Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 270222
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
822 PM MDT THU MAR 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING A WARMING TREND TO THE REGION
INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND...FOLLOWED BY A SLIGHT COOL DOWN LATE
SATURDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.


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.DISCUSSION...HIGH CLOUDS ARE STREAMING ACROSS UTAH AND SOUTHWEST
WYOMING THIS EVENING IN A MILD NORTHERLY FLOW...AS THE AREA SITS
ON THE EAST SIDE OF A RIDGE CENTERED OVER CALIFORNIA. EVEN THESE
UNOBTRUSIVE CIRRUS CLOUDS ARE EXPECTED TO VACATE THE FORECAST AREA
THROUGH TONIGHT...AS THE RIDGE AXIS SLOWLY ROLLS OVER THE GREAT
BASIN.

THE RIDGE MOVING OVERHEAD WILL HELP CONTINUE THE WARMING TREND
INTO FRIDAY AND...IN MOST LOCATIONS...SATURDAY AS WELL. A COLD
FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE CWA
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...BUT A WARM AIRMASS AND GOOD MIXING AHEAD OF
THIS WAVE SHOULD LEAD TO SIGNIFICANTLY ABOVE AVERAGE MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURES IN MOST PLACES SATURDAY. THIS COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED
TO LOWER MAX TEMPERATURES FOR SUNDAY ALL THE WAY DOWN TO...10
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE DAY ACROSS NORTHERN UTAH.

THE FORECAST FOR TONIGHT LOOKS GOOD AND NO UPDATES ARE PLANNED FOR
THE EVENING.

&&

.AVIATION...WINDS AT THE SLC TERMINAL WILL SWITCH TO THE SOUTHEAST
BETWEEN 03Z AND 05Z. VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL UNDER MOSTLY
CLEAR SKIES.

&&

.SLC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
UT...NONE.
WY...NONE.
&&

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