Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 051617
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
917 AM MST THU MAR 5 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT CENTERED OVER THE WEST COAST
STATES WILL MAINTAIN DRY AND WARM CONDITIONS THROUGH EARLY
NEXT WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT POSITIONED OVER THE WEST
COAST STATES WILL MOVE LITTLE THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE STABLE
NORTHERLY FLOW ALOFT OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL GRADUALLY WARM THE
NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...RESULTING IN TEMPS CLIMBING TO READINGS
ABOVE TO WELL ABOVE NORMAL HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND.

A SERIES OF SHORTWAVES CRESTING THE WEST COAST RIDGE WILL TRACK
SOUTHEAST ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THESE
FEATURES WILL GENERATE MINIMAL LIFT AND WILL ENCOUNTER DRY/STABLE
AIR OVER UTAH. SLIGHTLY COOLER NEAR 700MB TEMPS ALONG WITH SOME
MID/HIGH CLOUDS WILL HAVE A MINOR IMPACT ON TEMPS ACROSS THE
NORTH...WITH NO REAL THREAT FOR ANY PRECIPITATION.

&&

.AVIATION...OPERATIONAL WEATHER CONCERNS WILL REMAIN MINIMAL AT THE
KSLC TERMINAL THROUGH THE VALID TAF PERIOD. SOUTHEAST WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO SWITCH TO THE NORTHWEST BETWEEN 18-20Z.

&&

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

$$

PUBLIC...CONGER
AVIATION...KRUSE

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