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FXUS65 KVEF 272028
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
130 PM PDT FRI MAR 27 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...TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

CLEAR SKIES DOMINATE THE FORECAST AREA TODAY AS HIGH PRESSURE SITS
ATOP THE SOUTHWESTERN DESERTS. THIS STRONG HIGH PRESSURE HAS ALSO
ALLOWED TEMPERATURES TO CONTINUE THEIR UPWARD TREND TODAY WITH
TEMPERATURES EXPECTED REACH WELL INTO THE 80S AND LOW 90S ACROSS
MUCH OF THE DESERTS...WITH TEMPERATURES NEAR THE CENTURY MARK ACROSS
DEATH VALLEY.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL WEAKEN SLIGHTLY TOMORROW THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS A
VERY WEAK SHORT WAVE TROUGH MOVES ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN. THIS WONT
DO MUCH TO KEEP OUR TEMPERATURES FROM CLIMBING AND RECORD TO NEAR
RECORD HIGHS ARE EXPECTED ALL WEEKEND LONG ACROSS THE AREA.  THE
FORECAST WILL REMAIN DRY FOR THE MOST PART DESPITE THE SHORTWAVE
MOVING THROUGH TO OUR NORTH DUE TO THE VERY DRY AIRMASS IN PLACE.
CANT COMPLETELY RULE OUT A STRAY SHOWER OR TWO ACROSS THE SIERRA
NEVADA AND SOUTHERN GREAT BASIN AS LIFTED INDEXES APPROACH ZERO
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AFTERNOONS BUT CHANCES ARE QUITE LOW.

.LONG TERM...MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

HIGH PRESSURE RIDGING WILL BUILD BACK IN MONDAY AND TUESDAY
PROMISING CONTINUED WARM AND NEAR RECORD TEMPERATURES FOR THE
BEGINNING OF THE WORK WEEK. THEN AFTER THAT THE FORECAST IN THE
LONGER RANGE BECOMES LESS CLEAR.  A SERIES OF TROUGHS WILL TRAVERSE
THE NORTHWESTERN STATES WITH THEIR STRENGTH AND AMPLITUDE HAVING
RESULTANT IMPACTS IN OUR REGION FOR PERIODS OF WINDS AND HIGH
CLOUDS...AS WELL AS TEMPERATURES.  OVERALL IDEA IS FOR INCREASINGLY
BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS MIDWEEK ONWARD WITH TEMPERATURES COOLING
CLOSER TO SEASONAL NORMAL BUT STILL REMAINING 3 TO 5 DEGREES ABOVE
AVERAGE.


&&

.AVIATION...FOR MCCARRAN...WINDS SHOULD MAINLY BE 8 KTS OR LESS AND
FAVOR TYPICAL DIURNAL DIRECTIONS THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD. SKIES WILL
REMAIN CLEAR.

FOR THE REST OF SOUTHERN NEVADA...NORTHWEST ARIZONA...AND SOUTHEAST
CALIFORNIA...WINDS SHOULD BE 10 KTS OR LESS THROUGH TONIGHT ALONG
WITH CLEAR SKIES.

&&

.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.
&&

$$

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