Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 011735

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
1035 AM MST Wed Mar 1 2017

.SYNOPSIS...An increasingly dry and warmer west-northwesterly flow
aloft will set up for the latter half of the week. Precipitation
could return to region late in the weekend.


.DISCUSSION...Northwesterly flow aloft prevails across the western
CONUS this morning, downstream from a low amplitude ridge centered
just off the Pacific Coast. 700mb warm advection coupled with
the southern periphery of a moisture plume associated with a
subtle wave passing by to the north has resulted in a stratus deck
along the wasatch front from roughly the Salt Lake Valley
northward and points east. Updated earlier to increase morning
cloud cover, and expect this stratus to burn off by early
afternoon across most areas with the exception of locations near
the ID border.

The upstream ridge axis is forecast to slowly build inland over
the next couple of days resulting in a warming trend through the
end of the week.


.AVIATION...Mid level clouds will remain in place this morning at
the the KSLC terminal, but cigs are expected to remain above 6000ft
AGL. Partial clearing is expected this afternoon. South winds will
prevail into the afternoon, but a 60 percent chance exists that they
will switch to the northwest after 20z. VFR conditions will prevail
through the valid TAF period.





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