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FXUS65 KLKN 232210

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
210 PM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A ridge of high pressure will dominate most of Nevada
today and tonight. A cold front will approach northwest Nevada
Wednesday evening and cross the state Thursday, bringing more
light snow showers with its passage. Cloudy weather and a chance
for light snow showers remain across northern Nevada Friday and
Saturday before ridging brings drier and warmer conditions Sunday
into early next week.


.SHORT TERM...Tonight through Friday. Ridging ahead of approaching
Pacific system will keep NV dry tonight and tomorrow. Fog will
again be possible for northern/east-central valleys tomorrow
morning. Southwest flow ahead of the approaching system will
allow for warming temps shooting up into the 40s and even 50s. By
tomorrow evening, showers will approach Humboldt county. Cold
front crosses the state tomorrow night into Thursday, bringing
snow showers. Significant moisture and lift is lacking so overall
valley snow amounts should generally be around an inch or less. A
few inches possible for northern NV mountains. A secondary weak
wave crosses northern NV on Friday, leading to more cloudy weather
and a few light snow showers, buy any additional accumulation
will be minor. Breezy winds, southerly becoming westerly, expected
tomorrow into Thursday with the frontal passage, but expected to
remain below advisory criteria at this time. Lighter winds on
Friday. Highs Thursday and Friday will be relatively cool in the
30s to low 40s.

.LONG TERM...Friday night through next Tuesday. Models are in good
agreement and there doesn`t appear to be anything eventful on the
doorstep for the weekend or early next week. However the weather
pattern does stay a little active.

Friday night through Saturday night. There will be a chance for
some snow showers across northern Nevada. However the chances
will be decreasing as time goes on due to the expansion of the
Pacific high over the Great Basin. Lows will be in the teens and
20s. Highs will range from the mid 30s to the mid 40s.

Sunday through Monday. This will mainly be a dry period. Pacific
high pressure will continue to influence Great Basin weather and a
shortwave ridge axis will pass through Nevada. Highs will be in
the 40s to around 50 degrees. Lows will be in the 20s.

Monday night through Tuesday. A shortwave trough will brush the
Silver State. Chances for precipitation will likely be confined to
the northern half of the LKN CWFA. Lows will be in the 20s. Highs
will be in the 40s.


.AVIATION...VFR conditions will prevail at KWMC KELY and KTPH
through Wednesday morning. For KEKO, expect some fog in the
vicinity Wednesday morning through about 19z.





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