Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Elko, NV

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FXUS65 KLKN 251019

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
319 AM PDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Strong high pressure building over the region will
bring warming temperatures and dry weather the next couple of
days. A storm system will bring a chance of showers and cooler
temperatures over the weekend.


.SHORT TERM...Today through Friday. Strong high pressure building
over the region will bring dry weather and warming temperatures
the next couple of days. Upper low approaching the northern CA
coast on Friday will provide enough moisture and instability for
isolated thunderstorms over portions of northern NV Friday
afternoon. The approaching upper low will also produce breezy
south winds across central NV Friday.

.LONG TERM...Friday night through next Wednesday.

The long term will be marked with an active pattern with near
daily chances for precipitation. Models are surprisingly in good
agreement with this period. There are some differences in the
exact placement of a system next week but otherwise models are
similar. The first system that moves in on Friday will have some
instability and some thunderstorms are possible in the evening.
Beyond Friday it looks like any system afterwards will encounter
too stable of an air mass and precipitation will be mainly
stratiform. Temperatures will be fluctuating with each system
passage and as such expect the potential for valley rain/mountain
snow. Any snow that does reach down to valley floors will melt on
contact and any snow accumulations at this time will be limited to
higher elevations.


.AVIATION...VFR conditions next 24 hours as a ridge remains in




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