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FXUS65 KSLC 201627

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
1027 AM MDT SAT AUG 20 2016

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure will move into the forecast area today,
resulting in a drying trend for much of the area. Moisture will
spread back into much of the forecast area Sunday into Monday.


.DISCUSSION...Upper level ridge centered near the west coast is
keeping most of Utah and southwest Wyoming under a dry northwest
flow. However, a little deeper moisture is in place across far
southern Utah with precipitable water values around .75". This
region will destabilize a this afternoon with SBCAPE values
expected to increase to 500-1000 J/kg. With no organized waves
impacting the area convection will terrain driven this afternoon.
Expect isolated storms to develop over the southern mountains and
then potentially drift south off the terrain in far southern Utah
late this afternoon into this evening.

Otherwise, near normal temperatures expected across the area with
light northwest or terrain driven winds. Current grids in good
shape and only made minor adjustments for current cloud cover


.AVIATION...VFR conditions and mostly clear skies will prevail at
KSLC through the TAF period. Light southerly/southeasterly winds
will shift to the north/northwest between 16-18Z.


.SLC Watches/Warnings/Advisories...



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