Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Salt Lake City, UT

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
912 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL LINGER ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH
THURSDAY. THE NEXT PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL SLOWLY CROSS THE
REGION FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY.

&&

.DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO BUILD INTO THE AREA IN
THE WAKE OF YESTERDAYS STRONG COLD FRONT. THE COLD FRONT HAS
CLEARED THE STATE AND A NORTH TO NORTHWESTERLY GRADIENT CONTINUES
TO BRING GUSTY WINDS TO MUCH OF THE STATE. THESE WINDS ARE MUCH
WEAKER THAN YESTERDAY...AND SHOULD REMAIN BELOW WIND ADVISORY
LEVELS THIS AFTERNOON.

A FEW SNOW SHOWERS WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...BUT LITTLE TO NO ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED.

AS HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS EAST...WARM AIR ADVECTION WILL BRING A
PERIOD OF RAPID WARMING...WITH 700MB TEMPERATURES INCREASING FROM
-8C THIS MORNING AT SLC TO NEAR 2C BY FRIDAY 00Z. THIS WILL HELP
TO INCREASE HIGH TEMPERATURES FROM ROUGHLY 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL
TODAY TO NEAR TO 5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL THURSDAY.

CURRENT FORECAST IS ON TRACK AND NO UPDATES ARE ANTICIPATED AT
THIS TIME.

&&

.AVIATION...THE SLC TERMINAL WILL SEE VFR CONDITIONS THROUGH THE
DAY. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED DURING THE DAYTIME HOURS
WITH A SWITCH TO THE SOUTHEAST THIS EVENING.


&&

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

$$

KRUSE/SOLUM

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