Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Salt Lake City, UT

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FXUS65 KSLC 070451
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
951 PM MST SAT FEB 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK SYSTEM WILL BRUSH NORTHERN UTAH TONIGHT. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE REST OF THE
WEEKEND AND MUCH OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...UTAH REMAINS UNDER A NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT THIS EVENING
AS A RIDGE CONTINUES TO AMPLIFY OVER THE WEST COAST. A WEAK
DISTURBANCE SLIDING DOWN THE LEADING EDGE OF THE RIDGE WILL BRING
INCREASED CLOUD COVER TO THE NORTHERN ZONES FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL
HOURS...OTHERWISE IT WILL REMAIN WELL REMOVED FROM THE AREA TO
PRODUCE MUCH IN THE WAY OF PRECIPITATION.

MAIN CONCERN OVERNIGHT WILL BE FOG AND STRATUS AS BUILDING
INVERSIONS WILL CONTINUE TO TRAP LOW LEVEL MOISTURE. PERSISTENT AREA
OF STRATUS OVER THE VALLEYS IN AND AROUND HANKSVILLE LAST NIGHT
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON HAS DECREASED IN COVERAGE...ALTHOUGH THIS IS
EXPECTED TO EXPAND AGAIN LATER TONIGHT. OTHERWISE...PATCHY FOG HAS
ALREADY DEVELOPED IN SOME NORTHERN AND WESTERN VALLEYS AND SHOULD
BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD OVERNIGHT.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH MUCH OF NEXT WEEK.
INVERSION CONDITIONS AND FOG/STRATUS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TO EXIST
IN SOME VALLEYS THROUGH AT LEAST THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

MADE MINOR UPDATES MAINLY TO TWEAK SKY AND FOG FOR A FEW ZONES.

&&

.AVIATION...LIGHT SOUTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED AT THE SLC TERMINAL
THROUGH THE NIGHT. VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PREVAIL...ALTHOUGH
THERE IS A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF VISIBILITIES DROPPING INTO THE MVFR
RANGE AT TIMES OVERNIGHT. OCCASIONAL CIGS NEAR 6000FT ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE THROUGH AROUND 10Z.

&&

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

$$

CHENG

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