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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
909 AM PDT THU OCT 2 2014

.SYNOPSIS...LOCALLY GUSTY NORTH WINDS WILL CONTINUE TODAY ALONG WITH
SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING OVER THE
REGION THIS WEEKEND WILL PRODUCE DRY AND WARM WEATHER.
&&

.UPDATE...STRONGEST NORTH WINDS DOWN THE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY WERE
ISOLATED TO THE LAUGHLIN BULLHEAD CITY AREA AS ANTICIPATED...SO HAVE
ADDRESSED IT WITH SHORT TERM FORECAST AND SOCIAL MEDIA RATHER THAN
AN ADVISORY. NO UPDATES PLANNED THIS MORNING.
&&

.PREV DISCUSSION...
338 AM PDT THU OCT 2 2014

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...A DRY NORTHWEST FLOW
OVER THE AREA THIS MORNING WILL TRANSITION TO A BUILDING RIDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE FOR THE REST OF THE SHORT TERM. LINGERING NORTHERLY
BREEZES AND BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES CAN BE EXPECTED TODAY. WIND
SPEEDS NEAR LAUGHLIN/BULLHEAD CITY WILL PROBABLY FLIRT WITH LAKE
WIND ADVISORY LEVELS BUT NOT WIDESPREAD OR LONG ENOUGH TO GO WITH AN
ADVISORY. LIGHTER WINDS AND WARMING TEMPERATURES FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY. NO SIGNIFICANT CLOUD COVER EXPECTED IN THE SHORT TERM.

.LONG TERM...SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE
FORECAST THIS MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE IN PLACE THROUGH EARLY
NEXT WEEK. THIS WILL LEAD TO MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND TEMPERATURES
RUNNING A TAD ABOVE NORMAL FOR EARLY OCTOBER. THERE IS SOME
INDICATION THAT THE RIDGE WILL FLATTEN SOMEWHAT BY LATE TUESDAY INTO
WEDNESDAY ALLOWING A DISORGANIZED DISTURBANCE TO MEANDER THROUGH THE
AREA BRINGING LITTLE MORE THAN SOME HIGH CLOUDS MID WEEK.

.AVIATION...FOR MCCARRAN...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO
CAUSE RUNWAY CONFIGURATION ISSUES THROUGH FRIDAY...BUT SHOULD GET A
BIT LIGHTER EACH DAY. NO OTHER OPERATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT WEATHER IS
EXPECTED.

FOR THE REST OF SOUTHERN NEVADA...NORTHWEST ARIZONA...AND SOUTHEAST
CALIFORNIA...ASIDE FROM BREEZY NORTH WINDS DOWN THE COLORADO RIVER
VALLEY...NO OPERATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH
FRIDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED
THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
&&

$$

UPDATE...MORGAN
SHORT TERM...HARRISON
LONG TERM...WOLCOTT

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