Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 222220
AFDFGZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
315 PM MST SUN MAR 22 2015

.SYNOPSIS...MOSTLY WARM AND DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST FOR
THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS. BREEZY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY AND
JUST A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY FOR THE WHITE
MOUNTAINS REGION. THESE WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS THIS WEEK WILL HELP
KICK OFF THE SPRING FIRE SEASON.

&&

.DISCUSSION...A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE OVER THE SOUTHWEST WILL MOVE
EAST AND A PACIFIC TROUGH WILL MOVE INTO THE WESTERN STATES ON MONDAY.
TIGHTENING PRESSURE GRADIENTS WITH THIS TROUGH WILL LEAD TO BREEZY
WINDS ACROSS NORTHERN ARIZONA THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON WITH WIND
GUSTS IN THE 25 TO 35 MPH RANGE IN THE DAYLIGHT HOURS.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL STRENGTHEN
ALONG THE WEST COAST AND THEN MOVE INLAND...BRINGING SEASONABLY WARM
AND DRY WEATHER TO THE REGION. WHILE THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR A
FEW SHOWERS OVER THE WHITE MOUNTAINS REGION IN EAST CENTRAL ARIZONA
ON THURSDAY...ANY SHOWERS THAT DEVELOP WILL BE BRIEF AND HAVE
LIMITED COVERAGE. OTHERWISE EXPECT SEVEN DAYS OF WARM AND DRY
WEATHER TO HELP KICK OFF OUR SPRING FIRE SEASON AS OUR LONGER RANGE
FORECAST MODELS CURRENTLY SHOW NO SIGNS OF PRECIPITATION THROUGH THE
END OF MARCH.

&&

.AVIATION...FOR THE 00Z PACKAGE...EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS OVER THE
NEXT 24 HOURS WITH GUSTY WINDS ON MONDAY. AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT
UPDATED FOR TAF AMENDMENTS.

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC.........BOHLIN
AVIATION.......BOHLIN

FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA WEATHER INFORMATION VISIT
WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF



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