087  
FXUS65 KFGZ 260358  
AFDFGZ  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ  
858 PM MST SAT MAR 25 2017  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING ACROSS  
FAR NORTHEASTERN ARIZONA. FAIR WEATHER WILL RETURN SUNDAY, THEN  
ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY. A  
THIRD LOW SHOULD CROSS THE STATE LATE IN THE WEEK AND INTO NEXT  
WEEKEND.  
 

 
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
SHOWERS HAVE DECREASED THIS EVENING AS A TROUGH SHIFTS EASTWARD.  
 
WEAK RIDGING MOVES ACROSS THE STATE ON SUNDAY WITH CLEARING  
WEATHER AND WARMER TEMPERATURES.  
 
AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN CONTINUES NEXT WEEK WITH ANOTHER SYSTEM  
IMPACTING THE AREA MONDAY AND TUESDAY. MODELS CONTINUE TO  
STRUGGLE WITH THE EXACT STRENGTH AND TIMING OF THIS SYSTEM, BUT  
THE LATEST GUIDANCE SUGGEST SNOW LEVELS MAY FALL DOWN TO 6000  
FEET ALONG THE UTAH BORDER AND AROUND 7000 FEET FROM BAGDAD TO  
ALPINE ON THE BACKSIDE OF THIS SYSTEM TUESDAY MORNING. A BRIEF  
BREAK IN THE WETTER WEATHER APPEARS LIKELY MID NEXT WEEK, BUT  
MODELS INDICATE ANOTHER SYSTEM COULD DROP SOUTH AND IMPACT  
NORTHERN ARIZONA ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.  
 

 
   
AVIATION...FOR THE 06Z PACKAGE
 
CLEARING SKIES ARE DEVELOPING  
THIS EVENING AS A TROUGH IS PUSHING EAST OF ARIZONA. A FEW LIGHT  
LINGERING SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS EXTREME NE ARIZONA THROUGH  
ABOUT 09Z. GENERALLY LIGHT WEST-SOUTHWESTERLY BREEZES WILL RETURN  
SUNDAY AFTERNOON. AVIATION DISCUSSION NOT UPDATED FOR TAF  
AMENDMENTS.  
 

 
   
FGZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
NONE.  
 

 
 

 
 
PUBLIC...KD/MAS  
AVIATION...KD  
 
FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA WEATHER INFORMATION VISIT  
WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF  
 
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