Scientific Forecaster Discussion
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Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City Utah
1023 am MDT Mon may 29 2017
Synopsis...strong high pressure aloft will encompass the interior
west through midweek. This high pressure will move east of the
area Thursday, followed by a weakening Pacific trough late in the
Discussion...the high amplitude upper ridge over the western
Continental U.S. Through western Canada will be the controlling features
over the Great Basin through at least midweek. A significant
warming trend for the entire forecast is expected through
GOES precipitable water imagery shows the southern two-thirds of the states
generally at or below 0.30 inches, will values ranging between
0.40 and 0.50 inches across the north. Suspect that differential
heating will lead to increasing cumulus with a few afternoon
showers or even a thunderstorm possible across the higher terrain.
This diurnal trend in limited convection should repeat through
The warming temps will lead to increasing snowmelt runoff this
week. The only real issues will be confined to the north where
the high elevation snowpack still contains plenty of water and
waterways are already running high.
No updates planned for the morning forecast package.
Aviation...high pressure aloft centered across the western
states will maintain clear skies and light winds at the kslc
terminal throughout the current taf period. Northwest winds
already in place will turn back to the southeast around 04z
Utah...Flood Watch from Tuesday morning through Saturday evening for
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