Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 062236
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
336 PM MST FRI MAR 6 2015

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT NEAR THE WEST COAST WILL
MAINTAIN WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT
WEEK.

&&

.SHORT TERM (THROUGH 00Z TUESDAY)...THE STRONG UPPER RIDGE
POSITIONED OVER THE WEST COAST STATES WILL SERVE TO CONTINUE THE
DRY CONDITIONS AND WARM TEMPERATURES SATURDAY. A SLIGHT SHIFT OF
THE RIDGE AXIS TO THE WEST LATE IN THE WEEKEND WILL ALLOW A WEAK
SHORTWAVE TO TRACK SOUTH-SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE GREAT BASIN SUNDAY.
THIS FEATURE WILL HAVE HAVE LITTLE CHANCE AT GENERATING PRECIP AS
ANY DYNAMIC LIFT WILL BE WEAK WITH A DRY/STABLE AIRMASS IN PLACE
ACROSS UTAH. IMPACTS FROM THIS SHORTWAVE WILL BE AN INCREASE IN
MID/HIGH CLOUDS AND A SLIGHTLY COOLER TEMPS ACROSS THE FAR SUNDAY
AFTERNOON.

THE UPPER RIDGE WILL MOVE INLAND AGAIN MONDAY. TEMPS WILL BEGIN TO
CLIMB EARLY IN THE WEEK...WITH READINGS GENERALLY ABOVE NORMAL
ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA TO START THE WEEK.

&&

.LONG TERM (AFTER 00Z TUESDAY)...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN IN
PLACE ACROSS THE REGION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE LONG TERM
FORECAST. A WEAK SHORTWAVE WILL CROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY INTO
THURSDAY...BRINGING A SLIGHT RISK OF PRECIPITATION TO MAINLY THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS. OUTSIDE OF A BIT OF COOLING THURSDAY...LITTLE
IMPACT IS CURRENTLY ANTICIPATED.

&&

.AVIATION...OPERATIONAL WEATHER CONCERNS AT THE KSLC TERMINAL WILL
REMAIN MINIMAL THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD. NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED
TO SWITCH TO THE SOUTHEAST BETWEEN 02-04Z.

&&

.SLC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
UT...NONE.
WY...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...CONGER
LONG TERM/AVIATION...KRUSE

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HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY/GENERAL/AFD_FAQS.PHP (ALL LOWER CASE)


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