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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
247 PM PDT THU AUG 28 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A PLEASANT END OF SUMMER HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN STORE FOR
THE AREA WITH DRY WEATHER...OCCASIONAL BREEZES AND ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES EXPECTED.
&&

.DISCUSSION...LABOR DAY WEEKEND...FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

DRY WEATHER AND TEMPERATURES A FEW DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ARE EXPECTED
THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND COURTESY OF HIGH PRESSURE TO THE SOUTH
AND A TROUGH MOVING THROUGH THE NORTHERN GREAT BASIN. OTHER THAN THE
SOMEWHAT HOT CONDITIONS ACROSS THE DESERTS, THE MOST NOTABLE WEATHER
RELATED ELEMENTS WILL BE A BATCH OF HIGH CLOUDS THAT WILL MOVE
ACROSS THE AREA FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AS THE TROUGH TAPS SOME REMNANT
TROPICAL MOISTURE AND BREEZY AFTERNOON WINDS, ESPECIALLY SATURDAY,
WHEN THE TROUGH AXIS PASSES THROUGH THE GREAT BASIN.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

THE UPPER FLOW BECOMES WEST TO SOUTHWEST ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA AS
TROUGHING DEVELOPS NEAR OR ALONG THE PACIFIC NW COAST. FORECAST
CONFIDENCE WANES A BIT AT THE END OF THIS PERIOD REGARDING ANY ROLE
THIS TROUGH MAY PLAY IN BRINGING MONSOON MOISTURE BACK TO THE
REGION. AT LEAST ONE MODEL SOLUTION SHOWS LIGHT PRECIPITATION IN
MOHAVE COUNTY AS EARLY AS LATE THURSDAY. HOWEVER, THERE IS PLENTY OF
TIME TO WATCH HOW MODEL SOLUTIONS EVOLVE THIS TROUGH OVER THE COMING
DAYS SINCE A MOISTURE RETURN WOULD MOST LIKELY BE OUT OF THE
OFFICIAL FORECAST WINDOW AT THIS TIME.
&&

.AVIATION...FOR MCCARRAN...GENERALLY LIGHT EASTERLY DAYTIME WINDS
FOLLOWED BY DIURNAL SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 10KTS AT NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY NIGHT. GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

FOR THE REST OF SOUTHERN NEVADA...NORTHWEST ARIZONA...AND SOUTHEAST
CALIFORNIA...NO OPERATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT WEATHER IS EXPECTED
THROUGH THE WEEKEND HOWEVER, SOUTHERLY WINDS COULD BE STRONGER
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AS A TROUGH PASSES BY TO THE NORTH.
&&

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED
THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
&&

$$

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