Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
Issued by National Weather Service RENO NV
213 PM PDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
Rain and mountain snow will move through northeast Nevada tonight
and Thursday. Snow will bring hazardous travel conditions to the
to the passes along I-80 and US-50. The weekend will feature cool
conditions with a warm up during the first half of next week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Low pressure and cold front remains on track with rain and snow
passing across much of northeast Nevada tonight and Thursday. This
will impact travel over the passed on I-80 and US-50, especially
above 7000 feet. Details on the snow accumulation forecast can be
found in the latest Winter Weather Statement.

Behind the cold front, rain/snow/snow pellet showers will persist
Thursday Night and Friday due to a cold and unstable air mass.
Snow levels could fall as low as 5500-6000 feet which may allow a
light dusting of snow to accumulate near 6000 feet.

For the weekend, low pressure will remain over eastern Great
Basin leaving much of northeast Nevada under a cool northerly
flow. A few very light showers may linger along the NV-UT border
until the low finally tracks east Sunday afternoon.

Warming trend may be delayed until Tuesday-Wednesday, with latest
simulations a bit slower to rebuild the ridge over the Great
Basin.

&&

.AVIATION...
Cold front will bring periods of rain and mountain snow to the
region. Expect mountain wave turbulence to continue ahead of the
front, with some brief LLWS possible as the front passes. Rain and
snow will lead to MVFR/IFR conditions and mountain obscurement
tonight and Thursday. MVFR conditions will linger into early
Friday for White Pine County. Light showers may continue through
Friday afternoon, but no prolonged periods of mvfr conditions are
forecast.

&&

.LKN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
Winter Weather Advisory from 11 PM this evening to 11 PM PDT
Thursday 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 County.

Wind Advisory until 9 PM PDT this evening for Humboldt County.

&&

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