Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 130345
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
945 PM MDT FRI SEP 12 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WARMER AND DRIER AIRMASS WILL BUILD OVER THE AREA
THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND REMAIN OVER THE GREAT BASIN EARLY NEXT
WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...NOT MUCH WORTH NOTING TONIGHT WITH WEAK RIDGE OVER THE
SOUTHWESTERN CONUS KEEPING A DRY AIRMASS IN PLACE ALONG WITH
GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS. AFTER A COLD NIGHT LAST NIGHT WITH FREEZING
TEMPERATURES REPORTED IN A FEW VALLEY LOCALES...TONIGHT SHOULD BE A
BIT WARMER. WARMING TREND CONTINUES THE NEXT FEW DAYS WITH AFTERNOON
MAXES RISING ABOVE NORMAL.

A BIT OF MOISTURE WILL START CREEPING UP INTO UTAH AS EARLY AS
TOMORROW...ALTHOUGH THIS WOULD MOST LIKELY LEAD TO JUST SOME
AFTERNOON CUMULUS BLOWUPS OVER THE TERRAIN WITH LITTLE OR NO RAIN.
ISOLATED MOSTLY TERRAIN-BASED CONVECTION IS THEN POSSIBLE THROUGH
THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK. OTHERWISE...THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT
MOISTURE SURGE COULD OCCUR THURSDAY/FRIDAY IF THE LARGE-SCALE
PATTERN BECOMES FAVORABLE TO TAP THE NEXT TROPICAL SYSTEM PER THE
18Z AND PREVIOUS GFS SOLUTIONS.

NO UPDATES THIS EVENING.

&&

.AVIATION...OPERATIONAL WEATHER CONCERNS WILL REMAIN MINIMAL AT THE
KSLC TERMINAL THROUGH THE VALID TAF PERIOD. SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL BE
MAINTAINED THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING ALONG WITH VFR CONDITIONS.

&&

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

$$

CHENG

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