Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KFGZ 081626
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
926 AM MST MON FEB 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE WESTERN
STATES THROUGH THIS WEEKEND. LOOK FOR CLEAR SKIES AND WARMER
WEATHER FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FROM TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

&&

.UPDATE...BREEZY NORTHEAST WINDS CONTINUE ALONG/SOUTH OF THE
HIGHER TERRAIN INCLUDING FLAGSTAFF, SEDONA AND PAYSON. EXPECT
THESE WINDS TO PEAK DURING THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON THEN
SLOWLY DECREASE LATER IN THE AFTERNOON. OTHERWISE, SLIGHTLY WARMER
CONDITIONS AND CONTINUED CLEAR SKIES TODAY WITH NO SIGNIFICANT
FORECAST UPDATES NEEDED.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION /343 AM MST/...

EXPECT DRY WEATHER ACROSS NORTHERN ARIZONA THROUGH AT LEAST NEXT
SUNDAY. CLEAR SKIES ARE SEEN OVER NORTHERN AZ THIS MORNING. BREEZY
NORTHEAST WIND SPEEDS HAVE RETURNED TO THE MOGOLLON RIM AS THE SFC
PRESSURE GRADIENT INCREASED OVERNIGHT. WIND SPEEDS ALONG AND SOUTH
OF THE RIM TO PEAK THIS MORNING THEN SLOWLY DECREASE THROUGH
TUESDAY NIGHT. THESE WINDS TO KEEP MAX TEMPS TEMPERATURES
ALONG/NORTH OF THE MOGOLLON RIM AROUND 5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL
TODAY WHILE TEMPERATURES SOUTH OF THE RIM REACH 10-15 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. FROM WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, THE RIDGE MOVES
TOWARD THE STATE WITH LIGHT SFC WINDS WINDS SHIFTING TO WEST OR
SOUTHWEST. TEMPERATURES AREA WIDE SHOULD BE 10-15 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL.

&&

.AVIATION...FOR THE 18Z PACKAGE...EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS UNDER
CLEAR SKIES FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. SFC WINDS NORTHEASTERLY
10-20KTS OVER AND JUST DOWNWIND OF HIGHER TERRAIN...10KTS OR LESS
MOST OTHER AREAS. AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR TAF
AMENDMENTS.

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC...JJ/DL
AVIATION...JJ

FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA WEATHER INFORMATION VISIT
WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF


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