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FXUS65 KREV 272144
AFDREV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
244 PM PDT WED AUG 27 2014

.SYNOPSIS...

HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING OVER THE REGION WILL BRING DRY CONDITIONS
WITH VERY WARM TEMPERATURES INTO FRIDAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE
INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST THIS WEEKEND WITH SOME BREEZY
CONDITIONS SATURDAY. NEAR AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED FOR
THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

&&

.SHORT TERM...
FEW CHANGES MADE AS THE MODELS KEEP THE HIGH OVERHEAD THURSDAY
WITH A GRADUAL FLATTENING FRIDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES INTO THE
PACIFIC NORTHWEST. TEMPERATURES WILL BE A LITTLE ABOVE AVERAGE THE
NEXT TWO DAYS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE HIGH. WINDS WILL REMAIN
LIGHT THURSDAY WITH AN INCREASE FRIDAY FROM THE WEST. GUSTS TO 25
MPH ARE LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON NORTH OF HIGHWAY 50. DO NOT
EXPECT ANY THREAT OF PRECIPITATION, BUT CLOUD COVER WILL INCREASE
FRIDAY AS SOME MID AND HIGH LEVEL MOISTURE FROM A WEAKENING
TROPICAL STORM MARIE STREAMS IN. WALLMANN

.LONG TERM...SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...
A DRY NORTHWEST FLOW WILL BE IN PLACE THIS WEEKEND AS BROAD
TROUGHING IS POSITIONED ACROSS THE WESTERN U.S. THIS WILL PROVIDE A
PERIOD OF BREEZY CONDITIONS THIS WEEKEND WITH SEASONABLE
TEMPERATURES. SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL BE ENHANCED ON SATURDAY
BUT JET STREAM WINDS WILL REMAIN NORTH NEAR THE OREGON BORDER.
LOOKING FOR SUSTAINED WINDS BETWEEN 10-20 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 MPH
WIT HIGHER GUSTS IN WIND PRONE AREAS MAINLY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80.

WINDS SHIFT NORTHERLY AS THE UPPER TROUGH PUSHES EASTWARD AND
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ACROSS WESTERN NEVADA. THIS WILL KEEP
TEMPERATURES IN THE MID AND UPPER 80S ACROSS WESTERN NEVADA ON
SUNDAY WITH MID 70S IN THE SIERRA. TEMPERATURES WARM A FEW DEGREES
MONDAY AND TUESDAY AS WINDS VEER MORE EASTERLY BY MONDAY AND
WESTERLY AGAIN BY TUESDAY AHEAD OF THE NEXT SHORTWAVE TROUGH. WE
WILL REMAIN DRY THROUGH THE START OF NEXT WEEK BUT MAIN UNCERTAINTY
DEALS WITH THE STRENGTH OF THE SHORTWAVE TROUGH THAT DEVELOPS
OFFSHORE BY NEXT WEDNESDAY. GFS IS MORE AMPLIFIED AND SLOWER WITH
THE OFFSHORE TROUGH WHILE EC IS WEAKER AND MORE PROGRESSIVE.
REGARDLESS, BOTH PROVIDE DRY SOLUTIONS SO WILL JUST MAINTAIN LIGHT
AFTERNOON BREEZES WITH COOLER TEMPS IN THE MID TO UPPER 80S ACROSS
WESTERN NEVADA AND UPPER 70S IN THE SIERRA. FUENTES

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS FOR ALL TERMINALS THROUGH THURSDAY. AN APPROACHING
UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL INCREASE WINDS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WITH
WESTERLY GUSTS BETWEEN 25-30KTS POSSIBLE ACROSS ALL TERMINALS.
FUENTES

&&

.REV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NV...NONE.
CA...NONE.
&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RENO (ALL LOWER CASE)





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