Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Reno NV
230 AM PDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS...

High pressure off the west coast will gradually build inland
through Friday, keeping dry conditions over the region.
Temperatures near seasonal averages today will slowly warm up
through this weekend, and remain above average through the July
4th holiday. Mainly light winds are expected through the upcoming
week, except for typical afternoon and evening breezes.

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.SHORT TERM...

Quiet weather pattern with little to no cloud cover will prevail
for the next few days, as high pressure off the west coast slowly
builds inland over western NV by Friday. Temperatures near
average today (upper 80s-lower 90s lower elevations, near 80 for
Sierra valleys) will slowly edge upward with highs mainly in the
mid-upper 90s for lower elevations and 80s near the Sierra by
Friday. A zephyr-type breeze with gusts 20-25 mph is expected this
afternoon and evening, with lighter west to northwest winds for
Thursday-Friday as the approaching ridge axis produces weaker
surface gradients. MJD

.LONG TERM...July 4th Weekend...

At least for the time being, the July 4th weekend still looks
uneventful with above normal temperatures, typical late day
breezes (nothing extraordinary) and minimal chances for
thunderstorms.

A pair of troughs will be moving through the Pacific Northwest,
one Saturday and another July 4th. This will keep the ridge axis
suppressed and limit the chance of monsoon moisture being drawn
into the region. Temperatures are expected to climb back toward
100 degrees in western NV valleys with 80s near the Sierra. So if
there is going to be any convection, it would likely be in Mono-
Mineral-Alpine Counties due to the heat and some convergence. For
now this probability is low and we will leave any mention out.

Later next week, there are some signs that the ridge will amplify
and build west. This would result in even hotter conditions and
eventually enough moisture working northwest around the ridge for
better chance of storms. Hohmann

&&

.AVIATION...

VFR conditions. Afternoon and evening breezes to 20-25 kts are
expected today, with lighter winds on Thursday. Snyder/Hohmann

&&


.REV Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NV...None.
CA...None.
&&

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