Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 291648

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
1048 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure will build into the region today. The
next Pacific storm system will cross the area Thursday through
Friday. High pressure returns for the weekend.


.DISCUSSION...Another quiet weather day with higher pressure
overhead. Temperatures are expected to remain within about 5
degrees of normal for this time of year. Current forecast is on
track outside of a bit of adjusting the winds to match current

The system from Monday/Tuesday is currently strengthening across
the southern Plains. Another trough and associated jet maxima will
continue to approach the PACNW Coast through tonight. This trough
will dig and strengthen across northern California into western
Nevada Thursday eventually developing into a closed low across the
Utah/Nevada/Arizona border area by late Thursday/early Friday.
This system will bring a cold front across at least western and
southern portions of the state Thursday afternoon/evening. Expect
widespread and possibly heavy precipitation across Utah Thursday
into Friday. Will assess the 12Z runs of the operational model
suite and decide on possible winter headlines with the afternoon


.AVIATION...Winds at the SLC terminal are expected to switch to the
northwest around 17-19Z. Clouds will increase after 21Z, but
ceilings should remain above 7000 feet through at least 06Z.





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