Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 241711
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1011 AM MST SAT JAN 24 2015

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE WESTERN
STATES THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK...BEFORE A WEAK STORM SYSTEM PASSES
THROUGH THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY.


&&

.DISCUSSION...MUCH OF THE WESTERN CONUS IS UNDER A HIGH AMPLITUDE
RIDGE THIS MORNING...WITH UTAH AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING BEING BARELY
CLIPPED BY A SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVING THROUGH THE GREAT PLAINS. THE
ONLY MAJOR IMPACT FROM THIS STORM IS INCREASED CLOUD COVER ALONG
THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE CWA...WITH THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS AS
THE MAJOR BORDER BETWEEN MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND SUNNY SKIES.

LOW LEVEL MOISTURE MAY LINGER ACROSS THE NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF
THE CWA INTO TONIGHT...AND WILL HAVE TO CONSIDER WHETHER TO ADD
SLIGHT CHANCE POPS TO THE HIGHER TERRAIN AS THIS WAVE CONTINUES TO
RIPPLE THROUGH THE AREA. THE AIRMASS WILL DRY OUT IN EARNEST ON
SUNDAY AND EARLY MONDAY AS THE RIDGE SHIFTS OVER THE GREAT BASIN.

UPDATED THE FORECAST EARLIER THIS MORNING TO TWEAK CLOUD COVER FOR
THE DAY. THE ONLY POTENTIAL UPDATE THAT COMES TO MIND FOR LATER
TODAY IS IF SHOWERS INCREASE ACROSS NORTHEASTERN UTAH...BUT THAT
DOES NOT APPEAR LIKELY AT THIS TIME.

&&

.AVIATION...SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AT THE SLC TERMINAL WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH 18-20Z. OCCASIONAL CEILINGS NEAR 6000 FEET OR SO
WILL BE POSSIBLE AFTER 18Z.

&&

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

$$

PUBLIC...SCHOENING
AVIATION...KRUSE

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VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY/GENERAL/AFD_FAQS.PHP (ALL LOWER CASE)


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