Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 041030

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
230 AM PST Sun Dec 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front will move through the state beginning
Sunday afternoon bringing light snow showers to northern Nevada
Sunday into early Monday. Another winter disturbance is expected
to bring more snow to the region late Monday into Tuesday. Very


.SHORT TERM...Today through Tuesday. Cold front will move across
the region starting today and have raised pops along the northern
border this afternoon and evening...into early Monday. Expecting
decent amounts of snow in the higher ranges of far northern Nevada
such as around Chicken Creek Summit to the Independence Range and
Jarbidge Wilderness. Lesser amounts in the Rubies, etc. High
temps in the 30s north to low 50s in central Nevada. Precip may
even be rain in the lower valleys of northwest Nevada to start.
Lows in the teens and 20s. Winds gusty but not advisory levels.

Starting Monday afternoon another shot of cold air from the
northwest in another short wave will drive up pops again, this
time down into central and eastern Nevada but precip amounts on
the very light side. Colder air will keep highs in the 20s and
30s most locations with lows in the lower double digits and upper
teens mainly.

.LONG TERM...Tuesday night through Sunday. Pacific moisture along
with short wave disturbance will exit Nevada to the east late
Tuesday and Wednesday morning allowing a warming trend to
commence Thursday. Most of the snow associated with the
disturbance will have already fallen Tuesday so accumulations
Tuesday night will be minimal, generally less than one half of an
inch. Models indicate the next West Coast system could to bring
ample Pacific moisture to CA via an atmospheric river event that
could press into northeast Nevada Thursday bringing an additional
opportunity for accumulating snowfall. WAA ahead of the progged West
Coast event will bring snow levels up far enough for at least a
wintry mix/cold rain in valleys across the western parts of the
CWA, western Humboldt county in particular, on Thursday. Colder
air moves back into the Great Basin before main storm system
pushes into the state Friday. Saturday appears rather quiet under
a ridge ahead of yet another expected short wave trough that is
expected to impact the state Sunday.

Wednesday morning could be particularly cold across the state with
many locales falling into the single digits for lows and below
zero in some spots in higher terrain and where snowpack is
sufficient. Highs on Wednesday will only recover into the upper
teens and lower 20s before temperatures moderate for the later
half of the week.


.AVIATION...VFR conditions expected through this afternoon. Snow
showers return to Northern Nevada tonight with restrictions to
vis and cig at KWMC and KEKO possible beginning around midnight




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