Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 061035
AFDFGZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
335 AM MST FRI MAR 06 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN STATES WILL CONTINUE TO
PUSH THE STORM TRACK WELL TO THE NORTH OF ARIZONA...KEEPING ARIZONA
MAINLY UNDER A DRY AND WARM WEATHER PATTERN. EXPECT ABOVE NORMAL
DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WITH ONLY A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS OVER THE
WHITES SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...OTHERWISE FAIR WEATHER
ACROSS NORTHERN ARIZONA THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.
&&

.DISCUSSION...A LARGE SCALE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL REMAIN ANCHORED
ALONG THE WEST COAST THROUGH TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. THIS WEATHER
PATTERN WILL HELP DIVERT THE MAIN PACIFIC STORM TRACK WELL TO THE
NORTH OF ARIZONA KEEPING ARIZONA MAINLY UNDER DRY CONDITIONS WITH
HIGH TEMPERATURES NEAR NORMAL TODAY AND THEN GOING ABOVE NORMAL OVER
THE WEEKEND AND CONTINUING WELL THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

A WEAK TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE TO OUR SOUTH WILL SEND A WEAK WEATHER
SYSTEM FROM BAJA AND MOVE IT NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS SOUTHERN
ARIZONA/NORTHERN MEXICO ON SATURDAY. THERE IS FORECAST ENOUGH
MOISTURE...LIFT AND INSTABILITY FOR A FEW WEAK SHOWERS DOWN OVER THE
WHITE MOUNTAINS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ANOTHER WEAK WEATHER
DISTURBANCE MAY DROP OVER THE HIGH RIDGE THAT IS TO OUR NORTHWEST...
WITH THE LOW PRESSURE WEATHER SYSTEM DROPPING SOUTH ALONG THE
ARIZONA/NEW MEXICO BORDER LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY BRINGING MAINLY
SOME CLOUDS...HOWEVER IT AT APPEARS THAT THE CHANCE FOR SHOWERS IS
TOO LOW TO MENTION IN THE FORECAST AT THIS TIME.
&&

.AVIATION...FOR THE 12Z PACKAGE...VFR CONDITIONS UNDER  GENERALLY
CLEAR SKIES WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. EXPECT LIGHT
NORTHEAST BREEZES 18Z-02Z...MAINLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF HIGHER TERRAIN
FEATURES LIKE THE MOGOLLON RIM. AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR
TAF AMENDMENTS.

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC.........TC
AVIATION.......MAS

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