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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
342 AM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
MONDAY WITH GUSTY WINDS AT TIMES. WARM AND DRY TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY. RAIN AND OR SNOW EXPECTED TO RETURN WEDNESDAY EVENING
WITH SHOWERS TRANSITIONING TO ALL SNOW BY CHRISTMAS MORNING.

&&

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY. VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW
WILL CONTINUE ACROSS MOST OF NORTHERN NEVADA TODAY...WITH
HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION CONCENTRATED OVER ELKO COUNTY WHERE SNOW
LEVELS WILL RISE TO AROUND 7500 FEET. CONTINUED THE SNOW
ADVISORIES FOR THE RUBY MOUNTAINS...AND MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN
ELKO COUNTY INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON HOWEVER MOST ADDITIONAL SNOW
WILL FALL TODAY AND TONIGHT. DUE TO THE STRONG NORTHWEST FLOW
ALOFT HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND EASTERN SLOPES OF MOUNTAINS CAN EXPECT
PERIODS OF GUSTY WINDS TODAY. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE
SOUTHWEST LATER TONIGHT INTO MONDAY WHICH WILL PUSH THE STRONG JET
ALOFT FURTHER EAST...WITH WINDS AND PRECIPITATION DIMINISHING.
WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY.

.LONG TERM...TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. THE PERIOD COMMENCES
WITH STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE SILVER STATE. HOWEVER
THIS WILL BE SHORT-LIVED AS A VIGOROUS SHORT WAVE OFF THE COAST OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA WILL RAPIDLY DIVE SOUTHEAST WITH A STRONG COLD
FRONT SWEEPING ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NV CHRISTMAS EVE. THE
GFS/EC HAVE COME INTO BETTER AGREEMENT WITH TIMING AND STRENGTH OF
SHORT WAVE, BUT THE EC CONTINUES TO BE STRONGER AND MORE MOIST.
EITHER WAY WITH FAST MOVING COLD FRONT NOT EXPECTING SIGNIFICANT
SNOW, GENERALLY 1 TO 2 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS OF NORTHEAST NV WITH
LESSER AMOUNTS ELSEWHERE. VERY COLD AIR BEHIND THE FRONT AND
HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL STRUGGLE TO REACH FREEZING ACROSS EASTERN
NV ON CHRISTMAS DAY. LINGERING SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS EASTERN NV ON
CHRISTMAS DAY. POSSIBLY A FEW MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS FAR
NORTHEAST NV FRIDAY, OTHERWISE DRY BUT CONTINUED COLD. DRY WITH
MODERATING TEMPERATURES ON SATURDAY.

&&

.AVIATION...MOIST NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL BRING PERIODS OF RAIN
AND SNOW SHOWERS TO NORTHEAST NV NEXT 24 HOURS WITH WIDESPREAD MVFR
CIGS. THIS WILL MAINLY AFFECT THE KEKO TERMINAL, WITH MOSTLY VFR
CONDITIONS AT KWMC, KELY, AND KTPH.

&&

.LKN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 4 PM PST MONDAY FOR NORTHERN ELKO
COUNTY ABOVE 6500 FEET AND THE RUBY MOUNTAINS AND EAST HUMBOLDT
RANGE.

&&

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