Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 211033

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
233 AM PST Tue Nov 21 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Generally dry and unseasonably warm weather will
prevail this afternoon through the end of the week. Expect good
travel weather across the region for the Thanksgiving Holiday
along with the likelihood of record high temperatures in the 60s
to around 70 degrees especially along and south of Interstate 80.


.SHORT TERM...Tuesday through Thanksgiving Day.

Scattered light showers will end across northern Nevada this
morning where cooler air will be slower to lift out of northern
Elko County. Warmer and drier air will overspread the rest of
the state later today into Wednesday as the upper ridge briefly
reamplifies over Nevada. Wednesday will feature more in the way
of sunshine for all areas whereas there will be more in the way of
high cloudiness across the state on Thanksgiving Day with a
thicker band of mid- level clouds spreading across the north
during the afternoon and evening. Record high temperatures in the
60s to lower 70s are likely on Wednesday and Thursday at many
locations though it will be tough to meet or exceed Elko`s records
for Nov 22 of 75 and Nov 23 of 71 which were both established way
back in 1894.

.LONG TERM...Thanksgiving night through next Monday. Strong
Pacific high pressure will move east across the Baja Peninsula and
Mexico en route to Texas. Exceptionally warm temperatures will
continue and chances for precipitation will be low early on, then
increase as the ridge begins to de-amplify later in the period.

Thanksgiving night through Sunday. For the long Thanksgiving
weekend, chances for precipitation will be minimal with an
emphasis on northern Nevada as high pressure will be in control.
Temperatures will also be on the warm side of normal under a stiff
southwest flow aloft. Low temperatures will generally dip into
the 30s. High temperatures will generally reach into the 60s.

Sunday night through Monday. A low pressure trough will pass
through the state, bringing showers mainly to northern Nevada.
Snow levels at this juncture appear to be above valley floors so
rain will be the predominant precipitation. Low temperatures will
generally dip into the 30s. High temperatures will generally be in
the 50s.


.AVIATION...VFR conditions are expected at KWMC KEKO KELY and KTPH
through Wednesday morning. A few light showers can be expected
around KWMC and KEKO through about midday Tuesday before high
pressure expands and dries things out.



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