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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION

 
 FXUS65 KSLC 171615
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1015 AM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD UPPER LOW NEAR THE FOUR CORNERS AREA WILL
CONTINUE TO DRIFT SLOWLY EAST THROUGH TONIGHT. A COOL NORTHWEST
FLOW WILL FOLLOW FOR THE WEEKEND.


&&

.DISCUSSION...THE UPPER LOW WHICH HAS BEEN SLOWLY MEANDERING
AROUND THE REGION OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS IS GRADUALLY
DRIFTING EAST TOWARD THE CENTRAL ROCKIES THIS MORNING. THIS
EASTWARD DRIFT WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY WITH THE LOW
ENDING UP OVER THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS BY LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

MOISTURE WRAPPING AROUND THE BACK SIDE OF THIS FEATURE CONTINUES
TO STREAM ACROSS THE EASTERN HALF OF THE FORECAST AREA...AND HAVE
UPDATED FORECAST TO EXPAND CLOUD COVER TODAY. PRECIPITATION
WITHIN THIS MOISTURE AXIS IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN MORE SHOWERY AND
SCATTERED IN NATURE THROUGH THIS EVENING.

IN THE NEAR TERM GUSTY EASTERLY WINDS WHICH DEVELOPED THURSDAY
EVENING ALONG PORTIONS OF THE WASATCH FRONT HAVE ABATED AS THE
FLOW ALOFT ALONG WITH THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT HAS BECOME
MORE NORTHERLY.

&&

.AVIATION...THERE IS A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF CEILINGS BELOW 7000FT AT
THE SLC TERMINAL BETWEEN 18Z AND 23Z...BUT THE MORE LIKELY SCENARIO
IS THAT LOWER CLOUDS HOLD OFF UNTIL AT LEAST 00Z. WINDS COULD BE
LIGHT AND VARIABLE BETWEEN 15Z AND 17Z...BUT IN GENERAL NORTHERLY
WINDS SHOULD PREVAIL THROUGH AT LEAST 02Z SATURDAY...WITH PERIODIC
GUSTS IN THE 20-30 MPH RANGE POSSIBLE.

&&

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




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