Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Elko, NV

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FXUS65 KLKN 032255
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
255 PM PST TUE MAR 3 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A DEPARTING STORM SYSTEM WILL LEAVE CHILLY AIR IN ITS
WAKE TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD ACROSS THE AREA OVER
THE NEXT FEW DAYS RESULTING IN DRY WEATHER WITH WARMING
TEMPERATURES.

&&

.SHORT TERM...TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. STORM SYSTEMS WHICH BROUGHT
SNOW TO THE REGION OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS ARE SHIFTING SOUTHEAST
AWAY FROM THE AREA AT PRESENT AND CLOUDS HAVE BROKEN FOR SOME SUN
IN MANY AREAS. WEAK RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER THE AREA TONIGHT AND
WINDS SHOULD LIGHTEN UP...SO EXPECT GOOD RADIATIONAL COOLING
ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHICH RETAIN SOME SNOW COVER. RIDGE WILL
REMAIN OVER THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY WITH SLIGHTLY MILDER AIR MOVING
IN ALOFT SO AFTERNOON TEMPS SHOULD WARM INTO THE 40S IN MANY
VALLEYS UNDER MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES. A VERY WEAK SHORTWAVE WILL MOVE
ACROSS THE AREA FROM THE NORTHWEST ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT BUT THE ONLY
EFFECT MIGHT BE TO KEEP LOWS SLIGHTLY HIGHER FROM A FEW CLOUDS AND
LESS DECOUPLING. STRONGER RIDGE BUILDS EASTWARD FROM THE WEST
COAST THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY WITH CONTINUED WARMING TEMPS ALOFT
AND CLEAR SKIES...RESULTING IN SUNSHINE AND WARMER TEMPS ON THE
GROUND BOTH DURING THE DAY AND AT NIGHT. ALL-IN-ALL...VERY LITTLE
TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT WEATHER-WISE. RCM

.LONG TERM...FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH NEXT WEDNESDAY. THE MODELS ARE
CONVERGING ON THE CONCEPT OF THE RIDGE INFLUENCING WESTERN U.S..
EXPECT THE 576 DAM TO BE EAST OF WINNEMUCCA BY 00Z SATURDAY AND
THE CENTER OF THE DOME OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER NORTHERN CA. SENSIBLE
WEATHER-WISE...EXPECTING ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS AND MORE DRY
CONDITIONS. NEXT CHANCE FOR F72-F168...AND DAYTIME TEMPS WILL WARM
INTO THE 50S AND 60S.

&&

.AVIATION...IN THE WAKE OF THE RECENT FRONTAL PASSAGE...LOW LEVEL
CLOUDS WILL LINGER ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEVADA.
GENERALLY EXPECTING VFR CIGS...AND OBSCURED MT TOPS.

&&

.LKN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.

&&

$$

93/97/97



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