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FXUS65 KVEF 050400
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
800 PM PST WED MAR 4 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ALONG THE WEST COAST WILL BRING
DRY AND MILD WEATHER CONDITIONS TO THE AREA THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.
&&

.UPDATE...MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES ACROSS THE REGION THIS EVENING WITH
HIGH PRESSURE STRENGTHENING ACROSS THE WEST COAST. SOME BREEZY
CONDITIONS REMAIN ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER BUT WILL GRADUALLY EASE
THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE NIGHT. THE FORECAST IS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE
AND NO UPDATES ARE NEEDED TONIGHT.

-OUTLER-

&&

.DISCUSSION...GUSTY WINDS WERE NOTED ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA TODAY
WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS BEING REPORTED ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER AS
EXPECTED. THE FORECAST AREA REMAINS EMBEDDED IN BROAD TROUGHING
TODAY WHICH HAS LEAD TO LINGERING COOL CONDITIONS. TEMPERATURES, AS
A WHOLE, ARE GENERALLY RUNNING CLOSE TO OR SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN
YESTERDAY.

NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE AREA OVER THE
NEXT 7 DAYS WITH DRY CONDITIONS AND MILD TEMPERATURES ON TAP. A
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SET UP OVER THE WEST COAST AND BRING
LOTS OF SUNSHINE AND WARMER CONDITIONS TO THE REGION. TEMPERATURES
SHOULD WARM ANOTHER 4 OR 5 DEGREES THURSDAY AND THEN RAMP UP QUICKLY
TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL ON FRIDAY AND 5-10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL
SATURDAY THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY WILL SEE
HIGHS REACH BACK INTO THE LOW-MID 70S OVER THE WEEKEND AND THEN
POTENTIALLY THE UPPER 70S TO NEAR 80 DEGREES EARLY NEXT WEEK.
OVERALL, WINDS SHOULD BE LIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND OTHER THAN
LINGERING 10-20 MPH NORTH WINDS ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER EACH DAY.

A POSSIBLE PATTERN SHIFT COULD BE AT PLAY WHEN LOOKING BEYOND 7
DAYS. MODELS FORECAST THE RIDGE BREAKING DOWN BY MID-LATE WEEK AND
OPENING THE DOOR FOR POTENTIAL INCOMING PACIFIC WAVES.
&&

.AVIATION...FOR MCCARRAN...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON WITH THE DIRECTION VARYING BETWEEN 020 AND 050 WITH SPEEDS
IN THE 6-10 KT RANGE. SOUTHERLY DRAINAGE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
RETURN TONIGHT UNDER CLEAR CONDITIONS.

FOR THE REST OF SOUTHERN NEVADA...NORTHWEST ARIZONA...AND SOUTHEAST
CALIFORNIA...NORTHERLY SURFACE WINDS IN THE 10 TO 15 KT RANGE TO
CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON ACROSS THE REGION WITH LIGHTER WINDS
AT BISHOP. WINDS ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER WILL CONTINUE AT 15-25 KTS
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON THEN DECREASE TO UNDER 10 KTS THIS EVENING.
&&

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED
THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
&&

$$

SALMEN

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