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Samak, UT

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Sunrise 7:45AMSunset 5:28PM Friday January 17, 2020 6:44 PM MST (01:44 UTC) Moonrise 12:30AMMoonset 12:12PM Illumination 47% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 22 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Samak, UT
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Area Discussion for - Salt Lake City, UT
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FXUS65 KSLC 172245 AFDSLC

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT 345 PM MST Fri Jan 17 2020

SYNOPSIS. Gusty winds tapering off late tonight. High pressure builds in through the weekend. The next weather system approaches next week.

SHORT TERM (Through 00z Tuesday). Conditions continue to improve and clear rapidly from west to east behind the departing cold front this afternoon. The going winter weather advisory will expire as expected this afternoon as snowfall accumulations wind down. As the storm unfolded early this morning, impacts to the morning commute were noted along the Wasatch Front from Brigham City to Utah county and worse conditions existed in the canyons of the Wasatch Mountains. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour were observed during the heaviest accumulation period, with impressive amounts in just a short few hours (some 13 inches in just 3-4 hours were observed). Winds remained gusty in the mountain areas as well. As the front continues to push southeast, gusty winds are persisting this afternoon in the Uinta Basin and locations in Castle Country. As winds trend down going into the evening hours, felt the wind advisory was safe to let expire.

Rising heights behind the departing trough will allow some cloud cover to filter in overnight. As some of the snow has melted and with the cloud cover, the thought of dense fog does not seem reasonable this evening. Some low stratus may develop in locked in valley locations, such as Cache or some of the mountain valley areas but confidence is not very high for this phenomena. This will be something to look into for Saturday night as thinner clouds and less high moisture seems more reasonable, although it depends if much of the ground snow melts under clear skies Saturday.

Through the weekend high pressure will result in quieter weather conditions keeping temperatures just above seasonal normal and winds trending lighter. The ridge will begin to weaken Monday with a trough moving into the Western CONUS.

LONG TERM (After 00z Tuesday). Ensemble means and cluster analysis continue to point to a trough passage locally Tuesday night through Wednesday, but significant spread continues regarding amplitude of the feature as it translates inland. EPS maintains a lower amplitude feature with signs of a splitting (weaker), while the GEFS maintains more amplitude indicating a more consolidated feature (stronger). These signals can be noted in their respective deterministic runs as well . with both models carrying run to run consistency. Bottom line, high confidence in some sort of trough passage within this window, but low confidence continues regarding the details and significance of it. Some snow to valley floors remains possible, as do modest mountain accumulations.

Thereafter the upstream pattern shows signatures of a split flow regime over the northern Pacific, with progressive but rather weak features translating into the western CONUS late week or into the weekend Not too notable, but semi-active. active enough to preclude significant inversion conditions in our valleys/basins.

AVIATION. VFR conditions will be maintained at the KSLC terminal through the valid TAF period, but lingering mountain obscuration of local terrain does look to remain in place through 02/03z this evening. Northwesterly winds will remain in place through roughly 03z before switching to the south for the overnight hours.

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

SHORT TERM . Dewey LONG TERM/AVIATION . Merrill

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


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