Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 041625
AFDFGZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
925 AM MST THU FEB 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS...FOR TODAY...A WEAK WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO AREAS NORTH OF A LINE FROM THE GRAND CANYON
VILLAGE TO FORT DEFIANCE. NORTHEAST FLOW WILL KEEP TEMPERATURES
BELOW NORMAL AGAIN FRIDAY...THEN DRY WEATHER AND A STRONG WARMING
TREND ARE FORECAST FROM SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

&&

.UPDATE...A SHORTWAVE IS PASSING THROUGH CENTRAL UTAH AT 9
AM. A FEW LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS/FLURRIES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON ALONG/NORTH OF A LINE FROM GRAND CANYON TO WINDOW ROCK,
NO ACCUMULATION OR IMPACTS EXPECTED. COOL NORTH TO NORTHEAST FLOW
WILL DEVELOP BEHIND THIS SHORTWAVE, KEEPING TEMPERATURES BELOW
NORMAL AGAIN FRIDAY. AN EARLY LOOK AT AVAILABLE 12Z MODEL RUNS
INDICATES A STRONG WARMING TREND IS STILL ON TRACK SATURDAY WELL
INTO NEXT WEEK.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION /337 AM MST/...FOR TODAY...A PASSING SHORTWAVE
TROUGH WILL BRING INCREASING CLOUD COVER AND SLIGHT CHANCES FOR
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS ALONG THE ARIZONA/UTAH BORDER. DAYTIME
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE SEVERAL DEGREES WARMER THAN
YESTERDAY AT MOST PLACES, BUT WILL REMAIN AROUND 10 TO 15 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL.

FOR FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...EXPECT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DRY
WEATHER AND WARMING TEMPERATURES AS HIGH PRESSURE SETS UP OVER THE
WESTERN UNITED STATES. NEAR NORMAL DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE
EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND. BY TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY, DAYTIME
TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO BE AROUND 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AT
MOST PLACES.

&&

.AVIATION...FOR THE 18Z PACKAGE...EXPECT MAINLY VFR CONDITIONS
THROUGH THE PERIOD. A COLD FRONT WILL BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT
SNOW SHOWERS TO AREAS ALONG/NORTH OF A KGCN-KRQE LINE THROUGH AROUND
02Z TODAY...ANY CIGS WILL REMAIN ABOVE 6-8KFT AGL AND PRECIPITATION
CHANCES ARE TOO LOW TO INCLUDE IN KGCN AND KPGA TAFS. SFC WINDS WILL
BE LIGHT AND VARIABLE...OR NORTHEASTERLY AT 5-10KTS. AVIATION
DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR TAF AMENDMENTS.

&&

.FGZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...NONE.

&&

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PUBLIC...JJ/RR
AVIATION...JJ

FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA WEATHER INFORMATION VISIT
WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF


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