Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Elko, NV

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FXUS65 KLKN 281032

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
232 AM PST Tue Feb 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A trough of low pressure will continue to slowly move
out of the Great Basin today, taking the chance for showers along
with it. Dry conditions are expected beginning mid-week with a
warming trend.


.SHORT TERM...Tuesday morning through Thursday. The trof axis is
slowly exiting the region this morning. Along the with the
passing, a weak impulse and a little moisture will induce
isolated to scattered snow showers today. Not expecting any
impacts, since most of these will likely occur during the
afternoon. The mountains could see a few inches of snow, but only
expecting a trace to half inch for valley locations. The best
chance would be in the NW flow favored areas.

As the system continues to pull away on Wednesday and Thursday,
heights will rise substantially. This will have a pleasant impact
on temps. Daytime highs generally in the 30s on Wednesday will
rise into the 40s across most of NV for Thursday.

.LONG TERM...Thursday night through Monday. The period begins with
flat ridging across the region. Friday night and Saturday short
wave energy moving across the Pacific Northwest will brush far
northern NV bringing a few showers. Another short wave on Sunday
will dig a littler further south bringing shower activity across
most of northern Nevada. Precipitation amounts look to be on the
light side with generally less than 0.10 inch. Mostly dry again
on Monday as flat ridging reestablishes itself over the area.
Temperatures near seasonal norms with highs mostly in the mid 40s
to the mid 50s.


.AVIATION...Isolated to scattered snow showers across northeast
Nevada today mainly impacting the KEKO terminal resulting in
reduced visibility and cigs under any shower.


.HYDROLOGY...The lower Humboldt River reach continues to flood.
The Humboldt River at Battle Mountain is at Minor Flood stage and
receding steadily. The river should drop below flood stage by mid
week. The Humboldt River at Comus is in moderate flood and rising.
The yesterday morning report from Winnemucca is that the water is
still rising per the staff gauge reading along the Melarkey
Street Bridge...19.9 feet. Thus, minor to moderate flooding can be
expected all along the reach from Battle Mountain to the
Humboldt/Pershing County line for the rest of the week.





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