Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 241045

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
245 AM PST Mon Feb 24 2020

.SYNOPSIS...It will be mainly sunny, cooler, and breezy today.
Continued dry through the week with a warming trend beginning on
Wednesday. Unsettled weather returns next weekend.


.SHORT TERM...Today through Wednesday afternoon

The cold front that moved through overnight is currently moving
in southern Nevada. Northwest winds along and behind the front
have been quite gusty and even kicked up dust in the Wendover
area, where visibility temporarily dropped down to 1/2 mile there
just after midnight. Winds have decreased now and visibility has
lifted. Gusty northwest winds are expected across much of Nevada
today, strongest in the northeast corner of Nevada, including the
Wendover area, though wind speeds are expected to remain below
advisory levels. Otherwise it is expected to be a mainly sunny day
with near normal temperatures, though it will feel a bit cooler
with the northwest breezes.

Dry northerly flow continues on Tuesday as ridging builds to our
west, which will keep high temperatures similar to Monday`s
highs, though the winds will be lighter. On Wednesday the ridging
will start to move into Nevada, which will bring a quick warming
trend, with highs in the 50`s to the lower 60`s.

Overnight lows through the short term period will be mainly in
the teens through the 20`s.

.LONG TERM...Wednesday night through next Monday.

Wednesday night through Saturday should see much of western CONUS
under a long wave ridge.This will likely bring several days of
dry and benign weather across northern and central Nevada. In
addition, this will allow for high temperatures to warm to well
above normal for late February. Winds under the ridge will be
rather light through the entire day. A change in the pattern is
shaping up for next Sunday as the ridge progress eastward and a
trough enters Western CONUS. This is looking to bring showers
across the silver state along with cooler temperatures.


.AVIATION...VFR at all terminals for the next 24 hours. There will
be gusty winds during the day for all terminals.




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