Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 040427
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
927 PM MST WED FEB 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK STORM SYSTEM WILL CROSS UTAH ON THURSDAY.
STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE REGION FOR THE WEEKEND
AND MUCH OF THE UPCOMING WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...THE AXIS OF THE SHORT WAVE RIDGE OVER THE GREAT
BASIN IS ALMOST TO THE UT/NV BORDER AT THIS TIME WITH AXIS OF THE
WEAKENING UPSTREAM TROF CROSSING CA.

SUBSIDENCE DOWNSTREAM OF THE RIDGE AXIS CLEARED SKIES OVER THE
CWA LATE AFTERNOON AND TEMPS HAVE PLUNGED THIS EVE IN THE SNOW
COVERED WEST CENTRAL VALLEYS WITH LOCAL FOG BEING REPORTED ALREADY
AT DELTA...MILFORD AND LOGAN.

CLOUDS WILL INCREASE ALONG AND WEST OF THE RIDGE AXIS AS IT
CROSSES THE CWA AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW DEVELOPING
AS THE UPSTREAM TROF ARRIVES. THIS FEATURE REACHES THE WESTERN UT
BORDER BEFORE 12Z AND WILL HAVE CROSSED THE WASATCH FRONT BY 18Z.
NOT EXPECTING MUCH MORE THAN AN INCH OR SO IN THE VALLEYS BUT IT
COULD STICK NICELY TO ANY UNTREATED PAVEMENT SURFACES AS THE
GROUND IS QUITE COLD. THIS COULD IMPACT THE WASATCH FRONT MORNING
COMMUTE MAINLY AFTER ABOUT 7 OR 8 AM.

SNOW TURNS SHOWERY AND MOSTLY ENDS IN THE AFTN ALTHO A FEW
FLURRIES OR LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS COULD PERSIST ALONG AND JUST
UPSTREAM OF THE MTNS THRU THE NIGHT.

UPDATED EARLIER TO REDUCE SKY COVER FOR THE EVE AND SLOW THE
EASTWARD ONSET OF SNOW INTO THE CWA AFTER MIDNIGHT. ALSO BROUGHT
THE PATCHY FOG MENTION ALREADY IN THE FORECAST AFTER 06Z INTO THE
00-06Z FORECAST GRID. NO ADDITIONAL UPDATES PLANNED.

&&

.AVIATION...VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KSLC TERMINAL
OVERNIGHT. CIGS AOB 6000FT WILL RETURN AFTER ABOUT 11-12Z WITH IFR
CONDITIONS IN SNOW EXPECTED AFTER ABOUT 14-15Z. SOUTHERLY WINDS
WILL PERSIST AT THE TERMINAL THROUGH THE NIGHT.

&&

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

$$

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