Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
256 AM PDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Patchy fog or freezing fog is possible early this
morning, along with slushy or icy roads in some areas due to
recent snow. Cold today with some light rain or snow showers.
Showers linger over portions of eastern NV into Saturday night,
otherwise dry into next week with gradually warming temperatures.


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.SHORT TERM...Today through Saturday. Rain and snow showers have
tapered off significantly early this morning. Main concerns early
this morning will be slick roadways due to either recent snow, or
freezing of wet roadways as temperatures lower to or slightly
below freezing through sunrise. There may also be some reduced
visibilities due to fog early this morning. Cold today with
temperatures across the region roughly 20 degrees below normal as
temperatures range from mid 40s to mid 50s this afternoon. Light
rain or snow showers will also linger across the region today,
with most activity over and near mountains. The deep trough over
NV that is bringing the cold and wet weather will slowly drift
eastward tonight into Saturday with showers tapering off from
northwest to southeast. High temperatures will begin to trend
warmer on Saturday, however low temperatures early Saturday and
again early Sunday will be below freezing in many areas as
northerly flow aloft persists. There may also be freezing fog
Saturday morning.


.LONG TERM...Saturday night through next Thursday. Trough energy
continues to drift off to the east, resulting in dry conditions
Sunday through the middle of next week. High pressure will
gradually push in from the west through the long term period
resulting in warmer temperatures, with near normal conditions
returning by next Wednesday.

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.AVIATION...Cold, moist, and unstable air associated with strong
upper low dropping southward across Nevada within broad western
CONUS will generate scattered rain/snow showers across the region
today which will be diurnally enhanced this afternoon. Majority
of the time VFR will prevail though VCSH will lower cigs and
visibilities down to MVFR with the possibly of brief IFR
conditions in some of the heavier convective activity. Drier
northerly flow on Saturday should allow for VFR at KWMC, KEKO, and
KTPH with scattered rain/snow showers lingering around KELY while
being more prevalent flying east into Utah.


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.FIRE WEATHER...Cold today with some lingering rain and snow showers.
Light showers will taper off by Saturday evening with dry conditions
Sunday through Wednesday. Temperatures will gradually rise back into
the upper 60s to low 70s by the middle of next week.


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.LKN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...None.

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