Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 192139

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
139 PM PST Sun Nov 19 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Mostly cloudy this evening with rain moving into
Humboldt County after midnight. Showers expand across northern NV
Monday, then diminish Monday night. With the possible exception
of far northern NV, the region should be dry Tuesday through next
Saturday. Temperatures will trend warmer through Thanksgiving
Day, and remain well above normal through next weekend.


.SHORT TERM...This evening through Wednesday. High clouds are
spreading in from northwest to southeast across NV this afternoon.
Rain will move into Humboldt County late tonight and expand
eastward across most of northern NV on Monday with light to
moderate QPF amounts. Some light rain may extend into central
portions of Lander or Eureka Counties, and possibly northern White
Pine Monday evening and night, but any rain showers in these
areas will be light and confined to areas north of highway 50.
Ridging expands northward early on Tuesday, ending showers across
the CWA with temperatures trending warmer. Dry and warmer across
the region Wednesday.

.LONG TERM...Wednesday night through next Sunday. High pressure
anchored over Baja Mexico will keep warm southwesterly flow aloft
pushing into the CWA Wednesday night into Thursday. At this same
time however, strong jet energy will push into the Pacific NW with
increasing clouds and possibly some very light rain across far
northern NV Thursday evening into Friday. Well above normal
temperatures continue Friday into Saturday, although there will be
another slight chance of light rain over northwestern Humboldt
County on Saturday as a weak shortwave pushes up through northern
CA, into nw NV, and on up into eastern Oregon and sw Idaho by
Saturday evening.

All in all a very good travel week with generally dry conditions
after Tuesday morning, with well above normal temperatures all


.AVIATION...Increasing high clouds this afternoon, with rain
showers moving into northwestern NV after midnight. Valley rains
will expand eastward across northern NV on Monday. At this time
expecting CIGs at KWMC and KEKO to lower to around 4-5K feet agl
with -shra Monday.





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