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avatar Special weather statement
November 26, 2012 12:39PM
Special weather statement
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
1000 am pst mon nov 26 2012

Caz089>099-270200-
West central san joaquin valley-east central san joaquin valley-
Southwestern san joaquin valley-southeastern san joaquin valley-
Mariposa madera and fresno county foothills-
Tulare county foothills-kern county mountains-
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Tulare county mountains-indian wells valley-
Southeastern kern county desert-
1000 am pst mon nov 26 2012

...Morning san joaquin valley fog again tuesday...
...Storm to reach central california wednesday followed by another
Storm friday into the weekend...

High pressure over california will keep conditions favorable for
The development of late night and morning fog in the central and
Southern san joaquin valley again tuesday. The fog will begin to
Develop around midnight and will become more widespread toward
Daybreak. The fog will begin to lift by mid morning and dissipate
Around noon.

Driving in dense fog is extremely hazardous as visibilities can
Be reduced to below a quarter mile. If it is absolutely necessary
To drive in foggy conditions...Slow down...Turn your headlights on
In low beam mode and leave extra stopping distance between you and the
Vehicle in front of you. Drive defensively!

The high pressure will give way mid-day tuesday to an approaching
Low pressure system. This storm will affect mainly the northern
Half of the district...With the best chance for rain and mountain
Snow from fresno county northward. Snow levels will start out
Around 7000 feet near yosemite...Rising to around 8000 feet in the
Tehachapi mountains. Snow levels will fall by about 500 feet by
The time the storm moves east of the region wednesday night.

A second storm is expected to reach california beginning thursday
Night. This storm is forecast to linger over the state through the
Weekend...Bringing periods of rain and mountain snow to the central
California interior. Snow levels will start out around 7000 feet
Near yosemite...But fall to around 6000 feet by sunday evening.
Further south...Snow levels will be around 7000 to 7500 feet in
Sequoia national park...And around 8000 feet in the kern county
Mountains.

Stay tuned to noaa weather radio or your favorite news source...Or
Visit our website at weather.Gov/hanford...For updates on this
Developing weather situation.

$$

Andersen
avatar Special weather statement
November 27, 2012 11:38AM
Special weather statement
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
253 am pst tue nov 27 2012

Caz089>099-272100-
West central san joaquin valley-east central san joaquin valley-
Southwestern san joaquin valley-southeastern san joaquin valley-
Mariposa madera and fresno county foothills-
Tulare county foothills-kern county mountains-
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Tulare county mountains-indian wells valley-
Southeastern kern county desert-
253 am pst tue nov 27 2012

...Patchy san joaquin valley fog will burn off by late morning...

...Storm to reach central california wednesday followed by
Another storm friday into the weekend...

Last day for patchy dense fog in the san joaquin vally as the
Upper ridge of high pressure over california breaks down and
Clouds will increase later today into tonight. The fog will begin
To lift by mid morning and dissipate around noon.

The high pressure system that has brought us above normal
Temperatures over parts of the san joaquin valley will give way
Later today to an approaching low pressure system by wednesday.

The first storm will produce around three quarters to one inch of
Rain from fresno county northward into merced county and one half
To three quarters of an inch of rain from north of kern county to
Fresno county and less than one quarter of an inch in kern county.
Snow levels will be around 7500 feet near yosemite...Rising to
Around 8000 feet in the tulare county mountains south to the
Tehachapi mountains. Snow accumulations above 8000 feet with this
First storm will range from 6 inches in sequoia national forest to
Around a foot at yosemite national park.

Winds will also be a concern with this system. Strong southerly
Flow ahead of the cold front early wednesday will produce south
Winds 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph near merced and sw winds 30 mph
With gusts to 45 mph along the west side of the san joaquin valley
Below the cottonwood and pacheco passes. Winds may also be strong
In the south valley near the base of the grapevine.

