Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Reno NV
214 PM PDT Fri Sep 15 2017

.SYNOPSIS...

Seasonable temperatures and dry conditions will prevail this
weekend. A series of cold fronts will produce gusty winds on
Monday and Wednesday followed by below average temperatures for
much of next week and chances for isolated showers. Light snow is
possible in higher elevations, while low temperatures may dip to
near freezing in some lower valleys.

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.SHORT TERM...

Seasonable temperatures and dry conditions are expected this
weekend. High temperatures across western Nevada will be in the
upper 70s to low 80s while Sierra valleys will see highs in the
upper 60s to near 70. The dry air mass and light winds through
Sunday morning will allow low temperatures to dip into the mid to
upper 30s for typically colder valleys in western Nevada and
northeast California, so very sensitive vegetation could be
affected.

On Sunday, wind speeds will begin an increasing trend with
westerly gusts of 20 to 25 mph expected, then becoming stronger
on Monday with sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph and gusts of 35-45
mph. These wind speeds will create hazardous boating conditions
across areas lakes along with a potential threat for critical fire
weather conditions across western Nevada. Fuentes

.LONG TERM...Tuesday through Friday...

Broad troughing offshore of the Pacific Northwest will provide a
series of low pressure systems across the region next week. This
will provide periods of increased winds, showers, and overall much
cooler fall-like temperatures.

The first system will sweep a cold front through Tuesday morning
and will keep high temperatures in the mid to upper 60s across
western Nevada with mid to upper 50s for Sierra valleys.

The next system will again provide gusty winds Wednesday
afternoon with another cold front passing through the region
Wednesday night into Thursday morning. This reinforcing shot of
cooler air should keep highs in the 60s across western Nevada and
50s for Sierra valleys into the start of next weekend. These fronts
are primarily on the drier side but still can not rule out a few
showers, some of which may come in the form of snow showers above
7,500 feet.

As low temperatures dip into 30s to low 40s next week, sensitive
plants may be subject to frost or freezing conditions in colder
valleys. Fuentes

&&

.AVIATION...

VFR condition are expected this weekend with an overall dry and
mild pattern. The next operational concerns may come next week
with a period of gusty winds Monday where mountain turbulence will
increase and terminal wind gusts could reach into the 30-40 kt
range. Another period of gusty winds looks possible again by
Wednesday next week. Fuentes

&&

.REV Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NV...None.
CA...None.

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