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FXUS65 KLKN 231025

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
325 AM PDT Fri Mar 23 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Dry conditions are on tap for today then a storm
system will bring some light snow to the region over the weekend.


.SHORT TERM...Today through Sunday. A few lingering showers across
White Pine county early this morning, otherwise dry weather is on
tap for today. Rather weak short wave will bring some snow showers
to the area over the weekend, with the best chance of accumulating
snow Saturday night across northern NV and Sunday morning in
central Nevada. However accumulations will mostly be less than 1
inch so impacts will be minor. Mild weather on tap again for today
with highs in the upper 40s to the mid 50s, then cooling down over
the weekend with highs on Sunday only in the mid 30s to the lower

.LONG TERM...Sunday night through next Thursday. Next week should
see a closed low translate southward to Arizona. The system then
begins to cut off from the flow with the low remaining over the
desert southwest through the week. This system looks to remain
fairly moist through the weekend which should continue showers
across Nevada through Monday. The main region of showers should be
around the upper level of the low center in northern NV Sunday
night through Monday morning. The atmospheric profile will be
cold enough that the showers should be snow. This snow will not
last as diurnal heating will quickly melt any accumulations in the
lower elevations. As the system moves southward it will draw dry
air into the region and begin to dry out from previous
precipitation drawing down the shower activity through Monday
afternoon. South Central NV may still see some showers late on
Monday and into Tuesday morning as the flow around the low center
can still move remaining moisture to that area. NV can see gusty
afternoon winds each day with the passage of this system as the
pressure gradient remain fairly tight. Following the passage of
the low a ridge will build across the region keeping NV dry for
the rest of the week. Temperatures should warm through the week
with the building ridge.


.AVIATION...Current system is exiting the region. Expect a slow
improvement of CIGS from west to east today. There is a small
chance for VCFG this morning primarily for KWMC and KEKO. Precipitation
across KELY will end this morning. Gusty winds of 25-30 mph will
return to all terminals by this afternoon.




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