Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 020449
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
949 PM MST MON FEB 1 2016

.SYNOPSIS...THE UPPER LOW WILL CONTINUE MOVING AWAY FROM THE AREA
TONIGHT ALLOWING A COLD NORTHERLY FLOW WILL FOLLOW IN ITS WAKE FOR
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. A DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS
THE REGION THURSDAY


&&

.DISCUSSION...HAVE CANCELED ALL OF THE WINTER STORM HIGHLIGHTS FOR
UTAH AS THE STORM PULLS AWAY INTO THE HIGH PLAINS ONLY ISOLATED
SNOW SHOWERS REMAIN ACROSS THE AREA. THE EXCEPTION IS ACROSS
SOUTHWEST WYOMING WHERE LIGHT SNOW CONTINUES AND CAMERAS SHOW
ROADS REMAIN SNOW COVERED. THAT WINTER STORM WARNING WILL REMAIN
IN EFFECT THROUGH 4AM.

WINDS HAVE BEEN GRADUALLY DECREASING THIS EVENING WITH MANY
OBSERVING SITES RECORDING WIND GUSTS IN THE LOWER 20S NOW DOWN
FROM NEAR 30 MPH LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THERE ARE SOME LOCAL
OBSERVATIONS STILL SHOWING GUSTS IN THE LOWER 40S SO HAVE KEPT THE
WORDING OF BLOWING SNOW IN THE FORECAST THROUGH TONIGHT DESPITE
THE OVERALL DOWNWARD TREND.

TEMPERATURES HAVE CRASHED IN AREAS WHERE THERE IS A NEW DEEP SNOW COVER
AND SKIES HAVE PARTIALLY CLEARED. CEDAR CITY IS ALREADY DOWN TO 9
DEGREES. WITH WINDS RELAXING AND SKIES CLEARING MORE OVERNIGHT
HAVE DECIDED TO LOWER TEMPS ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST VALLEYS TO NEAR
0. ON THE OTHER HAND...THE CACHE VALLEY REMAINS MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH
TEMPS STILL IN THE UPPER TEENS SO WITH MODELS SHOWING A CONTINUED
MOIST NORTHERLY FLOW HAVE RAISED TEMPS THERE A FEW DEGREES.
HOWEVER...ANY EXTENDED BREAK IN CLOUD COVER TEMPS COULD FALL
RAPIDLY.

HAVE REDUCED CLOUD COVER IN MOST AREAS AS SATELLITE SHOWING
DISSIPATION PAST SEVERAL HOURS.

&&

.AVIATION...THE MOIST NORTH NORTHWEST FLOW HAS BANKED CLOUDS UP ACROSS
THE SLC TERMINAL RECENTLY BUT THESE CIGS NEAR 7K FT AGL SHOULD
DISSIPATE BETWEEN 07 AND 09Z. VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH
THE TAF PERIOD.

&&

.SLC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
UT...NONE.
WY...WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 4 AM MST TUESDAY FOR WYZ021.

&&

$$

PUBLIC...STRUTHWOLF
AVIATION...STRUTHWOLF

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