Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 251531
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
931 AM MDT THU JUN 25 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL STRENGTHEN ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE UPCOMING WEEKEND...AND REMAIN OVER THE WESTERN STATES
THROUGH NEXT WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN ACROSS THE
REGION THIS MORNING. ANY REMAINING MID-LEVEL MOISTURE WILL QUICKLY
DIMINISH THROUGH THE MORNING AND INTO EARLY AFTERNOON. NAM BUFR
SOUNDINGS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN AND EASTERN PORTION OF THE CWA
INDICATE LITTLE POTENTIAL FOR CONVECTION. UPDATED THE FORECAST TO
REMOVE THE CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION FROM MUCH OF THE HIGHER
TERRAIN. THE BEST CHANCE OF AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM OR TWO WILL
BE FAR EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE CWA AND PERHAPS THE WESTERN UINTAS.
ANY ISOLATED CONVECTION THAT DOES DEVELOP WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL
FOR GUSTY WINDS GIVEN HOW DRY THE SUBCLOUD ENVIRONMENT WOULD BE.

REMAINDER OF THE FORECAST PACKAGE IS ON TRACK AND NO ADDITIONAL
UPDATES ARE ANTICIPATED.

&&

.AVIATION...LIGHT NORTHERLY WINDS WILL LIKELY BEGIN AT THE SLC
TERMINAL AROUND 17Z...THOUGH WINDS SHOULD GENERALLY REMAIN BELOW 8
KNOTS UNTIL 18-19Z. VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THE TAF
PERIOD UNDER MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER UTAH THROUGH THE NEXT
WEEK...LEADING TO MORE HOT AND MOSTLY DRY WEATHER. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE EACH AFTERNOON...PRIMARILY OVER THE
HIGHER TERRAIN...BUT THESE STORMS WILL BE MUCH MORE LIKELY TO
PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS THAN ANY MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION THROUGH AT
LEAST SATURDAY. THE CHANCE OF WETTING RAIN COULD INCREASE ACROSS THE
STATE DURING THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK AS DEEPER MOISTURE SLOWLY
WORKS INTO THE AREA.

&&

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

$$

KRUSE/SCHOENING/VERZELLA

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