Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Las Vegas, NV

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FXUS65 KVEF 222142
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
245 PM PDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST WILL RESULT IN A
CONTINUATION OF UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES THROUGH SATURDAY.
INCREASING WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED FRIDAY ONWARD ALONG THE SIERRA
SLOPES AS A TROUGH NUDGES INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. THIS WILL ALSO
LEAD TO COOLER WEATHER AREA WIDE SUNDAY THROUGH NEXT WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...SHORT TERM /THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...

FAIR WEATHER PERSISTS ACROSS THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON WITH
TEMPERATURES CURRENTLY RUNNING IN THE UPPER 70S TO LOW 80S ACROSS
MUCH OF THE FORECAST AREA. HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER ARIZONA/NEW
MEXICO WILL STRENGTHEN OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS RESULTING IN A
FEW DEGREES OF WARMING EACH DAY. BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL BUMP
INTO THE MID-UPPER 80S ACROSS THE DESERTS (6 TO 10 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL FOR LATE OCTOBER) AS 588 DM HEIGHTS NUDGE INTO THE EASTERN
EDGE OF THE FORECAST AREA.

PACIFIC TROUGHING NUDGING INTO THE NORTHWESTERN STATES WILL RESULT
IN INCREASING WINDS ALONG THE SIERRA CREST FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY
NIGHT. WHILE WINDS MAY BE GUSTY AT TIMES...THEY LOOK TO STAY BELOW
WIND ADVISORY CRITERIA...BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR TRENDS OVER
THE NEXT FEW SHIFTS.

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...

ONE MORE WARM DAY CAN BE EXPECTED SATURDAY BEFORE TEMPERATURES
RETURN CLOSER TO NORMAL FOR LATE OCTOBER. A PACIFIC TROUGH WILL DRAG
A WEAK COLD FRONT THROUGH THE AREA SUNDAY PUSHING TEMPERATURES BACK
TO WHERE THEY SHOULD BE FOR THIS POINT IN THE SEASON. WHILE THIS
SYSTEM LOOKS RATHER DRY...VERY LOW POPS ARE IN THE FORECAST THIS
WEEKEND FOR PARTS OF THE SIERRA AND HIGHER TERRAIN OF NORTHERN
LINCOLN COUNTY WHERE A STRAY SHOWER OR TWO COULD BE GENERATED.

MUCH COOLER WEATHER WILL LINGER NEXT WEEK AS ZONAL JET FLOW SITS
ACROSS THE U.S. AND OCCASIONAL DISTURBANCES IMPACT THE NORTHERN HALF
OF THE COUNTRY. AFTER A LONG STRING OF 80 DEGREE OR HIGHER DAYS IN
OCTOBER FOR LAS VEGAS (THE ENTIRE FIRST TWO-THIRDS OF THE MONTH FOR
THAT MATTER)...70S DOMINATE THE FORECAST NEXT WEEK.

&&

.AVIATION...FOR MCCARRAN...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WILL BECOME SOUTHERLY
THIS EVENING. SIMILAR CONDITIONS EXPECTED TOMORROW WITH LIGHT WINDS
AND SOME TENDENCY FOR EASTERLY COMPONENTS AFTER 18Z.

FOR THE REST OF SOUTHERN NEVADA...NORTHWEST ARIZONA...AND SOUTHEAST
CALIFORNIA...BESIDES OCCASIONAL SCT CIRRUS AOA 25K FT CLEAR FLYING
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.  SURFACE WINDS LOOK TO REMAIN AT OR BELOW
10KTS NEAR THE AIRFIELDS THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED.
&&

$$

DISCUSSION...OUTLER

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