Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Elko, NV

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
305 AM PST SUN JAN 25 2015

.SYNOPSIS...WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY.
VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW RETURNS TO CENTRAL NEVADA MONDAY
EVENING...EXPANDING INTO NORTHERN NEVADA TUESDAY. SHOWERS
DIMINISH TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...WITH SLIGHTLY COOLER
THOUGH STILL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES INTO NEXT WEEKEND.

&&

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY. STRONG HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED
OVER NEVADA RESULTS IN MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND WELL ABOVE NORMAL
HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY AND MONDAY. BY MONDAY AFTERNOON CLOUDS SPREAD
UP INTO CENTRAL NEVADA...WITH VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW BY THE
EVENING HOURS. FOR NORTHERN NEVADA SHOWERS BEGIN EARLY TUESDAY
MORNING AND LINGER THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. ALL MODELS ARE SHOWING
RESPECTABLE QPF AMOUNTS TO MOST VALLEYS...WITH GENERALLY 1-2
TENTHS OF AN INCH OF RAIN. ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7000 FEET CAN EXPECT
1-3 INCHES OF SNOW BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. WARM AIR IN PLACE AHEAD
OF THIS SYSTEM...IN COMBINATION WITH MOISTURE MOVING UP FROM THE
SOUTH...WILL MAKE THIS EVENT FEEL MORE LIKE AN EARLY MARCH SYSTEM
RATHER THAN LATE JANUARY EVENT. TRAVEL IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
MINIMAL WITH ONLY HIGHER ELEVATION PASSES RECEIVING SNOW. SINCE
MUCH OF THE PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE I80 CORRIDOR WILL FALL ON
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...LITTLE IF ANY ACCUMULATION OF SNOW ON ROADWAYS
ABOVE 7000 FEET IS EXPECTED.

.LONG TERM...TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL
LIFT OUT TO THE NORTHEAST TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING WITH
LINGERING SHOWERS MAINLY ACROSS NORTHERN NEVADA. SNOW LEVELS ABOVE
6000 FT. ANOTHER WEAK UPPER LOW WILL DROP INTO NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
NV ON THURSDAY FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF A FEW SHOWERS. ON FRIDAY ANY
SHOWERS WILL BE CONFINED TO CENTRAL NV AS THIS WEAK SYSTEM DRIFTS
SOUTH. DRY WEATHER RETURNS ON SATURDAY AS STRONG UPPER RIDGE BUILDS
INTO THE REGION.

&&

.AVIATION...VFR NEXT 24 HOURS.

&&

.LKN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...NONE.

&&

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