Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 240307

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
807 PM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Cool and dry conditions will continue through
Saturday. An unsettled pattern arrives late in the weekend and
early next week, with better chances for rain and snow.


.UPDATE...Cold westerly flow continues over northern Arizona this
evening. Low levels are dry with sfc dewpoints in the single
digits/teens, though some clouds persist in some locations around
the height of a strong temperature inversion near 13K ft msl.
These clouds should dissipate overnight as even drier air moves
in, and winds will gradually diminish. Low temperatures tonight
will be several degrees below average for late February.


.PREV DISCUSSION /338 PM MST/... Cold, dry, and breezy conditions
will continue under zonal flow through Saturday. Unsettled
conditions return early next week, with a series of winter weather
storms shifting across the region Sunday through Tuesday. The
initial wave Sunday doesn`t appear too terribly moist at this
time, though an inch or 2 of snow may fall across the higher
terrain. Monday and Tuesday appear more significant, though
specific details in regards to snow amounts remained mired in a
degree of uncertainty. This information to become more clear in
the coming days. Drying but continued cooler than normal
conditions are expected to return next Wednesday and Thursday.


.AVIATION...For the 06Z package...VFR conditions will prevail for
the next 24 hours. Expect another round of west winds at 10-20 knots
Friday afternoon. Aviation discussion not updated for TAF amendments.






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