Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 011632
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1032 AM MDT FRI MAY 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A MILD WEST TO SOUTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL DEVELOP
ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND REMAIN INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK. THIS FLOW WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A GRADUAL INCREASE IN
MOISTURE.



&&

.DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS CENTERED OVER ARIZONA AND NEW
MEXICO THIS MORNING...WITH A MILD WEST-SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT
OVER UTAH AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING. THE PRIMARY CLOUD COVER ACROSS
THE AREA THIS MORNING IS CIRRUS LEVEL CLOUDS WAFTING OVER SOUTHERN
AND CENTRAL UTAH. ENOUGH MID-LEVEL MOISTURE IS STILL LINGERING
OVER THE AREA THAT AFTERNOON CONVECTIVE BUILD-UPS ARE EXPECTED
ALONG THE HIGHER TERRAIN...WITH ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED LATER TODAY...PRIMARILY
NEAR/JUST EAST OF MOUNTAINS. HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY SHOULD WARM
A BIT ACROSS THE NORTH AS YESTERDAYS COLD FRONT CONTINUES TO
DISSIPATE...WITH WARM TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE SOUTH SIMILAR TO
YESTERDAY.

THE STEADY SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO BRING SLOWLY
INCREASING MOISTURE TO THE CWA THROUGH THE WEEKEND...AND
POTENTIALLY SLIGHTLY INCREASED COVERAGE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG WITH IT. WITH RELATIVELY LITTLE SYNOPTIC SCALE
FORCING...IT AMOUNTS TO A FAIRLY BENIGN AND RELATIVELY COMMON
LATE- SPRING WEATHER PATTERN.

CIRRUS COVERAGE IN SOUTHWEST UTAH IS SOMEWHAT GREATER THAN
PREVIOUSLY EXPECTED THIS MORNING...BUT THE ONGOING PARTLY CLOUDY
FORECAST SHOULD PROBABLY COVER THESE THIN-ISH CLOUDS WELL.
OTHERWISE...THE FORECAST LOOKS TO BE IN GOOD SHAPE...AND NO
UPDATES ARE PLANNED FOR THIS MORNING.

&&

.AVIATION...THE SLC TERMINAL WILL SEE VFR CONDITIONS THROUGH THE
MORNING WITH SOME SCATTERED CLOUDS. WINDS WILL BE VERY LIGHT
NORTHWEST OR CALM THROUGH 17Z BEFORE BECOMING STEADY NORTHWEST
THROUGH ABOUT 03-04Z TONIGHT. THERE IS A 15 PERCENT CHANCE THAT A
PASSING HIGH BASED THUNDERSTORM COULD IMPACT THE SLC TERMINAL WITH
GUSTY WINDS TO 35 MPH BETWEEN 20 AND 02Z.

&&

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

$$

PUBLIC...SCHOENING
AVIATION...STRUTHWOLF

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