Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Reno NV
228 PM PDT Sun Aug 18 2019

.SYNOPSIS...

Quiet weather anticipated through the end of August with dry
conditions and typical late day breezes. Temperatures will cool a
few degrees going into Monday but rebound to above normal again by
the middle of the week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...

No major changes to the ongoing forecast. Troughing off the Pac NW
Coast will keep dry and stable southwest flow over the Sierra
through this week. The one exception will be late this afternoon
where a few cumulus buildups will be possible over the Eastern
Sierra of Mono County. We are not expecting any thunderstorm
development today through, do to strong capping in the mid-
levels of the atmosphere. Light smoke and haze will be likely
around the Sierra Front of Mono County and western Nevada over the
next several days due to the ongoing Springs Wildfire near Lee
Vining.

Temperatures will cool off a few degrees for Monday and Tuesday
due to lower heights and cooler temperatures aloft. Even drier air
will be moving in the next few days, causing poor overnight
humidity recovery for the higher elevations. The ridge will
strengthen over the Western States starting Wednesday, with
temperatures becoming above normal. No wind events are expected
this week, only typical late afternoon zephyr breezes through the
week with gusts up to 25 mph.

Ensembles are showing the potential for this ridge of high
pressure to remain through the weekend and through the last week
of August, as there is good agreement in the positive anomaly.
-Hoon

&&

.AVIATION...


VFR conditions are expected through the coming week. There could be
some smoke downwind of the Springs fire and the Wood Canyon that
might briefly reduce flight level visibility...but not to a great
extent.

Light morning and overnight winds give way to typical late afternoon
and early evening gusts in the neighborhood of 20+ kts each day.
Slightly stronger wind gusts are possible by Friday afternoon...but
not more than 25-30 kts. -Hoon

&&

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

$$

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