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FXUS65 KSLC 040428

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
928 PM MST Sat Dec 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A mild northwest flow over Utah through the balance of
the weekend will give way to a very cold air mass for the first half
of the upcoming week. The coldest temperatures of the season are
anticipated with snow for mainly the northern half of the state.


.DISCUSSION...A north to northwesterly flow aloft remains in place
across the forecast area with warm advection still occurring at
700mb. A stratus deck remains banked across the mountains and
adjacent valleys of northern Utah and but is expected to slowly
erode through the night. The clouds have thus far kept temperatures
in areas underneath them from falling much, but then again they were
never that warm to begin with. Otherwise, expect a fairly quiet

The flow will back and become more west-northwest for tomorrow, with
temperatures expected to become warmer ahead of the next approaching
storm system. This storm system will arrive tomorrow night and usher
in a period of much colder temperatures and unsettled weather
through midweek.

No updates this evening.


.AVIATION...VFR conditions and southerly winds will prevail at
the KSLC terminal through the TAF period. CIGs below 7kft are
expected to gradually erode through the night.





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