Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KFGZ 070355
AFDFGZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
855 PM MST FRI MAR 6 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE ALONG THE WEST COAST WILL BLOCK
PACIFIC STORMS FROM MOVING INTO ARIZONA FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS. A
WEAK DISTURBANCE MAY BRING A FEW CLOUDS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR A
STRAY SHOWER OVER THE WHITE MOUNTAINS REGION ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
OVERALL THERE WILL BE A WARMING TREND THROUGH THIS WEEKEND WITH FAIR
WEATHER ACROSS NORTHERN ARIZONA THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK.
THE SECOND HALF OF NEXT WEEK MAY BECOME MORE UNSETTLED STAY TUNED
FOR MORE INFORMATION AS THIS PATTERN CHANGE EVOLVES.

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.DISCUSSION...A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE ALONG THE WEST COAST WILL KEEP
STORMS FROM MOVING INTO ARIZONA WELL INTO NEXT WEEK. PACIFIC STORMS
WILL INSTEAD MOVE UP INTO CANADA THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGE WILL ALSO BRING WARMER TEMPERATURES TO THE REGION
UNDER A STABLE SUBSIDENCE REGIME. ONE MINOR UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
WILL PASS THROUGH ARIZONA ON SATURDAY WITH JUST A FEW CLOUDS AND
VERY LOW CHANCES FOR A STRAY SHOWER OR TWO IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
REGION. OTHERWISE FAIR WEATHER WILL PREVAIL WITH TEMPERATURES
TRENDING WELL ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK. A
MORE UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN MAY DEVELOP BEYOND NEXT WEDNESDAY...
STAY TUNED TO OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS AND THE TIME PERIOD GETS
CLOSER.

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.AVIATION...FOR THE 06Z PACKAGE...EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS FOR THE NEXT
24 HOURS. AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR TAF AMENDMENTS.

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

&&

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PUBLIC.........BOHLIN
AVIATION.......BOHLIN

FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA WEATHER INFORMATION VISIT
WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF




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