Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 200318
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
718 PM PST Mon Feb 19 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Snow will exit the state tonight leaving behind very
cold temperatures tonight through Wednesday morning. Another
opportunity for snow arrives late Wednesday and Thursday as
another weather disturbance moves through the region. Overall, an
active weather pattern remains in place.

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.UPDATE...Wind advisory for northwestern Nye county was cancelled.


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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED AT 407 PM /

SYNOPSIS...Snow will exit the state tonight leaving behind very
cold temperatures tonight through Wednesday morning. Another
opportunity for snow arrives late Wednesday and Thursday as
another weather disturbance moves through the region. Overall, an
active weather pattern remains in place.

UPDATE...Freshened forecast due to the expiration of the Winter
Weather Advisories. Winds are expected to remain gusty for a few
more hours across northwest Nye County including Tonopah. Thus the
Wind Advisory is still active.

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED AT 201 PM /

SYNOPSIS...Snow will exit the state tonight leaving behind very
cold temperatures tonight through Wednesday morning. Another
opportunity for snow arrives late Wednesday and Thursday as
another weather disturbance moves through the region. Overall, an
active weather pattern remains in place.

SHORT TERM...Tonight through Thursday.

Snow showers will diminish across the state tonight with little
additional accumulation expected. Very cold airmass now in place
combined with pockets of heavier snow cover and lighter winds will
yield very cold low temperatures tonight across much of the
state. Temperatures in the -10 to +10 range are likely tonight as
500 mb heights around 530 dm settle in over northern NV. Dry and
cold conditions will exist through Tuesday. Fog is not likely.
Wednesday begins a warming trend ahead of the next disturbance but
temperatures will struggle to rise above freezing for a large
part of northern NV. Temperatures will be a few degrees warmer
Thursday but still below normal. Winds will decrease further
tonight remaining relatively light through midweek.

LONG TERM...Thursday night through next Monday.

Snow showers continue Thursday night and then the system clears
out as the precipitation tapers off on Friday morning.

The next system moves through on Saturday night and Sunday. It
looks at this time to have enough moisture for some accumulating
snows, which will probably be limited by its fast movement through
the area. Keeping in mind that it is still a week away, as of
right now it looks to target mainly northern Nevada. It also looks
to be proceeded by some pretty strong southwest winds ahead of
the front Saturday and Saturday night.

Temperatures will remain below normal in the extended, though by
the weekend they will not be as cold as they were during the
week.

AVIATION...Scattered convective showers continue this afternoon,
but should dissipate by sunset. Best shower coverage remains near
KELY, where temporary MVFR conditions will occur. Only a low
chance remains for IFR cigs and vis over the next hour or two
there. Otherwise, VFR conditions will exists for the next 24
hours all stations. Stronger northwest winds at KTPH will slowly
decrease through the late evening.

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.LKN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.
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