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FXUS65 KSLC 310916

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
316 AM MDT TUE MAY 31 2016

.SYNOPSIS...Strong high pressure aloft along the west coast will
shift east across the Great Basin through midweek. This high
pressure will strengthen across region late in the week...and
remain the dominant weather feature through the upcoming weekend.


.SHORT TERM (Through 06z Saturday)...Mid level ridging currently
centered along the Pacific Coast will begin to build inland across
the Sierras and into the western Great Basin today, before
expanding eastward across the remaidner of the interoir west
through the end of the week. Can`t rule out a stray thunderstorm
over the higher terrain near Boulder Mountain today, otherwise
this riding will bring a drying and strong warming trend through
the short term period. By Thursday temperatures are expected to
reach the 90 degree mark at KSLC for the first time this year,
with the St George area exceeding the century mark.

.LONG TERM (After 06z Saturday)...The next shortwave cut off low
begins to break down the ridge of high pressure settled across the
region for the previous several days by the weekend. Forecast models
are in agreement of the placement and overall timing of the feature
to move through Central/Southern California through the weekend and
into the early part of next week, moving then into Southern Nevada.
As the low progresses toward Utah with a southwesterly flow aloft,
temperatures will see very little change. 700mb temperatures climb
to over 14C through the weekend, and with very little moisture in
place, should translate to a very dry airmass.

Little in the way of precip expected until late Monday or Tuesday of
next week, and even then forecast models aren`t weighing in too
heavily on much precip chances.


.AVIATION...Expecting VFR conditions to prevail at KSLC terminal
through the TAF period. Mostly clear skies except for terrain driven
cloud development is expected. Under high pressure aloft, expecting
winds to adhere to normal diurnal directions with light and calm
through 17z before persisting from the north and a southerly switch
after 03z.


.SLC Watches/Warnings/Advisories...



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