Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Elko, NV
FXUS65 KLKN 282228
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
328 PM PDT Fri Apr 28 2017
.SYNOPSIS...Snow showers or flurries will continue into the early
evening, before clearing out later tonight. Improving conditions
are expected for the weekend and into next week with temperatures
warming into the 60s across the Great Basin.
.SHORT TERM...Today through Sunday. A shortwave trof will continue
to slide south through eastern NV this aftn/eve, with snow showers
and/or flurries. By this evening, many of the showers will have
exited northern Nevada, with lingering activity across extreme
Saturday and Sunday. Heights will rapidly build into the reigon
with a warming trend. Daytime highs will reach into the 60s on
Saturday with many locations reaching well into the 60s on Sunday.
This will be a splendid weekend after the unsettled pattern
earlier this week.
Monday. A weak impulse that will clip northern Nevada late Sunday
and into Monday, which will knock daytime highs down a few
degrees. Nonetheless, temps will still be in the 60s for the CWA.
A few light showers or flurries/sprinkles will be possible for
extreme northern NV.
.LONG TERM...Monday night through next Thursday. Upper level flow
will continue to be out of the northwest to begin the long term
period. There could be some light showers over northeast Nevada
Monday night. Lows will in the mid to upper 30s. Upper level
ridging will exist off the West Coast of the United States for
Tuesday, which will keep a lid on temperatures. Afternoon highs
will be in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Winds will be mainly below 15
The ridge axis will progress over the state on Wednesday and
Thursday and temperatures are expected to warm to above normal
levels. look for afternoon highs in the 70s by Thursday with some
areas in the western sections of the forecast area pushing near
80 degrees for the first time this spring. Low temperatures
Wednesday and Thursday night expected to be in the upper 30s into
.AVIATION...Look for a continuation of -SHRA and -SHSN through the
evening, with precipitation chances decreasing after 06Z tonight.
LCL MVFR conditions are possible in the heaviest showers. Winds
at KTPH will remain gusty through the night and into tomorrow.
Winds at KELY will decrease tonight, but will increase during the
.HYDROLOGY...Daytime temperatures will warm into the 60s beginning
this weekend which could lead to an increase in snow-melt and
more runoff into streams.
Here are the locations where flood warnings are currently in
Humboldt River - Battle Mountain: Minor flooding continues.
Humboldt River - Comus, near Winnemucca: Minor to Moderate
All other monitored creeks and rivers are below minor flood stage
at this time. Additionally snowmelt this weekend and into next
week could lead to increased flows. River Statements have been
issued to provide information concerning the following sites:
Wildhorse Dam - at Wildhorse
Owyhee River - at Wildhorse
Owyhee River - near Mountain City
Martin Creek - Paradise Valley
Bruneau River - near Rowland