Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 081628

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
1028 AM MDT Sat Aug 8 2020

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure will maintain a dry pattern with
seasonal temperatures across the region.


.DISCUSSION...Another typical August day across Utah, with little
support for the development of a monsoon pattern in sight. It will
continue to stay dry through the next several days.

Broad ridging remains in place across the southern Plains and
Desert Southwest with an active northern stream across the
northern tier states of the West. Very dry southwest flow remains
across Utah in response to the location of the longwave trough.

Expect another day with temperatures largely near normal across

Updated sky grids a bit to better match current conditions near
the Utah/Idaho border. Otherwise, current forecast is on track and
no additional updates are anticipated.


.AVIATION...Operational weather concerns are expected to remain
minimal at the KSLC terminal through the valid TAF period.
Southeasterly winds currently in place are expected to switch to the
northwest between 19-20z. VFR conditions will be maintained.


.FIRE WEATHER...A generally light southwesterly flow aloft will
remain in place through much of the next week, turning westerly
across northern Utah at times. This will maintain a dry airmass
over the area, with a few high-based showers producing little to
no measurable rain, although brief gusty microburst winds will be
possible even with weak showers. Isolated sites across the Wasatch
Range may see critical fire weather conditions due to gusty winds
and low humidities this afternoon and again tomorrow afternoon.


WY...Fire Weather Watch from Sunday afternoon to Sunday evening
     for WYZ277.




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