Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 191616

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
1016 AM MDT Wed Oct 19 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A cool northwest flow will prevail across the region
today, with high pressure following for the remainder of the
week. Southwesterly flow will develop over the weekend with
moisture spreading into the region by early next week.


.DISCUSSION...The storm system that impacted the area yesterday is
continuing out of the area this morning. Some clouds are lingering
on the back side of the trough over northeast Utah and southwest
Wyoming but the lake effect showers that blossomed overnight have
all but dissipated. The clouds will tend to decrease this morning
as high pressure continues to move in but temperatures will
remain on the cooler side in northwest flow, with maxes running
around 10F below seasonal normals over northern Utah and about 5F
below climo over southern Utah.

The ridge will continue to amplify through tomorrow morning before
getting flattened a bit late Thursday/early Friday with a system
moving over the top of the ridge well north of the area. The ridge
is then progged to reamplify late Friday before the axis slides
east of the area late Friday/early Saturday and southwest flow
increases for the weekend, allowing for a noticeable warming
trend. Maxes are progged to run 5-10F above climo for most
locations by Sunday.

Updated the forecast earlier to adjust sky grids for the morning
with current trends. No additional updates planned.


.AVIATION...The SLC terminal will see VFR conditions throughout
the day. Cigs around 6000 ft AGL are expected to scatter out
between 17Z and 19Z, but there is a 20 percent chance they will
hang around an hour or two longer than expected. Light winds
should become prevailing northwesterly by 18Z.





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