Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KREV 232156
AFDREV

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Reno NV
256 PM PDT Sun Jun 23 2019

.SYNOPSIS...

Increasing afternoon winds and warming temperatures continue through
Tuesday ahead of an approaching low pressure system. This system will
bring cool, below-average temperatures later in the week, gusty winds,
and fire weather concerns. Tuesday to Thursday look to be the windiest
days with impacts likely, especially on area lakes.

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.DISCUSSION...

Same story, different day. Warm temperatures through Tuesday with no
precipitation in sight. Temperatures will cool down slightly
Wednesday-Friday as a low pressure system works its way into the
Pacific Northwest and lingers.

The main threat with this system will be increasing winds. Expect
typical afternoon breezes today and Monday with gusts 20-30 mph.
The windiest days will be Tuesday-Thursday with a jet streak of
100+ kts moving over the area Wednesday night. Widespread gusts
of 30-40 mph (slightly higher possible for wind-prone areas) are
likely. Impacts for aviation, high profile vehicles, and lake
recreation are expected. Lake wind products will be necessary so
be sure to keep an eye on the forecast if you`re planning on visiting
any area lakes this week. Check the Fire Weather section for more
info on fire weather concerns.

Warming temperatures will return for next weekend along with continuing
dry conditions. -Cassie

&&

.AVIATION...

VFR conditions to continue through the week across the Sierra and
western NV.

The only concern this week is wind Tuesday and Wednesday, and possibly
Thursday. Peak gusts 20-25 kts Monday, then 30-35 kts Tuesday and
Wednesday. Expect mtn wave turbulence and local LLWS, especially
overnight (surface/terminal winds slacken but winds aloft remain
elevated) and around the Tahoe Basin. Winds diminish late in the
week. -Snyder

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...

There is high confidence in a multi-day wind event starting Monday,
peaking Tuesday and Wednesday, and possibly lasting into Thursday
as well. Overall, fuels are not yet critical in most areas per
recent fire intel; however, the strength of the winds (stronger
than usual summer zephyr) are a concern in lower elevations with
curing/nearly cured grasses. While we are not expecting any watches
or warnings, we will reach out to the GACC and fire officials on
Monday to nail down the very latest fuel status ahead of the strongest
winds.

As far as wind numbers, gusts up to 30 mph from the southwest and west
are expected on Monday, with 30-40 mph mph Tuesday and Wednesday. A
few higher gusts are possible in wind-prone areas. The wind gusts look
to be several hours each day, potentially 10+ hours in wind-prone
locations. Min RH will also be sufficiently low at 8-18%. -Snyder

&&

.REV Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NV...None.
CA...None.
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