Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 131539
AFDFGZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
839 AM MST SAT FEB 13 2016

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE WESTERN
STATES INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. EXPECT MOSTLY SUNNY AND
OCCASIONAL PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE SEASONAL NORMALS THROUGH NEXT WEDNESDAY.

&&

.UPDATE...HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO DOMINATE THE WESTERN CONUS
LEADING TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND DRY CONDITIONS THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. NO UPDATES TO THE FORECAST AT THIS TIME.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION /422 AM MST/...THE RESILIENT HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE
WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN IN PLACE OVER THE WEST COAST FOR MUCH OF
THE SEVEN DAY FORECAST PICTURE. DOWNWARD MOVING AIR UNDER THIS
RIDGE WILL WARM THE AIR MASS OVER ARIZONA BRINGING CONTINUED
SPRING HIGH TEMPERATURES TO NORTHERN ARIZONA. WARMER TEMPERATURES
WILL FEEL MORE LIKE APRIL THAN FEBRUARY.

THE ONLY WRINKLE IN THE FORECAST TIME LINE WILL BE A WEAK TROUGH
MOVING THROUGH THE SOUTHWEST REGION ON THURSDAY WITH CLOUDS AND
LOW CHANCES FOR A LIGHT SHOWER OR TWO.

OTHERWISE ANOTHER GREAT WEEK FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION. ENJOY IT
WHILE IT LASTS.

&&

.AVIATION...FOR THE 18Z PACKAGE...VFR CONDITIONS AND LIGHT WINDS
WILL PREVAIL FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS UNDER FEW-SCT HIGH CLOUDS.
AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR TAF AMENDMENTS.

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC...TRC/BOHLIN
AVIATION...MCS


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