Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KFGZ 242237
AFDFGZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
337 PM MST WED DEC 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
TEMPERATURES WILL BE A BIT WARMER THIS AFTERNOON AS A WEAK HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGE MOVES QUICKLY THROUGH THE SOUTHWEST REGION. MUCH
COLDER AIR WILL THEN MOVE INTO NORTHERN ARIZONA BEHIND A CHRISTMAS
DAY COLD FRONT THAT WILL BRING SNOW SHOWERS TO PORTIONS OF THE
HIGH COUNTRY. THIS BLAST OF COLD AIR WILL START ON CHRISTMAS DAY
AND LAST INTO THE WEEKEND.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
TODAY`S WARMER TEMPS WILL BE SHORT-LIVED AS A TROUGH AND
ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT MOVE ACROSS THE STATE CHRISTMAS DAY.
SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE OVERNIGHT TONIGHT AHEAD OF
THIS SYSTEM MOVING IN FROM THE NORTH. AS THE COLD FRONTAL SYSTEM
TRAVERSES THE STATE...EXPECT GUSTY WINDS AND SCATTERED RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS. PORTIONS OF THE HIGH COUNTRY WILL HAVE A CHANCE AT A
WHITE CHRISTMAS WITH LIGHT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 1 TO 2
INCHES FROM THE HEAVIER SHOWERS.

THE POTENTIAL FOR LINGERING LIGHT SHOWERS WILL PERSIST INTO FRIDAY
BEFORE THE SYSTEM EJECTS COMPLETELY EAST OF THE STATE SATURDAY.
THOUGH DRY...COLDER THAN NORMAL TEMPS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH
THE WEEKEND.

EARLY NEXT WEEK...MODELS CONTINUE TO INDICATE A LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN REGION. THE FORECAST CONSISTS OF
CONTINUED COLD TEMPS WITH CHANCES FOR PRECIP RETURNING TO THE
NORTHLAND.

&&

.AVIATION...
FOR THE 00Z PACKAGE...AN APPROACHING STORM WILL BRING INCREASING
AND LOWERING CLOUDS OVERNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS ALONG WITH
AREAS OF MVFR CEILINGS WILL DEVELOP AFTER 06Z STARTING IN THE
VICINITY OF KGCN THEN SPREADING EASTWARD THROUGH 00Z. THE SNOW
LEVEL WILL LOWER TO 3000-4000 FEET BY LATE THURSDAY WITH IFR
CONDITIONS IN HEAVIER SHOWERS. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KTS WITH
GUSTS TO 30 KTS DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT AND CONTINUING ON THURSDAY.
AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR TAF AMENDMENTS.

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC.........KD
AVIATION.......MCCOLLUM

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