Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
910 AM MST SAT FEB 13 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 TODAY AND AGAIN THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...NOT QUITE AS WARM AS YESTERDAY UNDER LOWERING UPPER
LEVEL HEIGHTS AND LOW LEVEL THICKNESS VALUES. A FEW STATIONS WILL
THREATEN FEB 13TH RECORD HIGHS BUT NOT TUCSON. WEAK UPPER LEVEL TROF
WILL PASS THRU THE AREA ON SUNDAY RESULTING IN HIGHS BEING SEVERAL
DEGREES COOLER THAN TODAY. FORECAST LOOKS IN GREAT SHAPE SO NO
UPDATES NEEDED.

&&

.AVIATION...VALID THRU 14/18Z.
FEW HIGH CLOUDS UNDER SW FLOW ALOFT...OTHERWISE CLR CONDITIONS THRU
THE FORECAST PERIOD. 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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