Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 161642
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1042 AM MDT SAT AUG 16 2014

.SYNOPSIS...AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER
THE REGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND KEEPING A DRY AIRMASS IN PLACE. SOUTHERLY
FLOW AHEAD OF AN UPPER LEVEL LOW ALONG THE CALIFORNIA COAST WILL
SPREAD SOME MOISTURE BACK INTO THE REGION LATE MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

&&

.DISCUSSION...AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE REMAINS IN PLACE OVER THE GREAT
BASIN THIS MORNING. THE UPPER LEVEL HIGH IS CENTERED OVER NORTHERN
ARIZONA WHICH HAS PLACED UTAH BENEATH DRY WEST-SOUTHWEST FLOW
ALOFT. AS THIS DRY AIR AIR OVERSPREADS THE STATE PRECIPITABLE
WATER VALUES HAVE DROPPED TO .50" OR LESS ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN
UTAH WITH SURFACE DEWPOINTS FALLING INTO THE MID 30S TO MID 40S.
HOWEVER...A LITTLE MOISTURE LINGERS IN EASTERN UTAH WITH
PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES HOVERING NEAR .75". WEAK INSTABILITY
WILL DEVELOP OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN THIS AFTERNOON...PARTICULARLY
OVER EASTERN UTAH. WITH WEAK INSTABILITY AND SOME LINGERING
MOISTURE...ISOLATED STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE UINTAS AND
THE PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON.
ELSEWHERE...MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES CAN BE EXPECTED.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE A COUPLE DEGREES WARMER THIS AFTERNOON THAN
THEY WERE YESTERDAY WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS MOST OF
THE STATE. HIGHS ALONG THE WASATCH FRONT WILL BE NEAR 90F WITH
HIGHS NEAR 100F IN DIXIE.

NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO FORECAST WITH THIS UPDATE.

&&

.AVIATION...VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THE PERIOD AT KSLC.
LIGHT NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON BEFORE
SWITCHING BACK TO THE SOUTHEAST BETWEEN 0200-0400 UTC. THERE IS A
10 PERCENT CHANCE THAT SHIFT TO SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL OCCUR AFTER
0400 UTC.

&&

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

$$

GRAHAM

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