A second storm is expected to reach the northern part of the
Region beginning thursday night. This storm is forecast to linger
Mainly north of fresno county through the weekend...Bringing
Periods of rain and mountain snow. Rainfall with this system will
Be around one quarter to three quarters of an inch north of fresno
County with the higher amounts near merced. Rainfall amounts will
Be less than one tenth of an inch north of kern county to fresno
County and little or no precip is expected in kern county. Snow
Levels will range from around 7500 feet near yosemite...To around
8000 feet in sequoia national park...And around 8500 feet in the
Kern county mountains. Snow accumulations above 8000 feet with
The second storm will range from around 6 inches in sequoia
National forest to around a foot at Yosemite National Park.



$$

Barlow
avatar Area forecast discussion
November 27, 2012 02:55PM
000
Fxus66 khnx 271918
Afdhnx

Area forecast discussion
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
1118 am pst tue nov 27 2012

.Synopsis... The upper level ridging that brought the patchy dense
Fog to parts of the san joaquin valley this morning will quickly
Exit the region by this afternoon. This will be followed by the
Approach of a broad upper level low over the pacific. The presence
Of this storm will increase cloud cover today and increase
Precipitation chances for wednesday through sunday especially in the
Northern parts of the forecast area.

&&

...Updated for ending of dense fog advisory...

.Discussion...

Last remnants of valley fog have dissipated and the dense fog
Advisory has ended. Forecast has been updated for this...Otherwise
No changes.

&&

.Prev discussion... /issued 424 am pst tue nov 27 2012/

Discussion...
Significant pattern change in store for the central ca region as
Meridional flow in association with a long wave trough begins to
Move eastward and impact the west coast of the us. Specifically
The central ca interior will miss the brunt of the amplified
Pattern that is expected by both the european and us models.

Qpf amounts that are "significant" are expected across nrn ca.
Qpf amounts quickly taper off as you head into the southern sierra
And the nrn sjv and into the central ca interior. Extended models
Are still having some timing differences this run. However, qpf
Amounts are similar and we are taking a blend of the 00z euro and
00z gfs for timing and intensity.

We are looking at two events right now...With the first one in
Here by early wed. Ahead of the front we are expecting strong sw
Winds along the west side of the sjv and near merced. Once the
Front pushes through we will begin to see rain spread over the
Region as the first system is expected to move through by late wed
Pm. This will be a warm system with its origin from the central
Pac and snow levels will remain high through the event...With snow
Levels around 7500 feet near ynp to 8500 feet near sequoia
National park. Snow amounts will be higher near ynp with around a
Foot expected for the first event.

There will be a break in the action on thursday before the next
System moves in to our north and clobbers the nrn ca region. We
Will just get brushed by the system as it moves inland and the
Bulk of the precip will be confined to fresno county northward.
Merced could see up to three quarters of an inch with the second
System and may see some isolated flooding in flood prone areas.
Snow will once again be concentrated over the ynp area and will
Continue to be around 7500 feet and slowly drop as the system
Moves through by sunday. This will be a prolonged event and will
Be confined to the areas north of fresno county. The central and
Southern sjv will see little precip during this event...Except as
It winds up and moves out they will see some precip and gusty
Winds on sat.

Fog will not be a concern during the stormy period...But will
Return early next week to the sjv as an upper ridge returns.

&&

.Aviation...
Areas of ifr and local lifr visibilities in fog in the san joaquin
Valley until 18z wed. Than mvfr conditions in haze thru 12z wed
Otherwise...Vfr conditions will prevail across the remainder of the
Central ca interior thru 12z wed.

&&

.Air quality issues...
On tuesday november 27 2012... Unhealthy for sensitive groups in
Fresno... Kern and tulare counties. Fireplace/wood stove burning
Is prohibited in fresno... Kern... Kings and tulare counties.
Further information is available at valleyair.Org

&&

.Certainty...

The level of certainty for days 1 and 2 is medium.
The level of certainty for days 3 through 7 is medium.

This information is provided as part of a trial project conducted
By the national weather service san joaquin valley - hanford.
Certainty levels include low...Medium...And high. Please visit
Www.Weather.Gov/hnx/certainty.Php /all lower case/ for additional
Information and/or to provide feedback.

