Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 221543
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
943 AM MDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...WEAK HIGH PRESSURE IS BUILDING INTO THE REGION TODAY.
DRY AND MILD SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL RETURN FOR THURSDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY.

&&

.DISCUSSION...WEAK SHORT WAVE RIDGING IS OVER THE GREAT BASIN THIS
MORNING WITH VARIABLE AMOUNTS OF CIRRUS STREAMING THROUGH THE
RIDGE.

TEMPS ARE QUITE A BIT COOLER THAN YESTERDAY AT THIS TIME AND ARE
EXPECTED TO REMAIN ON THE COOL SIDE TODAY UNDER A STABLE AIRMASS
WITH THE SURFACE HIGH CENTERED JUST TO OUR NORTH.

THE CIRRUS MAY END UP BEING A BIT THINNER THAN EXPECTED TODAY AS
IT CONTINUES TO DISSIPATE DOWNSTREAM FROM THE UPPER RIDGE AXIS.

THE RIDGE AXIS CROSSES THE CWA BY 12Z AND CLOUDS SHOULD THICKEN A
BIT ACROSS THE NORTH AS JET AROUND BASE OF EPAC TROF SAGS A LITTLE
CLOSER TO THE CWA.

THE PATTERN AMPLIFIES THU NIGHT INTO FRI WITH RISING HEIGHTS OVER
THE CWA SHUNTING THE JETSTREAM AND ASSOCIATED CLOUDS NORTH.

WILL DO A MINOR UPDATE TO REDUCE SKY COVER SOMEWHAT TODAY BUT NO
OTHER CHANGES PLANNED.

&&

.AVIATION...WINDS AT THE SLC TERMINAL SHOULD SWITCH TO THE NORTHWEST
BETWEEN 17Z AND 19Z TODAY. OTHERWISE...VFR CONDITIONS WILL
PREVAIL...WITH ANY CEILINGS REMAINING WELL ABOVE 7000FT THROUGH THE
TAF PERIOD.

&&

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

$$

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