Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City Utah
946 am MDT Thursday Jul 24 2014
Synopsis...a cold front will sweep moisture out of northern Utah
today while it remains in place across the south into the
Discussion...a cold front is currently stretched from roughly
Salt Lake City to south of Wendover. Stable...drier air can be
found north of this boundary. South of the boundary...showers and
a few thunderstorms will continue through the morning hours.
A trough moving across the US/Canadian border will continue to
move eastward across the northern intermountain region today into
this evening. This will help to push the cold front slowly south
and east through the day today. With the relatively
moist...unstable airmass south of the boundary...expect additional
showers and thunderstorms across eastern Utah this afternoon.
Western Utah...while pre-frontal...will remain in dry
southwesterly flow keeping any threat of precipitation east of the
Updated forecast to increase probability of precipitation across portions of eastern and
central Utah this morning. The cold front is moving a bit faster
then expected so updated wind grids to match current trends. No
additional updates are anticipated at this time.
Aviation...the slc terminal will see VFR conditions throughout the
day with scattered clouds. Northwest winds are expected throughout
Fire weather...a dry cold front has moved into northern Utah this
morning and will stall over central Utah by this evening. Northwest
winds are expected behind the front. Along and ahead of the
front...some showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout the
day. Gusty and erratic winds are possible with these storms...and
lightning could cause new fire starts. Over southern Utah...storms
could produce wetting rains. West to southwest winds could be gusty
at times tomorrow...particularly over southern Utah. Winds will
decrease over the weekend as high pressure builds.
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