Scientific Forecaster Discussion
fxus65 kslc 200328
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City Utah
928 PM MDT Tue Jun 19 2018
Synopsis...high pressure will bring a warming and drying trend
Wednesday into Thursday. A series of weak storm systems will bring
somewhat cooler weather to the forecast area Friday through the
Discussion...high pressure continues to build in from the west this
evening while an upper low over the northern rockies weakens and
shifts east. Much of northern and central Utah remains on the cool
side of a frontal boundary this evening. Although some lingering
clouds remain across northern Utah, the threat of precipitation will
be minimal tonight as heights rise and temperatures warm aloft.
A dry airmass will be maintained across the area through the rest of
the work week. However, temperatures will trend much warmer across
the area tomorrow and Thursday as the ridge translates across the
region. By Thursday, afternoon maxes are expected to range from 5-10
degrees above normal across the north and 10-15 degrees above normal
across the south, with Dixie expected to be well into the triple
Only made a couple of inconsequential adjustments to pop/sky for the
rest of the night which affected very few text products.
Aviation...VFR conditions are expected to prevail at kslc through
the taf period. Prevailing northerly winds will become southerly
around 04-05z although there is a chance that winds become light and
variable for a time before shifting to southerly.
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