Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KFGZ 232247
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
347 PM MST Tue May 23 2017

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

&&

.DISCUSSION...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
Thursday.

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 will continue for
the next 24 hours with light winds through the overnight hours.
After 17Z, expect southwest winds from 15 to 20 knots with gusts
to 30 knots. Aviation discussion not updated for TAF amendments.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...On Wednesday, expect warm and very dry conditions,
along with increasing southwest winds. On Thursday, critical fire
weather conditions are possible as low relative humidities
combine with strong southwest winds caused by a developing trough.
A Fire Weather Watch remains in effect for portions of north
central and eastern Arizona.

Friday through Sunday...Gusty southwest winds continue across
eastern zones on Friday. Lighter winds are forecast for the
weekend as high pressure builds in from the west.

&&

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


&&

$$

PUBLIC...RR
AVIATION...RR
FIRE WEATHER...RR


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