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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Salt Lake City Utah
919 am MDT Wednesday Jul 27 2016

Synopsis...high pressure will maintain hot and dry conditions
through much of the remainder of the work week. This high will
move east late in the week allowing moisture to slowly increase
from the south Friday through the upcoming weekend.


Discussion...500 mb analysis places a closed mid level high over
southern Nevada with placement remaining near stationary. Across
the northern/western periphery of this high a dry northwesterly
flow aloft remains in place, pinning remnant mid level moisture
across extreme southeastern Utah and points south of there. Do not
foresee much more than a few buildups this afternoon across the
highest terrain of the southeast, namely the Boulder Mountain
area, but any convective development will remain high based. In
large however the majority of the area will remain clear and
sunny within a dry/stable airmass.

Although the 12z kslc radiosonde observation indicates a few degrees of cooling
through the layer (and this holds true across much of the
north/west), temps will continue to run above average locally
with high temps once again flirting and exceeding 100f across the
Wasatch front. Areas across the south/east will remain near status
quo today vs. The last few.

The high is expected to continue to build over and across the
eastern Great Basin over the next 24 to 48 hours, and temps look
to reflect that with additional upticks to maxes over the next few
days. Forecast for Dixie is currently reaching excessive heat
criteria both Thu/Fri and will address any further need to message
that with the afternoon package after fine adjusting temp

Current forecast remains on track and have made no changes to the
near term this update.


Aviation...operational weather concerns will remain minimal at
the kslc terminal through the valid taf period. Light southeast
will winds will transition to the northwest between 17-18z and
remain in place through this evening. VFR conditions will be
maintained under clear skies.


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