Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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FXUS65 KTWC 230938
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
237 AM MST MON MAR 23 2015

.SYNOPSIS...THE STORM TRACK WILL REMAIN NORTH OF THE AREA FOR MUCH
OF THE WEEK. THIS WILL RESULT IN MORE DRY CONDITIONS WITH WELL ABOVE
NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURES.

&&

.DISCUSSION...THE STORM TRACK WILL REMAIN NORTH OF THE AREA FOR MUCH
OF THE WEEK. SOME HIGH CLOUDS FROM TIME-TO-TIME CAN BE EXPECTED AS
WEATHER SYSTEMS PASS NORTH OF THE CWA. THAT SAID...TEMPERATURES WILL
BE ON THE INCREASE WITH PROJECTED READINGS PEAKING ABOUT 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL THIS COMING WEEKEND. FOR EXAMPLE...91 DEGREES
IS FORECAST FOR TUCSON ON SATURDAY AND THE NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURE
IS AROUND 76 DEGREES. MEANWHILE FOR TODAY...CONDITIONS WILL BE VERY
SIMILAR TO YESTERDAY IN TERMS OF TEMPERATURES...WITH SOME WESTERLY
TO NORTHWESTERLY BREEZES POSSIBLE DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

&&

.AVIATION...VALID THRU 24/12Z.
VFR CONDITIONS WILL BE THE RULE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. SCT-BKN
CLOUDS AOA 25K FT AGL THRU 23/20Z. AFT 23/20Z...FEW-SCT CLOUDS AOA
25K FT AGL. SURFACE WIND GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 KTS THRU 23/19Z AND
AGAIN AFT 24/03Z. WLY/NWLY SURFACE WIND AT 10-17 KTS BETWEEN 23/19Z
AND 24/03Z...WITH THE STRONGEST WIND EAST OF KTUS IN THE VICINITY OF
KDUG AND KSAD. AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR TAF AMENDMENTS.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...WARM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEK AND
INTO NEXT WEEKEND. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE NORMAL...
WITH THE HIGHS TOPPING OUT 5-10 DEGREES ABOVE SEASONAL AVERAGES. A
WEAK WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY
TO WHITE MOUNTAINS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY. OTHERWISE...DRY
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. 20-FOOT WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE LESS THAN
15 MPH...ALTHOUGH SOME ELEVATED WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED
DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS THROUGH WEDNESDAY...ESPECIALLY IN THE
UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY.

&&

.TWC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...NONE.

&&

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