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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
845 AM PST SAT FEB 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE THE DOMINATING WEATHER FEATURE FOR
THE REGION THROUGH MUCH OF NEXT WEEK. THIS WILL BRING MOSTLY CLEAR
SKIES AND A WARMING TREND TO THE AREA. BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED EACH DAY ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY.
&&

.UPDATE...MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES DOMINATE THE REGION TODAY WITH
AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO RISE A FEW DEGREES OVER FRIDAYS.
GUSTY NORTH WINDS WILL PERSIST DOWN THE COLORADO RIVER. THE CURRENT
FORECAST IS IN GOOD SHAPE AND NO UPDATES ARE PLANNED THIS MORNING.

-OUTLER-

&&

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH MONDAY.

A POTENT SHORTWAVE TROUGH STRADDLING THE US/CANADIAN BORDER THIS
MORNING IS THE LAST ACT IN TOWN BEFORE STRONG HIGH PRESSURE TAKES
OVER THE WEST. THE RIDGE AXIS WILL REMAIN OFF THE WEST COAST ONE
MORE DAY BEFORE THE RIDGE AMPLIFIES AND EXPANDS OVER THE ENTIRE
WESTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY SUNDAY AND MONDAY. EXPECT A WARMING
TREND TO GO ALONG WITH MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES AND DRY CONDITIONS.
TODAY, TEMPERATURES WILL WARM TO AROUND SEASONAL AVERAGES OUTSIDE OF
AREAS STILL DEALING WITH SNOW COVER AND BY MONDAY, HIGHS ARE
EXPECTED TO BE 8-10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE ONLY ATTENTION GRABBER
REGARDING WEATHER IS THE RE-OCCURRING GUSTY NORTH WINDS IN THE
COLORADO RIVER VALLEY. GUST SPEEDS TODAY ARE EXPECTED TO BE 25-30
MPH EXCEPT LOCALLY STRONGER IN THE LAUGHLIN/BULLHEAD CITY AREA.
THEN, MOS GUIDANCE SUGGESTS LAKE WIND ADVISORY OR POSSIBLY EVEN WIND
ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS BELOW HOOVER DAM DOWN THROUGH NEEDLES SUNDAY
AND MONDAY. WE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT THE MORNING MODEL DATA AND SEE IF
SOME TYPE OF WIND HAZARD PRODUCT IS WARRANTED FOR THAT AREA.

.LONG TERM...TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

LAST OF THE GUSTY NORTH WINDS DAYS DOWN THE COLORADO RIVER LOOKS TO
BE TUESDAY AS HIGHLY AMPLIFIED RIDGE GRADUALLY WEAKENS AND SLIDES
EAST BY WEEKS END. NOT MUCH IN THE WAY IN CLOUD COVER UNTIL LATE
WEEK AS SOUTHWEST FLOW INCREASES AHEAD OF TROUGH APPROACHING CENTRAL
CALIFORNIA USHERING SOME HIGH CLOUDS OUR WAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL
BE RUNNING AROUND 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE PERIOD. NEXT
WEDNESDAY`S RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 74 DEGREES SET IN 2014 FOR
LAS VEGAS HAS A SHOT OF BEING TIED. REST OF THE RECORDS LOOK OUT OF
REACH.
&&

.AVIATION...FOR MCCARRAN...LIGHT WINDS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE TAF
PERIOD FAVORING A NORTHEAST DIRECTION THIS AFTERNOON AND SOUTHWEST
TONIGHT.

FOR THE REST OF SOUTHERN NEVADA...NORTHWEST ARIZONA...AND SOUTHEAST
CALIFORNIA...GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION FOR
THE NEXT 24 HOURS EXCEPT ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER NEAR KEED AND KIFP
WHERE GUSTS TO 30KTS OR GREATER WILL BE POSSIBLE AGAIN TODAY. EVEN
STRONGER WINDS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY AND MONDAY. MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES
ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE PERIOD.
&&

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED.
PLEASE REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING
PROCEDURES.
&&

$$

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