Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City Utah
958 am MDT Monday Sep 1 2014
Synopsis...high pressure will build over the region for the first
part of the week...resulting in a warming trend. A Pacific storm
system will move a cold front into northern Utah on Thursday.
Discussion...clear skies over the entire forecast area this
morning under a dry and stable west/northwest flow aloft. High pressure will
continue to build during the early part of the week...resulting in
a warming trend. Maxes will be near climatology today over southern
Utah...though northern Utah will still remain about 5f below those
values. For tomorrow...all locations should be a bit above
The ridge will shift east Wednesday as a splitting Pacific
northwest trough makes its way toward the north central United
States. This will allow some middle and high level moisture to move
back into the forecast area...introducing the possibility of
afternoon convection over the higher terrain back into the
forecast. This system is expected to push a dry cold front into
northern Utah Thursday as it moves by the Utah/Idaho border...bringing
temperatures back below climatology...at least temporarily.
No updates expected to the forecast this morning.
Aviation...the stable west-northwest flow aloft across northern
Utah will maintain VFR conditions under clear skies through the
current taf period. Light and variable winds at middle-morning will
turn to a prevailing northerly direction by around 17z.
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