Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 161031

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
231 AM PST Sat Dec 16 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front over northwestern NV early this morning
will move southeastward through this afternoon spreading light
snow and some gusty winds to the region. Snow showers taper off by
this evening in most areas with cold and dry conditions Sunday
into early next week.


.SHORT TERM...Today through Monday. A cold front currently
producing light snow showers over northwestern NV will gradually
drift southeastward this morning and afternoon spreading generally
a trace up to an inch of snow to most valley locations. Latest
guidance had the heaviest snowfall over east-central NV, generally
White Pine County. Have increased snow total amounts for much of W
P County up into the 1.0 to 2.5 inch range. There will probably
be a few lingering flurries over and near Great Basin Park into
this evening, otherwise snow should be finished by sunset across
the CWA.

Have kept the wind advisory in effect today for Northern Nye
County as northerly winds will be breezy to locally windy in this

Cold and dry northerly flow dominates the region tonight into
Sunday. Dry conditions continue on Monday as the flow aloft begins
to transition to a weak near-zonal flow, resulting in slightly
warmer temperatures.

.LONG TERM...Monday night through next Saturday. The start of
next week should see dry northwest flow over the Great Basin
region as another clipper system begins to develop along the
Canadian coast.

Long term models continue to be consistent in the evolution of
this fast moving clipper system that should pass over Nevada
Wednesday into early Thursday. This system should mainly produce
snowfall across Nevada with the valleys receiving up to 2" with
the mountains receiving 3-5". This system will have gusty winds
associated with it passage with the main winds being just ahead
and behind the cold front. The gusty winds will shift to a more
westerly flow before frontal passage which may lead to enhanced
snowfall from additional upslope lift.

Following the passage of the system northwesterly to northerly
flow will prevail through the period. This will keep the
temperatures chilly and should keep the weather mostly dry.


.AVIATION...A cold front is passing over the region from the
northwest bringing a band of thicker high and mid- level
cloudiness along with the chance of a few brief snow showers to
KWMC, KEKO, and KELY. MVFR CIGS and VIS likely with these showers
and possible very temporary IFR conditions. The threat for
snowfall will be greatest at KELY.


Wind Advisory from 7 AM this morning to 10 PM PST this evening
for Northeastern Nye County-Northwestern Nye County.



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