Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KVEF 280945
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
245 AM PDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL RESULT IN SUNNY AND WARM DAYS
WITH NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND. ON
SUNDAY A WEAK SYSTEM WILL PASS BY THE AREA RESULTING IN SOME CLOUDS
AND POSSIBLY A STRAY SHOWER IN THE SOUTHERN SIERRA. OTHERWISE WARM
AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.
&&

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

HIGH PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO WEAKEN OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS A WEAK
SHORTWAVE PASSES THROUGH ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. THIS WILL
RESULT IN A FEW MORE HIGH CLOUDS ACROSS CENTRAL NEVADA...BUT OVERALL
LITTLE CHANGES WILL BE NOTED AS TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN WELL ABOVE
NORMAL /POSSIBLY NEAR RECORD LEVELS/ AND WINDS WILL REMAIN
LIGHT...ALTHOUGH A SLIGHT INCREASE IN SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL SEEN
ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE OWENS VALLEY. A SECOND WEAK SHORTWAVE WILL
MOVE INTO CALIFORNIA SUNDAY RESULTING IN A FEW MORE HIGH CLOUDS AND
POSSIBLY A STRAY SHOWER OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE SOUTHERN
SIERRA. TEMPERATURES MAY COOL A DEGREE OR TWO...BUT ARE STILL
EXPECTED TO REMAIN CLOSE TO RECORD HIGHS FOR THE DAY. RIDGING IS
EXPECTED TO RETURN FOR MONDAY WITH TEMPERATURES ONCE AGAIN FLIRTING
WITH RECORD HIGHS.

.LONG TERM...MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

CONTINUED ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WILL BE THE STORY THROUGH THE
END OF THE LONG TERM PERIOD DESPITE CHANGES IN THE OVERALL PATTERN
DURING THE MIDDLE AND LATTER PART OF THE WEEK. A SERIES OF STRONG
SHORTWAVES WILL IMPACT THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION BEGINNING AS
EARLY AS EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...CAUSING THE HIGH PRESSURE
RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR NEAR RECORD TO RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES OVER THE
WEEKEND TO SLIDE OFF TO THE EAST. THE RESULT WILL BE A PERIODIC
INCREASE IN HIGH CLOUDS FROM MID-WEEK ONWARD AND WINDY CONDITIONS
TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY...AS WELL AS THURSDAY AND INTO FRIDAY.
CURRENTLY...THE WINDIEST DAY OF THE PERIOD LOOKS TO BE
TUESDAY...WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS IN THE WESTERN ZONES OF SAN
BERNARDINO COUNTY. TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE THROUGHOUT
THE WEEK...BUT WILL REMAIN AROUND 5 DEGREES ABOVE SEASONAL NORMALS.
&&

.AVIATION...FOR MCCARRAN...LOOK FOR WINDS TO REMAIN AOB 8KTS THROUGH
THE TAF PERIOD WITH DIRECTIONS GENERALLY FAVORING DIURNAL TRENDS.
SKIES WILL REMAIN CLEAR.

FOR THE REST OF SOUTHERN NEVADA...NORTHWEST ARIZONA...AND SOUTHEAST
CALIFORNIA... LOOK FOR WINDS TO REMAIN GENERALLY BELOW 10 KTS...WITH
THE EXCEPTION OF KDAG TOMORROW EVENING...WITH WIND DIRECTIONS
FAVORING DIURNAL TRENDS. SKIES WILL GENERALLY REMAIN CLEAR AT ALL
TAF SITES.
&&

.CLIMATE...LISTED BELOW ARE THE RECORD HIGHS FOR SATURDAY THROUGH
MONDAY. RECORDS ARE POSSIBLE EACH DAY WITH THE GREATEST CHANCE ON
SATURDAY.

LOCATION        SAT 3/28          SUN 3/29         MON 3/30
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LAS VEGAS       89/1986           86/1966          88/2004
MT CHARLESTON   67/1989           63/1989          65/2004
BISHOP          81/1986           81/1969          84/1966
BARSTOW         90/1986           88/1969          91/1969
DEATH VALLEY   102/1986           99/2002         101/2002
NEEDLES         97/1986           95/1917          97/2004
KINGMAN         82/1921           86/1934          87/2002
&&

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER...SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.
&&

$$

GORELOW/PULLIN

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