Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 291522
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
922 AM MDT WED JUL 29 2015

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE FIRST PART OF NEXT WEEK. THE HIGH SHIFTS EAST A
LITTLE OVER THE WEEKEND ALLOWING SOME MOISTURE TO START TO DRIFT
INTO THE AREA.

&&

.DISCUSSION...A BROAD UPPER RIDGE REMAINS IN PLACE ACROSS THE AREA
EXTENDING FROM A HIGH CENTERED OVER THE SRN PLAINS STATES WEST
NORTHWESTWARD OFF THE NRN CA COAST. MOISTURE IS POOLED TO THE
SOUTH OF THIS RIDGE OVER AZ BUT WILL TEND TO MOVE WWD AS THE RIDGE
AXIS PREVENTS IT FROM GETTING VERY FAR NORTH.

THE AIRMASS WILL BE WARMING WITH THE HIGH OVER THE AREA AND TEMPS
WILL BE WARMING TODAY THROUGH THU.

THE RIDGE AXIS IS FORECAST TO DRIFT SLOWLY NWD THRU FRI AND
MOISTURE WILL SEEP NORTHWARD. THIS HAPPENS MAINLY ALOFT AS THE
LOWER LEVEL FLOW MAINTAINS A NLY COMPONENT OR IS LIGHT AND
VARIABLE. THE MODELS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING A SMALL LOW OVER AZ BY
TOMORROW MORNING THAT DRIFTS THRU THE RIDGE AND ACROSS FAR SERN UT
ON FRI. THIS WOULD BRING AN INCREASE IN CONVECTION TO THE SRN CWA
THU AFTN INTO FRI AND MAINLY THE SERN PORTION.

THE AREA THEN DRIES A LITTLE ON SAT WITH LIMITED MOISTURE CREEPING
UP ALONG THE NV BORDER.

NO UPDATES PLANNED AT THIS TIME.

&&

.AVIATION...WINDS AT THE SLC TERMINAL ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN LIGHT
AND SOMEWHAT VARIABLE THROUGH ABOUT 17Z THEN BECOME PREVAILING
NORTHERLY.

&&

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

$$

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