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FXUS65 KSLC 261626
AFDSLC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
927 AM MST MON JAN 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL RESIDE ACROSS UTAH
TODAY. THIS HIGH WILL SHIFT EAST TONIGHT...ALLOWING A STORM
SYSTEM OFF OF BAJA CALIFORNIA TO MOVE NORTHWARD AND AFFECT THE
REGION BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

&&

.DISCUSSION...QUIET WEATHER OVER THE AREA AGAIN TODAY AS HIGH
PRESSURE AND ASSOCIATED STABLE AIRMASS REMAINS IN PLACE. PATCHY FOG
STILL REPORTED IN THE CACHE VALLEY THIS MORNING BUT WILL GRADUALLY
ERODE OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. OTHERWISE...HAZE LAYER ALONG URBAN
CORRIDOR WILL REMAIN IN PLACE AND MAY CONTRIBUTE TO SOME REDUCTION
IN VISIBILITY.

AIRMASS VERY WARM ALOFT TODAY...WITH H7 TEMPERATURES 6-7C ACROSS
NORTHERN UTAH...SLIGHTLY COOLER DOWN SOUTH. MOUNTAIN TEMPERATURE
WILL BE QUITE WARM...AND MANY VALLEYS WILL BE AS WELL DESPITE
INVERSIONS...SINCE SNOW COVER AT THE LOWER ELEVATIONS IS PRETTY MUCH
NONEXISTENT.

UPPER LOW OFF THE BAJA COAST CURRENTLY WILL START TO LIFT NORTHEAST
TONIGHT. WHILE THIS LOW IS PROGGED TO WEAKEN...EJECTING SHORTWAVE
WILL CROSS UTAH TOMORROW AND SPREAD PRECIPITATION SOUTH TO NORTH
ACROSS THE AREA. WHILE THE STORM IS FINDING A DECENT MOISTURE TAP
RIGHT NOW...IT DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE THE CASE COME TOMORROW AND ALL
MODELS NOW SHOWING LESS PRECIPITATION THAN PREVIOUS RUNS. LOOKING
LIKE A HIGH POP BUT LOW QPF EVENT WITH LIGHT ACCUMULATING SNOW IN
THE MOUNTAINS TOMORROW THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

NO UPDATES THIS MORNING.

&&

.AVIATION...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS AT THE SLC TERMINAL WILL BECOME
PREDOMINANTLY NORTH TO NORTHWEST BETWEEN 18-20Z THIS AFTERNOON.
OTHERWISE...MAINLY SUNNY SKIES WILL CONTINUE.

&&

&&

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

$$

CHENG/KRUSE

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