Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 110342

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
842 PM MST Tue Oct 10 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Dry southwesterly flow will persist through the week
with temperatures near normal. Expect breezy afternoon winds to
return again from Wednesday through Saturday with weakening winds
late in the weekend.


.DISCUSSION...Clear skies and near normal low temperatures appear
ahead for this typical fall night. There is no reason to change a
thing as the current forecast package is solid. Goodnight.

A broad trough over the western part of the country will promote
dry southwesterly flow over northern Arizona for much of the
remainder of the week. This trough will also help to tighten the
pressure gradient over the region beginning Wednesday. Breezy
conditions will result each afternoon with gusts of 25-35 mph
through Saturday. The trough will slide north of the area by late
in the weekend with much weaker winds Sunday and into early next
week. No precipitation chances through the period.


.AVIATION...For the 06Z package...VFR conditions will prevail over
northern Arizona for the next 24 hours. Look for light winds
overnight, with gusty southwest winds developing by midday
Wednesday. Aviation discussion not updated for TAF amendments.


.FIRE WEATHER...Warm daytime temperatures and gusty southwest winds
are expected Wednesday and Thursday. Conditions may approach
critical fire weather thresholds, especially on Thursday.

Friday through Sunday...Temperatures will be around normal for this
time of year. Breezy west to southwest winds are expected Friday
and Saturday, with lighter winds anticipated by Sunday.






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