Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Salt Lake City, UT

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FXUS65 KSLC 051616
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
916 AM MST FRI FEB 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK WEATHER DISTURBANCE OVER NORTHERN UTAH WILL
EXIT THE REGION THIS MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE
AREA THIS WEEKEND AND REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...A QUICK MOVING SHORTWAVE TROUGH BROUGHT LIGHT SNOW
TO THE AREA WITH IMPRESSIVELY HIGH SNOW TO WATER RATIOS THIS
MORNING. AS THE TROUGH MOVES AWAY FROM THE AREA...SUBSIDENCE WILL
BUILD INTO UTAH. THIS PROCESS IS ALREADY OCCURRING AS ANY SNOW
SHOWERS ARE NOW CONFINED MANY TO THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS.

MORNING SATELLITE IMAGERY AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE A
STRATUS LAYER IS CURRENTLY STRETCHED ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN UTAH
AS WELL AS PORTIONS OF THE SAN RAFAEL SWELL AND BOOKCLIFFS/WASATCH
PLATEAU AREA. IN SOME LOCATIONS...A TRANSITION TO DENSE FOG HAS
OCCURRED INCLUDING PRICE...DELTA AND HEBER. ANY DENSE FOG IS
EXPECTED TO DIMINISH BETWEEN NOW AND 11 AM.

AFTER THIS MORNINGS SNOW...EXPECT RIDGING TO START A WARMING TREND
FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...AND INCREASING INVERSIONS FOR THE
VALLEYS.

UPDATED TO ADD PATCHY DENSE FOG TO PORTIONS OF WESTERN UTAH AS
WELL AS THE EASTERN VALLEYS THROUGH 18Z AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL
CLOUD COVER IN AREAS CURRENTLY IN STRATUS. NO ADDITIONAL UPDATES
ARE ANTICIPATED...THOUGH WILL NEED TO MONITOR THE EVOLUTION OF THE
STRATUS DECK AND POTENTIALLY SUPPRESSED TEMPERATURES.

&&

.AVIATION...CIGS AT THE KSLC TERMINAL WILL GRADUALLY BE IMPROVING
FROM MVFR TO VFR BY MID DAY. SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL SWITCH TO
NORTHERLY BY 19-20Z BY WHICH TIME VFR VISIBILITIES SHOULD BE IN
PLACE AND THE LOW STRATUS SHOULD HAVE ERODED AWAY.

&&

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

$$

KRUSE/DEWEY

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