&&


.Climate...
             Records
Site date    hi_max:year lo_max:year hi_min:year lo_min:year

Kfat 11-27       78:1959     47:1972     54:1985     27:1948
Kfat 11-28       76:1891     46:1972     52:1966     28:1969
Kfat 11-29       76:1947     47:1905     58:1901     26:1975

Kbfl 11-27       85:1901     46:1972     54:1904     28:1905
Kbfl 11-28       82:1993     46:2000     55:1904     28:1905
Kbfl 11-29       80:1924     51:2006     57:1938     28:1919
&&

.Hnx watches/warnings/advisories...
None.

&&

$$

Public...Jeb
Avn/fw...Molina
Synopsis...Andersen
avatar California Flood Threat From "Atmospheric River"
November 27, 2012 05:43PM
avatar Re: California Flood Threat From "Atmospheric River"
November 27, 2012 05:47PM
Like I thought. From the rainfall map on that link, Northern Calif, is going to get hit hard - REAL HARD. We're only going to get an inch. If the system moves south, we're in trouble.
avatar Hydrologic outlook
November 27, 2012 09:47PM
Hydrologic outlook
Caz070>073-nvz002-003-290000-

Hydrologic outlook
National weather service reno nv
823 pm pst tue nov 27 2012

...Flood potential outlook for small streams and urban areas in
Northeast california...The eastern sierra and west central nevada
Through sunday...

...No flooding is expected on mainstem rivers at this time due to
Dry conditions over the past year and ample reservoir storage...

A broad area of low pressure will anchor over the northeast pacific
Ocean the next several days...Sending a series of wet...Warm storms
Into northeast california...The eastern sierra and western nevada.
This will cause periods heavy precipitation beginning wednesday and
Continuing through sunday. This will increase the chance for urban
And small stream flooding...Along with significant rises on some
Mainstem rivers this weekend. Heavy rain on burn areas in lassen and
Douglas counties...May cause mud and debris flows.

Total precipitation amounts over the next five days...Through sunday
Morning...Could be as high as 8 to 10 inches along the sierra crest
Northward to western lassen county...With up to 4 inches in the lake
Tahoe basin...And up to an inch on the valley floors along highway
395 in western nevada. Snow levels during these storms are expected
To range between 6500 to above 9000 feet. The period of heaviest
Rain...Along with snow levels above 9000 feet is expected saturday
Afternoon through sunday morning.

The potential for small steam and urban flooding is high saturday
Afternoon through sunday morning in the following areas...

In eastern california...
Extreme eastern modoc county...Lassen county west of highway
395...Eastern plumas...Eastern sierra...The lake tahoe
Basin...Eastern alpine and mono county west of highway 395.

In western nevada...
Areas along and west of highway 395...Which includes the foothills
West of reno...Carson city...And douglas counties.

Although no mainstem river flooding is forecast at this time...The
Susan river at susanville may rise to within a foot of the 12 foot
Flood stage by sunday morning.

A flood potential outlook is issued when there is the potential for
Significant rises or flooding along rivers and streams. This
Statement will be updated by 3 pm wednesday november 28th.

Keep informed of the current situation by monitoring national
Weather service flood watches...Warnings and statements at
Http://weather.Gov/reno.

$$

Http://weather.Gov/reno
avatar Forecast Discussion (Reno office)
November 27, 2012 09:48PM
000
Fxus65 krev 272200 cca
Afdrev

Area forecast discussion
National weather service reno nv
158 pm pst tue nov 27 2012

Three things to know upfront...

* forecast confidence in the overall pattern is high.
* threat of strong winds for reno/tahoe increasing thurs night
And friday.
* high snow level storms friday through sunday should minimize
Travel impacts over sierra but heavy rain could create rises in
Lower elevation streams.


.Short term...

No major changes to the forecast today, though confidence is
Increasing in periods of heavy precip for the sierra and high
Winds in the lee wednesday-friday. We`ll be issuing a high wind
Watch for tahoe, reno, mono zones thurs night and friday, but no
Snow advisories/watches for the sierra since snow levels are
Likely to be too high for major impacts.

