Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KREV 310931
AFDREV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
231 AM PDT SUN AUG 31 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
NEAR AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.
TEMPERATURES WILL WARM A FEW DEGREES EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH SLIGHTLY
COOLER TEMPERATURES AND BREEZY CONDITIONS POSSIBLE BY THE MIDDLE
OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

.SHORT TERM...

A DRY AND STABLE AIR MASS WILL PROVIDE CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT
WINDS. LOW-LEVEL NORTHERLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE TO BRING COOLER AIR
SOUTHWARD WITH AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES TODAY 2-4 DEGREES LOWER
THAN YESTERDAY. THERE WILL BE RATHER WEAK RIDGING THROUGH LABOR
DAY, BUT WITH SUNNY DAYS AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL WARM A FEW
DEGREES MONDAY AND AGAIN ON TUESDAY. WINDS WILL BE QUITE LIGHT
AND TERRAIN DRIVEN THROUGH LABOR DAY, WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
SPEEDS AROUND 10 MPH OR LESS. TUESDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING A WEAK
ZEPHYR WILL BRING SLIGHTLY STRONGER WEST WINDS, BUT PROBABLY NOT
MORE THAN 10-15 MPH SUSTAINED. JCM

.LONG TERM...WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

MEDIUM RANGE MODELS ARE BRINGING A POSITIVELY TILTED TROUGH INTO THE
WEST COAST FOR THE SECOND HALF OF NEXT WEEK. THIS WILL KEEP DRY
SOUTHWEST FLOW OVER CA/NV WITH LITTLE TO NO CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION
THROUGH THE EXTENDED. THE TROUGH WILL ALSO BRING PERIODS OF BREEZY
CONDITIONS AS THE TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE GRADIENTS TIGHTEN UP FROM
WEST TO EAST. LOWERING HEIGHTS ALOFT WILL BRING A COOLING TREND FROM
WEDNESDAY THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND WITH TEMPERATURES AT OR SLIGHTLY
BELOW SEASONAL FOR EARLY SEPTEMBER. EXPECT PLEASANT LATE SUMMER
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S IN THE LOWER VALLEYS AND MID 70S IN THE SIERRA
VALLEYS. HOON

&&

.AVIATION...

LIGHTER WINDS ARE EXPECTED FOR TODAY AND MONDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS INTO THE AREA, ALONG WITH VFR CONDITIONS. HOON

&&

.REV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NV...NONE.
CA...NONE.

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RENO (ALL LOWER CASE)







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