Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KFGZ 061654
AFDFGZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
954 AM MST FRI MAR 6 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN STATES WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH THE
STORM TRACK WELL TO THE NORTH OF ARIZONA...KEEPING ARIZONA MAINLY
UNDER A DRY AND WARM WEATHER PATTERN. EXPECT ABOVE NORMAL DAYTIME
TEMPERATURES WITH ONLY A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS OVER THE WHITE
MOUNTAINS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. OTHERWISE...FAIR
WEATHER ACROSS NORTHERN ARIZONA THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
SHORT-TERM FORECAST IS QUIET AND IN GOOD SHAPE AT THIS TIME. NO
MAJOR UPDATES PLANNED THIS MORNING.

&&

.PREVIOUS DISCUSSION /AZ 339 AM/...
A LARGE SCALE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL REMAIN ANCHORED ALONG THE
WEST COAST THROUGH TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. THIS WEATHER PATTERN
WILL HELP DIVERT THE MAIN PACIFIC STORM TRACK WELL TO THE NORTH OF
ARIZONA THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

A WEAK TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE TO OUR SOUTH WILL SEND A WEAK
WEATHER SYSTEM FROM BAJA AND MOVE IT NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS
SOUTHERN ARIZONA/NORTHERN MEXICO ON SATURDAY. ENOUGH
MOISTURE...LIFT AND INSTABILITY WILL EXIST FOR A FEW WEAK SHOWERS
OVER THE WHITE MOUNTAINS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

&&

.AVIATION...
FOR THE 18Z PACKAGE...VFR CONDITIONS UNDER GENERALLY CLEAR SKIES
WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. EXPECT NORTHEAST WINDS
GUSTING NEAR 20 KTS 18Z-02Z...MAINLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF HIGHER
TERRAIN FEATURES LIKE THE MOGOLLON RIM. AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT
UPDATED FOR TAF AMENDMENTS.

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.FGZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...NONE.

&&

$$

PUBLIC.........KD/TC
AVIATION.......MCS

FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA WEATHER INFORMATION VISIT
WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF





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