Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Reno NV
219 AM PDT Tue Jun 27 2017


Weak low pressure over the Pacific Northwest will bring dry
conditions with moderate afternoon breezes today and Wednesday.
Temperatures will cool down to near seasonal averages through
midweek, then slowly warm up later this week and into the weekend
with generally light winds and continued dry conditions.



A period of tranquil weather is expected for the next several days
as a trough moving from the Pacific Northwest to the northern
Plains keeps dry and stable west to northwest flow aloft over the
Sierra and western NV. A more typical zephyr-type breeze is
expected later today with gusts 25-30 mph, while this zephyr
weakens a bit on Wednesday.

This pattern will bring a long-awaited easing of the recent
period of very warm temperatures, especially with overnight lows
also cooling to near seasonal averages in the 40s and 50s, and
mid-upper 30s in typically cooler Sierra valleys. Highs today and
Wednesday are expected to range from the upper 80s to lower 90s
in lower elevations, and upper 70s-lower 80s near the Sierra.
Temperatures will begin to edge upward by Thursday as ridge axis
rebuilds along the west coast, with lighter northwest winds
expected in the afternoon. MJD


.LONG TERM...Friday and beyond...

Weak trough will move through the region Fri-Sat with minimal
impact. At least for now, the ECMWF has joined other guidance with
a more progressive nature, which will limit the amount of
moisture buildup along the Sierra. There will be very little
change in temperatures as trough keeps highs (mainly in the 90s
for lower elevations) from climbing much further after an initial
warmup Thu-Fri. Winds will generally be light with some typical
late day zephyr breezes. For next week, a trough still looks
likely along the Pacific Northwest. So the dry period may persist
with some increase in wind by Tuesday or Wednesday. Hohmann



More typical afternoon and evening breezes through Wednesday with
otherwise VFR conditions. Hohmann


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