WITH THE THERMAL LOW
OVER THE INTERIOR VALLEY REMAINING IN PLACE. THE NAM AND THE LOCAL
WRF ALSO SEEM TO BE HANDLING THIS FAIRLY WELL IN THE BL MOISTURE
FIELDS. FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY EXPECT MID LEVEL CLOUDS AND
INCREASED MIXING TO BEGIN MOVING IN AHEAD OF THE NEXT TROUGH SO
THIS SHOULD KEEP LOW CLOUDS AND FOG AWAY FROM THE COAST. THE
TROUGH SATURDAY BRINGS SIGNIFICANTLY COOLER AIR BACK TO THE
REGION…HOWEVER MOISTURE APPEARS TO BE LIMITED WITH THIS SYSTEM.
THE GFS IS SHOWING ONLY A TENTH OF AN INCH IF QPF IN THE NORTH AND
NONE IN THE SOUTH.

.LONG TERM/SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY…SUNDAY WILL BE MUCH COOLER
AND DRY BEHIND THE TROUGH. H850 TEMPERATURES LOOK TO DIP DOWN TO
AROUND -3C OVER ACV. MODELS ARE IN GOOD AGREEMENT ON THE RIDGE
QUICKLY BUILDING BACK INTO THE AREA ON MONDAY…H850 TEMPS QUICKLY
REBOUND BACK TO AROUND +10C OVER ACV. AFTER THIS MODELS BEGIN TO
DIVERGE IN HOW THEY HANDLE THE RIDGE. THE GFS BRINGS ANOTHER
TROUGH THROUGH ON WEDNESDAY…WHILE THE ECMWF HOLDS ONTO THE RIDGE
LONGER. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY THE GEM/ECMWF/GFS ALL BRING A TROUGH
THROUGH THE AREA…HOWEVER THERE ARE FAIRLY SIGNIFICANT
DIFFERENCES IN STRENGTH AND LOCATION OF THE TROUGH. GENERALLY WENT
WITH A MIDDLE GROUND ON THE FORECAST AND DIDNT MAKE MANY CHANGES
TO THE FORECAST. MKK

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