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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION

 
 FXUS65 KSLC 061639
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
939 AM MST FRI MAR 6 2015

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT TO THE WEST OF UTAH
WILL SERVE TO KEEP TEMPERATURES WARM AND CONDITIONS DRY
THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...THE UPPER RIDGE CURRENTLY CENTERED OVER THE WEST
COAST WILL MAINTAIN DRY CONDITIONS AND A GRADUALLY WARMING TREND
ACROSS UTAH THROUGH SATURDAY. THE WEST COAST RIDGE WILL SHIFT
SLIGHTLY TO THE WEST LATE SATURDAY...ALLOWING A WEAK SHORTWAVE TO
DROP SOUTH-SOUTHEAST INTO AND THROUGH UTAH SUNDAY. THIS FEATURE
WILL ENCOUNTER A RATHER DRY/STABLE AIR MASS AND WILL LIKELY
GENERATE LITTLE MORE THAN MID/HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS SUNDAY/SUNDAY
NIGHT. THIS SHORTWAVE WILL ALSO DRAG IN MODESTLY COOLER AIR
ALOFT...LEADING TO TEMPS EITHER LEVELING OFF OR DROPPING A FEW
DEGREES ACROSS THE FAR NORTH ON SUNDAY. THE UPPER RIDGE WILL
BECOME ESTABLISH AGAIN ACROSS THE WESTERN STATES EARLY NEXT WEEK.
TEMPS WILL RESUME THEIR CLIMB ON MONDAY WITH DRY CONDITIONS
CONTINUING THROUGH TUESDAY.

&&

.AVIATION...OPERATIONAL WEATHER CONCERNS AT THE KSLC TERMINAL WILL
REMAIN MINIMAL THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD. LIGHT SOUTHEAST WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO SWITCH TO A LIGHT NORTHWEST BETWEEN 18-20Z.

&&

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




PUBLIC...CONGER
AVIATION...KRUSE

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