Weather Service Report


613 
FXUS65 KSLC 231659
AFDSLC

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
959 AM MST Sun Feb 23 2020

.SYNOPSIS...Storm system will shift east of the area by early
afternoon. The next disturbance will bring a cold front through 
much of the state early Monday. High pressure will build into the 
region for the remainder of the coming week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...Low level moisture in the form of fog and low stratus
is hanging around some of the valleys and mountains across the 
southern half of Utah where snow occurred overnight. However, as
the higher clouds aloft move out, the fog and stratus is expected
to rapidly dissipate by midday. Sunny skies should prevail across
the CWA by this afternoon. All winter highlights were allowed to 
expire at 9am this morning.

Satellite showing the western extent of the snow on the ground
from last night's storm across eastern Nevada into southwest and
west central Utah. As the skies clear over central Utah, the new 
snow should show up clearly on Satellite. These areas will likely
have temperatures a little colder than otherwise if the snow had 
not accumulated. These locations will radiate tonight with 
temperatures plummeting this evening. Will likely be lowering 
temperatures below MOS guidance because of the snow cover.

A fast moving weak cold front will bring some snow and wind to 
northern Utah and southwest Wyoming late tonight into Monday and 
into the central mountains by Monday morning. The south is 
expected to remain dry, but will be colder than today with gusty
northwesterly winds.

&&

.AVIATION...The SLC terminal will see VFR conditions throughout the 
day with clear skies. Light winds are expected to become 
prevailing northwesterly by 19Z. 

&&

.SLC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
UT...None.
WY...None.
&&

$$

PUBLIC...Struthwolf
AVIATION...Traphagan

For more information from NOAA's National Weather Service visit...
http://weather.gov/saltlakecity

For frequently asked questions about the Area Forecast Discussion
visit...
http://weather.gov/saltlakecity/general/afd_faqs.php

Return to Home page


Western Regional Climate Center, wrcc@dri.edu