Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 070359
AFDFGZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
859 PM MST SAT FEB 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE WEST COAST
THROUGH NEXT WEEK...LEADING TO A PERIOD OF MOSTLY CLEAR AND
WARMER WEATHER FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE 10
TO 15 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FROM TUESDAY THROUGH THE END OF THE
WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
NO CHANGES TO THE RATHER QUIET FORECAST TONIGHT.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION /227 PM MST/...UNUSUALLY STRONG HIGH PRESSURE
CONTINUES TO BUILD OVER THE WEST COAST TODAY. NORTHERN ARIZONA
IS IN A NORTH TO NORTHEAST FLOW ALOFT TODAY WHICH IS KEEPING
TEMPERATURES FROM WARMING UP QUITE AS MUCH AS WOULD NORMALLY BE
EXPECTED WITH SUCH STRONG HIGH PRESSURE.

FOR SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST OVER
THE WESTERN UNITED STATES CAUSING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF DRY
WEATHER AND WARMING TEMPERATURES. DAYTIME TEMPERATURES ARE
FORECAST TO RISE FROM NEAR NORMAL ON SUNDAY, TO BETWEEN 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. IN TERMS OF WINDS,
A NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY LOW LEVEL WIND FLOW WILL CAUSE OCCASIONAL
GUSTY WINDS ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE MOGOLLON RIM THROUGH TUESDAY.
THE STRONGEST WINDS FORECAST FROM LATE SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

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.AVIATION...FOR THE 06Z PACKAGE...EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS UNDER
CLEAR SKIES FOR THE NEXT 24 HRS. SFC WINDS LIGHT AND VARIABLE
MOST PLACES...EASTERLY 5-15KTS OVER AND JUST DOWNWIND OF HIGHER
TERRAIN. AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR TAF AMENDMENTS.

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC...KD/JJ
AVIATION...KD


FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA WEATHER INFORMATION VISIT
WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF


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