Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Elko, NV
FXUS65 KLKN 302120
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
220 PM PDT Tue Aug 30 2016
.SYNOPSIS...a low pressure system approaching the region will bring
breezy conditions through the week along with isolated thunderstorms
across eastern Nevada Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures will cool
down 10 to 15 degrees by the weekend.
.SHORT TERM...An approaching low pressure system will bring breezy
to windy conditions to northern and central NV through Thursday.
This system will also draw up enough moisture from the south
Wednesday and Thursday to produce isolated thunderstorms across
northeast NV. Little in the way of rainfall is expected with these
.LONG TERM...Thursday night through next Tuesday. Overall pattern in good
agreement with upper trough sliding in from the northwest over the
Great Basin and then not making much movement through the period.
Models differ on exact timing of the actual axis, but it looks
like Sunday/Monday with the attendant front being quit potent.
Very good chance for freezing temps in many valleys, especially in
the north. Might see a killing freeze in some places which have
not had them this year.
Winds start off post frontal Friday, gusty northwest, then taper
off into the weekend as skies also tend to clear. Freeze event
should be a good radiational process.
A warming trend sets in quickly Tuesday.
.AVIATION...VFR through the period with occasionally gusty winds
at all stations this afternoon and again Wednesday. Winds Wednesday
gust to the 20s, close to 30 knots at times. Very isolated TS
Wednesday afternoon at KEKO and KELY. Blowing dust in the afternoons
and evenings. at KWMC. Should not impede visibility. Higher density
altitude at KELY both days. NOTE: KELY TEMPORARY AMD NOT SKED DUE
TO PREV MAINT.
.FIRE WEATHER...A low pressure system approaching the area will
bring breezy to windy conditions Wednesday and Thursday. In addition
this system will draw up some moisture from the south for isolated
thunderstorms across eastern NV. Little in the way of rainfall is
expected with these storms. Due to the combination of gusty winds
and dry lightning have issued red flag warnings for much of the
area through Thursday.
Red Flag Warning from 11 AM Wednesday to 10 PM PDT Thursday for
Eastern Elko County-White Pine County.
Red Flag Warning until 8 PM PDT Wednesday for Central and
Western Humboldt County.
Red Flag Warning from 11 AM to 11 PM PDT Wednesday for Central
Lander and Eureka Counties-Southwestern and Central Elko County.
Fire Weather Watch from Thursday afternoon through Thursday
evening for Northern Nye County/Lander and Eureka Counties South
of Highway 50.