Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 232202

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
202 PM PST Mon Jan 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A winter storm will be moving away from the area
today however adverse road conditions may last through the night.
Light snowfall will continue for most of the week as low pressure
hangs over the Great Basin. High pressure and drier conditions
will dominate by the end of the week, as very cold air seeps into
the Silver State.


.SHORT TERM...Tonight through Thursday. Showers are lessening in
intensity across White Pine County and Northern Nye Counties and
the Winter Storm Warnings have been cancelled a couple hours
early. However road conditions are terrible across much of
eastern Nevada and parts of central Nevada south of highway 50. A
Special Weather Statement is in effect to remind the public of
fact that there are lingering effects from the storm due to
blowing and drifting of snow across the roadways.

As the moisture from the low pressure system exits tonight, the
Great Basin will be enveloped by a cold trough, followed by a
stiff northerly flow aloft. Although there will be some
instability showers around and there will be some northerly
upslope enhancement. The best chance for precipitation will be
over the northeast part of the state where some moisture will wrap
around a surface low over Idaho however the northerly flow will
provide some upslope snow to higher elevations even as far south
as highway 50. Also as is customary with the northerly flow, a
cooler temperature regime will follow. Low temperatures will be in
the single digits and teens. High temperatures will range from
the mid 20s to the mid 30s.

.LONG TERM...Thursday night through next Monday. Shortwave energy
embedded in northerly flow aloft will bring another round of light
snow showers to much of northern and central NV Thursday night.
Northerly flow and clearing skies will result in colder conditions
Friday on into the weekend with highs in the low 20s and overnight
lows near zero in most locations. The cold and dry conditions will
give way to warmer and wetter weather around the middle of next


.AVIATION...Snow showers are diminishing in most areas this
afternoon. Light snow showers however are expected to continue
over most mountainous areas as well as at KEKO and KELY tonight
into Tuesday.





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