Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Elko, NV

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FXUS65 KLKN 052232
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
232 PM PST THU MAR 5 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROVIDE DRY WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR
SKIES AND MILD TEMPERATURES FOR MUCH OF THE NEXT WEEK. A STORM
SYSTEM MAY AFFECT THE REGION DURING THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

.SHORT TERM...TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL
REMAIN CENTERED ALONG THE WEST COAST THROUGH SUNDAY. THIS WILL
KEEP STORM SYSTEMS AWAY FROM NEVADA WITH MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES.
TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY WARM INTO THE LOWER 60S IN MANY
VALLEYS BY SUNDAY WITH MODERATING NIGHT-TIME LOWS AS WELL. RCM

.LONG TERM...SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH NEXT THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE
REMAINS OVER THE CWA SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT FOR DRY
CONDITIONS...LIGHT WINDS...AND MUCH ABOVE NORMAL AFTERNOON
TEMPERATURES. RIDGE SHIFTS EAST ALLOWING SOUTHWEST FLOW TO DEVELOP
BRINGING WARM ADVECTION CLOUDS OVER WESTERN NV BY WEDNESDAY
MORNING. EXPECT SOME SHOWERS TO DEVELOP MAINLY OVER HUMBOLDT
COUNTY AND MOUNTAINS OF ELKO COUNTY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. 12Z ECMWF
SOLUTION IS IS STILL SLOWER AND A LITTLE WETTER...DEEPER AND
FURTHER SOUTH WITH THE NEXT TROF LATE NEXT WEEK. THE 12Z GFS STILL
WANTS TO SKIRT ACROSS NORTHERN NEVADA THURSDAY FOR A FEW VALLEY
RAIN SHOWERS. WITH EITHER SOLUTION...WITH SOUTHWEST FLOW OVER THE
CWA AND DOWNSLOPE CONDITIONS HAVE KEPT POPS LOW. THUS THE MAIN
PRECIPITATION WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COLD FRONT.

&&

.AVIATION...VFR/SKC AND LIGHT WINDS THROUGH SATURDAY.

&&

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

&&

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