Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 211003

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
303 AM PDT Fri Oct 21 2016

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure will bring quiet weather with dry
conditions to northern and central Nevada through the weekend.


.SHORT TERM...Today through Saturday. Under a ridge of high
pressure, a quiet weather regime is upon us. A few high clouds
outline the axis of the ridge crest. The center of high pressure
will move from the southern California and western Arizona today
to reposition near the Texas/Gulf coast by Saturday. Ridging will
sustain over much of the west bringing continued dry conditions,
however the flow aloft will back towards the southwest, thus
helping to boost temperatures a bit. Overnight lows will still dip
into the teens and 20s with excellent radiation cooling. Some
afternoon gusty winds are possible with the a slight tightening of
the pressure gradient on the back side of the ridge.

.LONG TERM...Saturday night through next Thursday. Mean trough along
or near the west coast through the long term period results in
warm southwest flow over the cwa. A couple impulses embedded in
the southwest flow will bring rain showers to portions of northern
and central Nevada over the coming week.


.AVIATION...VFR conditions at all terminals over the next 24


.FIRE WEATHER...Dry conditions will last through the weekend.
Wind gusts could reach up to 30 mph in some spots Friday
afternoon, mainly south of highway 50 where humidity values will
be less than 15 percent.




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