Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Phoenix, AZ

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FXUS65 KPSR 052142

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
245 PM MST Mon Dec 5 2016

Dry weather with seasonably temperatures, and passing high clouds at
times are forecast the remainder of this week and weekend.



Tonight through Monday...

A series of fast moving Pacific weather systems are forecast to move
through the western states this week and weekend. A dry cold front
will become nearly stationary over northern AZ, the geographical
limit where most of the cold air will remain located. Therefore dry
west to northwest flow aloft, with occasional high clouds, and near
seasonably normal temperatures are forecast across our forecast
area, southeast CA to south central AZ, through the remainder of the
week and weekend.


.AVIATION... South-Central Arizona including KPHX, KIWA, and KSDL:

No aviation concerns through this TAF period. Winds will stay very
light, primarily aob 8 kts, and follow typical diurnal headings.
Due to very light winds speeds, wind directions may be variable at
times. Skies will be mostly clear with sct-bkn clouds aoa 15 kft.

Southeast California/Southwest Arizona including KIPL and KBLH:

No aviation concerns through this TAF period. Winds will remain
light and skies will remain mostly clear with sct-bkn clouds aoa 15
kft. At KBLH, very light wind speeds will keep the winds mostly
variable. At KIPL, winds will be out of the southeast before
switching over to the west this evening.

Aviation discussion not updated for amended TAFs.



Wednesday through Sunday: Near normal temperatures and mostly dry
conditions are likely through the week. A passing weather system to
the north will bring breezy northerly winds down the Lower Colorado
River Valley on Wednesday. Other days will feature mostly light
winds with occasional afternoon breeziness. From Wednesday through
Friday, minimum RH values will be elevated across Arizona with
values mostly above 20 percent; from the lower Colorado River Valley
west we can expect values between 10 and 17 percent. Readings become
elevated area-wide over the weekend, with minimum RH values mostly
between 20 and 30 percent.


Spotters activation is not expected this week.




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