Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 081043
AFDFGZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
343 AM MST MON FEB 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE WESTERN
STATES THROUGH THIS WEEKEND. LOOK FOR CLEAR SKIES AND WARMER
WEATHER FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FROM TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

&&

.DISCUSSION...

EXPECT DRY WEATHER ACROSS NORTHERN ARIZONA THROUGH AT LEAST NEXT
SUNDAY. CLEAR SKIES ARE SEEN OVER NORTHERN AZ THIS MORNING.
BREEZY NORTHEAST WIND SPEEDS HAVE RETURNED TO THE MOGOLLON RIM AS
THE SFC PRESSURE GRADIENT INCREASED OVERNIGHT. WIND SPEEDS ALONG
AND SOUTH OF THE RIM TO PEAK THIS MORNING THEN SLOWLY DECREASE
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. THESE WINDS TO KEEP MAX TEMPS TEMPERATURES
ALONG/NORTH OF THE MOGOLLON RIM AROUND 5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL
TODAY WHILE TEMPERATURES SOUTH OF THE RIM REACH 10-15 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. FROM WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, THE RIDGE MOVES
TOWARD THE STATE WITH LIGHT SFC WINDS WINDS SHIFTING TO WEST OR
SOUTHWEST. TEMPERATURES AREA WIDE SHOULD BE 10-15 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL.

&&

.AVIATION...FOR THE 12Z PACKAGE...EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS UNDER CLEAR
SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS FOR 24 HOUR PERIOD. SFC WINDS LIGHT AND
VARIABLE MOST PLACES...NORTHEASTERLY 5-15KTS OVER AND JUST DOWNWIND
OF HIGHER TERRAIN. AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR TAF
AMENDMENTS.

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC...DL
AVIATION...PETERSON


FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA WEATHER INFORMATION VISIT
WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF



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