Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Elko, NV

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FXUS65 KLKN 222302

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
302 PM PST Mon Jan 22 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A ridge of high pressure will build into the region
tonight and continue through most of Wednesday for dry weather. A
cold front will move across the area Wednesday night and Thursday
bringing more snow.


.SHORT TERM...Tonight through Thursday. A few lingering mountain
snow showers over northeast Elko county this evening, otherwise dry
weather through most of Wed as upper ridge builds into the region.
Cold front will move across northern and central NV Wed night and
Thursday. Models have backed off on amount of snow with mostly
less than 1 inch in the valleys.

.LONG TERM...Thursday night through next Monday. Previous trough
that moves in during the day on Thursday will be exiting the
region overnight Thursday. Snow flurries may linger Thursday
night into Friday, however little if any additional snowfall
accumulations are expected beyond Thursday evening.

A second weak system will brush across northern NV, on
Saturday, which may result in another inch or two of snow to
mountains of northern Humboldt and Elko Counties, and possibly
flurries to southern portions of these counties. Dry across the
region Sunday and Monday with above normal temperatures. Next system
is looming on the horizon for Tuesday of next week but isn`t
being resolved well by models at this time.


.AVIATION...Some flurries possible across EKO this afternoon.
Otherwise expect generally clearing this evening with dry
weather and VFR conditions into Tuesday.




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