Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 220357
AFDFGZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
857 PM MST TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION WITH DRIER AND WARMER
CONDITIONS THROUGH FRIDAY. OVER THE WEEKEND...A LOW PRESSURE
TROUGH WILL BRING BREEZY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND COOLER CONDITIONS.
HIGH TEMPERATURES THROUGH SATURDAY WILL RUN 4 TO 6 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL BEFORE HIGH TEMPERATURES COOL BACK TO NORMAL FOR SUNDAY
AND MONDAY.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
CLEARING SKIES EXPECTED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS EVENING WITH NO
MAJOR UPDATES PLANNED.

&&

.PREVIOUS DISCUSSION /310 PM MST/...
A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH IS FORECAST TO MOVE INTO NEW MEXICO THIS
EVENING. BEHIND THE TROUGH...DRIER AIR WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE
ACROSS NORTHERN ARIZONA...BRINGING AN END TO THE SHOWERS OVER
EASTERN ARIZONA.

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY...HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE IS FORECAST TO BUILD INTO
THE REGION BRINGING DRY AND WARM CONDITIONS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES
RUNNING 4-6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THEN ON SATURDAY ANOTHER LOW
PRESSURE TROUGH APPROACHES THE REGION WITH INCREASING SOUTHWEST
WINDS AND COOLER CONDITIONS BY SUNDAY. THERE COULD BE SOME
SPRINKLES ASSOCIATED WITH THE COLD FRONT SUNDAY MORNING. HIGH
TEMPERATURES SUNDAY AND MONDAY WILL COOL BACK DOWN TO AROUND
NORMAL TO A FEW DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY OF NEXT WEEK...FORECAST MODELS INDICATE A
FLAT RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WITH LOW PRESSURE TROUGHS PASSING BY
TO THE NORTH OF ARIZONA WHICH COULD BRING PERIOD OF BREEZY TO
WINDY CONDITIONS.

&&

.AVIATION...
FOR THE 06Z PACKAGE...LIGHT WINDS AND VFR CONDITIONS UNDER MOSTLY
CLEAR SKIES FOR THE 24HR TAF PERIOD. AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT
UPDATED FOR AMENDMENTS.

&&

.FGZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...NONE.

&&

$$

PUBLIC.........KD/TC
AVIATION.......KD

FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA WEATHER INFORMATION VISIT
WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF






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