Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 252245

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
245 PM PST Sun Feb 25 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Couple of winter storms expected to move across the
state over the next several days as an active pattern continues.
Temperatures will remain well below normal and travel may be
affected from time to time.


.SHORT TERM...Tonight through Wednesday. Next winter storm is
pushing in slower than previously though but continues to trudge
southward from Idaho/Oregon and will arrive this evening. This
system is moving slower than the previous storm and has a lot more
moisture. This will allow valleys to see accumulations of 2 to 5
inches with mountains receiving 5 to 10 inches. A Winter Weather
Advisory has been issued for this system as it will impact travel
by causing slick road conditions and the potential for reduced
visibilities at times. The most impacted roads will be mountain
passes and overpasses. Extra caution will be needed for travelers
on all roads regardless of elevation. There will be some areas of
gusty winds with the passage of the system which may cause
localized areas of drifting snow. As the system moves southward
and then eastward on Monday it will gradually tapper off to showers
starting in northern NV during the afternoon/evening. Snow
showers will then tapper off in central and south central NV
Tuesday morning. The passage of the system will bring colder air
into the region with lows dropping into the single digits for most
areas Tuesday morning.

.LONG TERM...Most of the period will be dominated by a large cold
upper trough over the region which will bring periods of snow and
much below normal temperatures. Trough pulls out of the area
Saturday night and Sunday for decreasing snow showers.


.AVIATION...Next storm system will begin to bring snow to the KWMC
terminal around 15z, moving into the KEKO terminal around 18z,
then into the KELY/KTPH terminals after 22z. Expecting MVFR and
occasional IFR conditions with the snow.


Winter Weather Advisory from 10 PM this evening to 4 PM PST
Monday for Humboldt County-Northern Elko County.

Winter Weather Advisory from 4 PM Monday to 4 AM PST Tuesday for
Northwestern Nye County-Southeastern Elko County-Southern Lander
County and Southern Eureka County.

Winter Weather Advisory from 4 PM Monday to 10 AM PST Tuesday
for Northeastern Nye County-White Pine County.

Winter Weather Advisory from 4 AM Monday to 4 AM PST Tuesday for
Ruby Mountains/East Humboldt Range-South Central Elko County-
Southwestern Elko County.

Winter Weather Advisory from 4 AM to 4 PM PST Monday for
Northern Lander County and Northern Eureka County.



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