Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City Utah
947 PM MST Wednesday Nov 26 2014
Synopsis...high pressure aloft across the Great Basin will bring
dry and mild conditions to the region through the first half of
the upcoming weekend. A weak cold front will bring a cooling trend
to northern Utah Sunday while the south remains mild.
Discussion...high pressure continues to build into the Great Basin
this evening...maintaining a dry and stable airmass over the area.
Temperatures warmed well above normal today...as 00z sounding at
kslc showed a well mixed airmass up to 750mb. Temperatures at 700mb
will continue to climb tomorrow...allowing for a continued warming
trend in the mountains. However...weaker mixing tomorrow will
counteract the warming trend in some of the valley locales.
Nevertheless...expect an unseasonably warm Thanksgiving tomorrow and
For the rest of tonight...patchy high clouds will continue to drift
across mainly northern Utah and southwest Wyoming. Updated to adjust
areal coverage of these clouds...and made minor tweaks to winds and
Aviation...south winds will continue at the slc terminal through
Thursday morning. Otherwise...no significant issues with prevailing
VFR conditions under patchy high clouds.
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