Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 150401
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1001 PM MDT THU AUG 14 2014

.SYNOPSIS...THE AIRMASS ACROSS THE REGION WILL DRY FROM THE WEST
BEGINNING THIS EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD LATE IN THE
WEEKEND THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...A DRIER SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT BEGAN TO IMPINGE ON
THE FORECAST AREA THIS AFTERNOON...HOWEVER LINGERING LOW LEVEL
MOISTURE PROVED SUFFICIENT FOR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. A FEW OF THESE STORMS PRODUCED LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL ACROSS SOUTHERN AND EASTERN UT WHERE DEEPER MOISTURE
REMAINED IN PLACE. THESE STORMS HAVE BEEN ON THE DOWNWARD TREND
OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF HOURS...WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A BAND OF
STORMS ACROSS NORTHERN UT/SOUTHERN SL COUNTIES EASTWARD INTO THE
WESTERN UINTAS. ANTICIPATE THIS ACTIVITY TO GRADUALLY DIMINISH AS
WELL THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

BY FRIDAY THE AIRMASS ACROSS THE REGION IS FORECAST TO HAVE DRIED
SIGNIFICANTLY...WITH ANY LINGERING CONVECTION MAINLY TIED TO THE
HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE UINTAS/WASATCH PLATEAU.

WILL UPDATE TO REMOVE POPS FROM THE SOUTH THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF
THE EVENING WHERE CONVECTION HAS DISSIPATED...WHILE MAINTAINING A
SMALL CHANCE ACROSS THE NORTH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

&&

.AVIATION...THERE IS A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF A SHOWER OR
THUNDERSTORM IMPACTING THE KSLC TERMINAL THROUGH 06Z WITH GUSTY
WINDS AND LIGHTNING...OTHERWISE VFR CONDITIONS AND SOUTHERLY WINDS
EXPECTED TO PREVAIL OVERNIGHT.

&&

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

$$

SEAMAN

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