Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 271445
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
845 AM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING A WARMING AND DRYING TREND
THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK AND INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.


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.DISCUSSION...THE SHORTWAVE TROUGH THAT BROUGHT SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ON WEDNESDAY IS PROGRESSING NORTHEASTWARD FROM WYOMING
INTO THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS. AS THIS FEATURE DEPARTS...DEEPER
MOISTURE IS BEING PUSHED WELL TO THE EAST OF UTAH AND DRIER AIR IS
FILTERING IN FROM THE WEST. ENOUGH BOUNDARY LAYER MOISTURE REMAINS
TO TRIGGER ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AS THE ATMOSPHERE
WARMS THIS AFTERNOON. CONVECTION WILL BE CLOSELY TIED TO HIGHER
TERRAIN OVER MOST OF THE STATE AND THE WASATCH FRONT IS EXPECTED TO
REMAIN DRY. OTHERWISE TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARMING TO NEAR AVERAGE
TODAY AS A SHORTWAVE TROUGH BUILDS IN FROM OUR WEST.

&&

.AVIATION...WINDS AT THE SLC TERMINAL ARE EXPECTED TO SWITCH TO THE
NORTHWEST BETWEEN 17Z AND 19Z TODAY. THERE IS A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF
A SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM IMPACTING THE TERMINAL TODAY...WITH A MOST
LIKELY TIME FRAME OF 20Z TO 23Z.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION TODAY AND
TOMORROW...LEADING TO A DRYING AND WARMING TREND. ENOUGH MOISTURE IS
LINGERING THIS MORNING THAT ISOLATED SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE
THROUGH TODAY...WITH MOST ACTIVITY BECOMING CONFINED TO THE HIGHER
TERRAIN STARTING FRIDAY AND CONTINUING THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE OVER THE WEEKEND AND MAY PERSIST
THROUGH MUCH OF NEXT WEEK. COMBINED WITH A MOSTLY DRY
AIRMASS...PERIODS OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE
POSSIBLE SATURDAY ONWARD...THOUGH FUELS ARE CURRENTLY CONSIDERED
MOIST IN MOST UTAH LOCATIONS.

&&

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

$$

PUBLIC...RUTZ
AVIATION...SCHOENING
FIRE WEATHER...SCHOENING

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