Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 130338

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
938 PM MDT Mon Mar 12 2018

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure will build over the area through
Tuesday. A broad Pacific storm system will impact the region
beginning midweek.


.DISCUSSION...Mid level ridging extending from the eastern Great
Basin northward into the central Rockies is resulting in a
tranquil evening downstream across the forecast area. This ridge
is forecast to slowly translate eastward, becoming centered across
the forecast area during the day Tuesday. Warming low-mid level
temperatures should allow for a warming trend across most
locations, with 700mb temps near 0C supporting max temperatures in
the mid to upper 60s along the Wasatch Front Tuesday afternoon.
Additionally northern Utah is forecast to remain under the
influence of a surface ridge centered across eastern ID/western
WY, which may also limit mixing a bit.

Updated short term forecast to make adjustments to sky cover
based on satellite trends. Otherwise going forecast tonight looks
in reasonable shape.


.AVIATION...WNW winds at KSLC will switch to the south by 05Z,
with VFR conditions prevailing throughout the short term period.





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