Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Salt Lake City, UT

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

FXUS65 KSLC 182133

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
333 PM MDT Sun Aug 18 2019

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure over the region will result in continued
warm and dry conditions over the next few days.


.SHORT TERM (Through 00Z Thursday)...High pressure is resulting in
mostly clear skies this afternoon with maxes running up to 5F
above seasonal normals. The ridge is expected to remain in place
through midweek, resulting in a slow warming trend as conditions
remain dry. As the ridge axis moves east of the area on Wednesday,
there is some indication that a more moist airmass will start to
creep into southeast Utah in the resultant southerly flow.

.LONG TERM (After 00Z Thursday)...Mid level ridging is forecast to
amplify across the region during the latter half of the upcoming
week. With the ridge axis remaining just east of the area a light
southwesterly flow will maintain dry weather with seasonal
temperatures through the remainder of the upcoming week.


.AVIATION...The SLC terminal will see VFR conditions through the
evening with mostly clear skies. Northwest winds are expected to
shift to the southeast between 02Z and 04Z.


.FIRE WEATHER...High pressure will remain in place during the first
part of the week, resulting in dry and warm conditions. Lingering
locally gusty winds will prevail into the evening, resulting in
critical fire weather conditions where fuels are dry over portions
of western Utah. There is potential to some moisture to return for
the latter half of the week.


UT...Red Flag Warning until 9 PM MDT this evening for UTZ492-495.

WY...Red Flag Warning until 9 PM MDT this evening for WYZ277.




For more information from NOAA`s National Weather Service visit...

For frequently asked questions about the Area Forecast Discussion
visit... is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.