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FXUS65 KLKN 031020
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
220 AM PST TUE MAR 3 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL SPREAD SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS
NORTHERN NEVADA EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN PASS OVER EAST-CENTRAL
NEVADA DURING THE MID TO LATE MORNING HOURS. COLD AND DRY TONIGHT
INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING...WITH WARMER AND CONTINUED DRY CONDITIONS
FOR THE LATTER HALF OF THE WEEK.

&&

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY. A WEAK COLD FRONT IS MOVING
NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST ACROSS NEVADA TONIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
IN VALLEY AREAS ARE EXPECTED TO GENERALLY BE IN THE TRACE TO HALF
INCH RANGE...WHILE MOUNTAINS CAN EXPECT BETWEEN ONE HALF AND TWO
INCHES. MOST SNOW SHOWERS SHOULD END AT WINNEMUCCA BY 4AM...ELKO
BY 7AM...AND ELY BY AROUND NOON...THOUGH LIGHT FLURRIES COULD LAST
A LITTLE LONGER AT EACH LOCATION. MAY HAVE SOME PATCHES OF ICE ON
ROADWAYS EARLY THIS MORNING AS OVERNIGHT SNOWFALL MELTS AND
REFREEZES BEFORE SUNRISE. LAST OF THE SHOWERS FROM THE PASSING
FRONT WILL BE OVER SOUTHERN WHITE PINE COUNTY...INCLUDING GREAT
BASIN PARK...WHICH CAN EXPECT SNOW SHOWERS FROM AROUND 9AM THROUGH
THE EARLY AFTERNOON.

IN THE WAKE OF THE PASSING TROUGH/FRONTAL BOUNDARY...NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL NEVADA WILL BE LEFT IN A COLD AND DRY NORTHERLY FLOW ALOFT
WHICH WILL RESULT IN LOW TEMPERATURES EARLY WEDNESDAY FALLING INTO
THE SINGLE DIGITS IN MANY VALLEY LOCATIONS. TEMPERATURES WARM BY
5-7 DEGREES BOTH WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BEGINS TO
BUILD IN FROM THE WEST.

.LONG TERM...THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH NEXT MONDAY. THE MODELS ARE IN
GOOD AGREEMENT SHOWING A STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE SPREADING
ACROSS THE WEST. WITH SOME MINOR DISCREPANCY...THE CENTER OF THE
SYNOPTIC RIDGE WILL LINGER NEAR THE CALIFORNIA COAST DURING THE
ENTIRE LONG TERM FORECAST PERIOD PROVIDING WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS
TO THE LKN CWFA. NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED THROUGH MONDAY AS
DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WARM INTO THE 50S.

&&

.AVIATION...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO BRING SNOW
SHOWERS TO THE STATE THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING. VFR CONDITIONS WILL
PREVAIL AT KWMC AND KTPH THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. HOWEVER PERIODS
OF MVFR CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED AT KEKO AND KELY THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...WITH IMPROVING CONDITIONS OCCURRING THIS EVENING.

&&

.LKN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...NONE.

&&

$$

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