Aviation Forecasts Discussions (AFD) INFO


    South-Central Arizona including KPHX, KIWA, and KSDL:
    There are several aviation weather concerns through this evening.
    Winds will remain westerly in the wake of a passing cold front
    with speeds of 10-15 kts with some stronger gusts. Shower activity
    will increase through the early afternoon, with some breaks,
    before a second opportunity for showers and a possible
    thunderstorm this afternoon. Ceilings will continue to be low and
    drop to 5 kft, but will more likely remain above that mark for
    most of the time , especially at KPHX. The ceilings should lift
    and shower activity cease later tonight. Lastly, the general
    visibility should remain above 6 statute miles outside of any
    showers. However, stronger winds further west may be able to
    transport enough lofted dust to create some slantwise visibility
    issues for aircraft during departures and approaches.
    Southeast California/Southwest Arizona including KIPL and KBLH:
    Strong winds, although intermittent, will continue through the
    afternoon before subsiding after sunset. The strong winds may be
    able to loft enough dust to cause some slantwise visibility
    issues. Ceilings should remain at or above 10k feet although some
    areas east of the Colorado River may drop an additional few
    thousand feet lower. Most of the shower activity will remain to
    the east but isolated showers or thunderstorms are possible this
    Aviation Discussion not updated for amended TAFs.