First storm is on track to swing through tomorrow with a period
Of hvy precip in the sierra. Negative tilt trof and thin moisture
Ribbon suggest a quick hit with only a few inches of wet snow
Above 6500 ft. Mslp gradient and increasing flow aloft will result
In gusty winds area wide as well. Lake wind advisories will be
Posted.

Brief lull in systems thursday but it won`t be much of a break wx
Wise with winds increasing during the day. More substantial wind
Threat for tahoe and lee side looks to be thurs night and friday,
With 700mb flow near 60 kts, precip banking up west side of plumas
County, and decent mtn wave/downslope signatures showing up even
In gfs. Sref plume diagrams also indicate period of high winds in
Lee, so we`ve gone ahead with a watch. This has the potential of
Being a rather strong wind event late thurs night into
Friday...Definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Good atmospheric river setup with this second storm friday into
Early saturday will raise snow levels resulting in mainly rain for
Areas below 7500 ft. Potentially 2-4" liquid for crest areas north
Of tahoe; amounts dropping off rapidly to the south. We`ve issued
A hydro outlook to address potential rises in streams and rivers
Due to this heavy rain. Spillover chances into western nv are only
Modest with shadowing signals showing up in gfs/ec data but we`ve
Kept high chance pops for reno/carson area due to uncertainty.
Snow amounts in sierra could be up to a foot, but it would be
Above 8000-8500 ft for the most part, with only localized impacts
To travel.

Cs


.Long term...Saturday through monday...

Potential continues to increase for a significant rainfall event
In the sierra...Northeast california and far western nevada with
Snow levels rising above 8000 feet saturday afternoon through
Sunday morning. The large scale pattern remains unchanged, with a
Deep and warm subtropical plume (atmospheric river) pushing into
Northern california saturday night, with a front passing through
The sierra and western nevada sunday.

The main forecast issues are snow levels and rainfall amounts,
Which will dictate runoff at high elevations, and factor into the
Urban and small stream flood potential. Latest models runs are in
Good agreement in snow levels rising well above 8000 feet. A few
Model runs have shown snow levels for the tahoe basin and mono
County, may rise to 11,000 feet prior to the frontal passage and
During the period of heaviest precipitation saturday night and
Early sunday.

We do want to emphasize main-stem river flooding (truckee,
Walker, carson and susan rivers) is unlikely at this time due to
Ample reservoir storage relatively dry soil conditions. However
Those living near rivers, creeks and streams will want to remain
Aware of the forecasts through the weekend as river levels will be
On the rise.

Rain will intensify the northern sierra saturday, with light rain
Pushing across into western nevada. The period of highest snow
Levels and heaviest rain is focused from saturday night into
Sunday afternoon as the front moves through the sierra and western
Nevada. Potential is there for 6 or more inches of rain from
Western lassen county southward to along the sierra crest from the
Tahoe basin to mono county. Farther east, 2-4 inches are possible
In the tahoe basin to the foothills just west of highway 395, with
Up to an inch on the western nevada valley floors. There are a few
Factors which could produce more rainfall, especially if the front
Moves through the region slowly and warm rain processes increase
Precipitation efficiency as the front interacts with atmospheric
River.

Once the front passes snow levels should drop to near 5000 feet
Well north of i-80, near 6000 feet for reno-tahoe and near 7000
Feet south of highway 50. However the event will be ending as the
Snow levels drops, so significant snow accumulations may not occur
With this event.

High pressure is forecast to build over the sierra and western
Nevada monday and tuesday, with warm and dry conditions. Models do
Hint at a second warm moisture plume reaching the west coast for
The middle of next week. Brong

&&

.Aviation...

High pressure will bring vfr conditions, light winds and a high
Clouds through tonight. A fast moving system will bring period of
(roughly 6 hours) moderate to heavy rain/snow in the tahoe basin
And northeast california after 18z wednesday. Across western
Nevada rain and gusty winds are possible wednesday afternoon.
Conditions should fall to mvfr in rain for the tahoe basin and
Northern sierra terminals. Snow is unlikely to accumulate on
Runways below 6500 feet.

