Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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FXUS65 KTWC 240959
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
300 AM MST SUN MAY 24 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A FEW SHOWERS MAY OCCUR MAINLY ACROSS THE WHITE
MOUNTAINS TODAY AND MONDAY. OTHERWISE...DRY CONDITIONS WITH BELOW
NORMAL DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WILL PREVAIL THROUGH MEMORIAL DAY.
EXPECT HIGH TEMPERATURES TO RETURN CLOSER TO NORMAL BY THE MIDDLE OF
THE UPCOMING WEEK.

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.DISCUSSION...A CLEAR SKY PREVAILED ACROSS SE AZ THIS MORNING WHILE
IT WAS GENERALLY MOSTLY CLOUDY ACROSS NORTHERN ARIZONA WITH A FEW
LIGHT SHOWERS SHOWING UP ON RADAR. WATER VAPOR IMAGERY THIS MORNING
SHOWED AN UPPER LOW OVER ERN UTAH WITH A SMALLER LOW NEAR LA. THIS
LOW WILL MOVE BE NEAR YUMA LATER THIS MORNING AND THEN MOVE ACROSS
THE FORECAST AREA THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING. THIS
FEATURE WILL BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO THE SKY ISLANDS OF
SE AZ WITH HIGHER POPS UP IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS. ANOTHER SHORT WAVE
WILL PUSH ACROSS THE 4-CORNERS ON MEMORIAL DAY BRINGING A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO THE WHITES. ALTHOUGH TODAY WILL ANOTHER COOL
LATE MAY DAY FOR THE AREA IT WILL BE WARMER THAN SATURDAY WITH
WARMUP CONTINUE THROUGH THE 7 DAY FORECAST. MODELS SUGGESTING THAT
THE FIRST 100 OF THE SEASON MAY OCCUR IN TUCSON NEXT SUNDAY. STAY
TUNED.

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.AVIATION...VALID THRU 25/12Z. EXPECT ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
-SHRA MAINLY NEAR THE WHITE MOUNTAINS NE OF KSAD THIS AFTERNOON. A
FEW -SHRA MAY ALSO OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON FURTHER S TO NEAR KTUS.
OTHERWISE...A FEW TO SCATTERED CLOUDS AROUND 8-12K FT AGL WILL OCCUR
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. CLEAR SKIES WILL OCCUR AT OTHER TIMES.
SURFACE WIND THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE WLY/NWLY AT 10-16 KTS WITH GUSTS
TO AROUND 20 KTS. SURFACE WIND WILL BE LESS THAN 10 KTS AT OTHER
TIMES. AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR TAF AMENDMENTS.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...THERE IS A CHANCE OF SHOWERS MAINLY ACROSS THE WHITE
MOUNTAINS TODAY AND MONDAY. A FEW SHOWERS MAY ALSO OCCUR THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING FURTHER SOUTHWEST...PERHAPS TO NEAR THE TUCSON
METRO AREA. OTHERWISE...DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL DURING THE
UPCOMING WEEK. EXPECT NORMAL DIURNAL WIND TRENDS...WITH OCCASIONAL
GUSTS DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS DUE TO DAYTIME HEATING. A WARMING
TREND WILL OCCUR THROUGH TUESDAY FOLLOWED BY NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE
IN DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

&&

.TWC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...NONE

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