Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
324 AM PDT Thu Aug 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Dry conditions along with a warming trend through at
least early next week. Temperatures will be well above normal by
late this weekend.

.SHORT TERM...Today through Friday. Drier air moving into the
region today will end the threat of showers and thunderstorms.
Dry conditions will continue through Friday. A warming trend will
begin on Friday as ridge of high pressure strengthens over the

.LONG TERM...Friday night through Wednesday.
The EC and GFS remain consistent in keeping a four corners high
over the desert southwest and generally agree on placement of the
high center. There is some changes to the high center but overall
the run to run consistency remains high. This boosts confidence
greatly for long term prediction.

The end of the week into mid next week look to remain a dry period
with calm weather as a four corner high sits over the region.
The exception to this may be Tuesday next week as the high center
shifts just enough to allow for a little moisture to intrude into
central Nevada. However this remains uncertain as a shift in the
center placement can preclude any moisture flow into Nevada.
Otherwise, models remain in agreement regarding a better chance
for convection on Wednesday. The biggest impact that will come
from this high pressure will be the return of hot temperatures
across Nevada. Many region should return to at least mid if not
upper 90s for highs and 50s to 60s for lows. Some spots may even
reach back into the 100s as well.


.AVIATION...VFR conditions expected today.


.FIRE WEATHER...Dry conditions with a warming trend will commence
today and continue through at least the early part of next week.
Temperatures will climb to well above normal levels by late this




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