Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KVEF 252101
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
200 PM PDT FRI JUL 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS...MONSOON MOISTURE WILL BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS TO MUCH OF THE AREA THROUGH AT LEAST THE FIRST HALF OF
NEXT WEEK. TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY BE NEAR NORMAL.
&&

.SHORT TERM...THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...ORIGINAL BAND OF CLOUDS WHICH
PUSHED INTO THE AREA OVERNIGHT WAS LOCATED FROM YUCCA VALLEY THROUGH
LAS VEGAS TO LITTLEFIELD ARIZONA AT 130 PM. SOUTH OF THIS ORIGINAL
BAND...SKIES HAD CLEARED AND THE SUNSHINE WAS FUELING THUNDERSTORM
DEVELOPMENT OVER MOHAVE COUNTY. THE MOISTURE WILL PUSH FARTHER
NORTHWEST TOMORROW AND SHOULD COMPLETELY OVERSPREAD THE AREA
SUNDAY...WITH THUNDERSTORM CHANCES SPREADING NORTHWEST AS WELL.
DEVELOPMENT EACH DAY WILL BE FOCUSED BY TERRAIN AND DIFFERENTIAL
HEATING BOUNDARIES...UNLESS AN UNFORESEEN MESOSCALE CONVECTIVE
VORTEX DRIFTS IN FROM THE SOUTH. TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY BE
WITHIN FIVE DEGREES OF NORMAL...WITH POINT TEMPS BEING HIGHLY
DEPENDENT ON CLOUD COVER AND PRECIP.

.LONG TERM...MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

MOISTURE WILL REMAIN IN PLACE FOR THE EARLY PART OF THE WEEK
BRINGING NEAR OR SLIGHTLY BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND A CHANCE
FOR THUNDERSTORMS. HAVE TRENDED SLIGHTLY COOLER WITH THE FORECAST AS
THERE WILL LIKELY BE LINGERING CLOUD COVER EACH DAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. AREAS WITH THE BEST CHANCE AT PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE
TO BE MOHAVE...CLARK...LINCOLN...AND EASTERN SAN BERNARDINO
COUNTIES. A BIT OF DRYING IS EXPECTED FOR LATER IN THE
WEEK...REDUCING THE CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION AND BRINGING A SLOW
WARMING TREND.
&&

.AVIATION...FOR MCCARRAN...A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS WILL AFFECT THE
TERMINAL THIS EVENING...BUT THUNDERSTORMS ARE UNLIKELY IN THE
IMMEDIATE AREA. BETTER CHANCES OF THUNDERSTORMS EXIST IN THE PEACH
SPRINGS AND MORMON MESA CORRIDORS. SUNDAY WILL SEE A SLIGHTLY HIGHER
CHANCE OF A STORM AT THE TERMINAL...WITH HIGHER CHANCES IN THE
MORMON MESA...PEACH SPRINGS...AND DAGGETT CORRIDORS. ANY
THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND LOW CEILINGS
ALONG WITH ERRATIC GUSTY WINDS.

FOR THE REST OF SOUTHERN NEVADA...NORTHWEST ARIZONA...AND SOUTHEAST
CALIFORNIA...THUNDERSTORM CHANCES THIS EVENING WILL BE MAINLY
SOUTHEAST OF AN ARC FROM YUCCA VALLEY TO LAS VEGAS TO LITTLEFIELD
ARIZONA. CHANCES WILL SPREAD FARTHER NORTH AND WEST OVER THE
WEEKEND...ENCOMPASSING THE ENTIRE MOJAVE DESERT AND SOUTHERN GREAT
BASIN BY SUNDAY. THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND
LOW CEILINGS ALONG WITH ERRATIC GUSTY WINDS.
&&

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

$$

MORGAN/BERC

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