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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
230 PM PST FRI FEB 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE THE DOMINATING WEATHER FEATURE FOR
THE REGION THROUGH MUCH OF NEXT WEEK. THIS WILL BRING MOSTLY CLEAR
SKIES AND A WARMING TREND TO THE AREA. BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED EACH DAY ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY.
&&

.DISCUSSION...

THE OVERALL PATTERN WILL CONTINUE TO TRANSITION TO A RIDGE ACROSS
MUCH OF THE DESERT SOUTHWEST. THIS WILL LEAD TO A GRADUAL WARMING
TREND WITH TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE NORMAL SATURDAY THROUGH
MUCH OF NEXT WEEK. READINGS BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK ARE EXPECTED
TO BE ABOUT 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR MOST LOCATIONS...BUT SURFACE
INVERSIONS COULD HAMPER HIGHS JUST A BIT.

SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY OVER
NORTHERN NEVADA/UTAH OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THIS WILL LEAD TO A
NORTHEAST FLOW OVER MOST OF THE EASTERN HALF OF THE CWA WITH BREEZY
TO WINDY CONDITIONS EACH AFTERNOON DOWN THE COLORADO RIVER.

OTHER THAN A FEW HIGH CLOUDS AT TIMES...SKIES LOOK TO REMAIN
GENERALLY CLEAR THROUGH MUCH OF NEXT WEEK. IF YOU LIKE THE
SPRING TYPE WEATHER THIS WILL CERTAINLY BE YOUR WEEK.
&&

.AVIATION...FOR MCCARRAN...GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL PERSIST THIS
EVENING BEFORE SUBSIDING AROUND SUNSET. GUSTS IN THE 15 TO 20KT
RANGE ARE POSSIBLE. LIGHTER WINDS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT...BECOMING
LIGHT AND VARIABLE LATE...FAVORING A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION. LIGHTER
WINDS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY WITH MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES EXPECTED.

FOR THE REST OF SOUTHERN NEVADA...NORTHWEST ARIZONA...AND SOUTHEAST
CALIFORNIA...GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION FOR
THE NEXT 24 HOURS. MAIN EXCEPTION WILL BE ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER
NEAR KEED AND KIFP WHERE GUSTS TO 30KTS OR GREATER WILL BE POSSIBLE
THIS EVENING AND AGAIN SATURDAY. MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES ARE EXPECTED
THROUGH THE PERIOD.
&&

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED.
PLEASE REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING
PROCEDURES.
&&

$$

DISCUSSION...GORELOW
AVIATION...OUTLER

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