Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
232 AM PDT Sun Sep 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Cool and dry today as the last of the moisture exits
eastern NV into Utah. Temperatures will begin to warm with
continued dry conditions through next week as high pressure
slowly builds in from the west.


.SHORT TERM...Today through Monday. The trough axis continues to
move east through the inter-mountain west today. Low pressure at
the base of the trough is centered over Utah early this morning
which will wrap moisture into far eastern NV from the northeast,
with some very light rain or snow showers possible near the Utah
border through this afternoon. Tonight into Monday as the trough
continues to drift eastward, cool and dry northerly flow will
dominate across northern and central NV, though a warming trend
will be begin as a ridge approaches the west coast and prepares to
push onshore into CA/OR.

.LONG TERM...Monday night through next Saturday. The slow
moderating trend still looks on track with temps by the middle
portion of next week reaching into the 60s/70s. Some areas later
in the week, may approach 80. The locations with the best chance
for reaching 80 will be the lower valleys of Humboldt and Nye

No significant storm systems or precip is expected through the
extended at this time and confidence remains moderate/high in
that prediction. There could be a couple weak shortwaves on
Tue/Wed time frame, but they appear to be moisture starved at this


.AVIATION...Tempo for fog continues in KELY, but confidence is
lowering that fog will actually occur at the terminal. However
there is likely some VC low stratus or FG, so keep that in mind on
approach to KELY. KTPH continues to show RH 100%, but no low
cloud deck or fog is being reported. There is likely VCFG, so use
caution in the area. KEKO/KWMC look to dry tonight/this morning to
fog in. This will be watched closely through the morning. All TAF
sites will remain precip free today and no reductions are
expected after mid morning.


.FIRE WEATHER...Light showers will be possible over far eastern NV
zones this afternoon as trough energy ejects east into Utah. Dry
next week with gradually warming temperatures as high pressure
slowly builds in from the west.





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