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FXUS65 KLKN 261005

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
305 AM PDT THU MAY 26 2016

.SYNOPSIS...Moisture and instability will keep the threat of
showers and thunderstorms in the forecast across eastern and
central Nevada through the Memorial Day Weekend.

.SHORT TERM...Today through Saturday. Upper low over western AZ
early this morning will slowly trek towards the east today. This
will allow a drier northwest flow to move into western NV.
Moisture and instability will continue across eastern NV for
isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly this
afternoon thru early evening. As this drier northwest flow
continues to push into the area thunderstorm coverage on Friday
will mainly be in the isolated category across eastern NV. On
Saturday a weak upper low will form along the central and southern
CA coast. This will create a convergent boundary across central
NV and with lingering moisture and instability in place will lead
to mainly isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Across
northern NV a drier westerly flow will scour out any remaining
moisture to end the threat of thunderstorms. High temperatures
will continue below normal with highs generally in the 60s.

.LONG TERM...Saturday night through next Wednesday. Mean trough
energy over the Western U.S. into Sunday. Scattered thunderstorm
activity Sunday will be centered mainly over Central and far
Northeastern Nevada...with lingering isolated activity in the same
areas on Monday. Drier and more stable conditions Tuesday. Held on
to slight chance of thunderstorms over Northeastern Nye and the
Southeastern half of White Pine County Tuesday...however this is
looking less and less likely as the air mass becomes more stable.
Near to slightly above normal afternoon high temperatures through
the long term period.

.AVIATION...Reduced visibilities due to fog are possible this
morning at KWMC KEKO and KELY. Shower and thunderstorm activity
today is expected to be concentrated mainly over Elko and White
Pine Counties which may periodically impact KEKO and KELY with
moderate rains or small hail. Showers diminish west to east this
evening...with only isolated activity on Friday over portions of
East-Central and far Northeastern Nevada.

.LKN Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


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