Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City Utah
844 PM MST Wednesday Mar 4 2015
Synopsis...high pressure aloft across the western states will
bring dry and warm conditions to the region through early next
Discussion...middle level ridging situated just off the West Coast
is inducing a dry...cool northwesterly flow downstream across the
Great Basin. This ridge is forecast to gradually build inland
through the remainder of the week resulting in a warming trend
statewide. Any chance for precipitation looks to hold off until
at least the middle of next week...when the medium range models
suggest this ridge finally breaks down allowing for a more
progressive flow into the interior west. Given this potential
pattern shift is still over a week out confidence is not high.
In the near term skies have cleared this evening thus have
updated grids to remove any lingering cloud cover. Going forecast
looks in good shape.
Aviation...light winds will prevail at the slc terminal through
the taf period...remaining southeast overnight before
transitioning to northwest between 18 and 20z Thursday. VFR
conditions will prevail.
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