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FXUS66 KMTR 160555
AFDMTR

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
1055 PM PDT TUE APR 15 2014

.SYNOPSIS...DRY CONDITIONS AND NEAR SEASONAL DAYTIME TEMPERATURES
WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND AS
UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS OVER THE WEST COAST. LOW CLOUDS
AND PATCHY FOG WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT COASTAL LOCATIONS AND ADJACENT
VALLEYS DURING THE OVERNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING HOURS.

&&

.DISCUSSION...AS OF 8:10 PM PDT TUESDAY...HIGH PRESSURE COVERS THE
AREA. THE NORTHERLY PRESSURE GRADIENT HAS STEADILY INCREASED TO 7 MB
THIS EVENING. THE ONSHORE GRADIENT HAS INCREASED BY ABOUT 1 MB
STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY EVENING AT THIS TIME...PRESENTLY 2.7 MB.
CLOUDS PERSISTED MANY PLACES THIS MORNING BUT HAVE SINCE CLEARED
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF LOW CLOUDS PERSISTING OVER THE SOUTHERN PART
OF THE MONTEREY BAY WATERS.

DRY WEATHER AND MAINLY CLEAR TO CLEAR SKIES WILL PREVAIL THROUGH
MID-LATE WEEK. THE JET STREAM WILL KEEP THE STORM TRACK WELL TO
OUR NORTH FOR MOST IF NOT ALL OF THE UPCOMING FORECAST PERIOD.
DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE 60S COAST TO THE 70S
AND EVEN SOME LOWER TO MIDDLE 80S WELL INLAND WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY.

&&

.AVIATION...AS OF 10:50 PM PDT TUESDAY...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS
MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES OVER THE AREA EXCEPT FOR PATCHY STRATUS NEAR
THE MONTEREY BAY. THE NORTH TO SOUTH SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT HAS
RAMPED UP TO WELL OVER 6 MB FROM ACV TO SFO...THUS EXPECT LESS IN THE
WAY OF STRATUS IMPACTS ACROSS THE BAY AREA TAF LOCATIONS TONIGHT.
THERE COULD BE SOME CIGS OVER SAN JOSE AND OAKLAND LATE...AND
STRATUS WILL IMPACT THE MONTEREY AND SALINAS TERMINALS OVERNIGHT.

VICINITY OF KSFO...VFR IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH THE FORECAST
PERIOD WITH MVFR CONDITIONS DEVELOPING LATE TO THE EAST OF THE
TERMINAL AND APPROACH.

KSFO BRIDGE APPROACH...SIMILAR TO KSFO.

MONTEREY BAY AREA TERMINALS...MVFR CIGS BECOMING LOCALLY IFR LATE.
CLEARING EXPECTED BY 18Z WEDNESDAY WITH INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS.

&&

.MTR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
     .TNGT...SCA...PIGEON PT TO PT PINOS 0-10 NM
             SCA...PT PINOS TO PT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 0-10 NM
             GLW...PT ARENA TO PT REYES 10-60 NM
             GLW...PT REYES TO PIGEON PT 10-60 NM
             SCA...PIGEON PT TO PT PINOS 10-60 NM
             SCA...PT PINOS TO PT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10-60 NM
             SCA...PT ARENA TO PT REYES 0-10 NM
             SCA...PT REYES TO PIGEON PT 0-10 NM
             SCA...MONTEREY BAY UNTIL 11 PM

&&

$$

PUBLIC FORECAST: CANEPA
AVIATION: SIMS

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