Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Elko, NV

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Elko NV
249 PM PST Mon Jan 15 2018

Humboldt County-Northern Elko County-Southeastern Elko County-
Ruby Mountains/East Humboldt Range-White Pine County-
Northern Lander County and Northern Eureka County-
Southern Lander County and Southern Eureka County-
Southwestern Elko County-South Central Elko County-
Northwestern Nye County-Northeastern Nye County-
249 PM PST Mon Jan 15 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Nevada...north
central Nevada...northeast Nevada...northwest Nevada and south
central Nevada.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight.

No significant weather is expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

A storm system is expected to bring precipitation to Nevada
Tuesday. Valley rain and mountain snow will begin across Humboldt
county early Tuesday, expanding eastward across all but central
Nye county by Tuesday afternoon. Above normal temperatures will
keep snow levels rather high so predominant precipitation type in
valleys below 6500 ft will be rain during the day on Tuesday.
However, a cooler airmass across northern and eastern Elko county
could allow for valley snow Tuesday morning but should change back
to wet snow or rain by the afternoon as temperatures rise. Travel
impacts should be minimal during the day on Tuesday with the
exception of the highest passes and higher elevations of I-80 east
of Wells and US-93 north of Wells. A cold front will pass through
northern Nevada Tuesday evening allowing snow levels to drop to
5500 to 6000 feet across Humboldt and Elko counties. However,
precipitation will be diminishing across the state, so snow
accumulations are expected to be minimal in valley areas.
Precipitation amounts will be light, generally a tenth of an inch
or less. Slightly higher amounts are possible in the mountains.

Confidence continues to grow for a second and stronger storm
system to impact the Great Basin on Thursday and Friday. The
potential exists for accumulating snows for both the valleys as
well as the higher elevations, where snow and blowing snow may
result in travel impacts. At this time, it looks like valleys will
begin with rain on Thursday, quickly changing over to snow
sometime Thursday night, with snow showers continuing through
Friday night. The storms path, timing, and strength are likely to
change as we approach the end of the week and further details will
be provided as we get closer to the event. For now, interested
individuals, especially those with recreational and travel plans,
should monitor our forecasts this upcoming week.


Spotters are asked to report weather phenomena according to
standard operating procedure.


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