Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 242255
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
255 PM PST Sat Feb 24 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A series of winter storms will affect the region through
the weekend and into the start of the new week. Temperatures will
remain well below normal and snow showers will move periodically
over the state. Travel may be affected from time to time.

&&

.SHORT TERM...This afternoon and Tonight. The first system has
moved in with scattered snow showers falling across mainly
northern Nevada at this time. These showers will move into central
Nevada this evening and exit the entire region late tonight.
Winter weather advisories continue until late tonight. In
addition to the snow winds have picked up and will remain gusty at
times through the evening and overnight. This will cause for some
localized areas to experience blowing and drifting snow.
Currently still expected snowfall amounts of 1-3 inches possible
in most valleys across northeast and central Nevada with the
highest amounts expected in passes and summits. Meanwhile an
additional 2-5 inches expected in the mountains ranges of central
Nevada and 4-8 inches in the northern and Rubies ranges.


Sunday through Tuesday. Mostly dry conditions will briefly return
Sunday day though a few isolated snow showers is possible across
far northern Nevada will very low confidence. Next system arrives
towards Sunday night and will continue into Tuesday. Models are
struggling with this next system and as such have decided to hold
back on issuing a new advisory for this time period. Earlier model
runs had indicated higher QPF amounts and associated snow amounts
and newer models have since backed off. This is due to the fact
that the next trough hasn`t been fully sampled by upper air
stations across Alaska and the west coast. This may be resolved
tomorrow as the system moves closer to the west coast and will
give those stations a better opportunity to sample the atmosphere.

.LONG TERM...Tuesday night through Saturday. A brief quite period
on Wednesday as area between storm systems. This will end on
Thursday as next cold upper trough begins to impact the region
bringing snow showers through Saturday. Right now looks like the
best shot at getting accumulating snowfall will be in the late
Thursday and Friday time frame as best moisture and dynamics
intersect. Temperatures will continue below normal through the
period as the northerly flow regime continues.

&&

.AVIATION...Conditions will improve to mostly VFR around 01-02z at
the KWMC/KEKO TAF sites as storm system exits to the south. KELY
will improve to mostly VFR around 04-05z.

&&

.LKN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
Winter Weather Advisory until 10 PM PST this evening for
Humboldt County-Northern Elko County-Northern Lander County and
Northern Eureka County-Ruby Mountains/East Humboldt Range-South
Central Elko County-Southwestern Elko County.

&&

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