Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 211603

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
903 AM MST SAT MAY 21 2016

.SYNOPSIS...Expect cooler temperatures and another round of strong
south to southwest winds today. Breezy conditions and below
normal temperatures are forecast from Sunday through the next work


.DISCUSSION...Windy conditions had already developed across much
of northern Arizona by mid morning. In addition, a few clouds were
observed passing over far northern portions. All this is in line
with the current forecast package.

A strong pressure gradient over the area will continue to create
gusty surface winds across northern Arizona through the daytime
hours today. Look for southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph gusting from
35 to 45 mph. The strongest gusts, which could approach 50 mph,
will be from the Mogollon Rim northward. For this reason a wind
advisory is in effect for most locations across the high country
until 7 pm tonight.

Breezy and cool conditions are expected to continue through the
bulk of next week as the low pressure system responsible for the
gradient moves off and decreases the intensity of the pressure
gradient. No significant precipitation is expected through the
extended period, however a few short wave troughs could move
through area and create some showers towards the later half of the


.AVIATION...For the 18Z package...VFR conditions to continue over
the next 24 hrs. Widespread gusty SW winds becoming 20-25 kts
gusting to 40 kts this afternoon through about sunset this evening.
Local areas of blowing dust may develop east of KFLG. Aviation
discussion not updated for TAF amendments.


.FGZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...Wind Advisory until 7 PM MST this evening FOR AZZ004>007-009>013-




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