Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 061627
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
927 AM MST SAT FEB 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE WEST COAST
THROUGH MOST OF NEXT WEEK...LEADING TO A PERIOD OF MOSTLY CLEAR
AND WARMER WEATHER FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL
BE 10 TO 15 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

&&

.UPDATE...CLEAR SKIES AND GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS ACROSS THE REGION
TODAY. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE SEVERAL DEGREES WARMER
THAN FRIDAY`S READINGS. NO FORECAST UPDATES NEEDED THIS MORNING.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION /417 AM MST/...FOR TODAY...EXPECT DRY WEATHER AND
WARMING TEMPERATURES AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ALONG THE WEST COAST.
SKIES ARE FORECAST TO BE MOSTLY CLEAR ACROSS THE REGION, ALTHOUGH
SOME CIRRUS CLOUD MAY ACCOMPANY A PASSING UPPER-LEVEL SHORTWAVE
TROUGH.

FOR SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO
SETUP OVER THE WESTERN UNITED STATES CAUSING A PERIOD OF DRY
WEATHER AND WARMING TEMPERATURES. DAYTIME TEMPERATURES ARE
FORECAST TO RISE FROM NEAR NORMAL ON SUNDAY, TO BETWEEN 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ON WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. IN TERMS
OF WINDS, A NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY LOW LEVEL WIND FLOW WILL CAUSE
GUSTY WINDS ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE MOGOLLON RIM THROUGH TUESDAY.
THE STRONGEST WINDS FORECAST FROM LATE SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

&&

.AVIATION...FOR THE 18Z PACKAGE...EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS UNDER
CLEAR SKIES FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. SFC WINDS LIGHT AND VARIABLE
MOST PLACES...EASTERLY 5-15KTS OVER AND JUST DOWNWIND OF HIGHER
TERRAIN. AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR TAF AMENDMENTS.

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC...JJ/RR
AVIATION...JJ

FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA WEATHER INFORMATION VISIT
WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF


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