Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 241010

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
310 AM PDT Sat Mar 24 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A low pressure system will bring isolated to scattered
snow showers today and Sunday. High pressure will bring dry
weather for the workweek with temperatures near to a little above
normal for the latter half of the week.


.SHORT TERM...Today through Monday. Short wave trough moving
across the region this weekend will bring isolated to scattered
snow showers. Any accumulations will be light and melt during the
daytime hours, so impacts will be minimal. This trough will exit
to the south on Monday with high pressure building into the area.
Could still be a few lingering mountain snow showers over eastern

.LONG TERM...Monday night through next Saturday. Ridging along
the West Coast will keep the Great Basin region under north to
northwest flow Monday night through at least Thursday. Rising
heights associated with the eastward expanding ridge axis will
promote warming temperatures from the mid to upper 40s Tuesday to
the 50s and 60s by the end of the week. A couple of weak short
waves embedded in the northwest flow could bring a few snow
showers to the higher elevations of Elko county Monday night
through Wednesday. Otherwise, dry conditions are expected through
the remainder of the week.


.AVIATION...VFR conditions will continue at all terminals through
this evening. Winds could gust at times to 25 knots at KEKO and
KWMC through the late afternoon hours. VCSH can be expected this
morning for EKO for the next several hours until the short wave
responsible lifts out of the area. Additional showers are
expected after 18Z Saturday at all locations but KTPH as a weak
disturbance moves through the area.




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