# Thursday, February 14, 2008
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Upper Level Low Digging Southwestward
GOES-11 Water Vapor 2/14/08 6:30 am PST.

Today's trough was supposed to be an inside slider that stirred up some strong winds, and perhaps some drizzle. A more westward position of the upper low than forecast by yesterday's 18z GFS and NAM, has resulted in a more vigorous system that has produced rain in several areas of the Southland and snow in the mountains.

As of 11:00 a.m. the California Nevada River Forecast Center Los Angeles Area Precipitation Map shows 24 hour precipitation amounts ranging from 0.1 to 0.2 inch, generally south of the Los Angeles basin.

The last few runs of the GFS have been indicating a transition back to a wetter pattern around mid-week of next week, when a strong Pacific jet and a series of shortwave troughs are forecast to target the west coast. It appears that there is the possibility of a significant precipitation event in California, but it's too early to say where, when and how much rain may occur. We'll have to see how things develop over the next few days!

Today's NWS 6-10 Day and 8-14 Day Precipitation Outlooks for Southern California are indicating Above Normal precipitation.

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