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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
840 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...MOSTLY DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED INTO EARLY
NEXT WEEK WITH ANY THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY CONFINED TO EASTERN MOHAVE
COUNTY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN
SEVERAL DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL SATURDAY THEN BECOME MORE SEASONAL
SUNDAY AND MONDAY.
&&

.UPDATE...THUNDERSTORMS HAVE ENDED ACROSS THE CWA THIS EVENING WITH
ONLY A FEW HIGH CLOUDS REMAINING. HAVE UPDATED THE GRIDS TO REMOVE
ALL EVENING POPS. WITH WEST WINDS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN SIERRA THE
OWENS VALLEY HAS GOTTEN PRETTY SMOKEY THIS EVENING WITH THE
VISIBILITY AT KBIH DOWN TO 1.5 MILES. SMOKE SHOULD REMAIN IN THE
VALLEY THROUGH MORNING BEFORE SOME SOUTHERLY WINDS IN THE AFTERNOON
CLEAR THE SMOKE OUT.

.AVIATION...FOR MCCARRAN...DIURNAL SOUTHWEST WINDS OVERNIGHT THEN
TURNING SOUTHEAST FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS SATURDAY MORNING BEFORE
TURNING SOUTHWEST AND BECOMING GUSTY BY MID DAY. FEW CLOUDS 10-12K
FEET WITH SCT CLOUDS A0A 20K FEET THIS AFTERNOON.

FOR THE REST OF SOUTHERN NEVADA...NORTHWEST ARIZONA...AND SOUTHEAST
CALIFORNIA...SKC-FEW250 OVERNIGHT WITH WINDS UNDER 10KTS. FEW CLOUDS
WILL DEVELOP SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH ONLY THE FAR EASTERN PORTIONS
OF MOHAVE COUNTY SEEING ANY THUNDERSTORM CHANCES.
&&

PREV DISCUSSION
230 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.SHORT TERM...THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...

THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE HAS INDEED DECREASED TODAY WITH WEATHER RADAR
SHOWING ISOLATED STORMS IN PORTIONS OF CLARK, EASTERN SAN BERNARDINO
AND MOHAVE COUNTIES. VISIBLE SATELLITE SHOWS T-STORM CLOUDS BUILDING
IN LINCOLN COUNTY AS WELL. THIS ACTIVITY WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON AND THEN DIMINISH AND DIE OFF THIS EVENING.

OVER THE WEEKEND, THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY SHOULD BE CONFINED TO MAINLY
THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF MOHAVE COUNTY DURING THE AFTERNOON/EARLY
EVENING HOURS. DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ELSEWHERE WITH OCCASIONAL
CIRRUS CLOUDS PASSING ACROSS THE AREA. BREEZY SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE
FORECAST FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH POSSIBLE WINDY
CONDITIONS SATURDAY ACROSS THE NEVADA NATIONAL SECURITY SITE IN NYE
COUNTY. TEMPERATURES SATURDAY SHOULD TOP OUT 5-7 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL WITH HIGHS NEAR NORMAL ON SUNDAY.

DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED MONDAY WITH SEASONAL
TEMPERATURES.

.LONG TERM...TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

MEAN TROUGH AXIS FORECAST TO BE ALONG THE WEST COAST NEXT WEEK
LEADING TO A DRY SOUTHWEST FLOW. HIGH LEVEL MOISTURE FROM THE
SUBTROPICS GETS TAPPED INTO WITH BOTH THE GFS/ECMWF SHOWING A SWATH
OF HIGH CLOUDS TUESDAY BEFORE THAT SHIFTS EAST WEDNESDAY. LOOK FOR
AFTERNOON/EVENING BREEZES EACH DAY. RIGHT NOW, PATTERN DOES NOT LOOK
STRONG ENOUGH FOR WIND HEADLINES BUT THAT WILL BE MONITORED AS WE
MOVE CLOSER TO NEXT WEEK. GUIDANCE HAS TEMPERATURES DROPPING A
DEGREE OR TWO EACH DAY BETWEEN TUESDAY AND THURSDAY WITH VALUES AT
OR SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL.
&&

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT
ANY SIGNIFICANT WEATHER CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING
PROCEDURES. &&

$$

GORELOW/SALMEN

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