Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Elko, NV

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FXUS65 KLKN 072230
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
230 PM PST SUN FEB 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING DRY AND TRANQUIL
CONDITIONS THROUGH THE UPCOMING WORKWEEK.
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.SHORT TERM...TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. STRONG HIGH PRESSURE
WILL DOMINATE THE WEATHER REGIME OVER THE WESTERN UNITED STATES
THROUGH THE PERIOD. FOR OUR SNOW COVERED VALLEYS OF NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL NV THIS MEANS INVERSIONS WILL REIGN SUPREME WITH COLD AIR
TRAPPED IN THE VALLEYS. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL BE IN THE SINGLE
DIGITS TO THE TEENS WITH HIGHS MOSTLY IN THE 30S. FOR THOSE WHO
LIVE IN THE FEW AREAS THAT ARE SNOW FREE HIGHS WILL SOAR INTO THE
UPPER 40S TO THE MID 50S, WHICH IS MAINLY ACROSS HUMBOLDT COUNTY.
WITH SUCH STRONG HIGH PRESSURE OVERHEAD SKIES WILL REMAIN MOSTLY
CLEAR FOR ABUNDANT SUNSHINE DURING THE DAY.

.LONG TERM...WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH NEXT SUNDAY. THE MODELS ARE IN
PRETTY GOOD AGREEMENT FOR THE LONG TERM PERIOD. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BE IN CONTROL FOR THE MOST PART BRINGING MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES OVER
CENTRAL NEVADA AND A SLIGHTLY WARMER REGIME DURING THE DAY. THE
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE IN AN AMPLIFICATION PROCESS AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD AS A SHORT WAVE LOBE SPINS OFF OF THE
ALEUTIAN PERMA-LOW FEATURE AND APPROACHES THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
SHORELINE. AS THE SHORT WAVE LOBE EJECTS TOWARDS THE NORTH AND INTO
WESTERN CANADA OVER THE WEEKEND...THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT RISK FOR
SHOWERS ACROSS NORTHERN NEVADA. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL STILL BE VERY
COLD AS HEAT RADIATES OUT EFFICIENTLY EARLY EACH EVENING. DAYTIME
HIGHS WILL ONLY INCH UPWARD SLOWLY EACH DAY...MITIGATED BY THE DENSE
SNOWPACK. GENERALLY...HIGHS WILL GENTLY TOUCH THE 40 DEGREE MARK IN
SOME AREAS EACH DAY WITH LOWS DIPPING INTO THE TEENS AND 20S. FOG
MAY BECOME AN ISSUE AS THE WEEK WEARS ON DUE TO THE INCREASED
RELEASE OF MOISTURE FROM THE SNOWPACK.
&&

.AVIATION...VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT KWMC KEKO KELY AND KTPH
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.
&&

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

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