Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 092135
AFDFGZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
230 PM MST WED APR 9 2014

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING MUCH ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND DRY WEATHER THROUGH FRIDAY. SATURDAY AND
SUNDAY...EXPECT SLIGHTLY COOLER TEMPERATURES AND A FEW SHOWERS AS
LOW PRESSURE CROSSES THE REGION.

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.DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS ARIZONA
TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY BRINGING DAYTIME TEMPERATURES 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. OTHERWISE...EXPECT PERIODS OF HIGHER LEVEL
CLOUDS ALONG WITH AFTERNOON SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 25 MPH
OCCASIONALLY GUSTING TO 30 MPH.

FOR SATURDAY...A WEAK PACIFIC WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS
ARIZONA. THE MAIN DYNAMICS...MOISTURE AND COOL AIR ALOFT WITH THIS
SYSTEM (WHICH ISN`T SAYING MUCH) WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA DURING
THE DAY SATURDAY. THE WEAK STORM WILL COMBINE WITH DAYTIME HEATING
TO PRODUCE A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. IT WILL BE 5 TO 10 DEGREES
COOLER ON SATURDAY WITH DAYTIME TEMPERATURES HOVERING JUST ABOVE THE
SEASONAL AVERAGES.

FROM SUNDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK...A WEST TO NORTHWEST FLOW REGIME
WILL BRING NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND PERIODS OF HIGH
CLOUDINESS. A FEW OF AFTERNOONS WILL BE BREEZY AS VARIOUS WEATHER
DISTURBANCES BRUSH ARIZONA.

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..AVIATION...
FOR THE 00Z PACKAGE...EXPECT DAYTIME SOUTHWEST BREEZES AND VFR
CONDITIONS UNDER VARIABLE UPPER-LEVEL CLOUDINESS FOR THE 24HR TAF
PERIOD. AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR AMENDMENTS.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING DRY CONDITIONS AND ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. EXPECT OCCASIONALLY BREEZY
SOUTHWEST WINDS OF AROUND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH
EACH AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...A COOLING TREND WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IS EXPECTED BY THE WEEKEND AS A LOW PRESSURE AREA DRIFTS
ACROSS THE SOUTHERN ARIZONA BORDER. THOUGH COOLER DURING THIS
PERIOD...DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY REMAIN NEAR OR SLIGHTLY
ABOVE DAILY AVERAGES.

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC..........MCCOLLUM
AVIATION........KD
FIRE WEATHER....KD

FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA WEATHER INFORMATION VISIT WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF






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