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FXUS65 KSLC 010300

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
900 PM MDT WED AUG 31 2016

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure will shift east of the area through
tonight. A series of Pacific troughs will move across the forecast
area tomorrow through early next week.


.DISCUSSION...A large Pacific trough has begun moving into the
west coast today, with southerly flow beginning to increase across
Utah and southwest Wyoming ahead of this trough. Virga has begun
to develop across the northern portions of the forecast area this
evening, and has produced some gusty winds across Utah`s northwest
desert, with a peak wind gust as of 03Z of 69 mph at the North
Salt Flats sensor in the Dugway mesonet.

Coverage of these showers with the occasional thunderstorm will
increase heading into Thursday, when scattered shower/thunderstorm
activity is expected in the afternoon. With a dry boundary layer,
strong gusty/erratic winds will be much more common than heavy
rain across the area.

The forecast for this evening looks to be in good shape and no
updates are anticipated.


.AVIATION...Southerly winds should prevail at the SLC terminal
through the overnight hours, with occasional gustiness possible.
There is also a 10 percent chance of erratic winds due to shower
activity across northern Utah.


.SLC Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
UT...Red Flag Warning from 6 AM Thursday to 10 PM MDT Friday for




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