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FXUS65 KLKN 200108
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
508 PM PST Thu Jan 19 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A series of winter storms will pass over the Great
Basin bringing snow for silver state. Today the silver state is
in between the storm system receiving light snow from residual
moisture of the previous system. The next system will arrive on
Friday bringing additional snow. The strongest system should
arrive on Sunday and bring a significant amount of snow to some
parts of the state before quieter weather returns on Tuesday.


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.UPDATE...Issued winter weather advisory for the storm system
impacting the CWA on Friday to Saturday morning. This is to cover
slick spots created on the roads by the fresh snowfall and
additional snowfall on top of already accumulated snow.


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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED AT 225 PM /

SYNOPSIS...A series of winter storms will pass over the Great
Basin bringing snow for silver state. Today the silver state is
in between the storm system receiving light snow from residual
moisture of the previous system. The next system will arrive on
Friday bringing additional snow. The strongest system should
arrive on Sunday and bring a significant amount of snow to some
parts of the state before quieter weather returns on Tuesday.

SHORT TERM...Today through Sunday. A series of storm systems
will impact the Great Basin bringing snow and cloudy skies for
the silver state. Highs should hoover around freezing in the low
30`s and lows should be in the teens to 20`s.

Today. The radar and satellite show the silver state in between
winter storms with only residual moisture causing light snow
across the state. Accumulations will not be significant with the
light snow but slick spots from yesterday snowfall can still be
present.

Friday through Saturday morning. The next storm system will
arrive Friday morning bringing another round of snow for the
silver state. This system should translate across the state fairly
rapidly departing by Saturday morning. The fast travel across the
state coupled with lackluster moisture should help to limit the
amount of snow accumulation this system will produce. The valleys
should see snow accumulation of 1-3 inches with the mountains
receiving 4-8 inches of snow. Most of the snowfall should occur
during the afternoon hours which will make the return commute from
work hazardous. Winds will also be gusty with this system
especially in central Nevada which can cause localized blowing
snow and drifting further making travel difficult.

Saturday. Saturday afternoon and evening should see relatively
quiet weather as the silver state will be in between storm
systems. Much like today the only expected weather will be caused
by residual moisture resulting in light snow showers.

Sunday. Sunday will see the arrival of the strongest and final
winter storm in the Great Basin. This system will bring another
round of snow to the silver state that should see significant
accumulations. The total accumulations with this system from
Sunday to Monday can be 4-8 inches in the valleys and 1-2 feet in
the mountains. In addition to the significant snowfall this system
will be accompanied by fairly strong gusty winds which can cause
blowing snow and drifts. The most impacted area from the winds
will be central Nevada. This will make travel hazardous and
caution is advised during this period.

LONG TERM...Sunday night through Thursday...Major winter storm will
continue to impact the region thru Monday morning with accumulating
snow. Snow will taper off to scattered showers by afternoon and
continue thru Tuesday as broad upper trough settles over the
region. Upper ridge begins to build into the area on Wednesday
with a cold northernly flow aloft for cold temperatures through
Thursday. Expecting highs only in the 20s most locales with lows
in the single digits.

AVIATION...Light snow showers will continue at KELY until 01z
resulting in mvfr or lower conditions. Otherwise mostly VFR
conditions with isolated snow showers through tonight. Next storm
system will begin to spread snow from west to east across the area
on Friday, with snow beginning at KWMC/KTPH around 18z, and
KEKO/KELY around 21z resulting in MVFR or lower conditions.

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.LKN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
Winter Weather Advisory from 10 AM to 10 PM PST Friday for
Northeastern Nye County-Northern Elko County-Northern Lander
County and Northern Eureka County-Northwestern Nye County-Ruby
Mountains/East Humboldt Range-South Central Elko County-Southern
Lander County and Southern Eureka County-Southwestern Elko
County.

Winter Weather Advisory from 4 AM to 10 PM PST Friday for
Humboldt County.

Winter Weather Advisory from 10 AM Friday to 4 AM PST Saturday
for Southeastern Elko County-White Pine County.

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