Much stronger winds will reach areas south of portola to lovelock
Thursday night and friday. Surface gusts may exceed 50 kts,
Especially at mammoth and perhaps reno-carson-minden. Certainly a
High potential for mountain waves, turbulent approaches and low
Level wind shear at all terminals.

A period of heavy rain is likely in the sierra and far western
Nevada, with high freezing levels, saturday night into sunday. Brong

&&


.Rev watches/warnings/advisories...
Nv...Lake wind advisory from 10 am to 7 pm pst wednesday for pyramid
Lake in nvz004.

High wind watch from thursday evening through friday evening
Nvz002-003.

Lake wind advisory from 10 am to 7 pm pst wednesday for lake
Tahoe in nvz002.

Ca...High wind watch from thursday evening through friday evening
Caz072-073.

Lake wind advisory from 10 am to 7 pm pst wednesday for lake
Tahoe in caz072.

&&

$$
avatar Re: Forecast Discussion (Reno office)
November 28, 2012 02:30AM
Forecast for Shasta:
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.39741506646461&lon=-122.20916748046875

Tonight Snow after 4am.
Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Wednesday Snow.
New snow accumulation of 16 to 22 inches possible.

Wednesday Night Snow.
New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.

Thursday Snow.
New snow accumulation of 29 to 35 inches possible.

Thursday Night Snow.
New snow accumulation of 37 to 43 inches possible.

Friday Snow.
New snow accumulation of 23 to 29 inches possible.

Friday Night Snow.
New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Re: Forecast Discussion (Reno office)
November 28, 2012 01:33PM
Holy shiiiiiii...that's a lot of snow.

Update:

This Afternoon: Total daytime snow accumulation of 15 to 21 inches possible.
Tonight: New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
Thursday: New snow accumulation of 29 to 35 inches possible.
Thursday Night: New snow accumulation of 37 to 43 inches possible.
Friday: New snow accumulation of 24 to 30 inches possible.
Friday Night: New snow accumulation of 16 to 22 inches possible.
Saturday: New snow accumulation of 22 to 28 inches possible.
Saturday Night and Sunday: more snow.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/28/2012 01:34PM by redpakotasea.
avatar Special weather statement
November 28, 2012 01:44PM
Special weather statement
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
1019 am pst wed nov 28 2012

Caz089>099-290000-
West central san joaquin valley-east central san joaquin valley-
Southwestern san joaquin valley-southeastern san joaquin valley-
Mariposa madera and fresno county foothills-
Tulare county foothills-kern county mountains-
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Tulare county mountains-indian wells valley-
Southeastern kern county desert-
1019 am pst wed nov 28 2012

...Three successive storm systems will impact the central california
Interior through the weekend...

The first storm will produce up to a half inch of rain from fresno
County northward today with local amounts of an inch over the
Higher terrain. Rain amounts will be much lighter over the southern
San joaquin valley and along the west side where up to a tenth of
An inch may fall by this evening. Snow levels will be relatively
High...Generally above 8000 feet except near 7500 feet in yosemite
National park. Above these elevations...This first storm will
Produce snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with local amounts of
Up to 10 inches by tonight.

A second storm will bring precipitation into merced and mariposa
County thursday night. Wet weather from this system will stay
Primarily north of kern county friday as the storm moves inland.
The heaviest precipitation will fall in the foothills and higher
Elevations of the sierra from fresno county northward where an
Inch or more of rain is likely. In the san joaquin valley...This
Second storm will bring rain totals ranging from just a few
Hundredths in kern county to nearly a half inch in merced county.
Snow levels will remain high through friday night with snow
Accumulations of 6 to 10 inches above 8000 feet.

Storm number three will arrive saturday night or sunday and bring
More substantial precipitation to the central california interior
Including the kern county desert...With the potential for heavy
Snow accumulations in the southern sierra nevada above 8000 feet.
avatar Special weather statement
November 29, 2012 12:23PM
Special weather statement
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
450 am pst thu nov 29 2012

Caz089>099-292330-
West central san joaquin valley-east central san joaquin valley-
Southwestern san joaquin valley-southeastern san joaquin valley-
Mariposa madera and fresno county foothills-
Tulare county foothills-kern county mountains-
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Tulare county mountains-indian wells valley-
Southeastern kern county desert-
450 am pst thu nov 29 2012

...Periods of wet and windy weather expected through the
Weekend...

