Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 240324

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
824 PM MST Tue May 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Expect dry, breezy and warm conditions on Wednesday.
Low pressure over the western United States will bring windy and
cooler conditions to northern Arizona from Thursday through
Friday. Lighter winds are forecast for the weekend as high
pressure builds in from the west.


Tonights forecast is in good shape with no updates planned.


.PREV DISCUSSION /347 PM MST/...Sunny, warm and dry conditions
have been observed across northern Arizona today. Similar
conditions are forecast on Wednesday, along with increasing
southwest winds.

On Thursday, a trough developing over the western United States
will bring stronger southwest winds and cooler temperatures. The
strongest winds are forecast along and north of the Mogollon Rim,
where much of the area will experience southwest winds from 20 to
30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. A Fire Weather Watch remains in
effect for portions of north-central and eastern Arizona on

Gusty winds continue on Friday, especially across Navajo and
Apache counties. Winds will likely begin to decrease on Saturday,
as high pressure builds into the region from the west.


.AVIATION...For the 00Z package...VFR conditions for most for the
next 24 hours, the exception at KGCN where will smoke from a
nearby rx burn to bring vsbys down to 1 mile through 14z Weds.
Sfc winds light and variable through 16z becoming SW 15-20kt gusts
to 30kt. Aviation discussion not updated for TAF amendments.


.FIRE WEATHER...A dry and warm weather pattern will continue through
Wednesday. West-southwest winds begin to increase Wednesday
afternoon when local areas of critical fire weather conditions are

Thursday through Saturday...Wind speeds increase Thursday and Friday
while dry conditions continue. Temperatures will trend lower during
this period than early this week. A Fire Weather Watch has been
issued for strong wind and low humidity for portions of north
central and eastern Arizona Thursday, and critical conditions will
be possible again Friday.


.FGZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...Fire Weather Watch from Thursday morning through Thursday
evening FOR AZZ107-110>114-116-117-140.




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