Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 212057

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
Issued by National Weather Service RENO NV
157 PM PDT Thu Sep 21 2017

Valley rain and mountain snow will move through northeast and
north central Nevada through this evening. Snow will bring
hazardous travel conditions to the to the passes along I-80 and
US-50, and possibly the highest passes on US-6. Showers will
redevelop Friday and Saturday, with dryer conditions and a breezy
north wind on Sunday. Warmer weather is on tap for next week.



Little change in the forecast reasoning over yesterday. Early
season winter weather will continue into this evening, with
precipitation tapering to showers late tonight. Only exception is
White Pine and eastern Nye counties where and area of heavier
rain/snow may linger into tonight. Snow levels are running at
5500-6500 feet and should remain steady over the next couple days.
However, heavier showers will briefly lower snow levels down to
near 5000 feet. Most accumulations the rest of today and tonight
will occur above 6000 feet, but a light dusting can`t be ruled out
on non-paved surfaces below 6000 feet.

Low pressure will linger over the Great Basin through this
weekend. Models are developing a convective bands of precipitation
as the low slowly rotates through northeast Nevada. Timing and
placement of convective bands is rather uncertain at this time.
Main point to keep in mind, there is potential for focused bands
of moderate to heavy rain/snow Friday and Saturday. Appears
instability/moisture start to diminish for Sunday with just a few
light showers possible.

Once again simulations have slowed the timing of the ridge
forecast to build in behind the departing low. While conditions
will remain dry, a cool north flow may persist into Tuesday or
perhaps Wednesday with a decent warm up for the end of next week.



MVFR/IFR conditions continue into early this evening as rain/snow
moves through the region. Precipitation intensity will diminish
tonight, though periods of heavy showers may linger across eastern
Elko, White Pine and Nye Counties through 09z. Showers should
redevelop Friday and Saturday under cold and unstable conditions
with reductions to MVFR conditions possible. Dry north flow will
return by Sunday.


Winter Weather Advisory until 11 PM PDT this evening for
Northern Elko County-Northern Lander County and Northern Eureka
County-Ruby Mountains/East Humboldt Range-South Central Elko
County-Southeastern Elko County-Southern Lander County and
Southern Eureka County-Southwestern Elko County-White Pine


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