Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Salt Lake City, UT

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FXUS65 KSLC 041704
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1004 AM MST WED MAR 4 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A COOL STABLE AND INCREASINGLY DRY NORTHERLY FLOW
ALOFT WILL EXIST ACROSS THE AREA TODAY. HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL
GENERATE A WARMING TREND BEGINNING LATE THIS WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...THE AXIS OF THE MID-LEVEL TROUGH CURRENTLY ALONG THE
UTAH/COLORADO BORDER WILL CONTINUE EAST AWAY FROM THE FORECAST
AREA TODAY. TRAILING THIS TROUGH WILL BE A RATHER STABLE AND AND
INCREASINGLY DRY NORTHERLY FLOW WHICH WILL QUICKLY ELIMINATE ANY
LINGERING SHOWER ACTIVITY THIS AFTERNOON.

THE RATHER STRONG UPPER RIDGE ACROSS THE EASTERN PACIFIC WILL
SHIFT EAST AND ENCOMPASS MUCH OF THE WESTERN CONUS BY THE END OF
THE WEEK. THE RESULT WILL BE AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF DRY AND WARM
CONDITIONS THROUGH AT LEAST THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

WILL ISSUE AN UPDATE TO REMOVE ANY MORNING PRECIP REFERENCES.
REMAINDER OF THE FORECAST PACKAGE LOOKS GOOD AT THIS TIME.

&&

.AVIATION...WINDS AT THE SLC TERMINAL ARE EXPECTED TO SWITCH TO THE
NORTHWEST BETWEEN 17Z AND 19Z TODAY. THERE IS A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF
BRIEF CEILINGS BELOW 7000FT THROUGH 18Z...BUT CLOUDS SHOULD CONTINUE
TO DISSIPATE THROUGH THE DAY.

&&

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

$$

PUBLIC...CONGER
AVIATION...SCHOENING

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY (ALL LOWER CASE)

FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY/GENERAL/AFD_FAQS.PHP (ALL LOWER CASE)



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