Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Elko, NV

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
233 PM PST SUN MAR 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS...SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS CENTRAL NEVADA
THROUGH TUESDAY...WHILE SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS NORTHERN
NEVADA MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY. THE VALLEYS MAY HAVE SOME
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 INCHES OR LESS FOR YOUR MONDAY AND TUESDAY
MORNING COMMUTE. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN TO THE REGION BY
WEDNESDAY WITH TEMPERATURES WARMING BACK INTO THE 50S LATER IN THE
WEEK.

&&

.SHORT TERM...TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. RADAR AND SATELLITE
INDICATING SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS CENTRAL NEVADA DUE TO CONVECTIVE
NATURE OF CLOUDS...ALTHOUGH NO LIGHTNING HAS BEEN OBSERVED.
TONIGHT THE LOW PRESSURE OVER CALIFORNIA WILL BEGIN TO KICK OUT
WITH A DEVELOPING DEFORMATION ZONE OVER PARTS OF NYE AND WHITE
PINE COUNTY WHICH WILL PRODUCE A GENERAL 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IN
THE VALLEYS WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. BY MONDAY
AFTERNOON THE LOW WILL MOVE EAST OF THE AREA AND WEAKEN WHILE
ANOTHER SHORTWAVE WITH A REINFORCING SHOT OF COLD AIR WILL
PRODUCE SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS NORTHERN NEVADA. EXPECT A BAND OF SNOW
TO DEVELOP NEAR THE COLD FRONT MONDAY EVENING ACROSS NORTHERN
NEVADA AND MOVE SOUTH TUESDAY MORNING INTO CENTRAL NEVADA. THIS
BAND WILL PRODUCE A QUICK 2 INCHES OR LESS IN VALLEYS WHICH COULD
IMPACT THE TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE ALONG THE I-80 CORRIDOR. AN
IMPACT BASED WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED ACROSS PORTIONS
OF NORTHERN NEVADA INCLUDING THE ELKO/SPRING CREEK AREA FOR
TUESDAY MORNING. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TUESDAY AS THE COLD
FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA AND THE PRESSURE GRADIENT
TIGHTENS...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE ON THE LEE SIDES OF THE RUBIES
AND NEAR THE WEST WENDOVER AREA...HOWEVER DO NOT EXPECT WINDS TO
REACH ADVISORY LEVELS.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY. SNOW SHOWERS WILL WIND DOWN
ACROSS EASTERN NEVADA TUESDAY AFTERNOON. DRY NORTHWESTERLY FLOW
AND HIGH PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP WEDNESDAY PRODUCING BRIGHT SUNNY
SKIES AND TEMPERATURES SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL.

.LONG TERM...WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. MODELS ARE STILL IN
GOOD AGREEMENT WITH A STRONG RIDGE BUILDING ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE LONG TERM PERIOD. THIS WILL MEAN DRY WEATHER OVER
NORTHERN NEVADA...WITH AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES CLIMBING TO AROUND 10
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL BY THE END OF THE WEEK. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
BE LIGHT EACH AFTERNOON.

.AVIATION...EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS AT THE KWMC AND KEKO TERMINALS
DURING THE PERIOD...WITH -SHSN MID TO LATE MONDAY MORNING. FOR THE
KTPH AND KELY TERMINALS...EXPECT SCT-NMRS -SHSN DURING THE FORECAST
PERIOD AS STORM SYSTEM PUSHES ACROSS THE AREA. THIS WILL BRING MVFR-
IFR CONDITIONS...WITH LIFR IN THE HEAVIER -SHSN.

&&

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

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