Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 211052

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

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


A strong pressure gradient over the are will continue to create
gusty surface winds over the area through the daytime hours
saturday. 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 12Z 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.


.FIRE WEATHER...Slow moving low pressure will remain over the Great
Basin region this weekend resulting in dry and breezy to windy
conditions. The strongest winds will occur today with near critical
fire weather likely across the lower elevations of northeastern
Arizona where humidity will briefly drop close to critical
thresholds. Breezy winds continue Sunday...though speeds will
decrease slightly.

Monday through Wednesday...Dry weather and below normal temperatures
continue. Gusty south to southwest winds each afternoon across
northern Arizona.


.FGZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...Wind Advisory from 11 AM this morning to 7 PM MST this evening
FOR AZZ004>007-009>013-015-016-039-040.




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