Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 072050
AFDFGZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
150 PM MST SUN FEB 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE WEST COAST
THROUGH NEXT WEEK...LEADING TO A PERIOD OF MOSTLY CLEAR AND WARMER
WEATHER FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FROM TUESDAY THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...A STRONG RIDGE CONTINUES TO BUILD ALONG THE WEST
COAST TODAY WITH SUNNY SKIES ACROSS ARIZONA. TEMPERATURES THIS
AFTERNOON HAVE RISEN SEVERAL DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL SOUTH OF THE
MOGOLLON RIM INCLUDING PAYSON AND PRESCOTT. ALONG AND ESPECIALLY
NORTH OF THE RIM, TEMPERATURES ARE NEAR TO A FEW DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL DUE TO A COOL NORTHEAST FLOW. THESE NORTHEAST BREEZES WILL
CONTINUE AT TIMES THROUGH TUESDAY AS THE CENTER OF HIGH PRESSURE
REMAINS JUST WEST OF THE STATE. THIS WILL KEEP DAYTIME
TEMPERATURES ALONG/NORTH OF THE MOGOLLON RIM JUST A FEW DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL WHILE TEMPERATURES SOUTH OF THE RIM REACH 10-15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, THE RIDGE MOVES
TOWARD THE STATE WITH WINDS SHIFTING TO WEST OR SOUTHWEST.
TEMPERATURES AREA WIDE SHOULD BE 10-15 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

&&

.AVIATION...FOR THE 00Z PACKAGE...EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS UNDER
CLEAR SKIES FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. SFC WINDS LIGHT AND VARIABLE
MOST PLACES...EXCEPT NORTHEASTERLY 10-15KTS WITH LOCAL GUSTS NEAR
20KTS OVER AND JUST DOWNWIND OF HIGHER TERRAIN. AVIATION
DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR TAF AMENDMENTS.

&&

.FGZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...NONE.

&&

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PUBLIC/AVIATION...JJ

FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA WEATHER INFORMATION VISIT
WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF



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