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FXUS65 KSLC 021608
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1008 AM MDT MON MAY 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAKENING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS
SOUTHERN UTAH TODAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING A WARMING TREND
THROUGH MIDWEEK. THE NEXT PACIFIC TROUGH WILL ADVANCE INTO THE
GREAT BASIN LATE IN THE WEEK.


&&

.DISCUSSION...WEAK LOW CENTERED NEAR THE CA/NV BORDER THIS MORNING
WILL TRACK EAST ACROSS ARIZONA THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING.
ASSOCIATED SHEAR AXIS OVER SOUTHERN UTAH IS RESULTING IN SOME
CLOUD COVER AND WILL BE THE FOCUS FOR SOME SHOWER ACTIVITY THIS
AFTERNOON. A MORE STABLE AIRMASS WILL BE OVER NORTHERN UTAH WITH
A SLIGHT WARMING TREND IN TEMPERATURES.

BEHIND THE EXITING LOW...SURFACE RIDGING WILL BUILD OVER THE
FORECAST AREA FOR MUCH OF THE WORK WEEK. THIS WILL RESULT IN
INCREASINGLY DRY AND WARM CONDITIONS. MAXES ARE EXPECTED TO RUN IN
EXCESS OF 15F ABOVE SEASONAL NORMS BY THURSDAY. SOUTHERLY WINDS
ARE EXPECTED TO PICK UP WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY AHEAD OF THE NEXT
APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM. THIS BROAD PACIFIC LOW IS PROGGED TO
SLOWLY MOVE ACROSS SOUTHERN UTAH/NORTHERN ARIZONA FRIDAY THROUGH
EARLY NEXT WEEK...RESULTING IN UNSETTLED CONDITIONS ACROSS THE
FORECAST AREA WITH TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW CLIMO.

NO UPDATES EXPECTED TO THE FORECAST THIS MORNING.

&&

.AVIATION...VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED AT THE SLC TERMINAL TODAY.
LIGHT SOUTHEAST WINDS THIS MORNING WILL SHIFT TO NORTHWEST BETWEEN
16Z AND 17Z. SCATTERED MID-HIGH CLOUDS AROUND THE VALLEY AND A
SHIFT BACK TO SOUTHEAST AFTER 03Z THIS EVENING.

&&

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

$$

PUBLIC...TRAPHAGAN
AVIATION...DEWEY

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