Two storm systems in the eastern pacific will bring episodes of
Rain and gusty winds to much of the central california interior
Thursday night and friday...And again sunday.

The next storm will bring precipitation into merced and mariposa
County late thursday night. Wet weather from this system will stay
Primarily north of kern county friday as the storm moves inland.
The heaviest precipitation will fall in the foothills and higher
Elevations of the sierra from fresno county northward where an
Inch or more of rain is likely. In the san joaquin valley...This
Second storm will bring rain totals ranging from just a few
Hundredths in kern county to nearly a half inch in merced county.
Snow levels will remain high through sunday with snow
Accumulations of 6 to 10 inches above 9000 feet.

Storm number three will arrive saturday night into sunday and bring
More substantial rain...With heavy snow accumulations in the
Southern sierra nevada above 9000 feet. These storms could bring
Minor flooding in areas of poor drainage this weekend with the
Possibility of mud slides or debris flows in the foothills and
Higher elevations of the sierra. Gusty winds are expected in the
San joaquin valley north of fresno county and west of interstate
5 thursday night through midday friday...And again on sunday.

Stay tuned to your favorite news source...Or visit our website at
Weather.Gov/hanford...For updates on this developing weather
Situation.


$$

Bingham/durfee
avatar Special weather statement
November 30, 2012 11:25AM
Special weather statement
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
355 am pst fri nov 30 2012

Caz089>099-302330-
West central san joaquin valley-east central san joaquin valley-
Southwestern san joaquin valley-southeastern san joaquin valley-
Mariposa madera and fresno county foothills-
Tulare county foothills-kern county mountains-
Sierra nevada from yosemite to kings canyon-
Tulare county mountains-indian wells valley-
Southeastern kern county desert-
355 am pst fri nov 30 2012

...Periods of wet and windy weather expected through the
Weekend...

Two storm systems in the eastern pacific will bring episodes of
Rain and gusty winds to much of the central california interior
Today and again saturday night and sunday.

The next storm will bring precipitation into merced and mariposa
County early this morning...Spreading south during the day.
Heaviest rain and high elevation snow will stay north of kern
County as the storm moves inland. The heaviest precipitation will
Fall in the foothills and higher elevations of the sierra from
Fresno county north...Where an inch or more of rain is likely. In
The san joaquin valley...This second storm will bring rain totals
Ranging from just a few hundredths in kern county to nearly a half
Inch in merced county. Snow levels will remain high through
Saturday with snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches above 9000
Feet.

The storm that follows will arrive saturday night into sunday and
Bring more substantial rain. Heavy snow accumulations are likely
In the southern sierra nevada above 9000 feet. Rainfall from both
Of these storms could cause street and urban flooding in the san
Joaquin valley from fresno county northward this weekend. In the
Foothills and higher elevations of the sierra...Heavy rain could
Bring small streams and rivers to bankfull or higher by sunday
Afternoon. There is also the threat of rock slides...Debris flows
And road closures.

Additionally...Gusty winds will occur in the san joaquin valley
North of fresno county and west of interstate 5 today and again
On sunday.

Stay tuned to your favorite news source...Or visit our website at
Weather.Gov/hanford...For updates on this developing weather
Situation.


$$

Bingham/durfee
avatar Area forecast discussion
November 30, 2012 12:05PM
000
Fxus66 khnx 301140
Afdhnx

Area forecast discussion
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
340 am pst fri nov 30 2012

.Synopsis...
The next system to move in from the pacific will arrive this
Morning with rain spreading south across the area during the day.
Heaviest rain will be from fresno north. A break in the
Precipitation will occur tonight and saturday.

The third...And strongest system will arrive saturday night and
Sunday. This system has the potential to bring heavy rain at times
To the san joaquin valley and adjacent foothills...Especially north
Of kern county.

