Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 011542
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
942 AM MDT SAT AUG 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS...MOISTURE WILL SPREAD NORTHWARD ACROSS THE REGION
LATE THIS WEEKEND. A DRIER SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW WILL FOLLOW FOR
EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS OVER THE FORECAST AREA THIS
MORNING. MONSOONAL MOISTURE IS STILL CONFINED TO SOUTHERN
UTAH...MAKING LITTLE NORTHWARD PROGRESS. SEEING A LOT OF HIGH AND
MID LEVEL CLOUD COVER WITH THE BEST MOISTURE...ALONG WITH A FEW
SHOWERS. HAVE UPDATED THE FORECAST TO EXPAND POPS FOR THE MORNING.
NO ADDITIONAL UPDATES PLANNED.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE OVER SOUTHERN
UTAH TODAY...BECOMING SCATTERED IN NATURE THIS AFTERNOON. NORTHERN
UTAH SKIES WILL REMAIN MOSTLY CLEAR UNDER A DRY AND STABLE
AIRMASS. THE RIDGE IS OVER THE AREA IS PROGGED TO WEAKEN TONIGHT
AND TOMORROW AS A WEATHER DISTURBANCE MOVES UP ALONG THE UT/NV
BORDER. DEVELOPING SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL ALLOW THE MOISTURE POOLED
OVER SOUTHERN UTAH TO EXPAND ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA...ALLOWING
COVERAGE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO SPREAD ACROSS UTAH AND
SOUTHWEST WYOMING BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON. AS THIS WAVE EXITS ON
MONDAY...DRIER AIR WILL START TO MOVE IN FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE
WORK WEEK.

&&

.AVIATION...OPERATIONAL WEATHER CONCERNS WILL REMAIN MINIMAL AT THE
SLC TERMINAL THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD. SURFACE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
SWITCH TO THE NORTHWEST BETWEEN 17Z AND 19Z TODAY.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...RIDGE AXIS REMAINS OVER UTAH BUT HAS SLIPPED A
LITTLE FARTHER NORTH ALLOWING DEEPER MOISTURE TO MOVE NORTHWARD
INTO SOUTHERN FIRE ZONES OF 495-498 TODAY. THE NORTHERN PORTIONS
OF 495 AND 496 AS WELL AS ADJACENT ZONES HAVE A CHANCE OF DRY
LIGHTNING AS MOISTURE WILL NOT BE AS PLENTIFUL. A DISTURBANCE WILL
MOVE INTO SOUTHWEST UTAH THIS EVENING WHICH WILL KEEP THE CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUING THROUGH TONIGHT. AS THIS
DISTURBANCE MOVES NORTHWARD ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA SUNDAY
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL SPREAD INTO CENTRAL AND NORTHERN
UTAH. DRIER SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL FOLLOW IN THE WAKE OF THIS
DISTURBANCE FOR MONDAY THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WORK WEEK. BREEZY
SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE POSSIBLE AS EARLY AS TUESDAY AFTERNOON OVER
SOUTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL FIRE WEATHER ZONES BUT MORE LIKELY WILL
OCCUR WEDNESDAY.


&&

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

$$

PUBLIC...TRAPHAGAN
AVIATION...SCHOENING
FIRE WEATHER...STRUTHWOLF

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