Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KTWC 130403
AFDTWC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
900 PM MST FRI FEB 12 2016

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT OVER THE WESTERN STATES WILL
PROVIDE DRY CONDITIONS WITH UNSEASONABLY WARM DAYTIME TEMPERATURES
INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. NEAR RECORD OR RECORD HIGHS ARE
POSSIBLE IN SOME LOCATIONS.

&&

.DISCUSSION...SATELLITE IMAGERY THIS EVENING SHOWED HIGH CLOUDS
MOVING ACROSS THE AREA UNDER SW FLOW ALOFT. THIN ENOUGH FOR MOSTLY
CLEAR CONDITIONS AREA WIDE OVERNIGHT. THE EXCEPTION WOULD BE ALONG
THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER WHERE IT MAY BE PARTLY CLOUDY AT TIMES INTO
SATURDAY MORNING. OTHERWISE THE MAIN STORY OF THE DAY WAS THE RECORD
OR NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE AREA. THIS UNSEASONABLY
FEBRUARY WARMTH WILL CONTINUE THRU THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND INTO NEXT
WEEK. HIGHS MOSTLY BELOW RECORD HIGHS THIS WEEKEND WITH A BETTER
CHANCE OF RECORD OR NEAR RECORD HIGHS NEXT TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

&&

.AVIATION...VALID THRU 14/00Z.
FEW-SCT HIGH CLOUDS UNDER SW FLOW ALOFT OTRW CLR CONDS THRU FCST PD.
SFC WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE LIGHT AND UNDER 12 KTS...FOLLOWING
DIURNAL TRENDS. AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR TAF AMENDMENTS.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...DRY CONDITIONS ALONG WITH NEAR RECORD AFTERNOON HIGH
TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. WITH THE WARM
TEMPERATURES AND LOW DEWPOINT TEMPERATURES...EXPECT RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES TO REMAIN BELOW NORMAL. RH VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 5
TO 15 PERCENT IN THE VALLEYS ACCOMPANIED BY FAIRLY LOW NIGHTTIME
RECOVERIES. GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS THROUGH TUESDAY...THEN EXPECT
INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NEXT WEEK AS A
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM THE WEST.

&&

.TWC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...NONE.

&&

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