&&

.Discussion...
The next sys to impact the region was just to the north...From the
Bay area to tahoe. This sys will gradually side south thru the day
With precip spreading south across much of the area this morning
Then into kern cnty in the mid to late aftn. Fairly potent pva
Movg thru the base of the parent upper low was pushing toward the
Central coast. This will interact with the front later this mrng
Into early aftn...And should produce some decent rain from fresno
North. The front will weaken later today as upper dynamics shear
East. Rainfall will taper off farther south in kern cnty...But
Think everyone there will get a few hundredths...With psbl
Exception of the deserts. Snow levels this mrng ranging from
7500-8500 north to south...And will rise about 1k ft as bulk of
Precip arrives.

The stalled and basically washed out front will linger tonite into
Sat. This will keep some residual precip mainly in the mtns into
Mid aftn sat. Then the third and possibly the strongest of the
Current series will be approaching the central ca coast. Rain
Should begin the the north around mce-ynp late in the afternoon or
Early evening. Rain may remain hung up for a while in the north as
The main shortwave and strongest dynamics push across norcal. Rain
Will then spread south quickly sun mrng and encompass most all of
Central ca in the aftn. Strong orographics set up across the srn
Sierra with this sys...And model qpf ranging from 3-6 inches from
Ynp south to kings canyon...Tapering off rapidly to a few
Hundredths in kern cnty. Sjv qpf will range from 1-1.5 inches from
Fresno north...Tapering off to around 1/2 inch from nlc/hnx/vis to
A few hundredths in the south end. Snow levels aoa 8k sun will
Drop to around 6500 ft in ynp sun nite. However by then much of
The precip will already be over.

For mon and into the new week...Models similar in yet another s/wv
Trof moving into norcal early tues...Sagging slowly south. Could
See some sct light precip from fresno cnty north beginning late
Tues. The remnant front becomes quasi stnry from mtr bay to ynp.
Thus some light showers fresno north into possibly early thurs.
Elsewhere dry. Fog chances in the sjv seem to be diminishing some
As the area remains in a weak trof and lots of clouds into mid
Week. A pattern chance is suggested late in the week with a high
Amp meridional flow developing...With a strong ridge building over
The eastpac/west coast states...And a deepening trof ern u.S. But
That is beyond the scope of this fcst attm.


&&

.Aviation...
Over the san joaquin valley and adjacent foothills...Rain becoming
Likely this morning then turning to showers after 00z sat with areas
Of mvfr and local ifr thru 12z sat. Over the southern sierra
Nevada...Rain and higher elevations snow continuing with areas of
Ifr conditions in mountain obscurations thru 12z sat. Over the kern
County mountains areas of mvfr and local ifr in rain and upslope
Thru 12z sat. Over the kern county deserts ...Mostly vfr conditions
Through 12z sat. Strong winds with gusts reaching 35kt possible from
15z fri thru 06z sat over merced and madera counties and along the
West side of the san joaquin valley.

&&

.Air quality issues...
On friday november 30 2012... Fireplace/wood stove burning is
Prohibited in kern county.
Further information is available at valleyair.Org

&&

.Certainty...

The level of certainty for days 1 and 2 is high.
The level of certainty for days 3 through 7 is high.

This information is provided as part of a trial project conducted
By the national weather service san joaquin valley - hanford.
Certainty levels include low...Medium...And high. Please visit
Www.Weather.Gov/hnx/certainty.Php /all lower case/ for additional
Information and/or to provide feedback.

&&
.Climate...
             Records
Site date    hi_max:year lo_max:year hi_min:year lo_min:year

Kfat 11-30       77:1924     44:1972     56:1892     29:1906
Kfat 12-01       76:1926     40:1905     53:1893     29:1906
Kfat 12-02       74:1907     39:1972     53:1941     27:1906

Kbfl 11-30       83:1924     46:1965     52:1904     28:1907
Kbfl 12-01       79:1903     44:1972     52:1954     27:2004
Kbfl 12-02       87:1915     42:1972     53:1966     28:2004
&&
.Hnx watches/warnings/advisories...
Flood watch from saturday evening through sunday evening
Caz093-096.

Wind advisory from 7 am this morning to 10 pm pst this evening
Caz089>091.

&&

$$

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