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Area forecast discussion...correction 
National Weather Service Eureka California
355 PM PST Monday Feb 8 2016

Synopsis...above normal temperatures will continue through the
week...with a modest cooling trend expected over the weekend.
Aside from a chance of light rain Friday and Friday
significant precipitation is expected through next Monday.


Discussion...a large...persistent ridge continues to result in
unseasonably warm and dry conditions throughout the West Coast
today...with temperatures near and Above All time records in some
places in northwest California. Persistent offshore winds are also
contributing to the well above normal temperatures...particularly
near the coast where many locations have climbed into the middle to
upper 70s...and even the low 80s in a few favorably located spots.
Weather forecast office Eureka...Crescent City...and Ukiah have all set February 8
records for high temperatures as of 3 PM with maximums of
72...75...and 82 degrees respectively. These are likely to be the
final numbers at the end of the day...however there is an outside
chance that persistent offshore winds along the coast could cause
temperatures to spike again in a few places before the end of the
day. Conditions will be similar tomorrow as southeast winds will
likely continue...although slightly lowering 1000-500 mb thicknesses
will likely keep temperatures a few degrees cooler than they were

By late tomorrow...the upper ridge will begin a gradual process of
weakening as a longwave trough across the northern Pacific
attempts to move westward. As this occurs...a series of weakening
frontal boundaries will attempt to move onshore...finally
succeeding in doing so overnight Friday/early Saturday as the
greatly diminished trough finally climbs up and over the ridge
into the Pacific northwest. While some light drizzle will be
possible near the coast at times prior to this...late Friday is
likely the regions best shot at measurable precipitation until
sometime in the middle of next week...with only light amounts
expected from Cape Mendocino northward. Beyond Saturday...the
upper ridge will quickly reassert itself across the West
Coast...sending the storm track back northwards into the Pacific
northwest with only slight chances of seeing some light rain
across our northernmost areas early next week. Long story
short...above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation
will continue to be the story for the next week...although the
record breaking warmth will likely be subdued a bit. /Brc


Aviation...VFR conditions and light winds to calm conditions
will continue at kcec, kacv and kuki through Tuesday as a high
pressure ridge persists across the region.


Marine...light to moderate winds will continue across the waters
through this weekend. Seas have increased slightly today as a
westerly swell propagates across the waters. The seas will subside
Tuesday and Wednesday. A westerly swell will build seas on
Thursday. Small craft advisories are likely across all the waters
Thursday through Saturday due to elevated seas.


Eka watches/warnings/advisories...
Northwest California coastal waters...none.


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