Scientific Forecaster Discussion
fxus65 kslc 191509
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City Utah
909 am MDT Fri Oct 19 2018
high pressure aloft will build over the area today and Saturday.
Unsettled weather will return late Saturday through the beginning
of next week as a Pacific low moves slowly inland from the
Discussion...high pressure has built over Utah and southwest
Wyoming this morning following the departure of the upper low
yesterday evening, leading to a clear, cool morning across the
forecast area. As expected, canyons of northern Utah have some
slightly enhanced easterly winds this morning, and gaps in Dixie
have seen some slightly enhanced NE winds, but both of these
should weaken through the daytime hours.
A sunny and seasonably mild day is on tap for the area today,
with a general warming trend expected for Saturday. Additional
moisture is still expected to push into Utah from the south
starting midday Saturday, with showers possible across much of
the area by late sunday; until then, enjoy the Fall weather and
the warmest temperatures Utah has seen in about two weeks.
The forecast for today looks good and no updates are planned this
Aviation...winds at the slc terminal should switch to the
northwest around 18-20z. No additional operational weather
concerns are expected today.
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