Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 230941

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
141 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A ridge of high pressure will dominate most of Nevada
today and tonight. A cold front will approach northwest Nevada
Wednesday, cross the state Thursday, and bring more light snow to
most areas Wednesday night into Thursday.


.SHORT TERM...Today through Thursday.

Models are in good agreement and backed off even further on the
snow amounts for this next system. A ridge will move east out of
the state today and tonight...replaced by southwest flow aloft
Wednesday...and then a weak cold front crosses the state Thursday.

Moisture is limited but temps will warm rather dramatically in the
pre-front environment Wednesday...then cool enough for snow
Wednesday night and Thursday. Overall, valleys in the north and
central will likely get only an inch or so, with White Pine and
Nye valleys less. Mountains in the north and the Rubies/East
Humboldts could get a few inches total.

Temprs drop to near normal again on Thursday.

.LONG TERM...Thursday night through next Tuesday.

The previous storm system will be exiting the region overnight
Thursday. The moisture from the departing system will still be
sufficient to cause snow showers during the overnight hours and
into the morning of Friday. Additional accumulations should be
fairly light with less than an inch expected.

A second weak system may brush across northern NV, on Saturday,
which may result snowfall in Humboldt and Elko Counties, and
possibly flurries further southward. The amount of snow is not
expected to be high as there should not be a lot of moisture
translating across Nevada with this system.

A ridge should build across Nevada bringing dry conditions across
the region Sunday and Monday with above normal temperatures.
Another storm system may enter the region late on Monday and
Tuesday but the models have fairly large spreads so this remain
uncertain at best.


.AVIATION...VFR conditions for all terminals.




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