Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 030409
AFDFGZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
909 PM MST TUE FEB 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS...EXPECT MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES WITH COLD TEMPERATURES
THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A WEAK WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO AREAS NORTH OF I-40 ON THURSDAY. DRY WEATHER
IS BACK FROM FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY WITH A WARMING TREND.

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.DISCUSSION...A COLD AIR MASS WILL BRING FREEZING CONDITIONS TO
NORTHERN ARIZONA THROUGH WEDNESDAY. MOSTLY DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST WITH A WARMING TREND FROM THURSDAY ONWARD. THE LATEST
FORECAST GRIDS LOOK GOOD. NO EVENING UPDATES.

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.PREV DISCUSSION /302 PM MST/...VERY COLD NORTHWEST FLOW CONTINUES
THIS AFTERNOON IN THE WAKE OF MONDAY`S STORM SYSTEM. HIGH
TEMPERATURES HAVE BEEN CLOSE TO 20 DEGREES COLDER THAN NORMAL. A
FEW SNOW SHOWERS/FLURRIES CONTINUE OVER EASTERN ARIZONA...EXPECT
THESE TO DIMINISH OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. LOW TEMPERATURES
TONIGHT ARE FORECAST TO BE VERY COLD...SUB-ZERO FOR SOME MOUNTAIN
AREAS.

WEDNESDAY WILL BE COLD ONCE AGAIN...THOUGH A FEW DEGREES HIGHER
THAN TODAY. THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...MODELS ARE INDICATING A
SHORTWAVE PASSING BY MAINLY TO OUR NORTH...BRINGING A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS THURSDAY NIGHT TO NORTHEAST ARIZONA. COLD
NORTHEAST FLOW WILL MOVE IN BEHIND THE SHORTWAVE...KEEPING HIGH
TEMPERATURES COLD FOR FRIDAY. SATURDAY THROUGH EARLY NEXT
WEEK...STRONG RIDGING IS LIKELY WITH TEMPERATURES WARMING TO ABOVE
NORMAL LEVELS.

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.AVIATION...EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. AVIATION
DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR TAF AMENDMENTS.

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

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PUBLIC...BOHLIN/JJ
AVIATION...AT


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