Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Salt Lake City, UT

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FXUS65 KSLC 030310 CCA
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
908 PM MDT TUE SEP 2 2014

.SYNOPSIS...AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
TONIGHT WILL TRACK EAST ACROSS THE NORTHERN ROCKIES ON WEDNESDAY.
A MAINLY DRY COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FEATURE WILL CROSS
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL UTAH WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT...THEN
STALL ACROSS CENTRAL UTAH THURSDAY.

&&

.DISCUSSION...THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH CURRENTLY OVER BRITCOL
THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL SHEAR APART AS THE CENTER
TRACKS EAST THROUGH THE NORTHERN ROCKIES ON WEDNESDAY. A FAIRLY
WELL DEFINED SURFACE COLD FRONT WILL WORK SOUTH INTO FAR NORTHERN
UTAH BY EARLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THEN PRESS SOUTH INTO CENTRAL
UTAH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE FRONT WILL LIKELY GENERATE LITTLE MORE
THAN SCATTERED CLOUDS AS DYNAMIC LIFT WILL BE WEAK AND WEAKENING
AS THE TROUGH SHEARS APART AND AVAILABLE MOISTURE WILL BE SCARCE
AT BEST.

FOR THE BALANCE OF TONIGHT A WEAK SHORTWAVE MOVING OUT OF NORTHEAST
NEVADA WILL RACE ACROSS EXTREME NORTHERN UTAH. THIS FEATURE WILL
ALSO FIND LIMITED MOISTURE FOR THE WEAK DYNAMIC LIFT. LOOKING AT
SCATTERED CLOUD COVER WITH LITTLE OR NO THREAT FOR EVEN LIGHT
SHOWERS.

&&

.AVIATION...VFR CONDITIONS WILL EXIST AT THE KSLC TERMINAL
OVERNIGHT. SCATTERED CLOUDS BASED BETWEEN 9-10 KFT WILL CROSS THE
TERMINAL THROUGH AROUND 09Z. LIGHT NORTHWEST WINDS WILL TURN TO
THE SOUTHEAST AROUND 04Z.

&&

.SLC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
UT...NONE.
WY...NONE.
&&

$$

CONGER

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